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Special Film: Monadnock – The Mountain that Stands Alone
Thursday, November 16 @ 7:00 PM$15
VIP ticket price provides access to the pre-show reception, beginning at 5 PM in the Lobby of The Colonial. The reception includes a meet and greet with the filmmakers and light refreshments. Please contact the box office if you have already purchased a ticket and would like to upgrade.
60 min | 2023 | Documentary | Rabbit Ear Films
Filmmaker(s): Daniel J. White
Producer: Rabbit Ear Films
Music: original score created and performed by Lawrence Seigel and John Cucchi and performed by the Apple Hill String Quartet, among others.
Screening made possible by The Colonial Theatre and Monadnock International Film Festival.
Filmed over 10 years on and around the mountain, the documentary Monadnock: The Mountain that Stands Alone uses live cinematography, original music, and historical archival imagery to tell the story of the original inhabitants of the region, those who were inspired by the mountain- Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Abbott Thayer, Amos Fortune, and the hard work of those to preserve the mountain-including money from children’s piggy banks to save “our” mountain – the second most climbed mountain in the world.
“Monadnock gives the people of Southwestern New Hampshire a sense of place.” says White, “Growing up, I knew I was home when I could see the mountain in the distance. The film honors the generations of individuals inspired by Monadnock, the different ways they have experienced the mountain, and those who worked to preserve it.”
Mount Monadnock is the second most climbed mountain in the world, behind Mt. Fuji in Japan. Monadnock was revered by the Abenaki, ignored by the first European settlers, and beloved by authors and artists of the early 1900s. Today, the mountain is used as a right of passage when hundreds of schoolchildren climb to the summit each year to look at the vast communities surrounding it.
Dedicated to the memory of David L. Knight, D.M.D. – “Whenever you’re feeling lost, just look to the mountain; it will always bring you home” – Dr. Knight
Daniel J. White grew up in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, and has worked in film for twenty-five years on over 20 films as an editor, producer, cinematographer, and director.
Steve Hooper is a retired Keene Sentinel photographer. Hooper produced an award-winning documentary, An American Nurse at War, and is on the Board of Directors of Rabbit Ear Films. Hooper lives in Keene with his wife Jacqueline.
Meagan Frappiea is an editor, director, and animator with a background in sound editing. She started her career at Ken Burns’ Florentine Films, where she wore many hats on many films and grew her love for documentaries. From there, she and her husband, Bryant, formed their own production company, Slate Roof Films, specializing in commercial documentary work for clients and producing their own passion projects on the side. They’ve made two New Hampshire-based feature documentaries, Brew Hampshire and, most recently, Sara’s Circus, and had their work air on local PBS affiliates. They also have a daughter, a dog, and a cat. Occasionally found on set, Meagan enjoys visiting new places and spaces and on-site cafeterias. She is most excited by the new footage.
Production Funding provided by:
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF DAVID L. KNIGHT, D.M.D.
NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
HAL & MARGOT CLOSE FAMILY FUND
KAYSER FAMILY FUND
DON & DORRIE UPTON
LORING, WOLCOTT & COOLIDGE
STEVE & JOAN AMES
BEAN FAMILY FOUNDATION
ALLEN & ELLEN MENDELSON
FAULKNER FAMILY FUND
The film will have its television premiere on NHPBS in November 2023.