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Obvious Child
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Obvious Child
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Tues July 29 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed July 30 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs July 31 | 2pm, 6pm
Fri Aug 1 | 2pm
Sat Aug 2 | 2pm
Sun Aug 3 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Gillian Robespierre Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann English 1 hr 23 mins, rated R For aspiring comedian Donna... Read More

Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Starring Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann
English
1 hr 23 mins, rated R

For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. But when Donna gets dumped, loses her job, and finds herself pregnant just in time for Valentine’s Day, she has to navigate the murky waters of independent adulthood for the first time. As she grapples with an uncertain financial future, an unwanted pregnancy, and a surprising new suitor, Donna begins to discover that the most terrifying thing about adulthood isn’t facing it all on her own. It’s allowing herself to accept the support and love of others. And be truly vulnerable. Never failing to find the comedy and humanity in each awkward situation she encounters, Donna finds out along the way what it means to be as brave in life as she is on stage.

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Frontier and Bissell Brothers present The Baby Genius Release Party
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Frontier and Bissell Brothers present The Baby Genius Release Party
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Thurs July 31 | 8pm* tapping of Baby Genius. Patrons are encouraged to come in advance and dine with us prior to the tapping. Call 207.725.5222 to make your reservations.

*Kitchen closing at 9pm, but bar will stay open later for the event.

Summary: Frontier and Bissell Brothers invite you to celebrate the release of Bissell's second production beer* * at one of the first venues to ever pour The Substance Ale.... Read More

Frontier and Bissell Brothers invite you to celebrate the release of Bissell's second production beer** at one of the first venues to ever pour The Substance Ale. The tapping will begin at 8pm along with MosArt212 spinning some great tunes in the bar area. We encourage all guests coming to participate in the unveiling of The Baby Genius to come early to join us for dinner and stay late for the tapping. Call 207.725.5222 to make your reservations. Watch the sunset over the Androscoggin and toast to food, beer, and summer in Maine. This is the first place to tap this true crusher, so come and get it before it's gone!


**Baby Genius is a 4% ABV Blonde Ale with massive amounts of Southern Hemisphere hops to refresh and satisfy in the dog days of summer. Named after Bissell's neice, Ella, nicknamed the Baby Genius by her parents due to her stoic nature that suggests deep thought and pensiveness. Since her name is shared with the premium Australian hop that makes this beer what it is, it became the name of the beer.


Samuel James
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Samuel James
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Sat Aug 2 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show
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Summary: Samuel James is in a class by himself. Among the most creative guitar players performing today, this blues-based singer/songwriter has dazzled audiences around the... Read More

Samuel James is in a class by himself. Among the most creative guitar players performing today, this blues-based singer/songwriter has dazzled audiences around the world for the better part of a decade.


A mixture of Charlie Patton, Preston Reed, Bill Withers and Townes Van Zandt , Samuel James will have you stomping your feet, remembering old heartbreaks, falling in love all over again and wondering how he's getting all those sounds out of one guitar.


James was born the last in a long line of performers including dancers, story tellers, choir singers, porch-stomping guitar thumpers, and a session-jazz pianist dating back to the 1890s.


His critically acclaimed trilogy of albums, Songs Famed for Sorrow and Joy (2008) For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen (2009) And for the Dark Road Ahead (2012) for Toronto's Northern Blues label has gained Samuel praise not only for carrying on great traditions, but being an innovator as well.


Samuel James has received standing ovations for his performances from Maine to California as well as Canada, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Russia and Turkey.


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Snowpiercer
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Snowpiercer
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 5 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Aug 6 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Aug 7 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Aug 8 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Aug 9 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Aug 10 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Joon-ho Bong Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton English 2 hrs 6 mins, rated R The surviving members of humanity... Read More

Directed by Joon-ho Bong
Starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton
English
2 hrs 6 mins, rated R

The surviving members of humanity struggle to survive amidst a world covered in ice on a supertrain where the poor and the rich are constantly at odds in the English-language debut of filmmaker Bong Joon-ho.

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Live in the Lounge with The Lonesome Travelers
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Live in the Lounge with The Lonesome Travelers
Showtimes:
Wed Aug 6 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Aeterna, The Lonesome Travelers, Micromasse, Tricky Britches, and Tyler Stanley. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.


THE LONESOME TRAVELERS

The Lonesome Travelers is a newly formed instrumental trio led by  guitarist Peter Herman.  The group performs interpretations of songs from many artists such as Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Hank Williams, the Beatles, and many more.


Life Itself
Film:
Life Itself
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 12 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Aug 13 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Aug 14 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Aug 15 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Aug 16 | 2pm
Sun Aug 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Steve James Starring Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Martin Scorsese English 1 hr 58 mins, rated R Official Selection: 2014... Read More

Directed by Steve James
Starring Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Martin Scorsese
English
1 hr 58 mins, rated R

Official Selection:
2014 Sundance Film Festival
2014 Cannes Film Festival
2014 Sheffield Doc/Fest

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

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Live in the Lounge with Tyler and Emma Stanley
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Live in the Lounge with Tyler and Emma Stanley
Showtimes:
Wed August 13 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Aeterna, The Lonesome Travelers, Micromasse, Tricky Britches, and Tyler Stanley. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.

 

TYLER AND EMMA STANLEY (keyboards, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals)
A brother and sister duo, Tyler and Emma grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine but have spent most of their years since childhood in different areas.


Tyler, in Portland and now a resident of Brunswick, has been a member of the Portland based funk/soul band, Sly - Chi for over 10 years. As well, he has been involved in a number of local projects that have had national recognition such as Gypsy Tailwind and Jacob Augustine. Most recently he played at Sundance International Film Festival with The Pete Kilpatrick Band backing John Popper of Blues Traveler.


Emma, after graduating from The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, has done three tours with the Broadway Musical, Spamalot, playing in the orchestra. She also was a musical performer at the 2010 Junior Olympics in Singapore. Emma now resides in Portland, Maine and plays with The Fogcutters Big Band.


As a duo they perform original material, “standards,” and their own arrangements of modern tunes.


Arborea and Marian McLaughlin & Ethan Foote
Music:
Arborea and Marian McLaughlin & Ethan Foote
Showtimes:
Sat Aug 16 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Since 2005, Maine based wife and husband Avant Folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran have released 4 albums, curated two various artist compilations ('Leaves of Life' and... Read More

Since 2005, Maine based wife and husband Avant Folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran have released 4 albums, curated two various artist compilations ('Leaves of Life' and 'We Are All One, In the Sun': a tribute to Robbie Basho), and performed throughout the US, UK, and Europe...including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. Arborea's 4th album 'Red Planet' was released in 2011 on the Oregon based label Strange Attractors Audio House.


'Red Planet' received critical praise and made Rolling Stone 'Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011'', 'Editors Top Pick' Guitar Player Magazine December, 'Top Vinyl Pick' Mojo Magazine, Uncut Magazine 'Top 100 Albums of 2011', and Portland Phoenix 'Top Ten Albums of 2011'.  Arborea's 5th album 'Fortress of the Sun' was released April 29th, 2013 on ESP-Disk' coinciding with the label's 50th Anniversary.

 

This husband-and-wife duo plays a trance-folk that, at every turn in the slipstream, seems to hail from another country: the murder ballads of Appalachia; the plucked-string stasis and Om drone of New York minimalism; the iridescent-Middle East imagination of the Incredible String Band. Singer Shanti and guitarist Buck Curran take Tim Buckley's "Phantasmagoria in Two" at a compelling near-standstill pace; their own "Wolves" is a long circular hush streaked with crying fuzz. Another primary instrument here: the soft oceans of reverb that cushion every minute of this stark and tender balladry.
David Fricke - Rolling Stone

 

"Buck and Shanti Curran's fifth LP of spellbinding psych folk feels both stronger and frailer than 2011's 'Red Planet', the golden production highlighting the fever-storms and dark sadness in these deep, powerful songs." 4 Stars
Mojo Magazine


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Marian McLaughlin creates lyrically-driven songs with complimentary arrangements on her classical guitar that are delicate yet full of depth. She aims to push folk music’s envelope by pairing intricate fingerpicking and explorative chords with expressive themes and rhapsodic delivery. The video for her song "Before You Leave" was recently featured on NPR Music, and she self-released her first studio album Dérive this past January. She's joined live by double bassist Ethan Foote, who has written string arrangements for a handful of her songs.

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Finding Fela
Film:
Finding Fela
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 19 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Aug 20 | 2pm, 5pm
Fri Aug 22 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Aug 23 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Aug 24 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Alex Gibney Starring Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti English 1 hr 59 mins, rated NR Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney’s... Read More

Directed by Alex Gibney
Starring Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti
English
1 hr 59 mins, rated NR

Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney’s latest incisive and illuminating feature film Finding Fela is a sweeping portrait of the artist as guerilla warrior. Set to the insistent groove of Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti’s revolutionary Afrobeat sound, the remarkable story of one man’s courageous stand against a corrupt and dictatorial government gives testament to the transformative power of music as a force for social and political change.

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Live in the Lounge with Micromassé
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Live in the Lounge with Micromassé
Showtimes:
Wed Aug 20 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be... Read More

Frontier's new entertainment hat, set in the "Lounge" on various Wednesday nights, hopes to bring a sense of relaxation to your mid-week.  Featured acts will be Aeterna, The Lonesome Travelers, Micromasse, Tricky Britches, and Tyler Stanley. We invite you to come in, grab a drink from the bar, and enjoy yourself.


MICROMASSE

Inspired by the great organ trios of the fifties and sixties but with an ear towards the future, MicroMassé carves a deep groove to please the soul with intricate arrangements to thrill the heart. Comprised of established Portland musicians Peter Dugas (organ), Max Cantlin (guitar) and Chris Sweet (drums) who combine their love of American jazz and European harmony with contemporary poly-rhythmic influences from Africa and Latin America.

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Boyhood
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Boyhood
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Coming soon...

Summary: Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke English 2 hrs 44 mins, rated R Filmed over 12 years... Read More

Directed by Richard Linklater
Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke
English
2 hrs 44 mins, rated R

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s Yellow to Arcade Fire’s Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible not to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.
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Our Health Film Series: Escape Fire
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Our Health Film Series: Escape Fire
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Thurs Aug 28 | More details TBD

Summary: It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans’ concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation’s Capital. But the current battle... Read More

It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans’ concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation’s Capital. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. Escape Fire tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: what can be done to save our broken medical system?

 

Join Lois N. Skillings, President and CEO, Mid Coast Health and Carl S. DeMars, MD as we explore this issue.  Sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital and Access Health, a local Healthy Maine Partnership.

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North of Nashville
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North of Nashville
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Fri Sept 12 | 8pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Blending the sound and energy of influences Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard and Bruce Springsteen, North of Nashville delivers a driving and true... Read More

Blending the sound and energy of influences Waylon Jennings, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard and Bruce Springsteen, North of Nashville delivers a driving and true taste of heartland music. The Country/Americana duo keeps one foot planted in tradition and the other in a wild and lawless territory of American Roots Music. Whether you're a Country fan or not, it's a good bet you've never seen anything like North of Nashville in any direction of Music City.


North of Nashville, from Portland, Maine, is the newest project from Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle of This Way (their 5 piece alt-country act nominated for “Best Folk, Country and Roots Act” by the 2012 New England Music Awards). Armed with the lean thump and swagger of mid-70's outlaw country, coupled with well-crafted songwriting and a relentless energy, they consistently leave bodies sweat drenched both on and off stage.

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The Novel Jazz Septet
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The Novel Jazz Septet
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Sat September 13 | 8pm | $15 in advance, $18 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Novel Jazz Septet returns to the Frontier Cinema, Café and Gallery on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM to feature the swinging music of the great American... Read More

The Novel Jazz Septet returns to the Frontier Cinema, Café and Gallery on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM to feature the swinging music of the great American jazz composer, Duke Ellington, plus fellow co-composer, Billy Strayhorn. The band will highlight well-known tunes, plus rare, vintage gems, recently unearthed from original scores at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and re-interpreted for you at Frontier.  Aimsel Ponti of the Portland Press Herald hails Novel Jazz, “These are all seasoned jazz guys, and the result is a sound that made me sway, smile, groove, slow-dance with myself around the living room and play the air snare drums”.  Novel Jazz travels far and wide, keeping the spirit of Duke and ‘Sweet Pea alive and swinging!

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Lisa Donnelly
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Lisa Donnelly
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Rescheduled TBD

Summary: “Home is what I know,” croons soul songstress Lisa Donnelly in wistful yet reassuring melody and candor. These thematic words close her upcoming album and... Read More

“Home is what I know,” croons soul songstress Lisa Donnelly in wistful yet reassuring melody and candor. These thematic words close her upcoming album and affirm the discoveries of a wandering life. Donnelly has moved around some: She’s seen the states, Europe, and South America, and takes road trips up and down California like she’s going to the corner store. But a road bound lifestyle does not come without lessons, and Donnelly has spun hers into a grounding verity that shimmers in her new collection of tunes.

 

Donnelly whetted her appetite as a youth by singing blues and rock standards with old-salt locals in her hometown of Lawrence, Kansas. After finishing college she took her stage experience to Los Angeles and explored different styles of music, but settled into the pop-songwriter genre to release a full length album. In a soul searching mood she then plotted a course to San Francisco, where she discovered a strange warmth and overwhelming solace which juxtaposed LA’s hard-knuckled work code.


What began for her as a search for change in a different city suddenly felt instead like a return, and her sidelined roots started to shape songs that would constitute her new album.


Donnelly’s brand is cowgirl rock and soul, but she lays it down with a sultry attitude that cuts deep. New songs like ‘Whoa They Got You’ radiate take-charge blues-mama sass — she is Mama D among friends — while others like ‘Long Days Highways’ lean on the sweet and forthcoming motifs of classic country. Each song shines in discreet and poignant style, but not without the help of her LA-based producer Ethan Allen. When Ben Harper guitarist Jason Mozersky introduced the two, the connection felt immediately authentic. Allen empathized with Donnelly’s musical background and became an old friend nearly overnight. They spent hundreds of days together honing the sound for the new record, and by peeling back layer after layer, were able to reveal a core that would echo both Donnelly’s down home spirit and traveler’s wisdom. Allen’s relaxed, creative, and enthusiastic personality let Donnelly feel at home.


Their chemistry bodes well: In the midst of album production, and in a week’s notice, the two pulled together an original song for ABC’s The Bachelorette, which Lisa then performed on live national television on December of 2012. But this is just a preview of Donnelly’s accolades. She’s had several song placements both in feature films and television shows, performs country-wide, and has collaborated with an impressive list of songwriters and producers. Most recently — and to tout her versatility — she sang with the Blind Boys of Alabama as well as grammy nominated house producer Andy Caldwell. What better way to celebrate these accomplishments than the release of a fresh record.


Aptly titled, ‘Home’ is the declaration of a wandering soul and is a welcome mat for the weary. It is the culmination of her travels, both worldly and spiritually. Her lessons in movement and displacement cement an expression of what it means to arrive at a place of comfort, but an arrival is rarely a destination. Donnelly closes her new album by asking listeners, “When the circle’s round, will you follow through?” For Donnelly, home is where the heart leads you.

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All tickets sales are final.  No refunds will be given.  If a show is subject to a cancellation, we will notify you of the rescheduled date as soon as we are made aware.


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