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Outdoor Film & Music Festival in Union throughout September

Sep 02, 2020
Buster Keaton and Phyllis Haver in "The Balloonatic," a comedy short from 1923.

Union — The Pour Farm, a nano-brewery in Union, is presenting an Outdoor Film & Music Festival Friday and Saturday evenings from Sept. 5 through Sept. 26. The festival features classic silent films with original scores performed by a variety of local musicians.

The films range from classic horror (“Nosferatu”), to comedy (“The General”), to surrealistic (“Ballet Mechanique”). Local composer Tom Luther is co-curator of the festival. “One day, Tom and I were sitting on the deck, looking out in the woods, and we agreed this would be a great place to screen a movie, so we’re going to hang a big 13-foot-screen from the trees,” says brewery owner Bill Stinson.

The festival showcases not just a variety of cinema, but the variety of local creative musicians, each contributing a unique musical style supporting their respective films. “There’s a really rich mine of creative musicians on the Midcoast who were up to the challenge, and I’m excited that Bill wanted to take advantage of that,” says Luther.

The range of film is matched by the range of musicians. The festival kicks off with Brew Glass Collective (Ray Montana, Peter Proeller, Paul Cartwright) performing Parisian Folk and Ragtime to the films “The Red Balloon” and “Balloonatic.” Luther will accompany the classic “Nosferatu” with his unique brand of generative & improvised soundscapes, while John Mehrmann matches the Surrealist works “Ballet Mechanique” and “Entr’acte” with his own style of musical surrealism. Composer/vocalist Joe Cough and PHOG will round out the program with their own unique takes on classics by Buster Keaton and George A. Romero.

“We have plenty of space outside, so people can safely enjoy a unique film experience in the woods, says Stinson. “We’re limiting attendance to ensure proper spacing, and a ticket is required for admission.”

The full schedule and tickets are available at thepourfarm.com/film. All events start at 7:30 p.m. The Pour Farm is located at 56 Crawfordsburn Lane. Tickets are $6 and available now.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Knight Marine Service | Sep 04, 2020 09:43

That is AWESOME!!!  Celia Knight



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