Making of the Film “Impact of the ‘Frolic'”

Matt-Ritenour-Portrait-01Join us on Sunday, March 20th, at 4:00 p.m. for our next ‘Sunday Afternoon With . . . Matthew Ritenour.’  Matt directed the film, Impact of the Frolic, which has been featured as part of our ‘Dark &Stormy Night: Mendocino Coast Shipwrecks’ exhibit.

Matthew Ritenour is a director and cinematographer. His anthropological education brings a rare perspective to the craft of film making. Blending the best documentary and cinematic techniques, Matt’s focus is using the latest advanced camera technologies and storytelling techniques to share the results of anthropological research with the public. His films have won multiple awards, including a regional Emmy, and have been broadcast on PBS stations across the nation.

“Impact of the Frolic” was made in 2013 and delves into the remarkable story of how an archaeological excavation in Mendocino County conducted by students of San Jose State University in the summer of 1984 led to the research by Dr. Thomas Layton revealing the story of the clipper ship, Frolic, its captain, Edward Horatio Faucon and its cargo.

Kelley House Museum members pay $5.00; Non-members’ price is $7.00.  Please plan to come early, as our seating is limited. We are located at 45007 Albion Street, in Mendocino. For further information, please call the Museum at 707-937-5791.