Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rodgers’ film to premiere Saturday

A film by SMU alumnus Wade Rodgers, son of Dr. James Rodgers, Political Science, will premiere at the River Film Festival Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. at Winona State University.

“Inertia” is an experimental dance film exploring how the environment affects the way we move. Film and dance have been married through the collaborative artistic vision of Rodgers as director and Heidi Draskoci-Johnson as choreographer. Dancers and crew from Winona, Chicago, Minneapolis and Northampton, Mass., converged in Gary, Ind., for filming in August. The choreographer and dancers, along with Rodgers, are all alums of SMU’s Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts.

To view the trailer, go to

Tickets are available at the Frozen River Film Festival Box Office, located at 79 East 3rd St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.