CAMDEN – The Shotwell Drive-In summer series continues with “Sign O’The Times”, a film by and by Prince on Thursday, July 22, and “The Life Aquatic” by Wes Anderson on Saturday, July 24. Sign O’The Times is co-presented by Midcoast Music Academy. Both screenings will start at 8:30 p.m.
Prince’s 1987 concert film, “Sign O’The Times”, was intended to accompany the double album of the same name. Shot at Paisley Park Studios and on tour in Belgium and the Netherlands, the film has been out of print in the US since the early 90s. In 2016, Rolling Stone said: “But it’s ‘Sign O’ the Times ‘, a concert film now remarkably hard to find in the United States, which remains the star’s best cinematic moment, a svelte jerk of everything that captures Prince at his most dazzling: singing, dancing, multi-talented instrumental, the relationship with his group and these bolero-chic outfits.
In “The Life Aquatic” by Wes Anderson, famed oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) vowed revenge for the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned (Owen Wilson), a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane (Cate Blanchett), a reporter who is pregnant with a married man. They roam the sea, too often encountering pirates and, perhaps in a more traumatic way, various figures from Zissou’s past, including his ex-wife, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston).
The Shotwell Summer Series is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. Tickets cost $ 20 per vehicle and are available online at pointsnorthinstitute.org/shotwell/. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive before 8:15 p.m. Late entry may not be allowed. The Shotwell is conveniently located on Route 1 in Rockport. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Concessions – including Cold Toes Tacos and Maine Kebab – and restrooms are available on-site.
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