‘YOU ARE LOVED’ SCREENING
MIFF By-the-Sea, Bar Harbor, Maine
Sunday, September 20 | 1:00 PM
If you haven’t seen the video Ernest directed for his new song “You Are Loved,” written with and performed by Maine’s own Justin Jaymes, you’ll have another chance on Sunday, September 20 at 1:00 pm. The screening will be followed by a 60-minute discussion with Ernest on “Putting Your Story to Music.”
Working with collaborators from Carly Simon to Natalie MacMaster, Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson has written most of the songs for his recent theatre productions and two newest movies, Time and Charges and Heavenly Angle, which played at MIFF By-the-Sea in 2013 and 2014 respectively. At this free screening and the free discussion following, Ernest explores how to use music to enhance the emotion in a film, whether it’s 100 minutes long or, in the case of this video, three.
“You Are Loved” takes a simple love song Ernest wrote for his wife and turns it into a cause. “Anyone can say, ‘I love you,’ unless you grew up in my family, but saying ‘you are loved’ means that no matter what, through success and joy and their opposites, ‘I’ve got your back’.” It’s an upbeat, feel-good song that’ll get your feet moving the second you hear the clarion call of Justin’s unforgettable harmonica.
Shooting (on his iPhone) in Bar Harbor during last year’s MIFF By-the-Sea, Ernest, in his community approach to filmmaking, invited the whole town to come out and make air hearts, the sudden, international symbol for “You Are Loved.” Capturing additional footage in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and LA, Ernest lets the irrepressible spirit of the song set the tone.
If you’re a filmmaker working on finding that perfect soundtrack or an audience member in love with both the movies and music, come sing along. Maybe you’ll even see yourself on the big screen or people you know.
Reel Pizza Cinerama
33 Kennebec Place
Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
This event is FREE and open to the public. To reserve seats, stop by or call Reel Pizza Cinerama at (207) 288-3811. For more information about MIFF By-the-Sea, click here.