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Eva Hesse
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Eva Hesse
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Tues Dec 6 | 2pm
Wed Dec 7 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 8 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Dec 9 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Dec 10 | 5pm, 8pm
Sun Dec 11 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Eva Hesse Directed by Marcie Begleiter English 1 hr 48 mins, NR Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists.  Her pioneering sculptures,... Read More

Eva Hesse
Directed by Marcie Begleiter
English
1 hr 48 mins, NR


Eva Hesse (1936-1970) is one of America’s foremost postwar artists.  Her pioneering sculptures, using latex, fiberglass, and plastics, helped establish the post-minimalist movement. Dying of a brain tumor at age 34, she had a mere decade-long career that, despite its brevity, is dense with complex, intriguing works that defy easy categorization. EVA HESSE, the first feature-length appreciation of her life and work, makes superb use of the artist’s voluminous journals, her correspondence with close friend and mentor Sol LeWitt, and contemporary as well as archival interviews with fellow artists (among them, Richard Serra, Robert Mangold, Dan Graham) who recall her passionate, ambitious, tenacious personality. Art critic Arthur Danto has written that her work is: “full of life, of eros, even of comedy… Each piece vibrates with originality and mischief.” The documentary captures these qualities, but also the psychic struggles of an artist who, in the downtown New York art scene of the 1960s, was one of the few women to make work that was taken seriously in a field dominated by male pop artists and minimalists.  − Karen Cooper, Film Forum

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We Are Together - Kenyan Fundraiser
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We Are Together - Kenyan Fundraiser
Showtimes:
Market | Sat Dec 10 | 11am
Presentation | Sat Dec 10 | 1pm | Donation

Summary: Tuko Pamoja supports over 150 compromised women in Kenya. We purchase their beautiful crafts, bring the items to America and offer them for purchase by you. When you... Read More

Tuko Pamoja supports over 150 compromised women in Kenya. We purchase their beautiful crafts, bring the items to America and offer them for purchase by you. When you purchase an item, you enable women in Kenya to provide food, safe housing and education for their children. Come and purchase their crafts and hear their incredible stories.


"Tuko Pamoja", meaning "we are together" in Swahili, is an organization which developed as an outgrowth of KEST (Kenya Educational and Service Trips) a small company dedicated to bringing people to Kenya for meaningful travel for educational purposes and for volunteering in the service of AIDs orphans and children with HIV. Over the course of these trips and working with these children and their caretakers, it became clear that there are many women who are trained or gifted with the skills to make a living, but do not have the access to a market to sell their goods. Many are incredibly hard working,  loving women of enormous resilience, some with HIV themselves,  but come from extreme poverty and hardship.


Tuko Pamoja was developed to help these Kenyan women artisans have a market for their goods here in the U.S. and thus create a sustainable income for them and their families to help them afford the basic necessities of life. Please come and listen to the personal stories of the heartwarming experiences that we have had with the children of Nyumbani, the first AIDS orphanage of Kenya,  and the other children we have met, and the stories of inspiration, courage in the amazing the women we have come to know and love in Kenya.  Please join hands with Tuka Pamoja and help these women help themselves.


Tuka pamoja works with six groups of women: the Nyumbani Lea Toto Self Help Groups specializing in paper, glass, and wire jewelry, bowls, animals and other items, the Nyumbani Village Shushus (grandmothers) who have a long cultural traditional of hand weaving beautiful sisal baskets, the women of Kibera paper who hand make, from shredded discarded bank paper, cards that are signed individual works of art, and women from the Maasai Pastoral Community Development Alliance who are known for their intricate beadwork.  Please come and SHOP from their beautiful wares with the knowledge that your purchases will be helping more than 1000 children in Kenya.


Tumbledown
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Tumbledown
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 13 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Dec 14 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 15 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Dec 16 | 2pm
Sat Dec 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Dec 18 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Directed by Sean Mewshaw Screenwriter: Desi Van Til Starring Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Agron, and Blythe Danner 1 hr 45 min Struggling to come to... Read More

Directed by Sean Mewshaw
Screenwriter: Desi Van Til
Starring Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Agron, and Blythe Danner
1 hr 45 min


Struggling to come to peace with the unexpected death of her husband, an almost famous folk singer whose career and life were cut tragically short, Hannah lives a simple life far away from noise and chaos of the city. Both comforted and cursed by the closeness of her small town, Hannah struggles to fill the new void in her life by fixating on the seemingly impossible task of writing the biography of her lost husband – for herself and his fans.So when Andrew, a cocky New York writer, comes in to town to write a book of his own on her beloved, Hannah quickly runs him and his book out of her town. Andrew is not one to give up easily, and Hannah soon discovers his roughness and assertiveness as a welcome challenge and a surprising change from the smothering concern of her town, friends and family.

 

Filled with tears, laughter, love and music: Tumbledown is the story of a woman who must find the courage to let go of her past and the strength to move on to her future.

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Live in the Lounge with Choro Louco
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Live in the Lounge with Choro Louco
Showtimes:
Wed Dec 14 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. 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.

The Middle Eastern Jazz Project
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The Middle Eastern Jazz Project
Showtimes:
Fri Dec 16 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Founded in 2015 the Middle Eastern Jazz Project aims to successfully combine the rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and improvisational elements of both Jazz and Middle... Read More

Founded in 2015 the Middle Eastern Jazz Project aims to successfully combine the rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and improvisational elements of both Jazz and Middle Eastern music. The MEJP explores this blend of music through original compositions by ensemble leader Duncan Hardy and his arrangements of traditional middle eastern music.  Ensemble members of the MEJP are Gary Wittner (guitar), Eric LaPerna  (middle eastern percussion) and Duncan Hardy (alto saxophone and qanun).

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Harry and Snowman <i>(Encore Screenings by Popular Demand!)</i>
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Harry and Snowman (Encore Screenings by Popular Demand!)
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 20 | 2pm
Wed Dec 21 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 22 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Dec 23 | 2pm
Tues Dec 27 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Dec 28 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 29 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Dec 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Dec 31 | 2pm
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Summary: Harry and Snowman Directed by Ron Davis 1 hr 24 mins, NR HARRY & SNOWMAN is a feature length documentary that tells the remarkable life story of international... Read More

Harry and Snowman
Directed by Ron Davis
1 hr 24 mins, NR


HARRY & SNOWMAN is a feature length documentary that tells the remarkable life story of international show jumping legend Harry deLeyer, a Dutch immigrant whose career was launched by his famous show jumping horse Snowman.


Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for only $80. Less than two years after he rescued Snowman, they rose to become the national show jumping champions and were the Cinderella story and media darlings of late 1950s and 1960s.


The true heart of the film is not the remarkable rags-to-riches story of both Harry and Snowman, but the lasting and impactful relationship that is built between Harry, Snowman and the entire deLeyer family.


Very few horse stories have been able to truly touch the hearts of a nation. Red Pollard and Seabiscuit did in the 1930s, Harry deLeyer and Snowman did it in the 1950s and then Ron Turcotte and Secretariat were the last to do it in the 1970s.


HARRY & SNOWMAN is the first time that Harry's remarkable and heartfelt life story will be told by 86-year-old Harry himself.

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Live in the Lounge with MicroMassé
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Live in the Lounge with MicroMassé
Showtimes:
Wed Dec 21 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.

 

MICROMASSÉ
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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Magic Eight Ball: A Winter Solstice Celebration
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Magic Eight Ball: A Winter Solstice Celebration
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Fri Dec 23 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Magic Eight Ball recently brought you the acclaimed Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan Birthday celebration. As the days grow shorter and the year draws to a close Ben... Read More

Magic Eight Ball recently brought you the acclaimed Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan Birthday celebration. As the days grow shorter and the year draws to a close Ben Hunsberger, Chris Moore, Ted DeMille, and Chris Dombrowski have prepared a unique and compelling collection of songs that celebrate the Winter Solstice-designed to entertain and inspire during the holiday season. With songs ranging from originals to traditional folk to contemporary Americana, Magic Eight Ball holds a small candle against  the impending darkness of the bleak mid-winter. Join them for this special show.


Magic 8 Ball - signs point to yes.


Ted DeMille - guitar and vocals
Chris Moore - mandolins and vocals
Ben Hunsberger - keys and vocals
Chris Dombrowski - bass

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Christmas
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Christmas
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Saturday Dec 24 & Sunday Dec 25 | Closed

Summary: In celebration of the Christmas holiday, Frontier will be closed on Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th.  We wish you and your family a joyous... Read More

In celebration of the Christmas holiday, Frontier will be closed on Saturday, December 24th and Sunday, December 25th.  We wish you and your family a joyous holiday.  We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, December 26th when we reopen.

Live in the Lounge with String Tide
Music:
Live in the Lounge with String Tide
Showtimes:
Wed Dec 28 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String... Read More

Join us most Wednesdays for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, LQH, Choro Louco, Darlin' Corey, Native Isles, and String Tide. Sit back, unwind, and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


STRING TIDE
String Tide is a quartet of local musicians playing a fusion of traditional American folk music and popular tunes all with a bluegrass flair. Their sound features versatile vocal harmonies, smoking fiddle and mandolin leads, and clawhammer banjo. Their repertoire also includes fiddle tunes and originals with covers by the Beatles, Gillian Welch, John Prine, Wilco, and more.


Onward! New Year's Eve with Primo Cubano
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Onward! New Year's Eve with Primo Cubano
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Sat Dec 31 | 9:30pm doors, 10pm-1pm entertainment | $45 (including light apps and champagne toast) | Event will take place within the Frontier dining room and bar area | Buy Tickets

Summary: Celebrate the New Year with Frontier and Maine’s greatest and most vibrant Cuban band, Primo Cubano ****** Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music... Read More

Celebrate the New Year with Frontier and Maine’s greatest and most vibrant Cuban band, Primo Cubano


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Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music called “SON”, dating back to the turn of the 20th Century.


Son is the most popular style to come out of Cuba and is the primary contributor to the blend of Latin styles today known as Salsa.  It was first a music of the country people and eventually migrated to Havana, where it was urbanized and began to draw a wider audience.


Primo Cubano consists of Paul D’Alessio on Tres Cubano and vocals, Marc Chillemi on Trumpet, percussion and vocals, Lenny Hatch on Congas, Bongo and Bell, Duane Edwards on Upright Bass, and Eric Winter on Timbales, percussion and vocals.


Primo Cubano interprets the classic Son Cubano with affinity, appreciation and inspiration bringing this vibrant music to life for audiences in Maine and beyond.


As the Soneros of Cuba say;   “Pa’ Goza!”

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New Year's Day
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New Year's Day
Showtimes:
Sun Jan 1 | Closed

Summary: Frontier will be closed on Sunday, January 1st.  We wish you a safe and happy New Year.  We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd. Read More

Frontier will be closed on Sunday, January 1st.  We wish you a safe and happy New Year.  We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Maine Public Presents Mercy Street Season 2 Premiere
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Maine Public Presents Mercy Street Season 2 Premiere
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 3 | 7pm | Limited seating, free with online reservation here

Summary: Join Maine Public at the Frontier for a special preview of the Season 2 Premiere of the PBS show MERCY STREET. The program's Co-Creator and Executive Producer Lisa... Read More

Join Maine Public at the Frontier for a special preview of the Season 2 Premiere of the PBS show MERCY STREET. The program's Co-Creator and Executive Producer Lisa Quijano Wolfinger will be on hand to welcome attendees and answer questions about the series. The screening is FREE, but seating is very limited. The fun starts at 7:00 PM!

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Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection
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Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection
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Sat Jan 7 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection is a five piece band featuring some of the finest musicians in New England. They incorporate music from the traditional... Read More

Erica Brown and The Bluegrass Connection is a five piece band featuring some of the finest musicians in New England. They incorporate music from the traditional bluegrass repertoire, French Canadian fiddle music as well as original songs.


Erica Brown started playing the fiddle at the age of six and has been performing since the age of nine, traveling throughout New England, Canada and Louisiana. She has won numerous fiddle contests in New England as well as Canada. Erica was the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission Traditional Arts Apprenticeship in 2006 and is now recognized as a Master of Traditional Fiddling by the Maine Arts Commission. Erica brings a special energy and style to the Maine music scene. Her band, The Bluegrass Connection, is comprised of some of the finest musicians in New England. Matt Shipman on guitar, Steve Roy on mandolin, Read McNamara on banjo and Ken Taylor on bass. Performance highlights include opening for Grammy Award winning country music superstar, Dwight Yoakam, as well as Grammy Award winning bluegrass performer, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.

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Hollowbody Electric Band's
Music:
Hollowbody Electric Band's "One Way Trip To Mars"
Showtimes:
Fri Jan 20 | 8pm
Sat Jan 21 | 8pm
$15 in advance, $18 day of show
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Summary: Set in the year 2030, the rock opera begins with the story’s hero, Paolo, being chosen as the first human to travel to Mars to set the stage for a human colony that... Read More

Set in the year 2030, the rock opera begins with the story’s hero, Paolo, being chosen as the first human to travel to Mars to set the stage for a human colony that will follow.  But there’s a catch: it will be a one-way trip.  In taking on this mission Paolo must leave behind forever everything he holds dear—including his loving wife Cassandra—for he will never be able to return to Earth.


But trouble is brewing.  Shortly after he lands on Mars, catastrophic events from global warming and nuclear terrorism on earth cause communication links to go down, and Paolo is left alone and completely cut off from human contact. Meanwhile, just as chaos on Earth closes the window on future missions, the space agency recruits Cassandra to fly to Mars.  As Cassandra lifts off from Earth, she does not know if Paolo is still alive, and Paolo does not know that she is on her way to join him.


During the ensuing, interminable months of loneliness Paolo sinks deeper into despair, while Cassandra comes into her own power.  Finally, using only manual controls, Cassandra crash lands on Mars, where Paolo finds her.  Does Cassandra survive the crash? The opera ends with this and other questions left to your imagination.


Peter Alexander and Johannah Harkness of Bath are award-winning songwriters and the cornerstones of Hollowbody Electric Band. “We are really excited to perform ‘One Way Trip to Mars’ in the intimate space of the Frontier Theater,” said Alexander. “We’ve adapted the production for the venue, telling the story through sound, light, and video.  We are especially grateful to the many amazing performers and technical experts who have joined with us to make it a thoroughly engaging piece of theater.” You can learn more about Hollowbody Electric Band at www.hollowbody.us

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Maine Short Film Festival 2017
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Maine Short Film Festival 2017
Showtimes:
Thurs Jan 27 | 7pm | $8 general, $6 MFVA members (by calling Frontier at 725.5222 or in person at our box office) | Buy Tickets

Summary: The 90-minute program of 14 films celebrates Maine, its land, its people, and its creative soul, highlighting:  Maine artists, fisherman, boat builders, wilderness... Read More

The 90-minute program of 14 films celebrates Maine, its land, its people, and its creative soul, highlighting:  Maine artists, fisherman, boat builders, wilderness guides, trans genders, youth, and original screenplays.  There will be a Q&A with some of the filmmakers and jurors after the screening.

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Samuel James
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Samuel James
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Sat Jan 28 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: With a voice of grit and gravel, roots musician Samuel James sings with an authenticity lost in time. A modern guitar master, James' skill has a depth and range that... Read More

With a voice of grit and gravel, roots musician Samuel James sings with an authenticity lost in time. A modern guitar master, James' skill has a depth and range that seems impossible for a man with only two hands.


An award-winning songwriter, one of the world's most innovative guitar players, and a Moth-featured storyteller, James brings all of this to his amazing stage show. A live performance by Samuel James is part theratre concert, part stomping-on-the-porch dance party and part stand-up comedy.


He was born the last in a long line of performers including dancers, story tellers, choir singers, jazz pianists, and porch-stomping guitar thumpers dating back to the 1800s.


Samuel James' songwriting has been compared to Leonard Cohen's and his virtuosity on the guitar to that of Jimi Hendrix.


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 for being a true innovator.


His latest album Already Home Recordings Vol. 1  has been called a "rich narrative... fascinating... vital to our cultural dialogue."

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