Thirteen years in the making, Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery is a film/documentary hybrid from director Walter Dominguez. The project, financed by Dominguez and his actress-wife Shelley Morrison (TV’s Will & Grace, MacKenna’s Gold), has Dominguez investigating his grandfather Emilio’s enigmatic and profound life.
“We are not here alone,” says Dominguez, who executive produced the film. “We are really made by and certainly shaped by family and the past. (Although) my grandfather is the focus of the film, everyone can relate to it . . . we take people with us on the journey.”
Weaving The Past: Journey of Discovery’s aim, along with telling a compelling narrative, is to encourage viewers to dig into their own history and hopefully find an even deeper road to traverse. “It’s about connections,” said Morrison. “We have gotten so far away from connecting with each other. We’re on the cell phones, we’re on computers. We’ve had several screenings, and the young people want to interview their elders now. They want to find out answers. They’re connecting.”
In the audio clip below, Shelley Morrison and Walter Dominguez talk about the research, extensive interviews and reenacts that serves as important part of the film’s fabric.
The film has its worldwide premiere August 15 at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 Theaters in Pasadena, Ca. For more info and to buy tickets, go to the following link. Weaving The Past: Journey of Discovery’s will play at the theaters through Sunday, August 17 (following the 4 pm screening there will be a Q&A with Dominguez, Morrison, and the production team).
For more info on the film, please go to the project’s official site. I’ll be doing another post regarding the project in the coming days, as Dominguez and Morrison also talk about another film they have in the works. But for now, check out the trailer below: