SNEAK PREVIEW NW // Finding Groovopolis
Director: Wil Kristin Run Time: 82 min.
While coming to terms with his dad’s death, director Wil Kristin discovered the original script for Groovopolis, which follows a music programmer who falls overboard at a work party, encounters a group of wild, dancing island inhabitants, and inadvertently records their music before being rescued and spreading the sounds as an antidote to dull and monotonous consumer culture. Produced scenes from Groovopolis eerily show up in and influence Kristin’s own life, and the unusual collaboration yields an excavation of family, legacy, and navigating adulthood.
This event will include pre-screening music from composer Max Drummey and a post-screening live discussion with members of the filmmaking team.
Doors open at 5PM; Max Drummey performs at 5:40PM; Movie begins at 6PM.
Wil Kristin is a Portland-based filmmaker whose work has been recognized by the Nevada City Film Festival, Klamath Independent Film Festival, Eastern Oregon Film Festival, Oregon Independent Film Festival, Filmed by Bike, Kickstarter, RACC, and Citizens for Global Solutions. His work in strategic communications includes producing, directing, and editing videos for organizations like Ashoka, The Rockefeller Foundation, and IKEA. He has taught documentary basics nationwide and participated in The Good Pitch, Oregon Documentary Camp Lab, and REALITY Storytellers. In addition to filmmaking, he works to make the banking system more equitable at Beneficial State Foundation.