... Meeting Magua Up Close!
"That's the first time I was actually able to sit & enjoy the film. Usually, I'm thinking I should have done this or done that differently. Or, I'm critiquing the other actors. Not this time!"
It was an indescribably unique experience to watch The Last of the Mohicans in the company of Wes Studi. And so, I will not even try to put it into words ...
Prior to the film, Wes did a stand-up presentation, running down the impressions he had of the various cast members he worked with in that movie. He was absolutely hilarious. Following that, a brief Q & A period took place. We then watched the epic film, and ended the evening with a more extended, and much more informal, Q & A session.
The next night ... Sunday ... Wes, Maura, & Kholan Studi joined us for our annual raffle festivities. Wes signed autographs, posed with Gatherers for photos, and chatted, as Maura sold CDs, videos, & exclusive, on the set photos of Wes. Following that rather extended session, we did our raffles, culminating with the drawing, by Wes & Kholan, of the winning tickets for the James Bama & H. David Wright prints that had been so generously donated to us. Finally, we presented Wes, on behalf of us all, with his long overdue "Oscar" for Best Supporting Actor in The Last of the Mohicans. Wes appeared genuinely thrilled. "These people have TASTE!"
We should add, that the Studis contributed to the Ariel's Auction Fund. We thank them for that, for their congenial nature, and for coming to the 2001 Great Mohican Gathering!
REAL MEDIA VIDEO!
THE RAFFLE WINNERS!
READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH WES: MEETING MAGUA: A WES STUDI INTERVIEW