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City Of Gold
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City Of Gold
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Tues April 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed April 27 | 2pm
Thurs April 28 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 29 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat April 30 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun May 1 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: City Of Gold Directed by Laura Gabbert Starring Jonathan Gold, Allen Salkin 1 hr 31 mins, rated R In this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer... Read More

City Of Gold
Directed by Laura Gabbert
Starring Jonathan Gold, Allen Salkin
1 hr 31 mins, rated R


In this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America.


Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffing out his next strip-mall discovery—whether Oaxacan grasshopper soup, hand-cut tonkotsu ramen, or a particularly unctuous pad see ew. As piping-hot platters are served up, so are stories of immigrants whose secret family recipes are like sacred offerings pledged for the opportunity to build their American Dream. With eternal curiosity, razor-sharp intellect, and existential longing, Gold is a culinary geographer taking us where no critic has gone before.

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The First Monday In May
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The First Monday In May
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Tues May 3 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed May 4 | 2pm
Thurs May 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat May 7 | 2pm
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Summary: The First Monday In May Directed by Andrew Rossi Starring Andrew Bolton, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier English 1 hr 30 mins, rated PG-13   The First Monday... Read More

The First Monday In May
Directed by Andrew Rossi
Starring Andrew Bolton, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier
English
1 hr 30 mins, rated PG-13

 

The First Monday in May follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, China: Through The Looking Glass, an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, filmmaker Andrew Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.

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Songwriters on Stage - Season Finale
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Songwriters on Stage - Season Finale
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Wed May 4 | 7pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Each month, the Maine Songwriter's Association presents Songwriters on Stage, a showcase of some of the best songwriters Maine has to offer. The show features three... Read More

Each month, the Maine Songwriter's Association presents Songwriters on Stage, a showcase of some of the best songwriters Maine has to offer. The show features three seasoned performers and an emerging songwriter to kick the evening off. It's an opportunity for listeners to discover new music or come hear local favorites in one of the best listening rooms in Maine. The April concert features Ted DeMille, Dave Provost, Doug Kolmar, and Neil Fishman.


Ted DeMille
Ted DeMille writes with authority and performs with an accessible, understated passion. His music is decidedly left-handed and draws influence from Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Greg Brown, and Bill Monroe. Ted’s songs are instantly memorable and equally comfortable in a waxed New England hall, a Bluegrass Festival, a church basement, or the intimate confines of a cozy listening room. He sings songs worth hearing.


Dave Provost
Dave Provost is a talented singer-songwriter currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. Well-traveled (California, Nantucket) his songs are seasoned and unforgettable. Dave can shrink a room with his warm and powerful vocals and his engaging guitar style. His second time at the Frontier promised to be a wonderful show.


Doug Kolmar
Former garage-band guitarist and classically-trained composer, Doug Kolmar moved to Maine from the New York City Area in 2002. After landing in Portland, he soon became a regular part of the fertile Portland acoustic music scene. With several albums to his credit, Doug will grace the stage with his mellow and introspective songs.


Neil Fishman
Neil Fishman will open the show.

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The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
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The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
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Fri May 6 | $10 per film, $20 entire program, $8 for Seniors per film, $15 entire program
Omo Child: The River and the Bush | 12pm |
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Romeo Is Bleeding | 2:30pm | Buy Tickets
Figurine | 5pm | Buy Tickets
The Sound and The Shadow | 7:30pm | Buy Tickets
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Summary: The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF] brings a selection of its award winning films to the beautiful Frontier Cinema on May 6.  The screenings are part of... Read More

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF] brings a selection of its award winning films to the beautiful Frontier Cinema on May 6.  The screenings are part of MNFF’s distinctive New England Circuit that provides its top filmmakers with valuable post-Festival exposure in great venues across the six New England states.


The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival was created to support, promote and exhibit the dynamic and imaginative efforts of new filmmakers. At MNFF, the focus is entirely on first and second time filmmakers who have completed either their feature or short film in the last two years. All genres are welcome at MNFF including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental.  The Festival offers its audiences an opportunity to discover new and emerging voices in filmmaking and provides filmmakers a chance to be celebrated in a setting that is all about their work.

 

12pm - Omo Child: The River and the Bush [Documentary]
Directed by John Rowe
English/Other
90 min


For many generations, the Kara people of the Omo Valley (southwest Ethiopia) believed some “cursed” children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. The curse is called “mingi.”  The tribal response is to kill the Mingi. One young, educated Kara man, Lale Labuko, decided he would challenge this horrific tradition. This is his story. Omo Child is the result of five years of filming. It follows Lale and the Kara tribe’s journey as they attempt to change an ancient practice.  Immensely powerful and an utterly redemptive story, Omo Child represents the dedication of its director, John Rowe, to bring an important issue to light.

 

2:30pm - Romeo Is Bleeding [Documentary]
Directed by Jason Zeldes
English
93 min


A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, CA. Donté Clark transcends the violence in his hometown by writing poetry about his experiences. Using his voice to inspire those around him, he and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, with the hope of starting a real dialogue about violence in the city. Will Richmond force Donté to compromise his idealistic ambitions? Or will Donté end Richmond’s cycle of trauma?  Marvelously directed and edited by Jason Zeldes, Romeo Is Bleeding deals forcefully with the reality of finding a better way to live.

 


5pm - Figurine [Narrative Drama]
Directed by Hans Olson
English
78 min


Karin leads a quiet life working at a truck wash and ushering part-time at the hockey arena. Her solitary routine is broken when she meets James, a truck driver seeking work in the city. As autumn approaches winter, Karin opens herself to the possibility of romance.  As directed by Hans Olson, Figurine’s sensitive and exquisite portrait of loneliness doesn’t need to rely on dramatic fireworks. Its quiet power speaks for itself.

 

7:30pm - The Sound and The Shadow [Narrative Drama]
Directed by Justin Paul Miller
English
90 min


When the 6-year-old girl next door goes missing, Harold realizes that his secret audio recordings of the neighborhood may provide clues to the case. But when his overzealous new roommate Ally pushes him into a dangerous investigation, Harold’s world is turned upside down. Against the backdrop of an urban community's mystery, The Sound and the Shadow examines the perceptions and stories we create from the sounds of our neighbors -- and the secrets we hide behind our own walls.  Both a tense, compelling drama and a tale of human insecurity, The Sound and the Shadow showcases the craft of a promising new voice, Justin Paul Miller.

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Hollowbody Electric Band
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Hollowbody Electric Band
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Sat May 7 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Hollowbody Electric Band has been rocking the mid-coast of Maine, building a dedicated fan base that appreciates their unique blend of classic and alternative rock.... Read More

Hollowbody Electric Band has been rocking the mid-coast of Maine, building a dedicated fan base that appreciates their unique blend of classic and alternative rock. The band has two prolific and versatile songwriters in Peter Alexander and Johannah Harkness, each of whom brings a wide range of influences—from Queen to Leadbelly. Their songs often feature rich three and four part harmonies.  Alexander, a classically trained musician in his youth, disappointed his parents when he turned to rock and roll, but his songs have been featured on National Public Radio and recorded by internationally known  artists.  Harkness brings a quirkier musical and lyrical style with songs that are laced with irony and humor.

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April And The Extraordinary World
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April And The Extraordinary World
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Sun May 8 | 12pm, 3pm, 7pm
Sun May 15 | 12pm
Sun May 22 | 12pm
Sun May 29 | 12pm
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Summary: April And The Extraordinary World Directed by Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci Starring Marion Cotillard, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort French with English... Read More

April And The Extraordinary World
Directed by Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
Starring Marion Cotillard, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort
French with English subtitles
1 hr 43 mins, rated PG


From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.


Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family’s research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.

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Maine Moms Demand Action presents Under the Gun
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Maine Moms Demand Action presents Under the Gun
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Tues May 10 | 6:30pm | Free with online reservations here

Summary: Maine Moms Demand Action presents Under the Gun Directed by Stephanie Soechtig Executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric English 1 hr 50 mins, NR Join Maine... Read More

Maine Moms Demand Action presents Under the Gun
Directed by Stephanie Soechtig
Executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric
English
1 hr 50 mins, NR


Join Maine Moms Demand Action for the film "Under the Gun," screened recently at Sundance and directed by Stephanie Soechtig ("Fed Up"). It is a post-Newtown exploration of the issues around gun policy, and includes gun violence survivors, NRA members, and gun owners sharing their perspectives on gun ownership and regulation. The filmmakers - Katie Couric led the reporting - provide a "scrupulously balanced" perspective on where our culture is and what the major issues are in forging consensus. The film takes a hopeful look at breaking the logjams that have held up progress on sensible gun reform.


Maine Moms Demand Action is working on the Maine Background Check Initiative, a citizens' initiative on the 2016 ballot that would apply the current background check law to every gun sale in Maine, with reasonable exceptions for family, hunting, and self-defense.

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Live in the Lounge with Dos Canosos y Joven
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Live in the Lounge with Dos Canosos y Joven
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Wed May 11 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Dos Canosos y el Joven, the Tom Luther Quintet, v i n y l j u n k y, LQH, and... Read More

Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Dos Canosos y el Joven, the Tom Luther Quintet, v i n y l j u n k y, LQH, and Choro Louco. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.

 

DOS CANOSOS Y JOVEN
Dos Canosos y el Joven have played Latin music for over a decade throughout Maine and northern New England.  They have been featured performers at festivals, clubs, on MPBN radio, and at schools.  Raul Freyre (vocals, percussion) is a native Cuban who grew up in Miami before moving to New England.  He has sung professionally in Miami, Boston, and Maine.  Gary Wittner (guitar, vocals) has performed for over 30 years, on 5 continents world wide.  He has represented the United States twice as a Kennendy Center Jazz Ambassador and once as a Fulbright Specialist.  He has released 6 CDs, published one book and continues to perform regionally and internationally.


Joining Dos Canosos is Raul's son, Rafael Freyre (bass, vocals).  He plays bass, tuba, and sings.  A busy freelance musician, Rafeal has played in all of the premier Latin groups in Maine, including Grupo Esperanza, Primo Cubano, Grupo Mofongo, and Dos Canosos.


MCFA presents Fishing on Changing Waters
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MCFA presents Fishing on Changing Waters
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Thurs May 12 | 6:00 - 7:30pm | Free with online reservations here, donations accepted at the door

Summary: Join the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association to discuss climate change impacts on Maine's fishing communities beyond lobster. Local fishermen and scientists will talk... Read More

Join the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association to discuss climate change impacts on Maine's fishing communities beyond lobster. Local fishermen and scientists will talk about the environmental and human factors impacting some of Maine's iconic species like shrimp and cod.


This event will engage the audience with two short films showing the direct impacts fishermen and fishing communities are feeling from the changes happening in the Gulf of Maine. Following, scientists and local fishermen will share what they are seeing and how the industry can move forward to adapt and strengthen for generations. Finishing with a forward-focused discussion, the panel will answer audience questions.


All attendees with on-line reservations will receive 10% off MCFA's "Almighty Cod" T-shirts by Loyal Citizen - to be purchased at event only.

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They Will Have to Kill Us First
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They Will Have to Kill Us First
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Fri May 13 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun May 15 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: They Will Have to Kill Us First Documentary Directed and filmed by Johanna Schwartz 1 hr 45 mins Music is the beating heart of Malian culture. But when Islamic... Read More

They Will Have to Kill Us First
Documentary
Directed and filmed by Johanna Schwartz
1 hr 45 mins


Music is the beating heart of Malian culture. But when Islamic hardliners took control of northern Mali, they enforced one of the harshest interpretations of sharia law in history, and crucially for Mali, they banned all forms of music. Radio stations were destroyed, instruments burned and Mali’s musicians faced torture, even death.


Overnight, Malian’s revered musicians were forced into hiding or exile where most remain even now. But rather than lay down their instruments, the musicians are fighting back, standing up for their cultural heritage and identity. Through everything, they have used music as their weapon against on-going violence that has left Mali ravaged.


This film begins with musicians on the run, reveals rare footage of the jihadists, captures life at refugee camps, follows perilous journeys home to war-ravaged cities, and witnesses our characters perform at the first public concert in Timbuktu since the music ban.


With a specially commissioned soundtrack from Mali’s most exciting artists, a score written by the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner, They Will Have To Kill Us First leaps headfirst into a tale of courage in the face of conflict.


The situation in Mali forms part of an alarming trend – across the globe, extremists are attacking culture, art and freedom with increasing frequency and violence. They Will Have To Kill Us First draws the audience into the human side of this conflict.


“Essential viewing” (Dazed & Confused)
“A gripping, powerful documentary” (Indiewire)

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Lynn Deeves and Robby Coffin
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Lynn Deeves and Robby Coffin
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Sat May 14 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Maine singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Lynn Deeves was the first musical act to grace the stage at Frontier. She honed her early musical and stage chops on the... Read More

Maine singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Lynn Deeves was the first musical act to grace the stage at Frontier. She honed her early musical and stage chops on the New England, high energy rock scene and has since released 4 independent CD’s. Lynn is joined tonight by guitarist/vocalist Robby Coffin (Tom Paxton, Devonsquare, Noel Paul Stookey). They will offer up an acoustic evening of Deeves’ originals, as well as favorite cover songs. Soulful vocals, insightful lyrics, humor and a melding of folk, blues and rock influences will be on tap in the intimate setting of the Frontier theater.

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Bart & Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: We Are The Best!
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Bart & Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: We Are The Best!
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Tues May 17 | 7pm | $5 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Join us while we team up with Bart, of Bart and Greg’s DVD Explosion!, who will be curating a new film series with specific intent for discussion and study.... Read More

Join us while we team up with Bart, of Bart and Greg’s DVD Explosion!, who will be curating a new film series with specific intent for discussion and study. Each film will include a brief introduction by Bart, as well as a moderated Q&A after each screening.

We Are The Best!
Directed by Lukas Moodysson
Swedish with English subtitles
1 hr 42 mins, rated NR

From Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson, We are the Best! revolves around  three girls in 1980’s Stockholm who decide to form a punk band — despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. Based on a graphic novel, We are the Best! is a paean to DIY culture and the power of rebellion.

Official Selection:
2013 Venice Film Festival
2013 Toronto International Film Festival
2013 AFI Fest

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Live in the Lounge with the Tom Luther Quintet
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Live in the Lounge with the Tom Luther Quintet
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Wed May 18 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Dos Canosos y el Joven, the Tom Luther Quintet, v i n y l j u n k y, LQH, and... Read More

Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Dos Canosos y el Joven, the Tom Luther Quintet, v i n y l j u n k y, LQH, and Choro Louco. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


TOM LUTHER QUINTET

Inspired by the second great quintet of Miles Davis, and the kinetic, forward looking composition of Charles Mingus, the Tom Luther Quintet (TLQ) performs original & vibrant jazz that draws equally from the worlds of jazz, European classical, and ambient music. The music of TLQ is engaging, the grooves infectious, and the interplay among the group members is predominant in their performances. The band is a mix of young lions in Jacob and Gideon Forbes (drums and saxophones, respectively), and veterans Mike Whitehead (trumpet/flugelhorn), Duane Edward (bass), and Luther (piano). The musical conversations they create make unique and often explosive performances. Formed in 2009 as a vehicle for composer/pianist Tom Luther, the band has produced two albums, "Everything Is Blue" (2012), and "Necessity" (2015), and performed all over Maine. In his review of "Necessity", Brian Kevin of Down East Magazine said the music of TLQ "comes out of the cool jazz tradition, with genetic links to greats like Lennie Tristano and Dave Brubeck". The TLQ draws from the wellspring of several traditions to create a unique and exciting concert experience that acknowledges the past and looks to the future.


Sound Bites: Your New Country
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Sound Bites: Your New Country
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Thurs May 19 | 7pm | $6 | Buy Tickets

Summary: A collaboration between the Salt Institute for Documentary studies at MECA, The Corner, and Frontier, Sound Bites is a new kind of storytelling series. With a... Read More

A collaboration between the Salt Institute for Documentary studies at MECA, The Corner, and Frontier, Sound Bites is a new kind of storytelling series. With a dedicated theme tying each Bite together, the night will feature regional Moth Storyslam Champions, locals sharing true tales, and audio and media pulled from the 43 years of Maine history in the Salt Archive.

The first Bite, Your New Country, will feature the storytelling chops of Bill Nemitz, Ben Chin, Cheryl Hamilton, and Moth GrandSlam winner Tara Clancy. Some choice selections from the Salt Story Archive will flesh out the evening.


Tara's stories have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Rumpus, and The Paris Review Daily. She is a Moth GrandSlam winner, frequent host of The Moth Mainstage live shows, and has told stories on the Moth Radio Hour, NPR's Snap Judgment, The Story Collider and Risk! Her memoir, The Clancys of Queens, will be published by Crown this October.

Bill has worked as a journalist in Maine since 1977, when he became a reporter for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel in Waterville. He moved to Portland in 1983, working first as a reporter for the Evening Express and later as a city editor and assistant managing editor/sports for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram. He began writing his column for the Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram in 1995. His work has taken him three times to Iraq and once to Afghanistan; to Belfast, Northern Ireland; to Manhattan for the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks; and, to the Gulf Coast for the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In 2004, the Maine Press Association named Nemitz Maine Journalist of the Year. In 2007, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the New England Newspaper Association. Nemitz lives in Buxton, Maine, with his wife, Andrea Nemitz. They have five children.

Cheryl Hamilton is the Director of Partner Engagement at the International Institute of New England based in Boston and Lowell, MA and Manchester, NH. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the refugee field, including posts with RefugePoint, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Center for Preventing Hate. Between 2001-2003, Cheryl helped manage the unexpected migration of 2,500 Somali refugees to her hometown in Lewiston, Maine. A relentless storyteller, Cheryl also wrote and performed a one-woman show entitled Checkered Floors based on the Somali resettlement. She routinely appears in storytelling productions throughout New England, including performing on The Moth MainStage in 2014 in Portland, Me. She is also the Coordinator for Massmouth, a Boston-based non-profit that promotes the timeless art of storytelling. 

Thanks to a scholarship opportunity, Ben Chin graduated from Bates College. Rather than pursue his original plans to go to seminary, he decided to become a community organizer in Lewiston with the Maine People's Alliance, a decision that eventually led to him taking a leadership role in statewide campaigns for economic justice, voting rights and other vital public issues. While he didn't enter the ministry, faith is still at the center of who he is, and that's why he serves on the Vestry of Trinity Church and the board of the Jubilee Center. Ben and his wife, Nicola, live on a quiet street next to the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary.

 

Sound Bites is made possible by generous contributions from Allagash Brewing Company and Toad & Co.

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Bar Harbor Film Festival To Go Menu
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Bar Harbor Film Festival To Go Menu
Showtimes:
Fri May 20 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat May 21 | 2pm
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Summary: By showcasing the art and craft of visual storytelling, BHFF provides a unique environment to encounter international cinematic voices and to engage in thoughtful... Read More

By showcasing the art and craft of visual storytelling, BHFF provides a unique environment to encounter international cinematic voices and to engage in thoughtful discourse. The festival’s panels and Tea Time Talks go further to fully immerse filmmakers and film goers in this environment for inspiration and creativity.

 

BHFF presents a wide range of international narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental films. Often cutting edge, always entertaining, the short and feature length programs represent innovative cinematic works from both established and emerging filmmakers.


A selection of some of the best shorts from the 2015 Bar Harbor Film Festival:


OH LUCY
Atsuko Hirayagani | Narrative | 22 min. | Sundance Best Short Film Award Winner


GIRL & GHOST
Nik Wansbough | Narrative | 11 min. | Australian Film Award, Best Animated Short


RED THUNDER
Alvaro Ron | Narrative | 7 min. | Producers Guild of America, Short Film Award


M. STEINERT & SONS
Mike Mallen | Doc | 8 min. | 2015 BHFF New Filmmaker Award


5 CM
Jordan Schiele | Doc | 19 min. | Multi International Award Winner


THE HOUSE IS INNOCENT
Nicholas Coles | Doc | 12 min. | 2015 BHFF Best Doc Short


MOMENTS
Marie Chao | Narrative | 2 min.


RAZOR
Rajko Ristanovic | Narrative | 9 min.


BORN WITH IT
Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour | Narrative | 17 min. | 2016 NBC/Universal Award, 2015 BHFF Best Narrative Short

 

Total Running Time: 107 min

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Pete Kilpatrick
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Pete Kilpatrick
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Sat May 21 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Maine based singer/songwriter Pete Kilpatrick grew up with a deep and resounding love of melody. With no formal training in music, Pete picked up the acoustic guitar... Read More

Maine based singer/songwriter Pete Kilpatrick grew up with a deep and resounding love of melody. With no formal training in music, Pete picked up the acoustic guitar at the age of 16 and began teaching himself how to play, crafting his own songs all while falling deeply in love with the process.


After completing high school, Pete put off college to focus his energy on a full-time career as a musician. He wrote and recorded his first album, Half Way Home, back in 2003. Between networking and a near constant performing schedule throughout New England he began to develop a loyal following that would continue to grow over the years.


The next ten years in Pete’s career saw the successful release of six additional albums (totaling over 40,000 albums sold), a brief record deal with Epic Records and over 1,000 live performances, with shows alongside Dave Matthews Band, Jason Mraz, Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike Mccready, Ray Lamontagne, Blues Traveler frontman John Popper, Guster and many others.


Pete and his band will release his seventh studio album, Echo, in the spring of 2016. The ten track album, which Pete wrote almost entirely on piano, during the course of spring and summer of 2015, was recorded at HearStudios in Maine, engineered and mixed by Pete Morse and will be mastered by Jeff Lipton (Wilco, Bon Iver, City and Colour).


In writing and recording Echo, Pete and the band took a much simpler approach to the process, in contrast to the 2012 release of Heavy Fire, which was tracked in bits and pieces over the course of two years. The majority of the new record was recorded almost entirely live with just five musicians performing each song in studio, over a short period of time, working in graceful unison. This certainly gives the record a warmth and flow that, in the end, may prove to be Kilpatrick’s most radiant and honest effort of his career.

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Il Trovatore from Salzburg Festival
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Il Trovatore from Salzburg Festival
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Sun May 22 | 3pm, 7pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: IL TROVATORE Giuseppe Verdi Opera in 4 acts Sung in Italian Salzburg Festival Recorded in 2014 2hrs 34 mins CREATIVE TEAM Conductor: Daniele Gatti... Read More

IL TROVATORE
Giuseppe Verdi


Opera in 4 acts
Sung in Italian
Salzburg Festival Recorded in 2014
2hrs 34 mins


CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Stage Director: Alvis Hermanis
Chorus Master: Ernst Raffelsberger
Chorus: Konzertvereinigung, Wiener Staatsopernchor
Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker


ARTISTIC TEAM
Il Conte di Luna: Plácido Domingo
Leonora: Anna Netrebko
Manrico: Francesco Meli
Azucena: Marie-Nicole Lemieux
Ferrando: Riccardo Zanellato
Ines: Diana Haller
Ruiz / Un messo: Gérard Schneider
Un vecchio zingaro Raimundas Juzuitis


PRESENTATION
“Anna Netrebko – better than Maria Callas” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) – Since her sensational success in La Traviata, the soprano Anna Netrebko, at the height of her popularity, returns regularly to the great festival hall of the Salzburg Festival. This time, Netrebko shines as Leonora in Giuseppe Verdi’s tragic opera Il Trovatore with Plácido Domingo as Count di Luna. The critics have gone wild: “A triumph” writes the New York Times, while the Neue Zürcher Zeitung praises the production’s “truly divine sounds”. As the troubadour Manrico, Francesco Meli next to Netrebko and Domingo, singing “clearly and elegantly, possessing such vocal presence” (Der Standard).


The Tagesspiegel was astounded by the enduring stage presence of Plácido Domingo, marveling it “never fails to amaze people when they experience Plácido Domingo live, with his stage presence, the way he takes it all in his stride, how he now sings baritone parts without sounding different.”


The strong cast is complemented by Marie-Nicole Lemieux, who, as the gypsy Azucena, provides spine-chilling and dramatic moments. The “most hotly anticipated spectacle of the Salzburg Festival” (Corriere della Sera) has exceeded all expectations; Alvis Hermanis staging and sets, “in their opulent adherence to detail and fantastically illuminated atmosphere (…) offer much more than just a decorative sight for sore eyes“ (Salzburger Nachrichten).


On the rostrum of the Vienna Philharmonic is none other than Daniele Gatti, who elicits undreamt-of cascades of sound from the orchestra: “employing the most fabulous colours, which the Wiener Philharmoniker savour in virtually impressionist manner, diligently and tenderly heeding every characteristic and every chord with skill” (Salzburger Nachrichten).

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The Congressman
Film:
The Congressman
Showtimes:
Tues May 24 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed May 25 | 2pm
Thurs May 26 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri May 27 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat May 28 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun May 29 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: The Congressman Directed by Jared Martin and Robert J. Mrazek Starring Treat Williams, Elizabeth Marvel, Ryan Merriman, and George Hamilton  1h 38min   The... Read More

The Congressman
Directed by Jared Martin and Robert J. Mrazek
Starring Treat Williams, Elizabeth Marvel, Ryan Merriman, and George Hamilton 
1h 38min

 

The Congressman is a film that understands the politics that’s dominated 2016 all too well. Treat Williams (Hair, Prince of the City) headlines a stellar cast as Maine Congressman Charlie Winship, who’s having a bad day. After being caught on video refusing to stand and recite the pledge of allegiance, he knocks out another House member,  confronts his angry ex-wife, and faces denunciation by the media for attacking one of the most cherished patriotic symbols in America. As his life spirals out of control, Charlie embarks on a journey to the remote Maine island whose eccentric inhabitants are in the middle of a shooting war in defense of their fishing grounds. Here is a home-grown yet world class, humorous and moving film with the smell of the Maine coast that raises the important question of what it means to be an American.

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Live in the Lounge with Choro Louco
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Choro Louco
Showtimes:
Wed May 25 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Dos Canosos y el Joven, the Tom Luther Quintet, v i n y l j u n k y, LQH, and... Read More

Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Dos Canosos y el Joven, the Tom Luther Quintet, v i n y l j u n k y, LQH, and Choro Louco. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


CHORO LOUCO
Brazilian Choro has been around for over a hundred years, but in this country itʼs virtually unknown. David Grisman, Mike Marshall and a handful of others have helped introduce the music and the musicians to a larger audience, but itʼs still largely under the radar of most music listeners...Its beautiful melodies, complex harmonies, and syncopated rhythms combine elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and African music creating a style that is uniquely Brazilian.


Based in Portland, Maine, Choro Louco are driven by their love of the music. They play monthly at Portlandʼs eclectic club Blue, and have appeared at Acoustic Artisans and Mayo Street Arts.


Members of Choro Louco come from diverse backgrounds and can be seen in various ensembles locally. Carl Dimow, flute and guitar, has played jazz, classical, and klezmer music here and abroad with the Casco Bay Tummlers, and numerous other ensembles. Nicole Rabata, flute, plays primarily celtic, classical and contemporary classical styles. Joel Eckhaus comes from an old time/jazz/pop/vaudeville background and has applied his knowledge of the ukulele to the Cavaquinho, Brazilʼs version of the uke. Kris Day plays with various bluegrass, rockabilly, and jazz bands in Portland. Eric LaPerna is best known for his percussion work with the middle eastern ensemble, Okbari, but has proven equally adept at Brazilʼs version of the tambourine, the pandeiro.

Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm
Music:
Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm
Showtimes:
Sat June 4 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is an all-women’s percussion and vocal ensemble dedicated to cultural diversity, education, and healing through the universal language of... Read More

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is an all-women’s percussion and vocal ensemble dedicated to cultural diversity, education, and healing through the universal language of music.  Blending western vocal harmonies with the polyrhythms of West Africa, the Middle East, and Brazil, they create a multicultural fusion beyond tradition.  Together for 25 years, the band has recorded six full-length albums; been invited to schools to teach drumming and culture to youth; and performed extensively.  Band members (Annegret Baier, Tori Morrill, and Shirsten Lundblad) have traveled throughout the world to study with master drummers.  Their teachers include Famoudou Konaté, Yaya Diallo, Layne Redmond, Glen Velez, and Babatunde Olatunji.  Through their own teaching, the members of Inanna seek not only to provide musical education, but also to cultivate vibrant community.  The band takes its name from the ancient Sumerian goddess Inanna, who was worshiped more than 4,000 years ago when it is believed that the drummers were predominantly women.

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Tosca from Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège
Performing Arts:
Tosca from Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège
Showtimes:
Sun June 26 | 3pm, 7pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: TOSCA Giacomo Puccini Libretto by L. Illica and G. Giacosa Opera in 3 acts Sung in Italian Opéra Royal de Wallonie - Liège Recorded in January 2015... Read More

TOSCA
Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by L. Illica and G. Giacosa


Opera in 3 acts
Sung in Italian


Opéra Royal de Wallonie - Liège
Recorded in January 2015


Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa after the work with the same title by Victorien Sardou
Running Time: 124 min

Act I: 47 min | Act II: 43 min | Act III: 34 min


CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor Paolo Arrivabeni
Director Claire Servais
Sets Carlo Centolavigna
Costumes Michel Fresnay
Lighting Olivier Wery
Chorus Master Marcel Seminara


Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie


ARTISTIC TEAM
Floria Tosca: Barbara Haveman
Maro Cavaradossi: Marc Laho
Scarpia:   Ruggero Raimondi
Cesare Angelotti:  Roger Joakim
Spoletta:   Giovanni Iovino
Sciarrone:   Marc Tissons
Sacristan:   Laurent Kubla
Jailer Pierre Gathier


Presentation
Puccini’s fifth opera, Tosca marks an important transition in Puccini’s work. His previous opera, La Bohème, considered by many to be his first masterpiece, is at the same time, the last of Puccini’s work portray the struggles and dreams of society’s lower classes.


With Tosca, Puccini returns to the purest tragedy, focusing on the violent and tragic downfall of three historic figures. Tosca is a highly focused opera, concentrated around the complex and fully developed psychologies of its three main characters. Inspired by the riveting performance of Sarah Bernhardt in the play by Victorien Sardou, Puccini artfully crafted the jealousy, turmoil and despair of the entrancing Floria Tosca. After a period of tormented and stormy writing with his librettists, Puccini finalized his composition just days before the opera’s premiere on January 14, 1900 at Teatro Constanzi in Rome.


Paolo Arrivabeni, musical director of the Royal Opera of Wallonie-Liège conducts this new production directed by Claire Servais.

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