CAMDEN — For the April screening at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, Camden will join 70 cities around the world screening Planetary on Earth Day. Camden International Film Festival brings this title, released by long-time CIFF supporter Vimeo, straight to Camden from its World Premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival last month.
Planetary a cross-continental cinematic journey that explores the cosmic origins and the future as a species. The film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan.
It includes intimate interviews with experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsay, and the 17th Karmapa, head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school.
This screening is a part of Camden International Film Festival and the Camden Opera House, and SundanceNow Doc Club’s CIFF Selects documentaries brought to Camden one Wednesday each month through August.
The monthly CIFF Selects series will include titles from the SundanceNow Doc Club, an online platform for documentarians, including many CIFF alumni — giving CIFF's audience the chance to watch films year-round.
SundanceNow Doc Club is the only member-based, advertising-free streaming video service dedicated solely to documentaries. Overseen by resident curator Thom Powers (DOC NYC, Toronto International Film Festival), the Doc Club catalog features hand-picked favorites from festival programmers (Sundance, True/False, etc) as well as guest curators like Ira Glass.
Subscribers also receive exclusive member benefits, including free tickets to local screenings and festival premieres.
Additional CIFF Selects titles will be announced soon. The screenings are held one Wednesday each month. Upcoming screenings will be held April 22, May 20, June 17, July 15 and August 19. Q and As with filmmakers, either in person or via skype, will follow select screenings.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the day of show at the Camden Opera House box office.
More information: www.camdenoperahouse.com.