Film

Hamlet, 1948, starring Laurence Olivier & 1996, starring Kenneth Branagh

A consortium of six midcoast Maine not-for-profits will share short documentary films that highlight people making a difference in our community. After the screening of the films, spokespersons from the organizations will answer questions about the projects depicted in the films and their organizations in general. The films include: 

One of the most esteemed actors of our generation together with one of the most distinguished directors, and a mix of dedicated theater actors and legends, brings to life one of the more remarkable theatre productions about the nature of power. Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW across 3 continents and over 200 performances, revealing some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Richard III.

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.
 
 

Made over the course of fifteen years, the film explores the connection between life and art through the eyes of seminal British artist, Ralph Steadman. Insightful, humorous, and visually stunning, this is a study in honesty, friendship and the ambition that drives an artist.

Director Charles Paul meticulously amassed the footage and created the remarkable animations for the film to match the same anarchic energy, anger and free spirit of Steadman’s pictures. Through Johnny Depp’s lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach to the heart of what makes this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties.

Directed by Charlie Paul

A film by Denys McCoy, Richard Rotert, Damon Sinclair, Cliff Sears
Narrated by Richard Chamberlain; Running time: 84 minutes

The Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre in Rockland, Maine, present this ongoing series of short creative films entitled Rockland Shorts: An International Short Film Series. The series is shown in The Strand and includes an hour of short films.

Ageless and Timeless

Opening Film
Two Points of Failure
USA/Isreal
14 minutes
experimental                                

A tragic love affair that unfolded in the Newlyn artists’ colony in Cornwall, England, on the eve of the Great War, starring Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning, Dan Stevens and Hattie Morahan, released in the UK 14 June 2013

First Friday Films is a collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre in Rockland presented on the first Friday of the month. The films focus on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening.


What is it?
The Internet Cat Video Festival is the first offline celebration of online cat videos. The festival is a live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips—from six second Vine videos to short films and everything in between—in a social environment.
 
How did it get here?
Director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) applies his playful imagination to animating a series of conversations with the esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky. At the heart of these talks is Chomsky's theory of the emergence of language. In this intellectual feast, Gondry uses drawings to make complex ideas more accessible and to expand the documentary form.
First Friday Films is a collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre in Rockland presented on the first Friday of the month. The films focus on artists and the visual arts, with a brief discussion following the screening.