The Story of Winter: Minnesota's Most Iconic Season
documentary film series, partnership between St. Peter Community and Family Education and the Nicollet County Historical Society. This month's film is "The Story of Winter: Minnesota's Most Iconic Season."
We love winter in Minnesota. Or do we hate it?
To be sure, winter in Minnesota is a natural and social enigma. Meteorologically, it follows a general storyline that is synchronized by the sun, yet can be wildly unpredictable from week-to-week, and even from one season to the next. Socially, winter is a complex and polarizing character that inspires adulation, contempt, empathy, bitterness, bliss and misery--often all in a single person! And, more than any other season in Minnesota, its character is fading rapidly into a barely-recognizable version of its former self. What will this mean meteorologically, and more importantly, what will it mean to us?
In this documentary, we explore Minnesota's winter as both a scientific topic and a social and cultural experience. We blend concise and engaging descriptions of its meteorological plot-points, with the candid sentiments of the people who work, play, suffer, and otherwise live with it. We revel in its beauty, we laugh at our confounding relationships with it, and we mourn its ongoing demise. This is the story of our region's most iconic season; This is The Story of Winter.
Following the film filmmakers Kenny Blumenfeld and Alec Johnson will join us for a discussion about the film and Minnesota winter weather.
Film Not Rated. Runtime is 48 minutes. Doors open at 6:40pm.
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