RIVER QUEEN: WINTER'S END, 17min., USA, Musical
Directed by Grace Gibson
RIVER QUEEN: Winter's End is the first leg of a musical voyage through the waters of life. Gibson’s directorial and artistic debut, the beginning of her study and reintroduction of the modern rock-opera, where the pairing of libretto and symbolic imagery rule, and the omnipresent narrator (played by Gibson’s 90 year old grandmother) tells the story of our protagonist as she traverses into a musical world of magical realism steeped in the black American experience. Set in Louisiana, RQWE is directed, written by, and starring the composer herself Grace Gibson as she navigates her journey from who she thought she was to the truth of her life’s purpose.