Turning the next tide in CIFF Selects

Apr 06, 2018
Artist Andy Goldsworthy becomes part of his environmental art in “Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy.”

Camden — The Points North Institute and Camden Opera House continue their popular CIFF Selects series Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. with the feature documentary “Leaning into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy” (2018, UK/Germany) at the opera house, 29 Elm St./Route 1.

The film is the follow-up to the now legendary “Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time” (2001, Germany/Finland/UK/Canada) by award-winning director Thomas Riedelsheimer and is co-presented by the Camden Conservation Commission. CIFF Selects is a program of the Points North Institute and is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking “Rivers and Tides,” director Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist. “Leaning into the Wind” follows artist Goldsworthy on his exploration of the world and himself through ephemeral and permanent workings on the landscape, cities … and with his own body.

“This film strikingly shows our relationship to nature, and how the creative process is inspired by the natural world. It seems like a wonderful piece of art to share as we celebrate Earth Day with our community,” said Ben Fowlie, executive and artistic director of the Points North Institute.

Thanks to the generous support from Bangor Savings Bank, which recently joined as the official sponsor of the CIFF Selects program, all CIFF Selects screenings are free for students younger than 18 or who present a valid college ID.

“Bangor Savings Bank’s sponsorship of the Camden International Film Festival's CIFF Selects program signifies our commitment to making our community more prosperous, livable, and vibrant,” said Brynne Whitney, Camden assistant branch manager at Bangor Savings Bank. “Bangor Savings Bank is proud to be a sponsor of this program.”

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition and support from Bangor Savings Bank, and are excited to have an opportunity to further develop our commitment to year-round community programming,” said Fowlie.

CIFF Selects screenings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except for April and October. Upcoming dates are May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 28. Q&As with filmmakers, either in person or via Skype, follow select screenings.

Tickets are $10 for adults, free for students younger than 18 and college students with a valid college ID, and can be purchased the day of show at the Camden Opera House box office. For more information, visit camdenoperahouse.com.

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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