Strand Theatre – Visionary Award Honoree Cig Harvey in Conversation with Donna McNeil – A screening of EAT FLOWERS, presented by Maine Media – September 28 at 6:15

by | Sep 21, 2023

A screening of EAT FLOWERS, presented by Maine Media

Join Cig Harvey and Maine Media for a screening of her film Eat Flowers by River Finlay, featuring words and images by Cig. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Donna McNeil and a Q&A with the audience. Watch Trailer

Donna McNeil is an American arts advocate, author, and curator. She is the founding Executive Director of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation and the former director of the Maine Arts Commission.

This screening is FREE and open to the public. This event is part of an evening of celebration of Cig Harvey as Maine Media’s 2023 Visionary Award Honoree.

Reserve tickets and find more information on Maine Media’s website.  


About the Film: When photographer and writer Cig Harvey found out her best friend Mary was diagnosed with terminal leukemia, she did what she knew best: made photographs. As Mary faced isolation and debilitating treatment, Cig set out to bring the world to Mary. Over the coming years, Cig captured and sent Mary images of beauty, life and color. Images that evoked the sensual, the sacred, the delicate and the brave. Images exploding with color, piercing with light, evoking the pain and beauty of life, even as we face death.

As we reckon with mass trauma and loss across our country and the world, and continue to face so many – at times terrifying – unknowns, Eat Flowers shows us the way. Through images of beauty, and love letters to the world and the ones we love, Cig and Mary find a way through an unspeakable tragedy and loss. One image and message at a time.

Eat Flowers is a call to LIVE.

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This event is generously supported by Marilyn Moss Rockefeller, B&H Photo Video and Audio, and Dowling Walsh Gallery