2023 CIFF Summer Party presents a special pre-release screening of Joan Baez: I Am A Noise

June 21, 2023

On Thursday, June 29, the Points North Institute will host its annual CIFF Summer Party at the Strand Theatre in Rockland with a special pre-release screening of the acclaimed documentary, Joan Baez: I Am A Noise.

The CIFF Summer Party is Points North’s only annual fundraiser, and a special opportunity to help support your hometown festival, the Camden International Film Festival, as well as the organization’s year-round programs. In addition to the special screening, the evening will include a sneak peek of the Camden International Film Festival’s 19th edition, including a selection of trailers from the program and a performance by Robin the Cellist. Tickets are just $25 and include a drink ticket!

Fresh from the Berlin and SXSW Film Festivals, Joan Baez: I Am A Noise is an unusually intimate psychological portrait of legendary folk singer and activist Joan Baez. Neither a conventional biopic nor a traditional concert film, this immersive documentary is more of a visual memoir anchored by Joan’s extraordinary archive, including newly discovered home movies, diaries, artwork, and audio recordings. Baez is remarkably revealing about her life on and off stage – from lifelong emotional struggles to her civil rights work with MLK and a heartbreaking romance with a young Bob Dylan. A searingly honest look at a living legend, the film is a deeply personal exploration of an iconic artist who has never told the full truth of her life until now.

The CIFF Summer Party has become known for presenting new films well before their wider release, providing audiences in Midcoast with an unparalleled opportunity to get ahead of the buzz. In 2021 they presented Coda which went on to win an Academy Award and last year they screened the Oscar-nominated Fire of Love.

The 19th edition of the Camden International Film Festival will take place September 14-17, 2023. Over sixty films from across the world will be presented at a number of venues throughout Camden and Rockland, ME. Passes to CIFF are now on sale with early bird discount pricing through July 1st.

Donors contributing $500 or more receive tickets to the CIFF Summer Party, passes to CIFF and an invitation to a special reception prior to the event on July 29. For more information, visit https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/rsvp/


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