May 23, 2018 10:03 am
Keep Talking, the award-winning directorial debut from Karen Lynn Weinberg, travels back to Alaska for three screenings this May and June!
- Saturday, May 26 at 6:00PM - Kodiak Crabfest
- Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00PM - Sealaska Heritage Celebration
- Friday, June 8 at 9:00PM - Sealaska Heritage Celebration
- Saturday, June 9 at 5:45PM - Sealaska Heritage Celebration
The Kodiak Crab Festival is produced annually by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for the Kodiak community, and is intended to celebrate the abundance of resources the community receives from the sea.
The theme of Sealaska Heritage Celebration 2018 is "Respect: Weigh Your Words." The fest runs from June 6-9 and includes art markets, dance performances and film showings.
The film world premiered at the 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival, where it earned a special mention in the fest's "Impact" category, and made its Alaska premiere at the 2017 Anchorage International Film Festival, where it won First Place in the fest's 'Made in Alaska' competition.
The film won the first place prize in the 'Made in Alaska' category at the Anchorage International Film Festival.
Praise for Keep Talking
"Weinberg's film, much in the spirit of Kartemquin's exceptional documentaries, is an observed, clear and enlightening look at a struggle that is unfortunately underexposed."
– Nelson Carvajal, Free Cinema Now
"A joyous celebration of the fellowship and community that centers around something as unifying as language."
– Clint Worthington, Alcohollywood
"Powerful...gives the viewer a true understanding of the need to not lose our culture."
– Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews
“Keep Talking... puts Weinberg on the list of filmmakers to keep an eye on... the film demonstrates how language can heal historical trauma, restore cultural practices and help strengthen the identity of young Alaska Natives.”
- The Anchorage Press
“A must see documentary.”
- Ariadne Sawyer, The Afro News
“A story filled with hope and heart."
- Filmed in Canada
“A deftly-woven ode to language as identity and community."
- Zoe Grams, 24hrs Vancouver
“Shines a light on the power of preserving language and culture as a way of collective healing."
-Tania Ehret, Rabble.CA