The film program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presents "Smokin' Fish," with director and producer Luke Griswold-Tergis as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The screening will be held at Fleming Education Center Auditorium, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.
In this documentary 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 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.
Following a screening of his feature film Griswold-Tergis and the audience will engage in a discussion about the film and his work as a filmmaker. The screening is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the College of Arts and Letters at 228.214.3245.