Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Denmark Arts Center presents "We Were An Island" screening and Q&A with Director Peter Logue.
“We Were An Island” is an upcoming narrative short film directed by Peter Logue, written by Jahn Sood, and inspired by “We Were An Island: The Maine Life of Art and Nan Kellam” by Peter Blanchard III.
The film will bring life to the story of Art and Nan Kellam, a couple who moved to an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine in 1949. Whether in response to the horrors they witnessed in international news during World War II or from a desire to take on a unique life project, the couple built their own home and lived in near isolation four decades.
During their time on Placentia Island, the Kellams experienced both independence from society and a connection with nature that seems nearly impossible today. They lived a life of their own design, and yet not without challenges. Their story is an apt metaphor for what it means to enter a life partnership, what is gained and what we each give up. Ultimately it is a grand accomplishment just to remain on that “island” of our own design.
In a series of short imagistic scenes, the film tells the Kellam’s story from their arrival on Placentia in 1949, until just after Art’s death in 1985, when Nan made the choice to return to the island and live there alone.
This special event is part of the new Authors Series – A Denmark Historical Society, Denmark Library, and Denmark Arts Center collaboration.
A $10 donation is suggested. To find more information, visit www.DenmarkArts.org/events or call the Denmark Arts Center box office at (207) 452-2412.