SMALL TOWN CITY: A Work in Progress
September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Local filmmakers Susan Aasen and Scott Sell are making a documentary about Rockland’s continual evolution—as told by Rockland, Maine. On-camera interviews are woven together to tell a story of Rockland’s burgeoning creative community, underpinned by the arts and institutions like the Farnsworth and CMCA. The documentary explores the spirit of collaboration that binds the city together across all kinds of creative pursuits.
Come screen a short rough cut of the film featuring your friends and neighbors, and join the filmmakers for a Q&A and a chance to offer your thoughts about the film and Rockland in general.
As an ABC News journalist, Susan Aasen received two Peabody Awards and was a five-time Emmy winner. With a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, Scott Sell has been a creative writing and multimedia instructor, online news producer, and in-house filmmaker at the Island Institute. Sell has made films for the Farnsworth Art Museum since 2015, including its arts-in-education programs and murals with Alexis Iammarino at Oak and School Streets in Rockland. He’s now a producer and editor at Compass Light Productions.
This program is part of Uncork the Arts, sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance.