And never has that story been told more beautifully than in David Huntley’s masterpiece documentary, “The People’s Forest.” This landmark film will have its Colebrook debut when presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts, at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 30. The GNWCA has chosen the Tillotson Center in Colebrook for the screening. It is sponsored by Richard and Deborah Sargent. Tickets are at a reduced rate of only $10 to assure that as many people as possible can enjoy this film.“This film, which runs under an hour, makes use of its time well,” said GNWCA President Charlie Jordan, “crowding in a tapestry of the great mountain’s history, mixing vintage photographs and early video to trace the various stages that led to the Weeks Act in 1912. Logging and early outdoor archival film will bring the past into vivid clarity.”
“The GNWCA is proud to have this association with MooreHuntley Productions to show this film and also assist our organization to offset a recent facility rental increase and as well as the normal presentation costs we are sustaining,” Jordan said. “MooreHuntley Productions is donating $10 of each DVD of “The People’s Forest” sold during the show (which sells for $20 each) to the GNWCA.”
As an added bonus, the evening will open with two 10-minute silent films dating from the 1920s and filmed in the White Mountains, with new musical accompaniment added to the films. These are titled “Cloudbusting In The White Mountain National Forest” and “Winter Sports In The White Mountain National Forest.”
“You won’t want to miss this evening of great film chronicling an important chapter of northern New Hampshire history,” said Jordan. Tickets are available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, or at the door. General admission prices for the night are: adults, $10; children under 12, $5. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call 237-9302 or 246-8998.