Location: 

Come to the Roxy to join us and film director Huey for a free screening of Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul at Merrill’s Roxy Theatre in downtown Burlington. Made over the course of 13 years, Huey’s film masterfully tells the story of Thoreau and the impact that his writings and lifestyle have in our time. The film features scholars, writers, activists, members of the Penobscot Tribal Nation, students in the Walden Project high school program in Vergennes, Vermont, and everyday visitors to Walden Pond who discuss their passion for Thoreau, his legacy, and the impact his writings have on their work and lives and on environmental issues, civil rights and individual thinking in our time. Discussion with the Director will be facilitated by UVM Professor, Robert Pepperman Taylor,  Elliott A. Brown Green and Gold Professor of Law, Politics and Political Behavior

Professor Taylor teaches courses in political theory, the history of political thought, American political thought, and environmental political theory. He is the author of The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”.

About the Director Huey:

For over 40 years Huey has been making films on artists, education, the environment, and Maine. In 2021, Huey was recognized by the Thoreau Society with The Walter Harding Distinguished Achievement Award in Scholarship. His films have been shown at film festivals throughout the US, on PBS. His seventh feature-length documentary film, Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul, was shown at the Maine International Film Festival, Vermont International Film Festival, Thoreau Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, and broadcast on Maine Public Television and Vermont PBS. 

Huey is a founder and past director of the Maine Student Film and Video Festival now in its 44th year. He has been an artist-in-residence in animation and film and video production in over 100 schools in New England including: youth of the Penobscot Nation and students in the Multilingual Program, Portland Public Schools. He is an adjunct instructor in Communications and New Media, Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME. 

Date: 
July 20, 2023 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Library will be closed on Friday, August 16 for Bennington Battle Day.