Week Nine :: Aug. 18–26

Documentary Film as Facilitator: Storytelling, Influence and Civil Discourse
A Chautauqua Film and Food Festival

With crowdsourcing, social media campaigns and new distribution channels, films aimed at effecting social and cultural change have found audiences unlike any time in the history of the art form. But how do we measure the impact of such feature and documentary films — from changing minds to changing policy? To close the 2018 season, filmmakers and film lovers gather for a weeklong festival featuring screenings and conversations in venues throughout the grounds, all alongside the Institution’s renowned lecture and arts programs. We consider the filmmaker’s role and intentions as artist, storyteller, journalist, advocate and activist; the business decisions that influence the distribution and marketing campaigns behind such films; and the effectiveness of films to create empathy — and prompt action — in its audiences.

 

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Intersection of Cinema and Religious Values

Religious values continue to be a potent influence in the minds of young, contemporary filmmakers in modern America. How have these filmmakers navigated the difficult and sensitive waters of religion to bring these films to the screen? What effects are these films having? In this week we will witness the power of the visual narrative to change hearts and minds.

 

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Chautauqua Food & Film Festival

Join us from Aug. 19 to 24 for a week-long food & film festival. Filmmakers & film and food lovers will gather for a festival featuring screenings, conversations and great food & craft beverages throughout the grounds. In addition, Bestor Plaza will once again come alive with a full calendar a daily roster of food- and drink-themed events from cooking demonstrations and competitions to interactive experiences and tastings prepared by the best regional restaurants, farms, wineries and breweries.

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  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rev. Winnie Varghese

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    The Rev. Winnie Varghese is the Priest and Director of Justice and Reconciliation at Trinity Church Wall Street.

    Sun., August 19 at 10:45am | Mon., August 20 – Fri., August 26 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 02:30pm

    Barbershop Harmony Parade

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    This parade of harmony and joy has been filling the Amp for over 60 years with a cappella singing at its best. Several ensembles are selected each year creating fun for the whole family. Chautauqua is the perfect place for this merry tradition of song.         



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 | 09:15am

    Rev. Winnie Varghese

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    The Rev. Winnie Varghese is the Priest and Director of Justice and Reconciliation at Trinity Church Wall Street.

    Sun., August 19 at 10:45am | Mon., August 20 – Fri., August 26 at 9:15am



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 | 04:00pm

    Sharon Isbin with Special Guest Colin Davin

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    Acclaimed for her extraordinary lyricism, technique and versatility, multiple GRAMMY Award winner Isbin has been hailed as “the pre-eminent guitarist of our time” (Boston Magazine). She is the winner of Guitar Player magazine’s “Best Classical Guitarist” award...



    Location: Lenna Hall

     

  • Monday, August 20, 2018 | 08:15pm

    An Evening with The Avett Brothers

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    Returning to Chautauqua after their 2016 debut, this beloved group will have both new and returning Chautauquans singing songs of raucous joy and true sadness.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 | 10:45am

    Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson

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    The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson was elected Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire on June 7, 2003, becoming the first openly gay and partnered priest to be elected Bishop in historic Cristendom.



    Location: Amphitheater