Documentary film about Thoreau will be shown at Dietrich Theater

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“Henry David Thoreau, Surveyor of the Soul,” a documentary film, produced and directed by Huey will have a free showing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 followed by a Q and A with Huey, the director, along with people interviewed in the film: Rochelle Johnson, Professor of English and Environmental Studies, The College of Idaho, and Sandra Petrulionis, Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies, Penn State University, Altoona, PA. This free event is sponsored by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region and the Dietrich Theater.

Thoreau’s classic book “Walden” has been part of high school and college curricula for generations. His views on civil disobedience and his retreat to nature are etched in the minds of so many.

This 2017 documentary film tells the story of this iconic American writer who famously built a cabin on Walden Pond, and dramatizes the impact of his writings today on the way we value our environment, and our beliefs about civil rights, and the rights and duties of individuals.

Featured in the film are Laura Dassow Walls, author of Henry David Thoreau, A Life; Darren Ranco, (Penobscot), Howard Zinn, Bill McKibben, Robert Bly, Wai Chee Dimock, Megan Marshall, Rochelle Johnson, Kristen Case, Sandra Petrulionis, Robert Richardson. It was filmed at Walden Pond in Concord, MA, Katahdin, The Maine Woods, Cape Cod, and Minnesota.

For reservations or more information about “Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul” and the Q and A that follows it, call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500. Free tickets will also be available at the door while they last.

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