We Were an Island

Directed By: Peter Logue | Runtime: 21 min | Plays In Short Block: None

Inspired by the book “We Were An Island: The Maine Life of Art and Nan Kellam,” the film imagines the Kellams’ life on Placentia, an uninhabited island off the coast of Maine beginning with their arrival 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 life project that was utterly unique, the couple built their own home and lived in near isolation for the ensuing four decades. The Kellams experienced both independence from society and a connection with nature that seem nearly impossible today. Their story is a metaphor for what it means to enter a life partnership, what is gained and what is sacrificed. Ultimately, it is a grand accomplishment just to remain on that ‘island’ of our own design. “We Were an Island” is a 2019 Festival Award Winner for “Best Score” and “Best Cinematography.”

Showtimes:

October 18, 201911:30 amTheater 8
October 21, 20197:30 pmTheater 10

* If filmmakers are present, there will be a 15 minute Q&A after the end credit sequence.

FILM DETAILS

Film Type: Short
Main Genre: Drama
Sub Genre: Romance
Country of Origin: USA
Language: English
Subtitles: None
Premiere Status: Florida