A limited screening of “Becoming Acadia,” the story of how George B. Dorr became known as the father of Acadia National Park, is planned for the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Nov. 19. PHOTO COURTESY OF DOBBS PRODUCTIONS

‘Becoming Acadia’ to be screened



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “Becoming Acadia” will be shown at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. Seating is limited, so reservations are required.

Ten years in the making, “Becoming Acadia,” a film by Dobbs Productions, tells the story of George Bucknam Dorr and the founding of Acadia National Park. The film brings George Dorr’s book, “The Story of Acadia National Park,” to life. Hundreds of archival photographs, paintings, maps and a well-researched script tell the story of how Dorr came to be known as the father of Acadia National Park. Before his death, writer Gunnar Hansen began work on the script. After his death, Catherine Russell graciously took over the research and writing. The voice of Jack Perkins and the music of John Cooper add to the drama of the story.

“The beauty and attraction of Acadia National Park is obvious to anyone who witnesses the sheer number of people who come every year to see this natural treasure on the coast of Maine,” said Jeff Dobbs. “To enjoy the here and now of Acadia is one thing, but to combine that with the how will truly complete the experience of Acadia National Park.”

The screening is free. Call the library at 244-7065.

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