Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre announce Rockland Shorts 2013

On Friday, February 1, the Farnsworth Art Museum and The Strand Theatre will kick-off the second year of their very successful International short film series: Rockland Shorts. The February 2013 screening, entitled Trials and Tribulations, will take place at The Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street in Rockland, at 8 p.m.

Begun in 2012, Rockland Shorts is an ongoing series of short creative films that strive to show contemporary, questing, independent film production from around the world. These films help to define the digital generation without restriction to culture, format, formula or genre. The evening will include an hour of short art films, followed by interviews with directors present in The Strand and those who appear on screen via Skype.

The lineup for Trials and Tribulations will be:
Opening work by Siebren Versteeg
Trotteur – Canada
The Pirate of Love – Iceland
Oh Willy… – Belgium, France, and The Netherlands
Until the Quiet Comes – USA
Triumph of the Wild – The Netherlands
Unwinding – Local work by Annie Bailey
Next floor – Canada
Life in a Minute – Norway

The Program Manager for Rockland Shorts is Sally Levi. The films in the series are not rated. Please be advised that some of the films contain adult language and sexual content, and they are not suitable for young audiences. Learn more at http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org/rocklandshorts.

The doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for music and the theatre’s balcony bar will be open. After the program, audience members are encouraged to go across Main Street to Fog Bar to continue the discussion about Rockland Shorts and the world of films. Films tickets will be sold at the door prior to the screening. Farnsworth members: $8.50; nonmembers: $7.50.

The Farnsworth Art Museum celebrates Maine’s ongoing role in American art. It offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, with 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 13,000 works in the collection. The Farnsworth has one of the largest public collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson, while its Wyeth Center features works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The National Register listed Farnsworth Homestead, the Olson House, a National landmark, and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex. Please visit http://www.farnsworthmuseum.org for more information on current exhibitions, programs and events.

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