SHOWING DURING INDIAN MARKET WEEK...
"A major mini masterpiece..."
This award-winning, thirteen-minute silent film was shot with a vintage 1924 hand-crank Cine Kodak camera in 2011 - before, during and after 9/11. Director/cinematographer Steve Bilich filmed Shaman Trail Scout "Coyote" taking a a journey from New York City's Inwood Park - where the island of Manhattan was traded for beads and booze, down a native trail, now Broadway, then into lower Manhattan, once a sacred burial ground and now Wall Street.
A BIT OF HISTORY...
So the story goes...In 1626 the Lenni-Lenape Nation - an indigenous people of the Northeastern woodlands also known as the Delaware - 'sold/traded' the island of Manhattan to Dutch settlers for $24 or 60 guilders - worth of goods, around a thousand dollars in today's currency.
Earliest map of Manhattan..
The name comes from the Lenape language - mana-hata meaning land of many hills.
THIS VERY SPECIAL FILM WILL BE SHOWN
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH - 4 PM
SAN MIGUEL MISSION CHURCH
401 Old Santa Fe Trail
$15 Tickets at the door - to benefit Santa Miguel Chapel Restoration
BUT THERE IS MORE...
In addition to the film, there will be the added delight of a
PATRICIA WOLF ZUBER - Flutist with the Santa Fe Opera &
GREG ZUBER - Marimba & Percussion - principal percussionist
with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
They will also play live during the screening of the film scored by William Susman.
I met with the Zubers a few weeks ago at the San Miguel Chapel to talk about the film/ concert and, of course, to take a few photos. They brought their instruments and I had a bit of fun photographing them and the interior of this 17th century Spanish Colonial Mission Church - the oldest known church in the continental
Altar circa 1798
What struck me when I did some research on the church, was that when the Dutch were buying the island of Manhattan from the Lenape Indians (1616), oral history holds that the San Miguel Mission Church was being built (1610) by Tlaxcalan Indians, who came to New Mexico from Old Mexico in 1598 with a Spanish contingent
led by Don Juan de Onate.
Magical light coming into the church windows...
The stations of the cross...beautifully hand carved...
A gorgeous Native flute, loaned to Patricia by Artist Roseta Santiago, will be used in the concert as well Patricia's performance flute.
Dennis Diokno Photography
SEE YOU THERE!
And a special thanks to David Blackman - Board of Directors San Miguel Chapel - for arranging the private visit...
GREAT, GREAT KAT SCHILKE BAGS!!!!!!!
TEXT HER FOR DIRECTIONS TO THE STUDIO..
GRAND RESERVE TASTING AT
THE HOTEL ST. FRANCIS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 7:30 PM
SAMPLING OF CHAMPAGNE-METHOD SPARKLING WINES WITH A LEVEL 1 SOMMELIER!
Blanc de Noirs, Blanc de Blancs
, Rose, Brut and Demi-Sec.0
$35 per person
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