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    July 15, 2017

    The lessons of music

    Music is Ageless this month in the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series, which screen every week at 7 p.m. in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicapped accessibility is in the rear of the building. For July 21, “The Chorus” (2004, France/Switzerland/Germany) offers an inspirational story in the rich tradition of “Music Of The Heart” and ...

  • Published
    July 14, 2017

    Maine premiere of ‘Tribal Justice’

    Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will present the Maine premiere screening of “Tribal Justice,” a 2017 documentary directed, written and produced by Anne Makepeace, Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. This event is a collaboration with “POV,” PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. “Tribal Justice” is a documentary feature about a little known, underreported but effective criminal justice reform movement in ...

  • Published
    July 14, 2017

    ‘Big Sleep’ on the big screen

    “The Big Sleep” (1946, USA) will be the featured Monday Night Movie in the Camden Amphitheatre July 24; the just-under-two-hour film will begin at 8:30 p.m. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs and movie snacks. In the event of rain, the movie will be postponed or canceled (check library website or Facebook for updates). “The Big Sleep,” written in 1939, is a hardboiled crime novel by Raymond Chandler, ...

  • Published
    July 10, 2017

    CIFF calls for volunteers

    The Points North Institute is now seeking volunteers for the 13th annual Camden International Film Festival, held Sept. 14 to 17 in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Passes also are on sale at early bird discounted rates, extended through Saturday, July 15. Camden National Bank returns for their third year as the official sponsor of the Festival Volunteer Program, whose more than 200 volunteers make the festival ...

  • Published
    July 9, 2017

    Midcoast Maine goes to MIFF

    Midcoast Maine is well represented in the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival, which will open Friday, July 14, with a 7 p.m. screening of “The Sounding” at the Waterville Opera House. Filmed in part on Monhegan Island, it tells the haunting story of a woman who chooses to speak only in her own way. The evening will feature a post-screening Q&A with the director, co-writer and star of the film, Catherine...

  • Published
    July 8, 2017

    Hanks reimagines ‘60s scene

    July’s theme for the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series is Music is Ageless. Movies screen every week at 7 p.m. in the historic Thomaston Academy building, 60 Main St./Route 1. Parking and handicapped accessibility is in the rear of the building. “That Thing You Do!” (1996, USA) is the pick for July 14, a PG-rated movie than runs 108 minutes. Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks writes, ...

  • Published
    July 7, 2017

    ‘The B-Side’ for CIFF Selects

    The Points North Institute and the Camden Opera House continue their monthly CIFF Selects series with “The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography” (2016, USA) Wednesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the downtown opera house. Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger-than-life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera. For the next 35 years, she captured the "surfaces" of those who visited her ...

  • Published
    July 7, 2017

    ‘Rogue’ for Vose Recent Release

    Vose Library, 392 Common Road, will screen “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016, USA) as this month’s Recent Release Movie Thursday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Admission is free; donations to cover screening licensing fee are welcomed. In a period of great conflict, a group of unlikely heroes, led by daring fugitive Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and rebel spy Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), band together for a desperate mission ...

  • Published
    July 6, 2017

    Lawson remembered in ‘Alone’

    Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., and Friends of Rockland Public Library will present a screening of the documentary film “American Challenge: Alone Against the Atlantic” (1982, USA-TV) Tuesday, July 18, at 6 p.m. The riveting documentary tracks seven solo sailors competing in the 1980 Observer Singlehanded Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR). The race, from Plymouth, England, to Newport, R.I., attracts an internatio...

  • Published
    July 6, 2017

    Great concert doc, back on big screen

    “Stop Making Sense” (1984, USA), a concert documentary about the band Talking Heads, will be presented as part of a nationwide celebration by art house theaters of late filmmaker Jonathan Demme Wednesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. Heralded by many as the greatest performance film of all time, “Stop Making Sense” was Demme’s documentary debut, showcasing the Talking Heads just after they achieved mainstream success with ...

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