|Introduced by CIFF's Founder/Director Ben Fowlie and Farnsworth Art Museum's Director of Education Roger Dell
co-presented by the Camden International Film Festival and the Farnsworth Art Museum
Camden International Film Festival, The Strand and the Farnsworth Art Museum bring you 1978 Academy Award Nominee Running Fence directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin. The film is a celebration of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's vision; first a four-year struggle, then 24 1/2 miles of white nylon fabric, rising from the Pacific and stretching like a white sail across California.
"Running Fence picks up where Gimme Shelter left off. Gimme Shelter, the Maysles Brothers (with Charlotte Zwerin) Altamont film, dealt with the breakdown of community, the exhaustion of the youth culture of the 60s, Running Fence, their new movie, in a sense deals with the survival of community, the way in which people discover the meaning of integrity and integration through a creative act."
- Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe
"By far the finest film I have seen about an artist and his work. Technically brilliant, beautifully paced, with not an image wasted or held too long, the film somehow makes it possible for the viewer to become involved at a deep and personal level with the whole mad, marvelous
-Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker