The Film

The movie Rockwell Kent by filmmaker Frederick Lewis will be presented at Winona State University in Stark Hall - SLC 120 on Thursday, February 7 at 6:30pm and Saturday morning, February 9 at 9:30am. The film is 170 minutes long and includes footage from Kent's time in Winona. Professor Lewis will be in attendance to introduce the film at both screenings and to lead discussions.

The Washington Post called Rockwell Kent “a sweeping, detailed, visually rich portrait of a man who emerges as a complex, compelling, and finally contradictory force of nature, a charismatic reflection of the eras in which he lived…”

Frederick Lewis (pictured right), an associate professor of Media Arts & Studies in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, spent more than 10 years retracing Kent's journeys around the world, traveling to Russia, Greenland, Newfoundland, Denmark, Ireland and Alaska. He also chartered a 56 foot sailboat and recreated Kent's attempt to sail around Cape Horn off the southernmost coast of South America.

Professor Lewis was, in 2011, a writer in residence at Landfall, the cliffside dwelling in Brigus, Newfoundland that Kent called home in 1914-15, and a research fellow at the Uummannaq Polar Institute in Greenland.


Sponsored by the Elizabeth Callendar King Foundation