Adams in documentary focus

Nov 11, 2017
The Nov. 17 Friday night film at Thomaston Public Library offers an in-depth study of Ansel Adams’ life and work.

Thomaston — The Creative Spirit is November’s theme for the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday night films. All showings start at 6:30 p.m. at the library, in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

The series continues Nov. 17 with “Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film” (2002, USA), which was screened in 2005 by PBS’ “American Experience.” Few American artists have enjoyed more widespread popularity while alive than Ansel Adams. A visionary photographer, pioneer in technique and environmental crusader, Adams took part in a revolution in photography and in the ways he saw "the continuous beauty of the things that are." Ric Burns' film biography offers an intimate portrait of a man for whom life and art were inextricably connected with photography and wilderness.

The nonrated film runs 90 minutes. This month’s series will conclude Nov. 24 with “The Wyeths: A Father and His Family” (1986, USA-TV. Screenings are free.

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

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