The Camden International Film Festival Presents the Made in Maine Showcase. This two day event held in the Farnsworth auditorium is sponsored by The First, N.A. and the Farnsworth Art Museum and features local features and shorts from filmmakers living and working in Maine.
Recognized as one of the leading international film festivals for documentary films and filmmakers, the Camden IFF has collaborated with the Farsnworth since its inaugural season in 2005.
Below is a brief description of the Made in Maine feature and short films. The Made in Maine Showcase will take place throughout the day on Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3.
For a detailed list of showtimes and ticket information, please visit www.camdenfilmfest.org or call 207-975-6347.
NHF Presents MILLINOCKET, ROCKLAND and PORTLAND: A SNAPSHOT OF LIFE IN THREE DISTINCT MAINE COMMUNITIES
Chosen from the archives of Northeast Historic Film this program uses short video clips to explore the growth and evolution of communities in Maine from the 1920s to the 1980s.
Director Dana Rae Warren
The film follows a Maine community choir, 80 people ages 10 to 85, as they sing their way across Russia, and a dozen time zones, in 2 weeks.
BEARWALKER OF THE NORTHWOODS
Director David Wright
A one-hour film following the ground breaking work of Dr. Lynn Rogers with the North American black bear.
CANVASMAN: THE ROBBIE ELLIS STORY
Director Gary Robinov
Chronicles the dual lives of Rob Elowitch, art collector and owner of the prestigious Barridoff Galleries, who for the last forty years has also wrestled professionally under the “mat name” Robbie Ellis.
THE EVENTFUL LIFE OF AL HAWKES
Director Andrew Jawitz
A documentary film telling the story of Maine musician, record producer, and Bluegrass Pioneer, Al Hawkes. In 1956, Al founded the Event Records label and began recording musicians from New England and the Canadian Maritimes
A LIFELONG LOVE
Director Shawn Harmon | USA | 2010 | 10 mins
John Reuter is a world-class pinball player who owns over 100 pinball machines. The film explores John’s love of the game, the sense of community he gets from pinball, and his personal philosophy.
Directors Cathryn Griffith and Jonathan Laurence
Examines how the most important city in Spanish colonial America developed and changed over several centuries and the extent to which it is being preserved and restored today.
HERRING GUT LEARNING CENTER
Director Morgan Kirkham
Herring Gut Learning Center is a non-profit marine education facility in Port Clyde, Maine. This film follows a group of students involved in their alternative education exchange program with local school district SAD 50.
Director Sharyn Paul Brusie
"Liz" documents Liz Leddy’s journey from total despair and a brutal “fight” with life to ultimately finding peace within herself through the boxing ring and becoming a champion.
Director Richard Kane
The film portrays seven renowned sculptors from the US, Poland, Sweden, Germany and Japan as they gather for six weeks on the rocky coast of Maine creating seven monumental works of public art.