CAMDEN — The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House have added an additional film to its 2019 CIFF Selects series for Wednesday, August 14, at 7 p.m., with a screening of Mike Wallace is Here, by filmmaker Avi Belkin. The film is being co-presented by Camden Conference.
Mike Wallace is Here offers an unflinching look at the legendary reporter, who interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures in his over fifty years on air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship that redefined what America came to expect from broadcasters. Unearthing decades of never-before-seen footage from the 60 Minutes vault, the film explores what drove and plagued Wallace, whose storied career was entwined with the evolution of journalism itself.
“Few films this year are as important and as engaging as Mike Wallace is Here” said Ben Fowlie, executive and artistic director of the Points North Institute, in a news release. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share one of the most buzzed documentaries of the year as we count down to the 15th Camden International Film Festival.”
Tickets are $10 for adults and can be purchased on the day of show at the Camden Opera House box office, or in advance online at www.pointsnorthinstitute.org. All screenings are free for students under the age of 18, or who present a valid college ID. The CIFF Selects program is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.
Upcoming CIFF Selects screening dates include August 28, September 25, and October 23. Q&As with filmmakers, either in person or via Skype, will follow select screenings. The Camden International Film Festival will celebrate its 15th edition September 12-15. Passes are now on sale with early bird discount pricing available through August 9 only on their website.
About the Points North Institute:
Established in 2016, the Points North Institute is a launching pad for the next generation of nonfiction storytellers. Building on the success of the Camden International Film Festival, which is now entering its 15th season, the Points North Institute’s mission is to bring together a unique, interdisciplinary community of filmmakers, artists, journalists, industry leaders and local audiences, forming a creative hub on the coast of Maine where new stories and talent are discovered, collaborations are born, and the future of nonfiction media is shaped.
Programs include the annual Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum, as well as a year-round calendar of artist development initiatives that nurture the careers of diverse nonfiction storytellers and help them develop a stronger artistic voice.
Founded in 2005 and recognized as one of the top documentary film festivals in the world, according to a CIFF, in a news release, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) brings the non-fiction cinema to the coast of Maine, showcasing nearly 80 documentary films from around the globe each fall.
Running concurrently with CIFF, the Points North Forum provides filmmakers and media artists with opportunities for professional development and creative inspiration. Past industry participants include representatives from HBO, A&E, BBC,CNN, Discovery, PBS, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute, Vimeo, and Kickstarter.
The 2019 Camden International Film Festival and Points North Forum will take place September 12 - 15 in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. For more information,visit the website www.pointsnorthinstitute.org.