Harbor Theater

‘Songs of the Earth’ film and brunch

Wed, 07/03/2024 - 2:45pm

Story Location:
185 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
United States

Join us at Harbor Theater on Sunday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. for a lovely, meditative immersion into the sights, sounds, tastes, and people of Norway through Margreth Olin’s film “Songs of Earth,” accompanied by a brunch of traditional Norwegian cuisine.

“Songs of Earth” (2023, NR, 91 minutes; Norwegian with English subtitles) - “Songs of the Earth” is a majestic symphony for the big screen. The film is an audio-visual composition of the earth’s primordial forces with the camera taking you from inside nature’s smallest components to outside the wild panoramas. The filmmaker’s father (85) is our guide, bringing us through Norway’s most scenic valley where he grew up and where generations have been living alongside nature to survive. The sounds of the earth harmonize together to make music in this breathtaking journey. Executive Producers – Wim Wenders and Norway’s cinema treasure Liv UlImann. 

In Filmmaker, Olin explained, There are several films about climate change out there, many important works in which scientists, activists, journalists and politicians bring facts to the table. My take is different: Why should we care to preserve nature? Can I inspire people to spend more time outdoors and feel reconnected, reenergized, healthier in balance? To fall in love again? In nature, interacting with all other life forms, we are never alone. We feel the aliveness of it all. Nature truly is the ultimate wonder. In nature our busy minds become still, the body awakens, and we are allowed to transcend.”

“Songs of the Earth” will begin at 11 a.m.

Join us before the film at 10:30 a.m. for a delicious brunch of traditional Norwegian kos (foods) including waffles, fresh fruits and jams, brunost (sweet brown cheese), rokelaks (smoked salmon), sild (herring), flatbrod (crispbread), and apple or pear ciders. With its dramatically varied landscapes and one of the world’s longest coastlines, like Maine, Norway boasts an abundance of healthy, fresh ingredients. In fact, Norway is the most-awarded country in Bocuse d´Or, one of the world's most prestigious culinary competitions.

Tickets for the event are $15 (brunch & film) or $12 (film only) and may be purchased online through Simpletix or at the door after 10 a.m. on Sunday July 14.

Harbor Theater is located 185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor in the Mall.