In anticipation of the 16th Camden International Film Festival, which will be held Oct. 1 through 12, the Points North Institute will continue its 2020 summer drive-in film series on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. with a special pre-release screening of the documentary, "The Way I See It." The screening will be followed by a live Virtual Q&A with Dawn Porter, the award-winning director of the film, and other special guests. Dawn Porter’s film "John Lewis: Good Trouble" screened in July at the drive-in.

Inspired by the New York Times #1 bestseller, "The Way I See It" is an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of the most iconic Presidents in American History, Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, as seen through the eyes of renowned photographer Pete Souza. As Official White House Photographer, Souza was an eyewitness to the unique and tremendous responsibilities of being the most powerful person on Earth. The movie reveals how Souza transforms from a respected photojournalist to a searing commentator on the issues we face as a country and a people. The film is a collaboration between Focus Features and MSNBC Films.

“We are incredibly excited to share this film with our community just one day after it has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival,” said Ben Fowlie, Founder of CIFF. “Presenting work as timely as this film is, as new as this film is, and by such an incredibly talented director is a rare opportunity. It will no doubt be a very special evening at the drive-in.”

The Shotwell Drive-In was developed, designed, and constructed during the months of May and June, and has been screening documentary films and classics throughout July and August to sold-out crowds. Selected weekly screenings will continue through September, followed by nightly screenings during the 2020 Camden International Film Festival from Oct. 1 through 12. The new theater is named in honor of longtime friend and supporter of CIFF, Bob Shotwell, who passed away just before the festival in 2018.

Tickets are just $20 per vehicle and only available online at camdenfilmfest.org. Shotwell is located conveniently just off of Route 1 in Rockport. Space is extremely limited and due to COVID-19 safety precautions, attendance will be limited as well. All screenings are pre-registration only, with no tickets sold at the door. Concessions and restrooms are available on site.