The Farnsworth Art Museum will present a full-length documentary titled “The Natural Thing to Do: the Music of Ann Wyeth McCoy,” made by filmmaker Denys McCoy and narrated by actor Richard Chamberlain, Tuesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

The talented spirit and story of music composer Ann Wyeth McCoy, daughter of N.C. Wyeth, is captured in this film. When as a young woman her composition “Christmas Fantasy” was performed by conductor Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra, little did she realize she would be on her way to a creative career all her own. “The Natural Thing to Do” unveils the emotional forces that inspired her compositions. She drew deeply upon the values learned from her famous father, her own remarkable story and the people and landscapes that formed her passions.

One of the filmmakers, Damon Sinclair; the film’s narrator, actor Richard Chamberlain, who was a friend's of McCoy and her family; and several family members, including Anna B. McCoy, will be on hand for discussion. This film is screened in conjunction with the exhibition “Art of the Wyeths,” on view in the Wyeth Center and featuring a selection of works by various members of the Wyeth family including Merle James, John McCoy, Henriette Wyeth Hurd and Peter Hurd.

Tickets will be on sale at the Strand box office directly prior to the screening for $6, $5 for Farnsworth members.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or