Oneota Film Festival screening Nov. 19

The Oneota Film Festival is reconnecting with film lovers in downtown Decorah, beginning with a special screening Nov. 19.

The Oneota Film Festival is reconnecting with film lovers in downtown Decorah, beginning with a special screening on Nov. 19, 2021 at Upstairs T-Bock’s.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. to allow everyone to renew or become a member of the Oneota Film Festival for 2022. A cash bar and Pinter’s popcorn will be available.

“MISSION: JOY” is the independent film being shown at 7 p.m.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are joining forces one last time to share ancient wisdom and cutting edge neuroscience that shows us exactly how we can each access more joy, no matter our circumstances. “MISSION: JOY” includes the book (“The Book of Joy”), the film, and the impact campaign that are all aimed at bringing the messages of the self-described ‘mischievous brothers’ to as many people as possible: Joy is an inside job. Event organizers said there are simple, scientifically proven things each of us can do to access more joy.

The 90-minute film will be followed by a time for discussion.

Oneota Film Festival welcomes a new director this year. Elise Skellenger is a Luther College graduate, originally from Lake Mills, Iowa.

The March 2022 Festival will be held in downtown Decorah at the Hotel Winneshiek, T-Bock’s Bar and Grill, Impact Coffee, The Lingonberry, and the Decorah VFW All Vets Club. Membership in OFF makes it possible for all film lovers to attend the Festival  admission-free on March 3-6, 2022. Memberships and sponsorships are available online at www.oneotafilmfestival.org or at the door.

Oneota Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit supported by the Iowa Arts Council and the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Sponsors and members can receive tax-deductions for their contributions. 

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