Historic New Harmony will host a special screening of original films at 6 p.m. March 31 as part of the nine-city Waterways Film Tour at the Antheneum in New Harmony, Indiana, located at 401 N. Arthur Street. The tour features six short documentary films focused on the state’s waterways and funded by Indiana Humanities. Screenings are free and open to the public.
The films are part of the Unearthed initiative, Indiana Humanities’ multi-year environmental theme and feature stories from across the state told by Hoosiers which highlight their relationships with water. From improving the health of the Blue River to support the hellbender salamander habitat to the fading art of net making, the films explore issues of access and conservation, as well as the unique cultures which spring up around Indiana’s waterways.
“We’re excited to support these films that explore our relationships with Indiana’s waterways—as individuals and as communities,” says Indiana Humanities Director of Programs Megan Tilligman. “We hope this work sparks conversation about our understanding of the natural world and humanity’s legacy on our planet.”
The films included in the statewide tour are The Net Makers by Hannah Lindgren; Hellbender in the Blue by Katelyn Calhoun; Land Val·ues by Johnny Klemme and Ben Massie; Cast Out by Will Wertz; Calumet: The Region’s River by Samuel Love and Raymar Brunson; and Water Scouts by Turner Fair and Anna Zanoni.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to support Indiana filmmakers and share stories about the environment and our waterways,” says Director of Community Engagement and Historic New Harmony Leslie Townsend. “We enjoy working with Indiana Humanities and are thrilled to be one of the sites to host the film tour.”
While advance registration is requested, a ticket does not guarantee a seat. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start time. Select events will also include panels featuring filmmakers prior to the screening.
The films are recommended for viewers over the age of 12. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be offered at most locations.
Attendees are encouraged to follow Indiana Humanities on social media at @INhumanitiesand and visit the venue’s website to review COVID-19 protocols ahead of the event date.
For questions, contact Claire Eagle, Interim Assistant Director of Historic New Harmony, at email@example.com, or call 812-682-6133.