Hosted by The History Museum of Hood River
August 9, 7pm
Suggested Donation at Door
King of Roads is the story of the Historic Columbia River Highway (HCRH), from its beginnings to the present. The story begins with a gang of dreamers lead by Sam Hill, builder of roads, monuments, and what is now Maryhill Museum. Actors portray Hill and road engineer Sam Lancaster. These are men who lived large lives and built and spoke poetically. Scenic was a word used to describe the HCRH from the beginning, and King of Roads creates a look and narration that elicits that original and on-going “scenic” vision by looking at Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge as a work of art as seen through the eyes of artists, historians and Gorge residents. King of Roads is an on-going celebration of recollection and inspiration.
“This movie is about connections,” King of Roads writer/producer Michael Friend says, “And the people featured in interviews and recreations show how art, science, and culture are integral parts of this far-ranging story.” King of Roads is desiged to keep the celebration alive, and you can join the directors, Michael Friend and John Hardham, for this screening and discussion.
This event is sponsored by Insitu through the CCA Partnership Program.