I ran into Leslie Raimond of the Kent County Arts Council over the weekend, and she's very excited about the showing of Purification that's slated for September 20th at Chestertown's Prince Theater. The film examines traditional river baptisms and focuses on ancestral customs, as well as contemporary environmental awareness. It features footage of the first baptisms in decades on the banks of the Chester River and, in the process, underscores the sacred aspects of the river itself.
The film, which was conceived by Deborah McLeod and sponsored by a Maryland Traditions project grant, will be shown at noon. For more info, contact the Kent County Arts Council at email@example.com or 410-778-1149.