"An Island Out of Time" Airs at Environmental Film Festival
"An Island Out of Time" is a half-hour documentary about a remarkable couple, Mary Ada and Dwight Marshall, of Smith Island, MD whose lives personify Chesapeake Bay’s seafood harvesting culture and history. It's also about their four children who chose to break with that tradition and why. The film, like Tom Horton's 1996 book of the same name, is both celebration and elegy for a place beset with rising sea levels, and erosion of both land and economic opportunities.
"An Island Out of Time" is the third collaboration between writer Horton, photographer/cinematographer Dave Harp and filmmaker Sandy Cannon-Brown, whose company VideoTakes had its offices in the Henninger Media Services complex for almost 30 years.
"I was amazed with the beauty of the visuals and sound that I had not appreciated before we came to Henninger for finishing. Thank you Eric Stenmark Dave Markun and David Kowalski for the attention you gave our film as if it were your own," Cannon-Brown said. The film will air on Maryland Public Television on April 23 at 8pm during Chesapeake Bay week and will have its festival premiere at the Environmental Film Festival (EFF) in the Nation's Capital at the Carnegie Institution for Science on March 23 at 2pm. Tickets for the March 23rd screening are available on the EFF website.