Today at The Clinton: Monday, Mar 19

Rural Route Film Festival presents THE VANQUISHING OF THE WITCH BABA YAGA

Rural Route Film Festival presents THE VANQUISHING OF THE WITCH BABA YAGA


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A traditional day of festivities throughout the centuries, May Day celebrates springtime fertility and revelry with village fetes and community gatherings. At the Clinton Street Theater we won’t be dancing around the Maypole, but we are bringing some of the best features from the 2015 Rural Route Film Festival, along with a program of the Best Shorts.

The Rural Route Film Festival was created to highlight works that deal with unique people and places outside of the bustle of the city.  Taking in a Rural Route program is like choosing the road less travelled, and learning something new about our constantly amazing world.  Whether it be a fictional backpacking drama set in the Peruvian Andes, a personal/experimental work about life in a Kazakh village, or a documentary about an organic, Appalachian turnip farm, our mission is to screen work about rare people and cultures normally overlooked by the mainstream media.  Our content consists of top quality, cutting edge contemporary and archival work from sources both local and far, far away.

the vanquishing of the witch baba yaga
Jessica Oreck
USA | Ukraine | Russia | Poland
73 minutes

Deep in the forest, wedged in cracks in the bark and under the moss covered rocks, hide memories and myths. These subconscious tales, drawn from the natural world, inform the societies we build. Jessica Oreck's fantastical work combines animation, traditional storytelling and contemporary non-fiction filmmaking to recount the Slavic fable of the Witch Baba Yaga.

Read more in the Hot Docs Review by Jordan M. Smith


Special Admission

$7 - $10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds, only lack of seats.