Mid-Coast Cinema Lounge

Time for shorts at Crosby Center

By Dagney C. Ernest | Mar 06, 2019
“Brutal Mountain Outlaws,” a recent short from “The Slim Duffy Show” filmmakers, claims to be “the most badass action movie ever shot on Hi8 tape.”

Belfast — Everyone is invited to support local indie filmmakers by viewing and voting on their work during an evening of short subjects Thursday, March 14, starting 6:30 p.m. at the Crosby Center, 96 Church St.

“Mid-Coast Performing Arts Initiative decided that the Belfast area could use a place for filmmakers to meet, learn and show their work,” said Amy Kirsling, one of the organizers.

A team of local filmmakers put together the Mid-Coast Cinema Lounge series. The first outing will show four short films, one each by Shlomit Auciello of Rockland; Josh Outerbridge of Northport; Bruce Williams of Belfast; and “Jim Duffy” of Waldo County’s own Pregnant Toilet Productions. After each film, there will be a Q&A session with host Michael Urchin, followed by a chance for audience members to ask questions, as well.

“The idea is to dig into the process of making a film, and encourage people to continue their work. It is a great place to troubleshoot and pick up new ideas to maximize your filmmaking craft,” Kirsling said. “Also, as a filmmaker, it is a great place to practice pitching your work to a wider audience.”

Tickets will be $7 at the door. For more information, send email to midcoastcinemalounge@gmail.com.

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