Another great film festival hits New England this weekend when the 2011 Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) comes to Maine from Thursday, September 29 to Sunday, October 2. This gives you about one week to peruse the Festival website, pick your films, and snag your passes! We hope to see at least a couple of days worth of screenings, though the robust film line-up and choice of 9 venues makes it delightfully challenging to pick our favorites. If you’re looking to be a part of the action, volunteer opportunities may still be available — click here for complete details on volunteering at the CIFF as well as some of the great incentives.
We’re shining a spotlight on three of the films that have piqued our curiosity: Convento, At Night They Dance (La Nuit, Elles Dansent), and To Be Heard. The latter title is especially poignant to us as we are huge supporters of the spirited and passionate young people of FreeVerse!, Lowell’s own Youth Poetry Slam Team. We know they’d be incredibly inspired by this film so we’ll be looking into its availability for a Lowell screening.
One other film that deserves an asterisk is Paul Goodman Changed My Life, which we saw this past July at the Maine International Film Festival. The film is a remarkable look at a brilliant, complex, literary man who inspired a generation; we were very fortunate to have director Jonathan Lee present at the screening as well as Goodman’s daughter. If you’re able to hit the CIFF, we highly recommend checking on which filmmakers are in attendance.
Enjoy the sneak previews below and be sure to visit CamdenFilmFest.org for complete Festival information!
Get more information on Convento
Get more information on At Night They Dance
At Night, They Dance from Les films du tricycle on Vimeo.
Get more information on To Be Heard
To Be Heard: Trailer from Edwin Martinez on Vimeo.