Film Series

Film series

All films will be shown at the Schoolhouse

Sunday, July 15, 8:00PM  James Fitzgerald: A Painter’s Journey. A documentary by Frederick Lewis. Introduction by Robert L. Stahl.

Narrated by acclaimed storyteller Jay O’Callahan, the program traces Fitzgerald’s early days in Boston, and his years in Monterey, where he fell in with John Steinbeck, Doc Ricketts and the Cannery Row group. We follow Fitzgerald to Mt. Katahdin in central Maine, and to the windswept Aran Islands off the Irish coast. James Fitzgerald lived and worked on Monhegan Island.



Sunday, July 22, 8:00, continued on Monday, July 23, 8:00PM 

Rockwell Kent: A Documentary by Frederick Lewis

The Washington Post called this two-part 170 minute labor of love, “a sweeping, detailed, visually rich portrait of a man who emerges as a complex, compelling and finally contradictory force of nature, a charismatic reflection of the eras in which he lived, from the radical political culture of the 1930s to the movement toward abstraction and expressionism that left his representational paintings behind



Image result for women artists of monhegan island filmSunday, August 12, 8:00PM 

The Women Artists of Monhegan  Island, and Lynne Drexler: A Life in Color Introduction by Kate Cheney Chappell

The Women Artists of Monhegan  Island– Intimate profiles and conversations with some of Monhegan Island’s most influential woman artists.



Lynne Drexler: A Life in Color– A Roger Amory film, produced by the Monhegan Museum in association with the Pound of Tea Productions (c) 2008





Sunday, August 19, 8:00PM 

The Hermit of Manana: The True Story of a Man Who Left Everything Behind, a film by Elisabeth Harris. With introduction by Elisabeth Harris.

“The Hermit Of Manana” is the true story of Ray Phillips, a New York City dropout who lived alone on a tiny isolated island for fifty years. The film traces his journey, pieces together the stories of those who knew him, and sifts through the myths which engulf his legacy. While the hermit lifestyle seems outlandish to most, this film shows the values and struggles in a life of simplicity and survival.