Mar 24: Visting Filmmaker Jessica Oreck
As part of its Visiting Filmmaker Series, Keene State’s Film Studies Department presents Jessica Oreck, who will screen her film The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga on Thurs., Mar. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Putnam Theater.
The event is free and open to the public, and a Q&A session will follow.
Film synopsis: The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga is an exploration of Eastern Europeans’ changing perceptions of nature from the sinister forest home of a mythical witch to a refuge from famine, destruction, and war. Incorporating both animation and live-action, The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga offers glimpses of ethereal woodlands and overgrown ruins. History and folklore combine with personal stories from modern-day, post-conflict Eastern Europe in this study of collective, social memory and how it shapes our interactions with the world around us. Trailer: