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Wednesday, September 8, 2010


The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center and Full Circle Art Gallery will offer a new and free program of film screenings and artist discussions titled P.O.V. Film Screening and Event Series. The first event in this series will be a screening of the documentary film “Salt” by filmmakers Michael Angus and Murray Fredericks.

Immediately after the screening, local landscape photographer Ezra Tanner will discuss his work. This event will be held on Friday, October 15th at 6:30 PM inside the Indian Temple Mound Museum Lazarus Education Center during Downtown Art Walk in Fort
Walton Beach. It is free and open to the public. 

This event is a collaboration with P.O.V., a PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Film Synopsis: In his search for “somewhere I could point my camera into pure space,” award-winning photographer Murray Fredericks began making annual solo camping trips to remote Lake Eyre and its salt flats in South Australia. These trips have yielded remarkable photos of a boundless, desolate yet beautiful environment where sky, water and land merge. Made in collaboration with documentary filmmaker Michael Angus, SALT is the film extension of Fredericks’ work at Lake Eyre, interweaving his photos and video diary with time-lapse sequences to create the liberating and disorienting experience of being thrown into an infinite dimension of mind and spirit. The film premiered on PBS on August 17, 2010. 

POV airs new independent documentaries on Tuesday nights during the summer and fall: http://www.pbs.org/pov/ After the screening, photographer Ezra Tanner will discuss his work as a landscape photographer. Ezra Tanner, a self taught artist, has always carried a passion for photography, but has only recently been inspired to take up landscape photography. Although he often shoots sunrises and sunsets, Tanner is not afraid of darkness either, and he often superimposes storm clouds atop a stunning sky of gold and magenta. This unabashed bravado brings forth a dynamism and energy not often explored in beach photography, and for this reason Tanner is as much an artist as he is a photographer. To view Ezra’s work visit http://www.eszra.com/

Mike Thomin, Heritage Park’s Museum Program Coordinator, stated, “We are thrilled to be a part of this film series. There is nothing available to this area that is quite like it. Local artists from all different mediums will have an opportunity to be involved with this program and engage the community.

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