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Inaugural Cabin Fever Film Fest announced

Feb 11, 2019
When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny L.A. apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of California’s Ventura County.

Camden — The Points North Institute has announced the slate for its inaugural Cabin Fever Film Festival, set for Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St./Route 1. Tickets are on sale now at pointsnorthinstitute.org.

Cabin Fever highlights include a new film from legendary director Werner Herzog; and award-winning films from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival and this year's Slamdance Film Festival, as well as a special collection of CIFF’s Dirigo Docs shorts program.

In partnership with the opera house, the Cabin Fever Film Festival is an extension of the successful CIFF Selects monthly screening series and will bring a bit of the CIFF experience to Midcoast Maine six months before the Camden International Film Festival celebrates its 15th edition Sept. 12-15.

“Cabin Fever has been a dream for a few years now, so we’re thrilled to finally have the opportunity to bring this new micro festival to our audiences,” said Ben Fowlie, executive and artistic director of the Points North Institute and founder of the Camden International Film Festival. “Building a loyal, engaged, and captivated local audience interested in nonfiction storytelling is one of our biggest priorities, and we see the Cabin Fever Film Festival as the next step in this commitment.”

Films scheduled to screen include: “The Biggest Little Farm” (2018, USA), which follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land; “Dirigo Docs: A Collection of Short Films From Maine (2013-2018),” 12 short films spanning the past six years of CIFF's acclaimed shorts program, documenting the people and places that give Maine its distinct spirit; “Meeting Gorbachev” (2018, UK/USA/Germany), a new feature length documentary by the legendary Herzog and Emmy-winning Director André Singer; “The Raft” (2018, Sweden/Denmark/USA/Germany), revisiting one of the 1970s’ strangest group experiments; and “Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story” (2019, USA), exploring the personal and professional life and times of the late ski adventure filmmaker.

Tickets to individual screenings are $10 and can be purchased online in advance; or day of show at the Camden Opera House box office. Cabin Fever Passes are $30 and admit one to all screenings and special events. For more information on the films, tickets and the schedule, visit pointsnorthinstitute.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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