posted on: 9/15/2019

Stories from Mount Washington, a 40-minute documentary film by Bill Millios, based on journalist Dan Szczesny’s 2018 book “The White Mountain,” will be shown at the Dover Public Library on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. After the screening, the filmmaker, Bill Millios and the author, Dan Szczesny will discuss the film with the audience.

The film narrated by Szczesny, includes various video footage, interviews and photos compiled during the book’s research period. Interviews include rare footage of legendary AMC Hut Girl Barbara Hill Richardson and George Etzweiler, a 97-year-old ultra-runner. In addition, Stories from Mount Washington features music by composer Jeff Rapsis as well as poetry by Mike Morin, Skyler Jaye Rutkowski and Rob Greene. 

Mount Washington documentary to be shown at the Dover Public Library

posted on: 9/15/2019

Stories from Mount Washington, a 40-minute documentary film by Bill Millios, based on journalist Dan Szczesny’s 2018 book “The White Mountain,” will be shown at the Dover Public Library on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. After the screening, the filmmaker, Bill Millios and the author, Dan Szczesny will discuss the film with the audience.

The film narrated by Szczesny, includes various video footage, interviews and photos compiled during the book’s research period. Interviews include rare footage of legendary AMC Hut Girl Barbara Hill Richardson and George Etzweiler, a 97-year-old ultra-runner. In addition, Stories from Mount Washington features music by composer Jeff Rapsis as well as poetry by Mike Morin, Skyler Jaye Rutkowski and Rob Greene.

Over the course of one calendar year, journalist Dan Szczesny explored the history and mystique of New England’s tallest mountain. From dressing as Walt Whitman and reading poetry up the mountain to spending a week in winter cooking for the scientists at the observatory, the mountain became Szczesny’s muse. In “The White Mountain,” Szczesny turned a veteran journalist’s eye toward exploring 6,288-foot Mount Washington’s place in the collective consciousness of the country and how this rugged landscape has reflected back a timeless history of our obsession and passion for exploration and discovery. Millios’ film is a back-stage look at the characters and personalities that have contributed to the mountain’s history and mystery.

Bill Millios has written and directed the feature-length films, Old Man Dogs (1997) and Dangerous Crosswinds (2005), both of which were well received in Variety, The Boston Globe and American Online and screened at theaters throughout New England. His company, Back Lot Films, produces corporate videos. Millios has taught digital video production and film history at Southern NH University and is also co-author of the book, “The Digital Filmmaking Workshops: Producing, Marketing, and Screening Your Independent Feature-Length Film.” Learn more about Bill’s work at www.backlotfilms.com.

Dan Szczesny is a long-time author and journalist living in the New Hampshire. His books include travelogues on Nepal, Alaska, and the White Mountains. He is a Hemingway Foundation finalist for short fiction and has also written collections of short stories and poetry. He has traveled widely throughout the country speaking about adventure travel and the importance of getting kids into the outdoors. He currently calls Manchester his base camp, where he lives with his wife and daughter. Learn more about Dan’s work at www.Danszczesny.com.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information call the Library at 603-516-6050.