Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7–8:30pm
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Natasha Mayers: an Un-Still Life is a new documentary film that follows Maine’s “most committed activist artist” in her quest to engage with the questions that face people-of-conscience today.
Join the Maine Film Association and filmmakers Anita Clearfield and Geoffrey Leighton for the March 2021 edition of the Maine Filmmaker Showcase, featuring a Maine-made film screening followed by a talkback with the filmmakers.
About the Film
Presenting an artist who has remained true to her passion for over 50 years, Natasha Mayers: an Un-Still Life follows Natasha as she takes on social, economic, and environmental justice issues with humor, irreverence, and a keen aesthetic that enlightens while it entertains.
Using a non-traditional approach, the film’s animation and special effects reflect Mayers’ own art-style. From her arrest at a demonstration to featured conversations with artists Kathy Bradford and Robert Shetterly and art critic Lucy Lippard, the film follows her quest to engage with the questions that face people-of-conscience today.
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About the Filmmakers
ANITA CLEARFIELD, Producer/Director, Animator, Editor, has created many award-winning independent films, documentaries and educational programs, including “Olivia Records: More Than Music,” “Vacation Nicaragua,” and “There Ought to Be a Law”. She was a staff producer/director for Maine Public Broadcasting, creating a variety of documentaries and science series. She has worked with Natasha Mayers on the Artists’ Rapid Response Team (ARRT!) and is a founder of LumenARRT!, video projections for social change. She holds an M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is a practicing painter and video installation artist.
GEOFFREY LEIGHTON, Producer/Director, Director of Photography, Animator, Editor, has over 35 year’s experience in video and multi-media production. In addition to his award-winning documentaries, commercials, and long form programming, Leighton has produced a variety of large-scale multimedia educational projects. He has also worked to develop teacher development material with Apple, the Lucas Foundation, Center for Collaborative Education, Classroom Connections, the City of Boston, Bates College, and the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, as well as the Tech Goes Home Project in Boston and the Diploma Plus Network of schools. Leighton is an adjunct professor at the University of Southern Maine, teaching Special Effects and Animation.