This past weekend the Vox Docs film festival was hosted at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort. The beautiful weather made for a magical weekend of coming together for a great cause.
Vox Docs, the latest event in the 2012 Icicle Creek Festival, series showcased five independent documentary films, each one benefiting a local charity with 100% of the proceeds going to the films charity of choice. For those of you who missed the event be sure to mark your calendars for next year because attending events like Vox Docs are what make living in the valley great!
We spoke with Rick Wray, Vox Docs Festival Producer after the event and he went on the record telling Icicle TV
“I felt like this first time festival did a phenomenal job of entertaining, educating and inspiring locals as well as out-of-towners from places like Ellensburg and Seattle.
Vox Docs successfully used award winning independent cinema to spark critical dialogue as well generate fundraising and awareness about the missions of five deserving local non-profit organizations”
The opening night of Vox Docs launched with a boom as a sold out crowd viewed the weekend favorite LOUDER THAN A BOMB. One of the film’s stars, Lamar Jorden, traveled from Chicago to accompany the screening, hosted a post-screening Q&A, and then brought some of the film’s electric energy to life in the Chapel Theater auditorium by performing two of his contemporary spoken word pieces. The highly charged evening came to a close in downtown Leavenworth at an after party at South.
Special thanks to the Sleeping Lady Retreat and the Icicle Center for the Arts as well as all the generous sponsors, donors and volunteers who made this first time event a huge success for the community.