The Farnsworth + The Strand present “Rockland Shorts”

Shorts“It Melts”, UK, 5m, live action, directed by G. Lopez

On Friday, May 6, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre will present the first 2016 showing of the international short film series, “Rockland Shorts: Entitled All’s Fair in Love and Politics,” the screening will take place at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street in Rockland, at 5:30 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.

This series is organized by the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Education Department, and film selections are being made by visiting program director, Sally Levi; the Farnsworth’s Director of Education, Roger Dell; the Executive Director of the Strand Theatre, Jessie Davis; broadcast journalist and Maine Media Workshops film faculty, Mimi Edmunds; and the director, cinematographer, editor and educator, Daniel Quintanilla.

For a complete listing of this month’s movies, please visit http://www.rocklandstrand.com/ 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.