Cabin Fever Film Festival set to begin

The Chesapeake Film Festival and the Talbot County Free Library are cosponsoring the Cabin Fever Film Festival starting in December 2020. When you’re stuck at home due to the pandemic and you have the winter blahs, take a break and enjoy a rare cinematic gem and Zoom discussion afterward.

All films are free and can be found on YouTube. You can watch the film whenever is convenient and then join us in a Zoom discussion about the movie.

·      Zoom discussion on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7 pm: The Magic of Belle Isle

Rob Reiner’s The Magic of Belle Isle is a warmly funny drama that the whole family can enjoy. Morgan Freeman plays an author whose drinking has sapped his will to write. Beaten down, he moves to a remote village in an effort to regain his strength and rediscover his passion for words. There, he meets a single mother with three children who becomes his muse, inspiring him to rejuvenate his life and his work.

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·      Zoom discussion on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7 pm: This Beautiful Fantastic

Set against the backdrop of a beautiful London garden, this contemporary fairy tale centers on the unlikely friendship between a reclusive young woman who dreams of writing children’s books and a cranky widower. Facing eviction over her neglected garden, Bella (Jessica Brown Findlay) meets her grumpy, loveless, next-door neighbor (Tom Wilkinson), who happens to be an amazing horticulturalist.

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·      NOTE: The Zoom discussion in March 2021 of Mr. Church has been canceled due to technical difficulties.

The Zoom discussions will be led by the Chesapeake Film Festival’s Festival Director, Cid Collins Walker and Executive Director, Nancy Tabor. Come prepared to have a fun and insightful time!

The Chesapeake Film Festival is generously supported by the Shared Earth Foundation, Maryland Film Office, Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, Talbot County Department of Tourism, Artistic Insights Fund, Richard and Beverly Tilghman, Karen and Langley Shook, U.S. Small Business Administration, Talbot CARES Small Business Grant and The Ravenal Foundation. Funding has also been provided to the Chesapeake Film Festival from Maryland Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.