On Saturday, July 27th (check back for time), Hawthorne Valley will screen Robin McKenna‘s GIFT, an intimate exploration of real-life gift economies inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World. We are thrilled that Robin will be joining us for a Q&A session after the screening. The screening will be held in the School Hall.
GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labor in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.
Watch the trailer here.
By now a modern classic, The Gift is a brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities.
Robin McKenna is director, producer and writer of GIFT, a feature-length documentary and crossmedia project inspired by Lewis Hyde’s classic bestseller The Gift. She is currently making Thanadoula, a short animated documentary fairy tale about a real-life “death doula”, in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada – and Medicine, a feature-length documentary over a decade in the making, about ayahuasca, medicine and healing, with Dr. Gabor Maté.
Date(s) - 07/27/2019
Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School