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Documentary films get some love at a great Maine festival
We've all had that irritating waitress who, asked what she'd suggest on the menu, answers cheerily, "Everything is great!" Thanks for the help — and what credibility!
| October 07, 2011
The Camden International Film Festival
There are more than leaves to peep at if you're in Maine this weekend. The Camden International Film Festival, now in its seventh year, might...
| October 01, 2011
A good festival becomes a great one in the Midcoast this weekend
Last year, the big stories out of the Camden International Film Festival were its newfound industry cachet and a very noticeable uptick in Portlanders making the trip up to Midcoast Maine's annual documentary showcase.
| September 30, 2011
Intimations of life: Camden International Film Festival 2010
Just six years into its life, the Camden International Film Festival — a four-day documentary showcase running from September 30-October 3 at venues in Camden, Rockport, and Rockland — has achieved breakout status on the crowded festival circuit.
CIFF's sixth program is its best and most diverse yet
| October 01, 2010
Fall Film Preview: Underground big-screen shows
One of the happiest and most unexpected developments in local arts culture over the past year has been the subtle yet persistent proliferation of DIY and/or locally-oriented movie nights in the area.
The local film scene revs up for fall
| September 17, 2010
Reality bites again
At the tail end of February, for the second consecutive year, I (barely) escaped a late-winter hurricane to enter a Midwestern oasis of grass-fed beef, cheap cigarettes, Johnny Depp impersonators, and some of the finest documentaries you might just see t
Getting a jump on the year in documentaries at True/False
| April 02, 2010
Politics on the ground
Convention , the opening-night feature at the fifth annual Camden International Film Festival, is a logistical triumph that chronicles a logistical triumph. AJ Schnack, the director of the Kurt Cobain documentary About a Son, organized a group of nine
AJ Schnack opens the Camden International Film Festival with Convention
| September 25, 2009
Take the fifth
Among the issues you'll see tackled at the Camden International Film Festival this year are poverty, overfishing, peak oil, and the plight (and/or) ambition of children who grow up too quickly.
The Camden International Film Festival hits a half-decade, with momentum building
| September 25, 2009
Greater than fiction
The True/False Film Festival, which just wrapped up its sixth year in Columbia, Missouri, presents an encouraging object lesson in how to establish a destination film festival in an unlikely location.
Mainers find ideas and connections at a Missouri film festival
| March 04, 2009
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