Film, Speakers and Other Cultural Events
The Forst Inn is pleased to offer a variety of exceptional, entertaining and educational events.
The Accidental Hero
The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about Matt Konop from Stangelville, WI, a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It's a true story, written and performed by his grandson, Patrick Dewane. Learn more at the artist's website
As with all performances at the Forst Inn, appetizers and dessert are included in the purchase price, special Czech fare will be provided for this performance!
Saturday October 28th, 7:30 (Sold Out)
Sunday, October 29th, 2:00
Life Stories in Film and Song
Wisconsin folk singer Bill Camplin, and documentary film-maker Chip Duncan take the stage to deliver one dynamic evening of life’s stories captured in film and song.
In just one entertaining set, multiple Emmy-award winning filmmaker Chip Duncan will make you laugh and cry as he condenses a career that includes filming in forty countries, interviewing six U.S. presidents, and documenting slums in Africa, glaciers across Canada, and wartime in Afghanistan, all while sleeping a thousand nights in tents from Alaska to the Inca Trail to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Duncan’s films have been broadcast in more than 150 countries and on networks that include HBO, Discovery, PBS, VH-1, TLC and the Sundance Channel. For more details, visit his website.
After enjoyed dessert at intermission, Bill Camplin, owner of the Café Carpe and arguably the father of Wisconsin’s folk music will take the stage for an engaging set of storytelling in song.
Some things get better with age. That is especially true of Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter Bill Camplin. Bill launched his extraordinary career on the heels of notables such as Bob Dylan and Phil Ochs. Yet Bill had one asset that set him apart from other folksingers of his early years - an exceptional voice with perfect pitch and the rare ability to sing falsetto.
Today, Bill Camplin enjoys regular performances of his original material throughout his home turf in southeast Wisconsin. With more than a dozen albums covering a lifetime of poignant and personal songwriting, Bill Camplin qualifies as both a genuine artist and deeply compelling storyteller. Bill is also the subject of an upcoming documentary that features Bill’s musical work alongside notable Wisconsin-based contemporaries Peter Mulvey, Paul Cebar and Willy Porter (the film is due out in late 2018).
Chip Duncan’s stunning portrait photography will be on display in the Art Gallery.
Saturday, December 2nd, 7:30 p.m.