On Friday, September 4, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre will present the final 2015 showing of the international short film series, Rockland Shorts. Entitled Poetic Acceleration, the screening will take place at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street in Rockland, at 8 p.m. After the showing, the audience is invited to continue discussing the films at Fog Bar, across the street from The Strand.
This ongoing series of short creative films entitled Rockland Shorts: An International Short Film Series is shown in the Strand and includes an hour of short films. As part of the screenings, several filmmakers join in a discussion at the Strand in person or via Skype for a conversation with the audience. Rockland Shorts strives to show contemporary, questing, independent films that help define the digital generation without restriction of culture, format, formula or genre.
The lineup for Poetic Acceleration will include: Cymatics: Science Vs. Music, directed by Nigel Stanford New Zealand, 6 minutes, experimental. Fallt, directed by Chadwick Whitehead USA, 2 minutes, animation. David Hockney in the Now, directed by Lucy walker, UK, 6 minutes, documentary. Anxious Oswald Greene, directed by Marshall Axani USA, 15 minutes, live action. Grow Some Gills, directed by Krisanne Baker Local, 2 minutes, experimental. Rhino Full Throttle, directed by Erik Schmitt Germany, 15 minutes, experimental. Party Line, directed by Alan Magee Local, 3 minutes, animation Russian Roulette, directed by Ben Aston UK, 5 minutes, and Live Action Me + Her, directed by Joseph Oxford UK, 10 minutes, Animation
Tickets will be for sale at The Strand Theatre’s box office directly prior to the screening. The fee for this series is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for nonmembers.