Located on the rugged coast of Maine, the Camden International Film Festival returns for its seventh season from September 29 - October 2, 2011. Once again the Farnsworth Art Museum will serve as one of the festival's venues. Recognized as one of the top 25 film festivals in the world for documentary films and filmmakers, the festival highlights work that show dedication to craft and a unique and artistic approach to telling a darn good story. Films are selected because of their ability to arouse discussion on documentary film as an art form, a catalyst for change and as an outlet for the independent voice.
12:30 p.m. - Panoptic Shorts
A program of shorts from around the world featuring the best of experimental, documentary film making including: "Reading the Water: Lectures on Home Video Ecology from the Gulf of ME," high-definition experimental ‘home video’ and personal-poetic essay that mobilizes the coast of Maine as a metaphor for exploring the depths of masculine relationships and family ecosystem sustainability across three generations, by Niklas Vollmer.
2:00 p.m. - Una Identidad en Absurdo Vol. 1 (An Absurd Identity Vol. 1)
A musical-ethnographic documentary exploring the representation of the inconsistencies of being “Puerto Rican,” both in the island and abroad. The film is a study on the contradictory behaviors—social, political, and cultural—of a people divided on the search for a country. The movie is intertwined with another observational documentary on the soundtrack recording of the movie itself at Monopolio Records, an independent studio. Followed directly by a panel discussion featuring the curators of Discordia Films at Asymmetrick Arts.
Ticket information for these and all other CIFF screenings may be found here.