“Will Barnet: Tracing the Soul of the Work,” a new documentary film by Dale Schierholt, will premiere Sunday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. It is presented by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in conjunction with Will Barnet’s current solo exhibition, “Will Barnet: Master Printmaker, Selections from Five Decades.” The film will be preceded by Schierholt’s short film “CMCA: The Space” and followed by a discussion.

In a career that has spanned nearly 80 years, Barnet has influenced and inspired generations of artists and art lovers through his paintings, printmaking, and teaching. This film offers viewers an intimate visit with this much-admired artist in his home and studio. Barnet, 99, discusses his artistic process and takes viewers inside many of his most iconic paintings. While doing so, he offers insight into the personal motivations that have guided him throughout his life.

“Dale made a real attempt to show how I work and think in a way that has never been done before,” said Barnet.

In “Tracing the Soul of the Work,” Schierholt (“Nevelson: Awareness in the Fourth Dimension”; “A Visit to the Star of Hope: Conversations with Robert Indiana”) has produced more than a portrait of an admired artist; it is a profile of a beloved human being.

Tickets are $10 and are available through show time at the Strand Theatre box office. The premiere is sponsored by Mathias Fine Art of Boothbay.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.