SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “The Crooked Road Shakespeare Kids,” a film by Peter Logue of Quietside Productions, will be shown at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, April 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Directed by Logue and produced by Kristin Leffler, the film follows nine young homeschoolers on Mount Desert Island as they prepare for their debut performance of “King Henry IV, Part 1.” The film has been accepted to multiple film festivals and received a Gold Award at the Oregon Film Awards. It also was just accepted to the Independent Film Festival Boston and will be shown there on April 28 and 29.
A native of Southwest Harbor, Logue has directed, filmed and edited a series of short films. “The Search for the White Rose,” a documentary about German university students who led a massive resistance against the Nazis, has screened at more than 50 venues, including Harvard University, the USC Shoah Foundation and The Anne Frank Center, and has been distributed to 5,200 high schools nationwide. Logue has produced and directed commissioned films for Friends of Acadia, College of the Atlantic, Unity College, the MDI Biological Laboratory, MDI Hospital, Camp Beech Cliff, The Criterion Theatre, the MDI Historical Society, the Bar Harbor Historical Society and the New England Parkinson’s Ride. He received the 2016 Maine Arts Commission Artist Fellowship for Multimedia/Film and currently is preparing to direct a narrative film adaptation of Peter Blanchard’s “We Were an Island.” Visit peterloguefilms.com.
A 2014 graduate of Ithaca College’s Park School of Communication, Leffler directed and produced “Following Flame,” a short documentary about a band in upstate New York comprised of people with disabilities. The film went on to win a College Television Emmy and recognition from the Loreen Arbus Foundation for its success in shining light on the shortcomings of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Immediately after graduating, Leffler moved to Nome, Alaska, for one year to produce her own monthly audio documentary series called “Story49” for KNOM Radio. Since returning, she has interned with the documentary company Kartemquin Films in Chicago and taught media literacy to middle schoolers in New York City. She now works as the media manager at The Criterion Theatre.
Call the library at 244-7065.