Botso (2014)

Sponsored by Minke Winkelprins and Pete Petersen

We are delighted to bring back the multi-award winning “Botso” (Best in the Fest winner in 2014.) Co-director/producer Tom Walters, a SLO Film Fest board member will host this screening with fellow filmmakers Hilary Grant and David Thayer.

The story of nonagenarian Wachtung “Botso” Korisheli – musician, sculptor, beloved teacher to generations – is an inspiring example of resilience. Escaping Stalinist Georgia into Nazi Poland and Germany, Botso eventually found his way to Morro Bay. Through interviews with him and many musicians and artists he has mentored, and in sequences filmed on a trip to his native Republic of Georgia, the picture of a uniquely warm, creative and gentle soul emerges. Documentary. 82 min. USA/Republic of Georgia

Website: https://www.botsomovie.com/

Saturday 1:00pm Downtown Cinemas