CIFF Selects screens Sundance hit on Mike Wallace

Aug 05, 2019
A still from "Mike Wallace Is Here" (2019, USA).

CAMDEN — The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House have added an additional film to the 2019 CIFF Selects series on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. with a special screening of the Sundance hit "Mike Wallace Is Here" (2019, USA) by award-winning filmmaker Avi Belkin. The film is being co-presented by Camden Conference.

"Mike Wallace Is Here" offers an unflinching look at the legendary reporter, who interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures in his more than 50 years on air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship that redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the "60 Minutes" vault, the film explores what drove and plagued Wallace, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself.

“Few films this year are as important and as engaging as 'Mike Wallace Is Here,'" said Ben Fowlie, executive and artistic director of the Points North Institute. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share one of the most buzzed documentaries of the year as we count down to the 15th Camden International Film Festival.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and can be purchased on the day of show at the Camden Opera House box office, 29 Elm St., or in advance at pointsnorthinstitute.org. All screenings are free for students younger than 18, or who present a valid college ID. The CIFF Selects program is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

Upcoming CIFF Selects screening dates include Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23. Q&As with filmmakers, either in person or via Skype, will follow select screenings. The Camden International Film Festival will celebrate its 15th edition September 12 through 15. Passes are now on sale with early bird discount pricing available through Aug. 9 only on their website.

 

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