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The Premiere of Old North
February 6, 2022
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, repeating until February 27, 2022
Join us to celebrate the virtual premiere of Old North, the film culminating a year-long creative residency at Old North Church with the National Parks Service. Many of you have heard me share the updates about this project along the way for over 3 years now! Here’s to everyone who has persevered through a long term, labor of love project. I share this moment with you!
About the film:
Inspired by the architecture, history, and community of Boston’s oldest church known for its role in the American Revolution, a group of artists and dancers inhabit a site that is both a national park and a parish. For one year they follow the site’s daily rhythms, and offer slight alterations of actions and practices traditionally embedded in the space. In the final months, they document their embodied research, inviting participation and play from their friends, peers, clergy, congregation, park staff, and tour groups. Although filmed in 2019, a foreshadowing emerges that touches on the personal and communal, the public and the private, the past and the present. Old North is an introspective portrait of a sacred and civic space, paired with music by Andrew Bird and held together like a poem.
Created by Sue Murad and Jenna Pollack
Produced by Reciprocity Collaborative
In the spirit of the project, the premiere is a series of four screenings on each Sunday in February, beginning next week. The link will be available for the full 24-hour period each Sunday, so please watch at your leisure. We look forward to a time when an in-person formal premier can happen, but until then, we are happy to share this moment with you! Additionally, we’re offering a public reception and celebration via Zoom on Sunday, February 20 of which you are also invited! That link is available when you register for the film viewing.
Sunday, February 6
Sunday, February 13
Sunday, February 20 Public celebration and reception at 7pm EST
Sunday, February 27