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SMOKIN' FISH independent film


Thursday, Nov 8
Film Screening @ 7PM

Gainesville State College - Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building

Tickets: $7 Adults;
$5 Students/Seniors
(includes film and filmmaker Q&A reception)


The Arts Council, Inc. and Gainesville State College present the independent feature film “SMOKIN' FISH” with Director and Producer Luke Griswold-Tergis as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Gainesville State College Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building on Thursday, November 8, 2012. Ticket price includes the movie and the Meet the Filmmaker Q&A session following the film screening.


In the documentary Smokin’ Fish, Cory Mann is a quirky Tlingit businessman hustling to make a dollar in Juneau, Alaska. He gets hungry for smoked salmon, nostalgic for his childhood, and decides to spend a summer smoking fish at his family’s traditional fish camp. The unusual story of his life and the untold history of his people interweave with the process of preparing traditional food as he struggles to pay his bills, keep the IRS off his back, and keep his business afloat. Through circumstances tragic, bizarre, and just plain ridiculous, Smokin’ Fish tells the story of one man’s attempts to navigate the messy zone of collision between the modern world and an ancient culture.



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WINNER – Best Documentary Feature, Arizona International Film Festival, 2012

WINNER - People's Choice Award, Cowichan International Aboriginal Film Festival, 2012

Hawaii International Film SeriesBest Documentary



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Luke Griswold-Tergis (Producer/Director) grew up at the end of a long dirt road in Northern California. He studied anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz and traveled to Alaska soon after graduating. Commercial fishing wasn’t his cup of tea so he hitched north on a sailboat. In Juneau he met Cory who offered him a job selling trolley tickets to tourists and a floor to sleep on. Luke now lives part of the year on a sailboat in Alaska and part of the year in a renovated chicken coop in his uncle’s back yard in San Francisco.



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The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of South Arts. Southern Circuit screenings are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

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