The public is invited to enjoy a couple of free movie screenings this month at Port Clyde Christian Church, 861 Port Clyde Road/Route 131 in the village. Refreshments — organic popcorn, cocoa and homemade candies — will be provided.

The first film offered is “Woodlawn” (2015, USA), shown Friday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. Licensed to the church from Provident Films, “Woodlawn” is a moving and inspirational film based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in early 1970s Birmingham, Ala.

In the PG-rated film, a gifted high school football player (Caleb Castille) must learn to boldly embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field. The Woodlawn Colonels football team is a microcosm of the problems at the school and in the city, which erupts in cross burnings and riots, and Coach Tandy Gerelds (Nic Bishop) is at a loss to solve these unprecedented challenges with his disciplinarian ways.

When Hank (Sean Astin), an outsider who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love, convinces Coach Gerelds to let him speak to the team, something truly remarkable begins to happen. The change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined.

On Friday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m., the church will show “Jungle Book” (2016, UK/USA), from Walt Disney Pictures and licensed to the church through CVLI. After a threat from the tiger Sher Khan forces him to flee the jungle, a man-cub named Mowgli (Neel Sethi) embarks on a journey of self discovery with the aid of a panther, Bagheera, and a free-spirited bear, Baloo. The live-action/CGI-animated film features many familiar actors in voice roles.

Both films are approved for audiences of all ages. For more information, visit and check out its Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or