Tickets are for sale beginning May 9 at Cornucopia Art Center (cash/check), 103 Parkway Ave N in Lanesboro, Minn. - 507-467-2446 (hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) As available, tickets will be sold at the door. All proceeds from the event benefit the renovation of the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, Minn..
Lanesboro will host the sneak review of a new documentary on Garrison Keillor during this year's Rhubarb Festival, the weekend of June 7 - 8, 2008. This will mark the anniversary of Garrison Keillor's visit to Lanesboro last June for the live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, performed for hundreds of people in the ballfield—and thousands of people worldwide via radio/internet. During that wet weekend one year ago, film producer Peter Rosen was in Lanesboro filming Garrison Keillor (this was one of many locations across the country where he gathered film footage with Keillor).
For the preview of this documentary, Peter Rosen will again travel from New York City to Lanesboro, to talk about the making of the film at the Roll Out the Red Carpet Program & Film screening on Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. (screenings earlier on Saturday at 3 and 5 p.m., and on Sunday at 1 p.m., will be film only). The program and screenings will be held at the St. Mane Theatre on Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro, Minnesota.
The documentary, Garrison Keillor - The Man on the Radio in the Red Tennis Shoes, follows the popular radio host of Prairie Home Companion as he tours America and comments on the people and country he knows so well. The film includes scenes and people from Keillor's visit to Lanesboro last year! (Appropriately so, as his beloved stories of Lake Wobegon do bring to mind similarities to the people and small town of Lanesboro). The 90-minute documentary by Peter Rosen Productions, Inc., New York, NY, will run on PBS American Masters co-produced with WNET/Thirteen and the Independent Television Service. "No one else has a take on how we live and who we are that is as pungent and sharp as Garrison Keillor. Not since Will Rogers and Mark Twain have we had the good fortune to have someone look at us in such a witty manner," describes Peter Rosen Productions.
Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. is one of the most respected and experienced film and television production companies in the United States. Founded in the 1970s by producer/director Peter Rosen, the company has made over 100 documentary films and television programs on a wide variety of subjects. Five of these productions have won Emmys, and many others have been awarded the top prizes and honors at film festivals and competitions throughout the world. In addition to national broadcasts on networks such as CBS, ABC, PBS, A&E, Bravo, and others, many of the programs produced by the company have been distributed internationally to virtually every foreign market, and have been released in the home video market world-wide by major distributors such as Sony, Polygram, BMG, Philips, and PBS.
Peter Rosen, president of PRP, Inc., has won the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award, and has been a leader in the film and television industry for over 20 years. Peter Rosen has produced and directed over 100 full-length films and television programs which have been distributed world-wide and have won awards at the major film festivals. He has worked directly with some of the most important figures in the arts such as Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, Beverly Sills, Sherrill Milnes, Stephen Sondheim, Alexander Godunov, Midori, Leonard Slatkin, Martha Graham, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Van Cliburn, Skitch Henderson, Claudio Arrau, I. M. Pei, and Garrison Keillor.