image002Save the date: A public screening and discussion of Pacho Velez’s film, Manakamana, will be held on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Princeton Garden Theatre at 160 Nassau Street. The acclaimed documentary follows a group of pilgrims in Nepal as they travel to worship at the Manakamana Temple.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Pacho Velez and film scholar Chi-Hui Yang. Tickets are free but reservations are necessary and as we found out with our Versailles film screening, it is important to make a reservation early.

The film is presented by The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts as part of Local Color, an exhibition of sculpture, photography, film, and artist’s books by Melissa Frost, Pam Lins, Pacho Velez, and Jeff Whetstone. On display from September 16 through October 9, 2015, in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street, the exhibiton opens with a reception on Wednesday, September 23 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Melissa Frost is a graduate student in Princeton’s School of Architecture.
Pam Lins is a sculptor and a Lecturer in the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts.
Pacho Velez is a filmmaker and a newly appointed Arts Fellow in Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts.
Jeff Whetstone is a photographer and a newly appointed Professor in the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts.