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October 5, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
Refreshments – 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Film - 7:00 p.m.
Civic Center Auditorium
Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
401 S. Balsam

Moses Lake, WA 98837

film, The Gamble
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Fall Speakers Series: Film Screening - The Gamble: The Washington Potato Story, with Filmmaker David Tanner

Thursday, October 5

Event Sponsor: Washington State Potato Commission

The Gamble is a 60-minute documentary, sponsored by the Washington State Potato Commission, which explores the personal stories of farm families and their heritage. Through the colorful and touching stories of those who have endured the evolution of the potato industry, we learn firsthand the true grit that it took to survive and prosper. Featuring narration by Emmy Award winning actor Peter Coyote, exclusive interviews from farmers and historians, archival footage and photographs, The Gamble tells the story of this special crop and the impact it had on the history and culture of the 42nd state.

Filmmaker David Tanner will discuss filming The Gamble in the Columbia Basin.

David Tanner is one of the founding principal partners of North by Northwest; a 25 year Northwest based video production and web interactive development company. Tanner now serves as the company’s president and CEO. He has worked in multiple capacities on numerous feature films, commercials and documentaries. A few include: creator and executive producer of Emmy Award winning Washington Grown, a “farm-to-table” food show, airing on KSPS-TV and KOMO-TV throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has produced and directed a feature documentary on Hoopfest called “3 on 3” (premiering on HDNet) and served as executive producer of In Time of War (featured nationally on American Public Television). As a producer and director, Tanner has received Emmy, Telly and Addy awards. As a commercial director he has produced ads for the Portland Trail Blazers, American Psychiatric Association, Albertsons, Micron Electronics, and Oregon Health Sciences University.