drylandDinner with filmmakers is always filled with stories and behind the scenes intrigue. Filmmakers Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm are exceptional when it comes to conversation over dinner with guests.

“Dryland” is their documentary of a small town in the American West struggling to survive rural decline that is empowered by ingenuity, heart and tenacity. This is a film that was meant to be shared with Hole in the Wall BBQ and camaraderie. Modern Farmer Magazine calls “Dryland” “a bittersweet and beautiful new film.”

Sue and Richard split their lifestyle between Portland and Burns, Oregon.

In their next film, “Refuge,” long-smoldering disputes over public lands and cultural identity ignite with the 2016 occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. They drew their cameras faster than an old west gunslinger when this story erupted “in their backyard.”

They will bring first hand knowledge of, and their love for, rural life to dinner at Hole in the Wall BBQ, Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 PM. Seating has been limited to insure the quality of the Q & A experience with them. Only thirty tickets are being offered. Purchase tickets here.