On June 9th at 1:00 p.m., The Friends of the Seaside Library welcome Ron Walker who will screen "This Place in Time, "Boxcar Days," and "Cheechako’s First Day"
Longtime Astoria resident, Ron Walker, is a filmmaker, musician, and artist.
Ron shoots, edits and composes the music for the films he produces. His films are about people, their hobbies and passions, and often feature historical themes centered on the North Coast.
This Place in Time recounts through personal recollections, re-enactments, and dramatic footage, the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the subsequent terrifying events of that day. The film was produced by Portland's Film Loft.
In Boxcar Days, Frank Rose shares stories about riding the rails during the depression years. Ron intercuts old black and white footage of steam trains while Frank tells his tales about the hazards and adventures of hobo life.
Original banjo music underscores the film.
As a bonus, Walker will also screen Cheechako’s First Day. This film was shot at the Washington Park Zoo in 1978. It was one of the first times a baby polar bear had been filmed leaving its den after a winter of hibernation. View the young bear learn the ways of his new world with help from his very attentive mother.
Additional work by Ron Walker may be found here: