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Folk music, art to highlight Claremont Film Festival

The Claremont Film Festival will screen three short documentaries highlighting local artists at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at the Benson Auditorium. The films are part of the Artists on Film Project and explore the work of sculptor Mike Hill, musician and Folk Music Center owner Ellen Harper, and music producer and sound engineer James Linahon.

The film Space Sunset follows the work of Mike Hill focusing on his 26’ by 13’ stained glass installation at the Ontario Airport. Mike’s sculptures are numerous throughout the Claremont Village. He reflects on his life as an artist and the importance of following one’s calling.

In Always A Song Ellen Harper highlights her memories of the folk music world and her life in Claremont. Ellen recounts episodes from her book of the same name involving luminaries from the music world interlaced with experiences from a socially changing world.

James Linahon is an award-winning music producer, composer and sound engineer with more than 400 recording projects for film, television, radio, musical theater and video games. In Music is the Language of the Soul, James speaks about his role to assist musicians to excel and his work with iconic stars including Frank Sinatra.

The Benson Auditorium is located at 1050 N. Mills Ave., Claremont, on the Pitzer College campus. Admission to the event is free.

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