Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov,
MOINES) –The State Historical Museum’s
“Movies at the Museum” film series continues
next month with “House of the Tiger King,”
a feature length documentary that follows writer and
explorer Tahir Shah’s search for Paititi, the
most famous lost city of the Incas.
The movie will be screened at 7 p.m.
February 1 and 2 p.m. February 3. Tickets are $5 and
are available at www.iowatix.com
or at the door. The film contains adult language and
some situations that may not be appropriate for children.
The State Historical Museum is at 600 E. Locust Street
in Des Moines’ Historic East Village.
For centuries, thousands of adventurers, explorers
and warrior priests have tried to find the buried
treasures, many of them disappearing in the jungle
without a trace. Shah and award-winning director David
Flamholc set out to be the first to come back alive.
With a spicy mix of characters – an intrepid
explorer (Shah), a Vietnam vet, an esoteric mystic,
a couple of Machiguenga warriors and 15 Amazonian
porters – “House of the Tiger King”
takes viewers into the deepest jungle in the world.
Through torrential downpours, fever, mutiny and extortion,
Flamholc captures the essence of discovery.
The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division
of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and is
a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an
advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies,
records, collects, preserves, manages and provides
access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual
mission of preservation and education serves Iowans
of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates
information, and encourages and supports historical
preservation and education efforts of others throughout
the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org
or call 515-281-5111 for more information.
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