‘Pushed up the Mountain’: Live screening and Q&A with filmmaker Julia Haslett (limited seating)
Sun, Jul 11, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


*this event is sold out! if you already have reserved your spot, your name will be at the door. to keep everyone safe, we cannot let in anyone at the door. thank you!

We are thrilled to be hosting the first live screening of Julia Haslett’s 2020 feature-length documentary, ‘Pushed up the Mountain.’ Haslett worked on the edit of this film while in residence at South Kortright two summers ago. This event will take place at Bushel, with limited seating according to our safe gathering protocols as of the date of the event. Seating is limited to 25; you can reserve your spot at the bottom of this page.

Doors will open at 7:30, screening at 8:00 followed by a Q&A
$5 suggested entry, payable at the door
Simulcast pending — return to this page for details

Pushed up the Mountain, 76 mins, 2020
A poetic and emotionally intimate film about plants and the people who care for them. Through the tale of the migrating rhododendron, now endangered in its native China, the film reveals how high the stakes are for all living organisms in this time of unprecedented destruction of the natural world. Beginning in my godfather’s garden in the Scottish Highlands, the film travels between conservationists in Scotland and China who devote their lives to the rhododendron’s survival. Patiently observed footage of conservationists at work combines with centuries-old landscape paintings and my speculative voice to create a thought-provoking film about human efforts to protect nature for and from ourselves.

Julia Haslett is a British-American filmmaker who makes expressionistic documentaries about contemporary and historical subjects. Her last film, An Encounter with Simone Weil, premiered at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), won the Special Founders Prize at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, and was a New York magazine Critic’s Pick. She is producer/director of the highly acclaimed Worlds Apart series about cross-cultural medicine, and producer of the companion documentary Hold Your Breath (PBS). Her short films have screened at, among others, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Black Maria, and Rooftop Films. Julia has received fellowships from the Macdowell, IFP Documentary Lab, and VCCA. She was a Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics and currently teaches documentary filmmaking at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Pushed up the Mountain is her second feature-length documentary.

You can watch Haslett’s 2010 personal-essay film, An Encounter with Simone Weil, on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and a host of other streaming platforms, as well as a lot of libraries! For more about Haslett’s work, visit https://juliahaslett.com/


This event is fully booked.