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Virtual Maine Jewish Film Festival presents music film, livestream concert

Nov 03, 2020
"WBCN and the American Revolution"

STATEWIDE — As part of its first virtual event, The Maine Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present a film focusing on the start of indie radio in the late 1960s and a livestream concert by the Boneheads featuring music from that period. To be held from Nov. 7 through 22, the virtual MJFF features 15 feature and documentary films and related programs, the 2020 virtual MJFF will provide Maine audiences with a high quality entertainment experience without leaving the comfort of their homes.

The film "WBCN and the American Revolution" is a fascinating exploration of the one of the first alternative radio stations in the United States. Featuring interviews with the station’s staff and listeners, the music provides a window to the music and spirit of a time of great upheaval in the US which resonates with us today. To compliment the film, MJFF will host a discussion with filmmaker Bill Lichtenstein. The event will culminate in a livestream concert by the Maine band, the Boneheads. Active in the Northeast music scene for nearly three decades, the Boneheads present a unique blend of Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Cajun and Soul. Their recordings have been praised by major publications such as Album Network, CMJ, and Relix,

"WBCN and the American Revolution" will be available for streaming from MJFF’s streaming platform at https://2020.mjff.org/welcome from Nov. 19 through 21. The discussion and concert will be held on Nov. 21. Tickets are $15/household and include all three programs.

The Maine Jewish Film Festival is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the presentation of films to enrich, educate and entertain a diverse audience about the global Jewish experience. Since 1998, the Maine Jewish Film Festival has screened over 400 films and brought more than 150 guest artists from across the U.S. and around the world to Maine. Tickets are on sale now at mjff.org. A complete festival schedule including film descriptions, featured guest speakers, panelists, and special events can be found online at mjff.org.

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