‘Dead River’ in CIFF series

Apr 04, 2014
The backwoods life of Bob Wagg and Walter Lane is explored in “Dead River Rough Cut.”

Rockland — The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., and Camden International Film Festival will screen the sixth selection in their monthly 10 For 10 series, “Dead River Rough Cut,” Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. Shown will be the director’s cut of this 1976 cult classic.

Bob Wagg and Walter Lane live in a tarpaper shack, hunting, fishing, trapping and logging with oxen. They prefer the sounds of the birds to the roar of highway traffic and scorn the money-chasing of city life. Covering a period of four seasons in the remote backwoods of Maine, “Dead River Rough Cut” presents a revealing look at an individual way of life. Wagg and Lane earn a living and accept their isolation for the independence it allows them. But not everyone would want to draw water from a hole in the ice. In the film, they share their reflections about women, politics, taxes, the lone life and death.

In anticipation of the film fest’s 10th edition in September, 10 For 10 offers a highly acclaimed documentary from a past festival, shares a new film fresh from the festival circuit or brings back a classic each month. The series, which began in November, will continue through August.

This film is not rated. Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for students and senior citizens. For more information about all upcoming films, live concerts, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com. For more information about CIFF, visit camdenfilmfest.org.

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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