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  • Published
    May 24, 2017

    ‘Levitated Mass’ for First Friday Film

    The seasonal First Friday Films collaboration between the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Strand Theatre continues June 2 with an 8 p.m. screening of “Levitated Mass” (2013, USA) at the Strand, 345 Main St. "Levitated Mass" is the story behind Michael Heizer’s monumental artwork of the same name, now installed at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. First conceived in 1968 but not technologically possible until ...

  • Published
    May 20, 2017

    Classic ‘Candidate’ wraps May movies

    The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series screens free movies Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicapped accessibility is in the rear of the building. The theme for May’s Friday Night Films has been Political Machinations, concluding May 26 with “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962, USA). Shocking and mesmerizing, the ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Library screens ‘The Red Turtle’

    Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will screen the Oscar-nominated animated film “The Red Turtle” (2016, France/Belgium/Japan) Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. The wordless film, directed by Michael Dudok de Wit, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year; it is rated PG and runs an hour and 20 minutes. “The Red Turtle” recounts the milestones in the life of a human being ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Multimedia examination of the White Album

    “Deconstructing the Beatles’ White Album,” a filmed multi-media presentation about the creation of The Beatles’ best-selling album “The Beatles” (commonly referred to as the White Album), will be screened Sunday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Released in 1968, the White Album’s 30 songs span almost every style of music — from hard rock to country to ...

  • Published
    May 14, 2017

    Points North calls for Fellowship, Residency

    The Points North Institute has opened its call for submissions for the Points North Fellowship and Shortform Editing Residency, two programs for documentaries in development that take place before and during the Institute’s Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) in September. The Points North Fellowship has become a widely recognized platform for six teams of filmmakers to accelerate the development of their ...

  • Published
    May 13, 2017

    ‘May’ masters machinations

    The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series screens free movies Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicapped accessibility is in the rear of the building. The theme for May’s Friday Night Films is Political Machinations, continuing May 19 with “Seven Days in May” (1964, USA). Military aide Martin Casey (Kirk Douglas) ...

  • Published
    May 9, 2017

    Moon-crossed love for Teatime Movie

    May movie screenings continue at Vose Library, 392 Common Road. The screenings are free and open to the public; donations to cover the licensing fee are welcomed. Teatime Movie “Moonstruck” (1987, USA) will be screened Monday, May 22, at 1 p.m. Cher stars as an unlucky-in-love Italian-American widow just weeks away from her wedding who falls for her fiance's younger brother, played by Nicolas Cage. The film ...

  • Published
    May 8, 2017

    Casting call for summer movie shoot

    Auditions for speaking roles and registration for extras for August film shoot will be held Saturday, May 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Parker B. Poe Theater of Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill Road. “Rocket Club,” written and directed by Maine native Bobby Davison, is about a group of 12-year-old kids in Illinois who launch rockets and become great friends. The story then jumps when they are in their 20s, as the ...

  • Published
    May 6, 2017

    Hacking, back in the day

    The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series screens free movies Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicapped accessibility is in the rear of the building. The theme for May’s Friday Night Films is Political Machinations, continuing May 12 with “Sneakers” (1992, USA), a PG-rated thriller than runs 126 minutes. Computer ...

  • Published
    May 5, 2017

    ‘Under the Sun,’ a peek behind

    The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House continue their monthly CIFF Selects series with the award-winning documentary “Under the Sun” (2015, Czech Republic/Russia/Germany/Latvia) Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St./Route 1. Russian director Vitaly Mansky spent years negotiating with the North Korean government for permission to make a documentary. He was invited to ...

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