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Film Screening: Becoming Acadia

Date: Saturday Dec 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. -


Jeff Dobbs will be at the Jesup Memorial Library for a screening of his film Becoming Acadia.

“Becoming Acadia” tells the story of how George Bucknam Dorr became known as the “Father of Acadia National Park.” The film brings to life Dorr’s book The Story of Acadia National Park using archival photographs, paintings, and maps. Jack Perkins narrates the story, which is set to the music of the College of the Atlantic’s John Cooper.

Dobbs and his partner, Bing Miller, began working on the film four years ago. Dobbs said that while they have done several documentaries about Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park in the past all mentioning Dorr and his associations with John D. Rockefeller Jr. and Charles Eliot Sr., they had never told the complete story of how Acadia came to be. He adds, “the idea of doing something specifically about Dorr had been in the back of our minds for well over ten years or more, so whenever during the course of other research we came across anything to do remotely with him we tucked it away in our archives for future use.” They began working on the project with script writer Gunnar Hansen, and after his death last year, continued the film with Catherine Russell.

Location: Jesup Memorial Library
43 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor, Maine
Contact Name: Kayla Chagnon
Contact Phone #: 207-288-4245
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Event Sponsor(s): Jesup Memorial Library Dobbs Productions 

This is a free event.

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