(LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) -- Lighthouse International Film Society will present a virtual screening of The Pine Barrens, by filmmaker David Scott Kessler, from November 11-14. Kessler is a visual artist and filmmaker living in Philadelphia and Pew Center for Arts and Heritage Fellow. Kessler filmed The Pine Barrens over eight years, making this an experimental decade-long project that explores America's most densely populated state's surreal and often contradictory natural landscape.
The Pine Barrens is an award-winning, epic tone-poem documentary, telling the story of raging forest fires, crackling campfires that generate rebirth of the physical ecology and the identity of the land and its inhabitants.The film has live musical accompaniment from The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra.
Once deemed inhospitable, now the Pinelands are home to many. For those living there, folklore and myth inexorably link their sense of identity to this diminishing island of darkness; 1.1 million acres of forested national reserve within the most densely populated state in the nation -- New Jersey. The Pine Barrens is a celebration of nature!
Tickets are $10 and available for purchase online.
There will be a live Q&A with the film's director, David Scott Kessler and Lighthouse Film Society on November 13th at 7:00pm.
**A limited number of tix are available for educators. Email from school/college email name, level/class taught, school/college. You will be sent a link. For details email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films and fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The festival offers three days of films, panels, Q&A's, networking, parties and surfing, and draws some of the industry's top film critics, producers and distributors. The festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, engage and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film.