CAMDEN — The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House will continue its 2019 CIFF Selects series on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m., with a special screening of National Geographic Documentary Film’s Sundance award-winner, Sea of Shadows.
“Executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, Sea of Shadows is a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller,” said CIFF, in a news release.
When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise.
Sea of Shadows follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists, and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice.
“Few films this year are as dramatic and timely as Sea of Shadows” 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 awarded films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival as our final CIFF Selects before we celebrate the 15th edition of the 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 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 at www.camdenfilmfest.org.
For more information on Points North Institute: www.pointsnorthinstitute.org.