Next door to Dylan – Workshop #3

Mike and the armor he bought at a auction by Zophia Dadlez
Mike and the armor he bought at a auction by Zophia Dadlez

For our third weekend workshop, the documentary filmmaker Jennifer Venditti talked with us about the ways which she finds such fascinating people. Since everyone in the Twin Cities was taking shelter from the thunderstorms, we decided to head north to Duluth.

On our way we learned that Duluth was celebrating the 75th birthday of their most famous native son, Bob Dylan. While¬†we never actually saw any signs of Dylan Fest, we did stop by Dylan’s childhood home. But far more interesting was Mike, the resident of the house next door. Mike is a die-hard Elvis fan (with little interest in Bob Dylan). After an hour regaling us with stories of his lady-friends, epic seizures and Elvis, Mike invited us inside his own personal Graceland.

Zophia Dadlez writing while the RV drives down the rainy freeway
Zophia Dadlez writing while the RV drives down the rainy freeway
Shotgun Artist Lecture by NYC based documentary filmmaker Jennifer Venditti
Shotgun Artist Lecture by NYC based documentary filmmaker Jennifer Venditti
Mike telling stories to the group by Chloe Peterson
Mike telling stories to the group by Chloe Peterson
Elvis memorabilia inside Mike's house by John Connelly
Elvis memorabilia inside Mike’s house by John Connelly
Mike and the selfie he took after a recent seizure
Mike and the selfie he took after a recent seizure
Group picture with visiting artist Jennifer Venditti
Group picture with visiting artist Jennifer Venditti

 

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