October 7, 2023
Lakselaget has the opportunity for an exclusive sneak preview of The Way to Letnes, an expertly produced and heartwarming documentary that brilliantly captures a Norwegian-American family's journey to connect back to their roots in Norway. Prior to Covid, US-based Letnes relatives began planning a Letnes family reunion at the Letnes farm in Inderøy, Norway. Michael Lewis looked forward to finally bringing his mother Linda Letnes Lewis to Norway to see the family farm. Sadly, Linda passed away before she could travel. With the reunion finally scheduled post-Covid, Michael hired a professional film crew with Hollywood experience to document their journey as he finally has the chance to travel to Norway and connect to his mother's roots.
This high quality and engaging film, which captures a quintessential story of the Norwegian-American experience, is sure to be featured during the 2025 Bicentennial year of Norwegian immigration.
Janet Letnes Martin (Linda’s sister, Lakselaget charter member) will join the October meeting to talk about the film project. She will be most appreciative of questions, comments, and feedback from the audience.
Bios for the crew that will join us on Saturday, October 7, are below!
Janet Letnes Martin is a local writer, speaker, and entrepreneur who lives in Hastings, MN. In addition to being a founding member of Lakselaget, she has written, published, and co-authored 20 books. Some of her books became the inspiration for the Church Basement Ladies Musicals which have been performed in all states and attended by over 3.5 million people. She is the former owner of a business called Scandinavian Marketplace which included stores in Hastings, and Northfield, MN, a huge mail-order business as well as an online store. She has since closed her business and works on genealogy books and projects
Cy Dodson: is the producer/director of The Way To Letnes documentary. His company, Triumph Pictures, is an award-winning video production company located in MPLS that specializes in producing the highest quality video marketing content for corporations and nonprofit organizations. With his storytelling talent, Cy has created powerful, unscripted,d
Stephen Letnes: Stephen, a graduate of Concordia College is a film composer and recording who is an executive Director at Able Artist Foundation. AAF foundation helps people with disabilities to acquire tools to be able to pursue their work/talents.
Greta Grosch: Greta Grosch is an actor, writer, director,speaker, voice artist, producer, and teaching artist. Greta is an original cast member of Church Basement Ladies and wrote the scripts for the last eight installments of the musical. Greta will be on board to greet members as they arrive at 10:30.
|10-07-2023 10:30 am
|Cut Off Date
|09-29-2023 11:00 pm