2012 Camden International Film Festival supported by the Farnsworth — Features at the Farnsworth

Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 12:30pm
Farnsworth Auditorium

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival returns for its eighth season from September 27 through 30, 2012. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that shows dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. We like films that blur the line between fact and fiction, films that inspire and inform and most importantly, entertain.

The festival's main venues are Camden’s Opera House and Bayview Street Cinema and Rockland’s Strand Theatre and Farnsworth Art Museum.

You may find information on attending the festival here.

CIFF Features at the Farnsworth Art Musuem

Saturday, September 29, 12:30 p.m.
Farnsworth Auditorium
CITADEL
Director: Diego Mondaca / Country: Germany, Bolivia / Year: 2011 / Length: 48 min. US Premiere
Using a technique of apparent explosive disorder, CITADEL captures the disturbing and mysterious place of the male prison in La Paz, Bolivia. The film attempts to expose life inside a detention facility which does not adhere to the traditional mores of prison; here, some inmates’ wives and children live alongside the prisoners. Despite physical marginalization and the punitive prejudice that hovers over the inmates and their families, this unique coexistence constructs an unexpected community.

Saturday, September 29, 1:30 p.m.
Farnsworth Auditorium
EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY
Director: Antoine Bourges / Country: Canada / Year: 2011  / Length: 46 min. US Premiere.
In a Vancouver pharmacy, patients arrive for their dose of methadone, to be taken in front of the pharmacist. Over-the-shoulder shots forcefully convey the furtiveness and tension of this daily face-to-face.
Sunday, September 30, 1 p.m.
Farnsworth Auditorium
NIGHT LABORER
Director: David Redmon / Country:USA / Year: 2012 / Length: 72 min. Filmmaker is scheduled to attend. Work in Progress.
NIGHT LABORER follows a 46-year-old Downeaster during his transition from an independent and rugged clam digger by day, to a wage laborer at his factory night shift. With a white smock and arsenal of knives, he prepares and arranges tools for the day laborers that arrive to their 6am shift. An intimate experience and beautifully photographed story, this film blends minimally structured narratives with documentary moments and long takes.
 
Still from Citadel

 

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