On Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is screening Wood Sail Dreams, a movie about the journey of wooden sailboats from the 1970’s to today. The movie had its premiere at the Nantucket film festival and was directed by John Stanton who will attend the screening and be available for comments and questions afterwards.
Part of Wood Sail Dreams was filmed on the Vineyard at the Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway. Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin established the business in 1980 and it continues to thrive today.
The movie chronicles the near death of the wooden boat industry 40 years ago and its continued resurgence of this ancient craft. For tickets and more information, visit mvfilmsociety.com.