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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
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Tues Aug 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Aug 31 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 1 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World Directed by Werner Herzog English 1 hr 38 mins, PG-13 In LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the... Read More

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
Directed by Werner Herzog
English
1 hr 38 mins, PG-13


In LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works - from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships.

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Live in the Lounge with LQH
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Live in the Lounge with LQH
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Wed Aug 31 | 7:30pm | FREE

Summary: Join us every Wednesday night throughout the summer for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Viva and the Reinforcements, v i n y l j u n k y,... Read More

Join us every Wednesday night throughout the summer for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Viva and the Reinforcements, v i n y l j u n k y, Starcrossed Losers, Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, and LQH. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.

LQH
LQH is a Portland based jazz/soul trio consisting of Chas Lester (drums/vocals), Tyler Quist (bass/keys), and Evan Haines (guitar). This group brings a mixture of uniquely arranged covers and compelling originals that will take you back and push you forward.


Five Nights in Maine
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Five Nights in Maine
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Fri Sept 2 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 3 | 2pm
Sun Sept 4 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Five Nights in Maine Written & Directed by Maris Curran Starring  David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, and Rosie Perez 1 hr 22 mins, rated NR Sherwin considers... Read More

Five Nights in Maine
Written & Directed by Maris Curran
Starring  David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, and Rosie Perez
1 hr 22 mins, rated NR


Sherwin considers himself a good man, though flawed like any other. He is deeply in love with his wife, Fiona. When she starts acting distant after returning from a visit with her estranged and ill mother, he shows concern. Soon, their conversations lead to fights, the worst in their marriage. He learns that she can no longer imagine herself as a mother, leaving him confused and angry and their marriage in splinters. Before there can be resolution, Fiona dies in an auto accident after driving distractedly on the freeway. Sherwin is devastated. All that is dear to him, his wife, his sense of self and his future, vanish. In the middle of his grief, Sherwin receives a phone call from the person he least expects, Fiona’s mother. She invites him to visit her in rural Maine, saying: “It might do us both some good.” Sherwin decides to go to Maine, and embarks on an unlikely journey of healing, compassion and empathy.

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Caroline Cotter, Michael Howard, and William Joseph Jiordan
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Caroline Cotter, Michael Howard, and William Joseph Jiordan
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Sat Sept 3 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Caroline Cotter’s new album, Dreaming as I Do, received national recognition by reaching #5 on the Folk DJ charts in February 2015, with #2 song of the month, Bella... Read More

Caroline Cotter’s new album, Dreaming as I Do, received national recognition by reaching #5 on the Folk DJ charts in February 2015, with #2 song of the month, Bella Blue. New York Music Daily calls it “evocative, eclectic northern New England Americana.”  With stories about love, adventure, and searching for home, Dreaming as I Do offers an eclectic mix of melodic honesty.


The Maine-based singer-songwriter has lived in and traveled to 28 countries on five continents - this insatiable passion for travel inspires her writing and her performance. In addition to writing songs in English, Caroline sings in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Sanskrit, bringing the world to her audience, connecting across cultures through her music.


With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline’s songs take you from an intimate Parisian salon, through the mountains of Colorado, to the coast of Maine, and into the depths of the human heart.


"Ms. Cotter’s new album is brilliant, the range of styles from a cappella to smooth vocals and jazz, back to folk harmonies – the album never ceases to surprise." - Bruce Swan, WPKN 89.5 FM Bridgeport, CT and WRFR 93.3 FM Rockland and Camden, ME

 

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Michael Howard is a songwriter born and raised in the wilds of Alaska. Howard is currently touring the country in support of his second national release entitled “Gasoline Dream”.

 

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William Joseph Jiordan weave's praise and heartbreak - for the land, for love lost and gained, for the hopeful unending generosity of humanity - into a musical New England mytho/mystic narrative. Ballads are woven together with upbeat orchestral compositions in an attempt to speak well for quiet roars of the heart, and the too-often-ever-waiting-to-be-born majesty of the human spirit.

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Family Film: Phantom Boy
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Family Film: Phantom Boy
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Sun Sept 4 | 12pm
Sun Sept 11 | 12pm
Sun Sept 18 | 12pm
Sun Sept 25 | 12pm
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Summary: Phantom Boy Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol Overdubbed in English Starring Fred Armisen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jared Padalecki, Marcus D’angelo,... Read More

Phantom Boy
Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol
Overdubbed in English
Starring Fred Armisen, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jared Padalecki, Marcus D’angelo, Melissa Disney and Dana Snyder
1 hr 24 mins, PG


The highly anticipated new film from the Academy Award®-nominated writers and directors of A Cat In Paris is a stylish noir caper, set in the shadowy streets and alleyways of New York.
Leo has a secret. A mysterious illness has transformed him into a phantom boy, able to leave the confines of his body and explore the city as a ghostly apparition. While in the hospital, he befriends Alex, a New York City cop injured while attempting to capture a nefarious gangster who has taken control of the city’s power supply, throwing the metropolis into chaos. Now they must form an extraordinary duo, using Leo’s phantom powers and Alex’s detective work to foil the plot and save New York from destruction. Phantom Boy continues Gagnol and Felicioli’s fascination with animated film noir, in a heart-thumping adventure that pushes their trademark visual style to literal new heights, as Leo swoops and soars above the greatest skyline in the world.

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Life, Animated
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Life, Animated
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Tues Sept 6 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 7 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 9 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 10 | 2pm
Sun Sept 11 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Life, Animated Directed by Roger Ross Williams English 1 hr 31 mins, PG From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the... Read More

Life, Animated
Directed by Roger Ross Williams
English
1 hr 31 mins, PG


From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence. The subject of his father Ron Suskind’s New York Times bestseller, Owen was a thriving three year old who suddenly and inexplicably went silent – and for years after remained unable to connect with other people or to convey his thoughts, feelings or desires.

 

Over time, through repeated viewings of Disney classics like THE LITTLE MERMAID and THE LION KING, Owen found useful tools to help him to understand complex social cues and to re-connect with the world around him.

 

LIFE, ANIMATED evocatively interweaves classic Disney sequences with verite scenes from Owen’s life in order to explore how his identification and empathy for characters like Simba, Jafar, and Ariel gave him a means to understand his feelings and allowed him to interpret reality.  Beautiful, original animations offer rich insights into Owen’s fruitful dialogue with the Disney oeuvre as he imagines himself heroically facing adversity as a member in a tribe of sidekicks.

 

Owen’s story is a moving testament to the many ways in which stories can serve as a means of persevering through the dark times, leading us all toward the light.

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Songwriters on Stage - Season Premiere
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Songwriters on Stage - Season Premiere
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Wed Sept 7 | 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 four... 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 four seasoned performers. 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 September concert features Martin Swinger, John Schindler, Tom Mitchell, and Ted DeMille.


Martin Swinger
Martin Swinger’s songs span Alzheimer’s, Autism, oysters, dyslexic theology and the lively adventures of Betty Boop and Buddha – lyrically and melodically illustrating the variety of human emotions in powerful story-songs. Surprising, humorous, intimate, outrageous, universal - each song sung with the skill and panache of a seasoned performer.


Martin is an atypical 50-something singer/songwriter celebrated for his fluid voice and engaging personality. With many albums, local and national songwriting awards, Martin is a repeat performer at Kerrville Folk Festival and counts among his fans Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Billy Jonas, Ezra Idlet, Vance Gilbert and John Waters.


John Schindler
Originally from Saint Louis Missouri, John was influenced early on by that town's rhythm and blues and his Oklahoma mother’s singing. This funky start was drastically tempered by a nine-year stint in a Catholic seminary where silence and Gregorian chant were his daily bread. After leaving the brotherhood, and armed only with his vow of poverty, John moved to New England and pursued the path of an itinerant musician, playing in sundry bands and bad barrooms. It was during this time, he realized, that his audience could not understand Latin.


Winner of both the 2003 Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and the 2006 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Song Contest, John has also been a finalist in many other song contests.


Tom Mitchell
Tom picked up a guitar for the first time at age 11 and never looked back. Over the years, he has explored many genres: folk, rock and roll, acoustic singer-songwriter, Brazilian music, jazz and classical guitar. After years of playing other artists’ work, Tom is now taking his music into a more personal realm with original songs. His work is immediately accessible, yet has an unpredictable quality to it as well, as he explores unexpected angles and paths in an ongoing musical journey.


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 surroundings of The Frontier. Ted sings songs worth hearing.

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Happiness to Burn
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Happiness to Burn
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Sat Sept 10 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Happiness to Burn is vocal-harmony infused Country, Swing & Americana originals and covers with Jenny Van West and Lisa Redfern on lead vocals and guitar, Andy... Read More

Happiness to Burn is vocal-harmony infused Country, Swing & Americana originals and covers with Jenny Van West and Lisa Redfern on lead vocals and guitar, Andy Happel on violin/fiddle, and Jonathan Cooper on dobro and mandolin. Jenny Van West won Best Song in last year’s Maine Songwriters Association Contest and is getting lots of airplay with her CD of originals, “Something Real.” Lisa Redfern just released her 9th CD “Chickadee” – a collection of original songs and has opened for David Mallett, Livingston Taylor, Pete Seeger and others. Andy Happel (formerly of Thanks to Gravity fame) is a renowned violinist/fiddler, with a new CD called “Bending Light.” Jon Cooper, not only runs his venue Acoustic Artisans, and is considered the premiere violin maker in the country, but he also plays dobro and mandolin. Together these four create a warm and eclectic blend of tunes…with happiness to burn.

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Dark Horse
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Dark Horse
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Tues Sept 13 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Thurs Sept 15 | 2pm
Fri Sept 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 17 | 2pm
Sun Sept 18 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Dark Horse Directed by Louise Osmond English 1 hr 25 mins, PG Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of... Read More

Dark Horse
Directed by Louise Osmond
English
1 hr 25 mins, PG


Set in a former mining village in Wales, DARK HORSE is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners - for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope - he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.

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Live in the Lounge with Red-Eyed Fox
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Live in the Lounge with Red-Eyed Fox
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Wed Sept 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.


RED-EYED FOX
Jake Hoffman (Tumbling Bones) and Tyler Lienhardt (Tricky Britches, C.C. & The Swing Set) have teamed up to form Red-Eyed Fox, a soulful and energetic interpretation of traditional music from North America and around the world.

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Sound Bites: Moxie
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Sound Bites: Moxie
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Thurs Sept 15 | 7pm | Buy Tickets

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

A collaboration between the Salt Institute for Documentary studies at MECA, The Corner storytelling series in Lewiston, and Frontier, Sound Bites is a new kind of storytelling series. With a dedicated theme tying each installment 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 Archives. The fifth installment, Moxie, will feature thetalents of world photographer of Susan McCray, a nationally recognized humanities teacher from Casco Bay High School; Bee, a beekeeper, writer and passionate Maine-based storyteller; Robert Freson, world photographer of Look, Esquire, and National Geographic, among many others; Nick Schroeder, Dispatch Magazine editor; more TBA.


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

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The Volunteers Jazz Band
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The Volunteers Jazz Band
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Sat Sept 17 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Volunteers Jazz Band - Playing Music to Entertain and Honor All Those Who Have Served Most of the band members have played professionally for 20 years or... Read More

The Volunteers Jazz Band - Playing Music to Entertain and Honor All Those Who Have Served


Most of the band members have played professionally for 20 years or more. Their repertoire includes jazz, blues, ballads, rock and patriotic selections from the big band era to the present. Our instrumentation includes alto, tenor and baritone saxes, trumpets, trombone, bass, keyboard and drums.


Tim O’Dell on Alto Sax: Composer and Saxophonist Tim O'Dell has released five diverse albums of his original music - including three on Chicago's Southport label - to glowing, critical acclaim. “This is the sound of expanding American art” (All About Jazz).  In NYC Tim co-leads and composes for PURSUIT - a unique, 14-member ensemble. “O’Dell designs hypnotic concepts that capture the imagination” (All About Jazz).  Tim earned a Masters in Jazz Composition from the New England Conservatory and a Doctorate in Saxophone from the University of Iowa. Dr. O'Dell teaches at several Maine colleges/universities.


John Morneau on Alto and Tenor Sax: John has performed with The Temptations; Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus Band; Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians; Liberace; the Bangor Symphony Orchestra; jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie; Clark Terry; Dick Johnson, Wayne Bergeron and Eric Marienthal; as well as having served as a regular member of various bands, most notably, the Don Doane Big Band. John is also the Director of the Bowdoin College Concert Band.


Marcia Gallagher on Keyboard: A vocalist/keyboard/bassist based out of central Maine, Marcia is an adjunct faculty member for UMA's music department, the music teacher at St. Michael School in Augusta, and has served as the musical director for the Theater at Monmouth. She performs as a solo artist, or can be backed by a trio, quartet or full band. Her song repertoire ranges from jazz standards to popular dance music.


Parker Kenyon on Trombone: PK studied at the Berklee College of Music and has been a professional musician for over 20 years.  There are few musical instruments that he does not play, but trombone is perhaps his favorite. He is very active in the Maine musical scene including performances at the Chocolate Church and other area venues.


Paul Rice on Bass: Paul came to Maine via New York in 1969 to major in music at Bowdoin College. Although he remains active as a trumpeter with the Bath Municipal Swing Band, his first love is the bass. He has performed with various New York rock and show bands and still  performs regularly with several area bands


Bob Modr on Trumpet: Bob played with the U.S. Air Force Band in New York City.  He received a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music.  He has held music teaching positions both in the United States and in England and Italy.  He has guest conducted and adjudicated music Festivals in the United States, England, Italy and Germany. He is the Music Director and  Conductor of the Harpswell Concert Band, maintains a private teaching studio, and performs regularly with several bands.


Curt Boot on Trumpet: Curt is a retired First Sergeant of the 208th Army Reserve Band from Columbia, South  Carolina, currently living in Maine.  He graduated from the Navy School of Music.  Curt played with the O'Jays, Okays ions, Foundation's, Ross Holmes Band, jammed with Herbert Hancock in Port Finland, and formed "Ain't Legit", the first Jazz Group in 5 Points Columbia, SC. He has played the trumpet for over 40 years and currently performs in several area bands.


Chris Gutscher on Tenor Sax: Chris joined the Navy at 17 and served aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. He regularly performs as part of Cul de Sax, a group he founded. He also plays in several area bands, including the Bowdoin College Concert Band.


Nick Maglione on Drums: Nick comes from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and now lives in Maine.  He keeps several area bands grooving to the beat, including Soundwavx out of Portland


Lynn Kinney on Baritone Sax: Lynn was principal keyboardist when at the University of Maine.  She currently plays in several area  bands, including the Bowdoin College Concert Band and the Bath Swing Band.

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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
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Tues Sept 20 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 21 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 22 | 2pm, 6pm 8pm
Fri Sept 23 | 2pm
Sun Sept 25 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble Directed by Morgan Neville English PG-13, 1 hr 36 mins Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group... Read More

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Directed by Morgan Neville
English
PG-13, 1 hr 36 mins


Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences.


The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, the latest film from the creators of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically-hailed Best of Enemies, follows an ever-changing lineup of performers drawn from the ensemble’s more than 50 instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution.


Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the journeys of a small group of Silk Road Ensemble mainstays from across the globe to create an intensely personal chronicle of passion, talent and sacrifice. Through these moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.

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Live in the Lounge with MicroMassé
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Live in the Lounge with MicroMassé
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Wed Sept 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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5th Annual Singing for their Supper with Armies and Amy and the Engine
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5th Annual Singing for their Supper with Armies and Amy and the Engine
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Fri Sept 23 | 7pm doors, 8pm show* | $15 in advance, $20 day of show | Buy Tickets | *event held in the Waterfront Maine Gallery adjacent to Frontier

Summary: A fundraiser for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program featuring Armies with Amy and the Engine opening. Proceeds will fund the work of MCHPP including their Food... Read More

A fundraiser for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program featuring Armies with Amy and the Engine opening. Proceeds will fund the work of MCHPP including their Food Pantry, Soup Kitchen, and BackPack Program.


ARMIES
Armies meld electro-pop with duet style anthems inspired by French pop duets of the sixties. Drawing on themes based around temptation and fidelity, Armies is the darker, seedier underbelly of love put to the soundtrack of a nightclub bathroom. Armies began in Venice Beach, CA as a commercial project conceived by Dave Gutter. For the purpose of TV and Film placement only, Gutter was commissioned to write folk style duets for male and female vocals for Viacom/Rumble. After auditioning vocalists in Los Angeles, Gutter returned to Portland and finished the record with long time friend and singer-songwriter Anna Lombard. August, 2015 marked the release of Armies’ self-titled debut which has been featured as no. 1 in Rolling Stone’s ’15 Great Albums You Didn’t Hear in 2015’.


AMY AND THE ENGINE
Having released their debut EP TandeMania, which premiered on Consequence of Sound, the Boston-based pop rock band has only been around for a little over a year – and has already earned praise from Boston’s most beloved music curators and has even garnered national press. From nominations for the New England Music Award’s Best Songwriter, Best New Act, Pop Act of the Year, and The New England Deli’s Pop Act of the Year, to opening for national acts Vance Joy, Guster, Kacey Musgraves, and Rachel Platten, Amy & The Engine is “poised for imminent pop success” - the question is, who drives the Engine?

The answer: “the new it girl.” Scholastic songstress Amy Allen from Portland, Maine writes “pop gold” tunes you can rock out to.

After trading in her electric bass for acoustic guitar at the ripe age of 9, years of playing in bars across small town-feeling Maine, an appearance on NBC’s The Voice, and eventually a songwriting degree at Berklee College of Music, Amy Allen is turning heads - and catching ears.

TandeMania premieres 6 pop-entangled rock tunes best summarized by Huffington Post as having more than just “catchy hooks” and “peppy pop,” but “classic rock muscle and meaningful lyrics."

Happy to be one of the guys, Allen gets down with a worldly group of men from Berklee. The Engine is lead by longhaired, lead guitarist Vinny da Silva from Londrina, Brazil, and surf-loving drummer Mano Ruiz from Lima, Peru.

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY
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Summary: Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more... Read More

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.


In recent decades, a colorful constellation of art houses has emerged across the globe. This art house movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions, and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote.


HOW WILL ART HOUSE THEATER DAY BE CELEBRATED?
Every theater is unique, and the Art House Theater Day celebrations will reflect that. But one invariable is that every event will be special. Several film distributors are offering exclusive programs that you will only be able to see on Art House Theater Day at participating theaters (keep an eye on our news feed for announcements).


Participants will also have special film ephemera and other exclusive items to giveaway. Add to that your own locality’s unique filmmaker visits, live music and parties, and there is an abundance of festivities to look forward to on September 24!

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - A Town Called Panic: The Specials
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - A Town Called Panic: The Specials
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Sat Sept 24 | 12pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: A Town Called Panic: The Specials Directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier English 1 hr 5 mins, rated NR Come visit A Town Called Panic, with two... Read More

A Town Called Panic: The Specials
Directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier
English
1 hr 5 mins, rated NR


Come visit A Town Called Panic, with two award-winning new specials from the Academy Award®-nominated directors of Ernest & Celestine.


With disarming wit and hilarious visuals, A Town Called Panic revels in the simple setup of three plasticine toys sent on increasingly surreal and freewheeling adventures. Cowboy and Indian are always up to some harebrained scheme, with Horse left to clean up the mess. In “Christmas Panic,” their out-of-control antics lead Horse to call Santa and cancel the presents. But the boys figure they can still save Christmas... if they break into their neighbor’s house to steal his yule log! In “Back to School Panic,” a class assignment yields a special prize, but only Pig knows the answer. Cowboy and Indian use a special shrinking potion to try and sneak into Pig’s brain, where they discover a sodium-packed world of pig cops riding in bacon cars and sausage cycles.

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - Time Bandits
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - Time Bandits
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Sat Sept 24 | 3pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: Time Bandits Directed by Terry Gilliam Starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm & more... English 1 hr 53... Read More

Time Bandits
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm & more...
English
1 hr 53 mins, rated PG


In this fantastic voyage through time and space from Terry Gilliam, a boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarfs. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move. Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and his Monty Python cohort Michael Palin (who also appears in the film), Time Bandits is at once a giddy fairy tale, a revisionist history lesson, and a satire of technology gone awry.

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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - Danny Says
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY - Danny Says
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Sat Sept 24 | 7pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: Danny Says Directed by Brendan Toller Starring Danny Fields, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Judy Collins, Tommy Ramone & more... English 1 hr 48 mins, rated NR Danny... Read More

Danny Says
Directed by Brendan Toller
Starring Danny Fields, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Judy Collins, Tommy Ramone & more...
English
1 hr 48 mins, rated NR


Danny Says is a documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields. Since 1966, Danny Fields has played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for the Doors, Cream, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields from Phi Beta Kappa whiz-kid, to Harvard Law dropout, to the Warhol Silver Factory, to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records, to “punk pioneer” and beyond.  Danny’s taste and opinion, once deemed defiant and radical, has turned out to have been prescient.  Danny Says is a story of marginal turning mainstream, avant garde turning prophetic, as Fields looks to the next generation.

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The 19th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival
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The 19th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival
Showtimes:
Tues Sept 27 | 2pm
Wed Sept 28 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Thurs Sept 29 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Oct 2 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Manhattan Short Film Festival Various directors 2 hours, rated NR The Manhattan Short Film Festival gathers over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in... Read More

Manhattan Short Film Festival
Various directors
2 hours, rated NR


The Manhattan Short Film Festival gathers over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities gather in cinemas, museums and universities for one purpose: to view and vote on the Finalist's Films in the 19th Annual Festival. Each finalist selected will be eligible to enter the Oscars.

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Our Health Film Series: Alive Inside
Film:
Our Health Film Series: Alive Inside
Showtimes:
Tues Sept 27 | 7pm | Free with online reservation here

Summary: Alive Inside Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett 1 hour 15 minutes Not Rated ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our... Read More

Alive Inside
Directed by Michael Rossato-Bennett
1 hour 15 minutes
Not Rated

ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).

An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

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SEED: The Untold Story
Film:
SEED: The Untold Story
Showtimes:
Tues Oct 4 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Thurs Oct 6 | 2pm
Fri Oct 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Oct 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Oct 9 | 2pm, 6pm
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Summary: SEED: The Untold Story Directed and produced by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz Starring Winona LaDuke, Andrew Kimbell, Vandana Shiva, and Dr. Jane Goodall English 1 hr... Read More

SEED: The Untold Story
Directed and produced by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz
Starring Winona LaDuke, Andrew Kimbell, Vandana Shiva, and Dr. Jane Goodall
English
1 hr 33 mins, NR


Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind, these subtle flecks of life are the source of all existence. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories, and medicines of entire cultures. They feed us, clothe us, and provide the raw materials for our everyday lives. In a very real sense, they are life itself.


Yet in our modern world, these precious gifts of nature are in grave danger. In less than a cen- tury of industrial agriculture, our once abundant seed diversity—painstakingly created by an- cient farmers and gardeners over countless millennia—has been drastically winnowed down to a handful of mass-produced varieties. Under the spell of industrial “progress” and a lust for profit, our quaint family farmsteads have given way to mechanized agribusinesses sowing genetically identical crops on a monstrous scale. Recent news headlines suggest that Irish his- tory may already be repeating in our globalized food system. Articles in the New York Times and other mainstream sources report the impending collapse of the world’s supplies of ba- nanas, oranges, coffee and coconuts—all due to a shortsighted over-reliance on a single, frag- ile variety. Without seed diversity, crop diseases rise and empires fall.


More than a cautionary tale of “man against nature,” the remarkable story of seeds is an epic “good-versus-evil” saga playing out in our modern lives. For eons, cultures around the world have believed seeds to be our birthright: a covenant with the earth shared by all and passed down across generations. But today, our seeds are increasingly private property held in cor- porate hands. A cadre of ten agrichemical companies (including Syngenta, Bayer, and Mon- santo) now controls more than two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. Genetically modified crops (GMOs) engineered in their sterile laboratories dominate farmers’ fields and dinner tables in the United States and countries around the world.


Farmers from Minnesota to Madhya Pradesh, India toil in economic thrall to the “Gene Giants,” paying hefty licensing fees to plant their patented crops. If they attempt to save their own seed at the end of a season, following a tradition practiced by humans for over 12,000 years, they face ruthless prosecution. (Suffering under this indentured servitude, over 250,000 farmers in India have committed suicide in the last 20 years.)


People everywhere are waking up to the vital importance of seeds for our future. In recent months, March Against Monsanto protests have rallied millions in more than 400 cities and 50 countries to the cause of seed freedom. Ballot initiatives to label genetically modified foods have been proposed in U.S. cities from California to Connecticut—a direct threat to the profits of the Gene Giants and their Big Food cronies. Seed libraries, community gardens, and a new generation of passionate young farmers are cropping up to shift the balance toward a more sustainable and sovereign seed paradigm. A David and Goliath battle is underway, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.


The story of our seeds is a defining story of our time. Caught between the runaway jugger- naut of industrial agriculture and the ecological, cultural, and spiritual destruction in its wake, seeds offer us a profound chance to restore mutual harmony between people and planet. They are the eternal promise of an abundant new world waiting to be born. But the time for this redemption is running out. In telling this story, we aim to bring into clear focus the beauty, hope, and magic that seeds represent for humanity at this critical juncture.

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Live in the Lounge with Choro Louco
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Choro Louco
Showtimes:
Wed Oct 26 | 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.

Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
Showtimes:
Wed Nov 30 | 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.

 

NATIVE ISLES
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.


Live in the Lounge with Stride Tide
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Stride 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.


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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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