CAMDEN — The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House continue the 2019 CIFF Selects series, with director Barak Goodman’s Woodstock: Three days that defined a generation, Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m., at the Camden Opera House.
The film is co-presented by the Midcoast Music Academy, and will be preceded by a free public reception at the COH, starting at 5:30 p.m., hosted by Bangor Savings Bank, the official sponsor of the CIFF Selects series.
Fresh from its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, Woodstock takes the macro approach to this legendary concert and turns its lens to the turbulent decade that birthed this once-in-a-lifetime event, according to CIFF, in a news release. From the Vietnam War to the racial, generational, and sexual politics at play and how they begat a countercultural revolution.
“This summer marks the 50th anniversary of this pivotal festival, and this entertaining film is an archive of just how important and influential this gathering was in shaping a generation,” said Ben Fowlie, executive and artistic director of the Points North Institute, in the release.
"Woodstock is a film that speaks volumes about the power of music to help a disaffected group of young people come together and express the power of their common convictions, said Jen Feldman, president of the Board of Midcoast Music Academy, in the release. “At MCMA we see the power of music in creating community in our studios every day, and look forward to sharing this film with our community.”
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.
Upcoming CIFF Selects screening dates include July 24, 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 earliest bird discount pricing available through July 6 only on their website.