Maryland Traditions @ UMBC Film Screening Series
This is the exclusive, first screening of Chesapeake Free, a documentary film about three young Maryland watermen and women, divided into three 20 minute character vignettes.March 21, 2012Arts Across Maryland
Friday, April 27, 12 p.m.
Room 306, Fine Arts Building, UMBC campus
Run time: 30 mins.
This is the exclusive, first screening of Chesapeake Free, a documentary film about three young Maryland watermen and women, divided into three 20 minute character vignettes. The film encompasses a full year in the life of each of the subjects, revealing the struggle and virtue behind one of Maryland’s oldest traditions.
Told through the perspective of a younger class of watermen and waterwomen, the film is at once a sobering account of a disappearing lifestyle as well as an uplifting testament to the rugged individualism that has helped shape the identity of our region.
Part I features Andy Mattes, a young waterman from Baltimore County, who is trying to reconcile his ability to make a living with his desire to live an independent life. After the screening, you will be treated to a Q & A with the film’s Producers and Directors, Will and Francis Hemsley, and original musical score composersMike Waskey and Jesse Allen Beck, as well as Andy Mattes!
About Maryland Traditions
For more than ten years, Maryland Traditions, a program of the MSAC, has collaborated with partners across the state to document, promote and celebrate Maryland’s unique traditional culture. The programs, events and grant opportunities supported by Maryland Traditions enrich communities across Maryland by sustaining and promoting the traditional arts.