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The Mark Twain House & Museum, Talk

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The Mark Twain House & Museum welcomes filmmaker Daniel White to the Trouble Begins stage for a screening of his new documentary Monadnock: The Mountain that Stands Alone, with a Q&A to follow.

Monadnock: The Mountain that Stands Alone is a one-hour documentary from filmmaker Daniel J. White and Rabbit Ear Films.

Filmed over 10 years on and around the mountain, the documentary Monadnock: The Mountain that Stands Alone uses live cinematography, original music, and historical archival imagery, to tell the story of the original inhabitants of the region, those who were inspired by the mountain- Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Abbott Thayer, Amos Fortune, and the hard work of those to preserve the mountain-including money from children’s piggy banks to save “our” mountain. “Monadnock gives the people of Southwestern New Hampshire a sense of place.” says White, “Growing up, I knew I was home when I could see the mountain in the distance. The film honors the generations of individuals inspired by Monadnock, the different ways they have experienced the mountain, and those who worked to preserve it.”

Mount Monadnock is the second most climbed mountain in the world, behind Mt. Fuji in Japan. Monadnock was revered by the Abenaki, ignored by the first European settlers, and beloved by authors and artists of the early 1900’s. Today the mountain is used as a right of passage when each year hundreds of schoolchildren climb to the summit to look at the vast communities that surround it, climbed daily by the hikers who hold Monadnock dear

This is a FREE IN-PERSON event sponsored by CT Humanities and the Center for Mark Twain Studies in Elmira, New York. REGISTER HERE

Attendees are invited to come to the Museum center early to visit this year’s summer exhibition For Business or Pleasure? Twain’s Summer Sojourns which highlights the Clemens family’s American-based summer vacations, including a section on Sam and Jean’s two summers in Dublin, New Hampshire.

Monadnock: The Mountain that Stands Alone is Directed by Daniel J White, Written by Craig Brandon, Produced by Daniel J. White and Steve Hooper.


Filmmakers bios:

Daniel J. White grew up in Fitzwilliam New Hampshire and has worked in film for twenty five years on over 20 films as an editor, producer, cinematographer, and director.

Steve Hooper is a retired Keene Sentinel photographer. Hooper produced an award-winning documentary An American Nurse at War. and is presently on the Board of Directors of Rabbit Ear Films. Hooper lives in Keene with his wife Jacqueline.

Meagan Frappiea (editor) is an editor, director, and animator with a background in sound editing, as well. She started her career at Ken Burns’ Florentine Films where she wore many hats on many films, and grew her love for documentary. From there, she and her husband, Bryant, formed their own production company, Slate Roof Films, where they specialize in commercial documentary work for clients, and produce their own passion projects on the side. They’ve made two New Hampshire-based feature documentaries, Brew Hampshire, and most recently, Sara’s Circus, and had their work air on local PBS affiliates. They also have a daughter, a dog and a cat. Occasionally found on set, Meagan enjoys visiting new places and spaces, and on-site cafeterias. She is most excited by new footage.


December 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST


Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT
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