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National Gallery
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National Gallery
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Tues March 3 | 2pm, 6pm
Wed March 4 | 2pm
Sun March 8 | 2pm, 6pm
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Summary: Directed by Frederick Wiseman English 3 hrs 1 min, rated NR London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself... Read More

Directed by Frederick Wiseman
English
3 hrs 1 min, rated NR

London’s National Gallery, one of the world’s foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman’s 39th documentary and counting. Wiseman listens raptly as a panoply of docents decode the great canvases of Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Turner; he visits with the museum’s restorers as they use magnifying glasses, tiny eye-droppers, scalpels, and Q-tips to repair an infinitesimal chip; he attends administrative meetings in which senior executives do (polite) battle with younger ones who want the museum to become less stodgy and more welcoming to a larger cross-section of the public. But most of all, we experience the joy of spending time with the aforementioned masters as well as Vermeer and Caravaggio, Titian and Velázquez, Pissarro and Rubens, and listen to the connoisseurs who discourse upon the aesthetic, historical, religious and psychological underpinnings of these masterpieces.

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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
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Live in the Lounge with Native Isles
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Wed March 4 | 8pm | FREE

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

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

 

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


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


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


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


The Feature Film Project: Patrick's Day
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The Feature Film Project: Patrick's Day
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Thurs March 5 | 5pm | $8 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Film-lovers in Brunswick, will unite with audiences in cinemas across the United States to decide the fate of Patrick’s Day, a feature film from Ireland, when... Read More

Film-lovers in Brunswick, will unite with audiences in cinemas across the United States to decide the fate of Patrick’s Day, a feature film from Ireland, when it screens at Frontier on Thursday, March 5th at 5pm.


On this night, audiences at each venue will vote on whether Patrick’s Day should be seen in cinemas across the USA for a wider release. The organizers hope this unique, audience-driven, nation-wide poll sends a message to distributors that could jumpstart a filmmaker’s career.


The Feature Film project was conceived by MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival founder Nicholas Mason, who has put together a selection committee comprised of programmers and owners of some of the most prestigious Art House Cinema’s in the USA. "The Feature Film Project is about taking unique films like Patrick’s Day that have been well-received on the film festival circuit and introducing them to neighborhood cinemas. A nationwide test screening lets the cinema-going public to decide its fate. What these emerging filmmakers need is an audience to see and judge their work. I want to thank the cinemas involved for embracing the concept,” says Mason.

Patrick’s Day tells the story of a young man with mental health issues who becomes intimate with a suicidal flight attendant, a relationship his obsessive mother seeks to thwart with the aid of a dysfunctional cop. The film has played to enthusiastic audiences on the festival circuit, winning Best Film and Audience Awards at the Cork Film Festival and the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland and the Woodstock Film Festival in the USA to name a few. In addition, lead actor Moe Dunford won the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin Film Festival, an award previously won by notable actors and actresses such as Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz.

"Growing up, I was obsessed with the cinema of the American dream,” says Patrick’s Day writer-director Terry McMahon. “My imaginative life was played out on the streets of America. My cinematic influences were American. My favorite actors and directors were American. So, at the risk of sounding sentimental, this embrace of our Irish movie Patrick's Day feels like the American dream come true.’

For more information about the Feature Film Project visit www.TheFeatureFilmProject.com

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The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T)
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The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T)
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Fri March 6 | 5pm, 8pm
Sat March 7 | 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: The Fly Fishing Film Tour is the original and world’s largest event of its kind. It features incredible never-seen footage from waterways worldwide. Each screening... Read More

The Fly Fishing Film Tour is the original and world’s largest event of its kind. It features incredible never-seen footage from waterways worldwide. Each screening is a celebration of the sport with a party atmosphere, audience giveaways and valuable coupons. The high-energy spectacle is the sport’s most anticipated live-event.


The films offer a blend of inspiring cinematography, hilarious comedy, poignant commentary, and tons of amazing fish like Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Steelhead, Dorado and Taimen.  The tour features all-original footage from the best filmmakers in locations like Cuba, , Florida, Louisiana, Mongolia, Alaska, British Columbia and more!

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Children's Film: Song of the Sea
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Children's Film: Song of the Sea
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Sun March 8 | 12pm
Sun March 15 | 12pm
Sun March 29 | 12pm
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Summary: Directed by Tomm Moore Starring Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt English 1 hr 33 mins, rated PG From the creators of the... Read More

Directed by Tomm Moore
Starring Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt
English
1 hr 33 mins, rated PG

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, SONG OF THE SEA tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

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Our Health Film Series: Consider the Conversation
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Our Health Film Series: Consider the Conversation
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Tues March 10 | 7:00pm | Free with online reservation: Get Tickets | *Frontier takes a limited amount of customers per hour and in order to best accommodate your dinner reservations, we strongly encourage that they are made in advance. Frontier does not service inside our theater/gallery.

Summary: A remarkable, thought-provoking documentary, Consider the Conversation looks at many of the issues we will all face at the end-of-life. The film focuses on the... Read More

A remarkable, thought-provoking documentary, Consider the Conversation looks at many of the issues we will all face at the end-of-life. The film focuses on the emotional, spiritual, physical, and social aspects of this difficult and often taboo discussion, inspiring better quality care for caregivers, patients, and their families.


The Our Health Film & Discussion Series is offered jointly by Mid Coast Hospital and Access Health (a local Healthy Maine Partnership), featuring films that shine a spotlight on important health topics for the Midcoast region.

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Maine-Film-Gone-National: Bluebird
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Maine-Film-Gone-National: Bluebird
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Wed March 11 | 2pm
Thurs March 12 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri March 13 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: 2013 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL – WORLD NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION USA, SWEDEN / 2013 / 90 MINUTES / ENGLISH In his striking and moving debut feature... Read More

2013 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL – WORLD NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
USA, SWEDEN / 2013 / 90 MINUTES / ENGLISH


In his striking and moving debut feature BLUEBIRD, writer/director Lance Edmands explores the interconnectedness of a small town in the northern reaches of Maine. When Lesley, the local school bus driver, (Tony nominee Amy Morton, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY) becomes distracted during her end- of-day inspection, she fails to notice a sleeping boy in the back of the bus. What happens next shatters the tranquility of her small Maine logging town, proving that even the slightest actions have enormous consequences.


Stricken by an overwhelming sense of guilt, Lesley’s fragility is further tested by her husband (Emmy nominee John Slattery, “Mad Men”)—a local logger preoccupied by the imminent closing of the town paper mill—and the boy’s mother Marla (Louisa Krause, KING KELLY), a disaffected young woman looking to take advantage of a delicate situation. Shot on location in the stark, frozen Maine hills, BLUEBIRD fosters a profound sense of place—chillingly capturing the setting’s lonely yet beautiful tone—thanks to the masterwork of cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE). The film boasts a powerful supporting cast including Emily Meade ("BoardwalkEmpire"), Emmy winner Margo Martindale ("Justified," MILLION DOLLAR BABY), and Adam Driver (“Girls”).

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SunriseGuide Mobile Edition Launch Party with NRCM
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SunriseGuide Mobile Edition Launch Party with NRCM
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Wed March 11 | 5-7pm | Free with online reservation: Get Tickets

Summary: It just got a whole lot easier to connect with Maine’s great local businesses that help us live well and have fun. So we’re having a party! Actually, we’re... Read More

It just got a whole lot easier to connect with Maine’s great local businesses that help us live well and have fun. So we’re having a party! Actually, we’re having four parties and you are invited to them all!


To celebrate the launch of the SunriseGuide mobile edition, we are partnering with our friends at Little Tap House, Sebago Brewing Co., Vena’s Fizz House and Frontier Café & Cinema to host a series of “H-app-y Hour” events in February and March. The events are free to attend and you can pick up the mobile edition at the events for just $10 (reg $14.95). There will be drink specials and four different “Winter Sunrise” signature cocktails (one at each event). And if that’s not reason to attend them all, a portion of proceeds from drink and mobile app/book sales benefits four awesome environmental nonprofits. Tasty win-win!


This event will benefit Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM)...so grab your friends and head on down to Frontier between 5-7 to meet like-minded folks, check out the new mobile edition, and support a great cause!


Other SunriseGuide “H-app-y Hour” events:
Tues. 2/17, 5-7pm: Benefiting Maine Island Trails Association at Little Tap House in Portland
Tues. 2/24, 5-7pm: Benefiting Maine Audubon at Sebago Brewing Co. in Scarborough
Tues. 3/3, 5-7pm: Benefiting Portland Trails at Vena’s Fizz House in Portland


About The SunriseGuide: We are a locally-owned media company that connects Mainers with the best of what’s healthy, local, and green in Maine through our annual coupon book and mobile app, the Green & Healthy Maine visitor’s guide, and the Green & Healthy Maine Homes magazine.


About NRCM: The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations.


About Frontier Cafe + Cinema: Frontier is more than a restaurant — it’s an experience where you may enjoy food, film, music and art inspired by the world.

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Live in the Lounge with Aeterna
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Live in the Lounge with Aeterna
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Wed March 11 | 8pm | FREE

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

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

 

AETERNA TRIO

Original music, classical crossover, and beloved themes from all over the world - re-imagined and reinvented in real-time. Featuring Ben Birkbeck, Andy Happel and Devon Colella.


The 2015 Maine Jewish Film Festival
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The 2015 Maine Jewish Film Festival
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Sat March 14-Sun March 15 | To learn more about the films Frontier will be screening this year, view the event list below

Summary: Join Frontier and The Maine Jewish Film Festival on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th for a variety of exciting films that explore the Jewish experience... Read More

Join Frontier and The Maine Jewish Film Festival on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th for a variety of exciting films that explore the Jewish experience through – drama, comedy, documentary and short film formats.


MJFF began modestly in 1998 in South Portland at Congregation Bet Ha’am with six videos shown on a television set over a weekend. Since then we have presented over 350 films both domestic and foreign, brought more than 95 guest artists from the U.S. and around the world and sold over 35,000 tickets to both Jewish and non-Jewish attendees in venues throughout greater Portland as well in selected sites throughout the state. Portland is the smallest city in the nation to boast an independent, professional Jewish film festival. MJFF has grown to be one of the best-attended, most well-respected, and highly-anticipated cultural events in the State. We attract a diverse, sophisticated, and deeply loyal audience that loves independent film.


The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents The Art Dealer
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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents The Art Dealer
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Sat March 14 | 8pm | $9 adults, $7 students/seniors | Buy Tickets

Summary: NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE, OPENING NIGHT FILM FRONTIER PRESENTATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL Director: Francois Margolin Starring:... Read More

NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE, OPENING NIGHT FILM
FRONTIER PRESENTATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL


Director: Francois Margolin
Starring: Anna Sigalevitch,Francois Berleand, Louis-Do De Lencquesaing, Michel Bouquet
2014 France / French w/ English subtitles / 95 minutes


Esther Stegmann, Parisian journalist, knows that her art dealer grandfather was executed by the Nazis and his collection was never recovered. When her father sees an extraordinary painting brought home by her art broker husband, he is uncharacteristically moved to tears, but explains nothing. Esther is driven to investigate dressed in trench coat and fedora, one of many nods to film noir.  When mysterious obstacles derail her search, Esther pursues a dangerous quest for truth buried beneath family secrets.

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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Deli Man
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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Deli Man
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Sun March 15 | 2pm | $9 adults, $7 students/seniors | Buy Tickets

Summary: Documentary Director: Eric Greenberg Anjou 2014 USA / English / 91 minutes What makes pastrami, pastrami? Recipes brought by Jews from Poland, Russia, and... Read More

Documentary
Director: Eric Greenberg Anjou
2014 USA / English / 91 minutes


What makes pastrami, pastrami? Recipes brought by Jews from Poland, Russia, and Romania once made the local deli a vital part of family and immigrant community and ultimately flowed into modern culinary vernacular. The story of Ziggy Gruber, a third-generation delicatessen man, Yiddish speaking French trained chef, effusive proprietor of one of the U.S.’s top delis in Houston, Texas, centers this tour of the history of delicatessen and the passionate practitioners in North America who maintain and refine its traditions. Includes interviews with deli connoisseurs Jerry Stiller, Alan Dershowitz, Fyvush Finkel and Larry King.

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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Little White Lie
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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Little White Lie
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Sun March 15 | 6pm | $9 adults, $7 students/seniors | Buy Tickets

Summary: Documentary Director: Lacey Schwartz 2014 USA / English / 65 minutes What defines identity?  How do we reconcile the choices and mistakes of our parents, who they... Read More

Documentary
Director: Lacey Schwartz
2014 USA / English / 65 minutes



What defines identity?  How do we reconcile the choices and mistakes of our parents, who they are as flawed human beings, and who we become in spite and because of them?  Director Lacey Schwarz, raised as a white Jewish girl in Woodstock, New York, believed that her dark complexion was inherited from her Sicilian Jewish grandfather, despite the skepticism of those around her.  Based on her college application photograph, she was contacted by the black student association, permitting her to explore black identity. Lacey finally asks her mother for the truth. Through home videos, archival footage, interviews and filmed episodes from her life, Lacey chronicles a legacy of family secrets and denial, the story of her dual identity, and the power of honesty.

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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Mr. Kaplan
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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Mr. Kaplan
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Sun March 15 | 8pm | $9 adults, $7 students/seniors | Buy Tickets

Summary: NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE Comedy Director: Alvaro Brechner Starring: Hector Noguera, Nestor Guzzini, Rolf Becker 2014 Uruguay, Germany, Spain / Spanish w/English... Read More

NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
Comedy
Director: Alvaro Brechner
Starring: Hector Noguera, Nestor Guzzini, Rolf Becker
2014 Uruguay, Germany, Spain / Spanish w/English subtitles / 98 minutes

Jacob Kaplan: 76, World War II refugee, retired and perhaps slightly confused, is frustrated by his failure to achieve greatness. The elderly German proprietor of a beach bar offers Jacob an unexpected opportunity. By kidnapping the German, he will recreate the capture and extradition to Israel of Nazi-in-hiding Adolph Eichmann. Jacob’s accomplice is his driver Wilson, a slovenly, but sweet and loyal drunk, recently fired from the police force, in desperate need of cash to win back the wife who has thrown him out. These unlikely buddies scheme to avoid detection by Jacob’s hovering family while executing their plan on a gorgeous Uruguay beach.

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Foxcatcher
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Foxcatcher
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Tues March 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed March 18 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs March 19 | 2pm
Fri March 20 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat March 21 | 2pm
Sun March 22 | 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Bennett Miller Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo English 2 hrs 14 mins, rated R Olympic Gold Medal-winning... Read More

Directed by Bennett Miller
Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
English
2 hrs 14 mins, rated R

Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.


With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).


The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont’s mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark’s shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont’s favoritism shifts to brother Dave — who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack — the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.


From Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller (CAPOTE, MONEYBALL) comes a searing true-life account of three men grappling for their versions of the American Dream.

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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 March 18 | 8pm | FREE

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

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


MICROMASSE

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

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Noe Socha - Solo Performance
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Noe Socha - Solo Performance
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Sat March 21 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Noé  Socha is a blues guitarist from from the small town of Carpi, Italy. Influenced by artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young and blues artists like Mississippi... Read More

Noé  Socha is a blues guitarist from from the small town of Carpi, Italy. Influenced by artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young and blues artists like Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Noe has created his own signature sound. He pairs a fiery guitar technique with virtuoso harmonica playing, channeling the sounds of the Mississippi Delta with a hint of Hendrix-esque flavor.


A graduate from Berklee College of Music on a full tuition scholarship, he received many awards including the ”Jimi Hendrix Award” for the college’s leading guitarist and the “Billboard Magazine Endowed Scholarship” presented to the college’s top student.


Noé has had the great honor of performing and/or recording with Nona Hendrix (Labelle), Vernon Reid (Living Color), and multi-Grammy winner Javier Limón. He has also toured extensively with Grammy award-winning artist Paula Cole.


Noé was recently mentioned in Rolling Stone about his standout performance at the Berklee Commencement Concert honoring Willie Nelson’s career. Noé’s passion and drive is evident through his music. Whether it’s in front of thousands of people or in an intimate setting, the audience always leaves feeling Noe’s story through his instrument.


"…Noe Socha, a graduating student from Italy, blew away the crowd with his virtuoso soloing on steel guitar and harmonica during Fred Rose’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain,” which Nelson made his own on his classic album Red Headed Stranger…" - Rolling Stone

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Collaborative Portrait with Susan Bickford
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Collaborative Portrait with Susan Bickford
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Sun March 22 | 11am-4pm | FREE: Join Our Group

Summary: Join Frontier and Susan Bickford, in a collaborative project to create a portrait. All materials will be supplied as well as specific insturctions and techniques on... Read More

Join Frontier and Susan Bickford, in a collaborative project to create a portrait. All materials will be supplied as well as specific insturctions and techniques on how to tranfer these images to the 36 squares that make up the portrait.


For those intersted in participating, join our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1389696001339640/


A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Showtimes:
Tues March 24 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed March 25 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs March 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri March 27 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat March 28 | 2pm
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Summary: Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh Farsi with english subtitles 1 hr 39 mins, rated NR The... Read More

Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh
Farsi with english subtitles
1 hr 39 mins, rated NR
The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave.

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BTSCA presents Primo Cubano
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BTSCA presents Primo Cubano
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Sat March 28 | 8pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the 20 th Century.  Son is the most popular style to come out of Cuba and is the... Read More

Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music 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.


Guitarist Paul D’Alessio, a simple-living country man himself, came into contact with this music on a trip to Cuba in 2004 with the Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association, a cooperative between Brunswick, ME and the city of Trinidad, Cuba.  He began learning to play Son music on a guitar-like instrument native to Cuba called the tres and subsequently formed Primo Cubano, “Cuban Cousin”.


Trumpeter Marc Chillemi has also spent time in Cuba and has played in various other Latin groups.  He also plays percussion and sings on the choruses, or coros, to which the lead singer, or sonero responds with an improvised lyric.


Lenny Hatch has loved the congas since he first heard Mongo Santamaría play Watermelon, and he has been playing them in addition to the bongó and other percussion instruments for over 20 years now.


Eric Winter has been singing all his life and began studying Spanish at the age of 12.  He has become particularly interested in Cuban music in the last few years.  Eric also plays maracas and is the newest addition to Primo Cubano.


Keeping it all together is Duane Edwards on the bass fiddle. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta and plays in various groups in the area.  As a jazz student, he took very quickly to the tumbao bass pattern that makes this music so danceable.

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BTSCA presents Havana Curveball
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BTSCA presents Havana Curveball
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Sun March 29 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm | $8 | Buy Tickets

Summary: From Award-winning filmmaking duo, Marcia Jarmel (Return of Sarah’s Daughters) and Ken Schneider (Regret to Inform) comes Havana Curveball. HC tells the story of... Read More

From Award-winning filmmaking duo, Marcia Jarmel (Return of Sarah’s Daughters) and Ken Schneider (Regret to Inform) comes Havana Curveball. HC tells the story of Mica. Mica is a classic young teen. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball.  At 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite.  And earnest kid, he took to heart his Rabbi's requirement to help “heal the world.” Imagining himself a savior of sorts, he launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull.  He knows only that Cubans are poor and love baseball – and that Cuba saved his grandpa's life.  On a hunch, his award-winning filmmaker parents pick up their camera.  They know the U.S. Embargo with Cuba will throw him a curveball.

 

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Ballet 422
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Ballet 422
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Tues March 31 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed April 1 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs April 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 3 | 2pm
Sat April 4 | 2pm
Sun April 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Jody Lee Lipes Starring Alisha Heng, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin English 1 hr 12 mins, rated PG New York City Ballet, under the... Read More

Directed by Jody Lee Lipes
Starring Alisha Heng, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin
English
1 hr 12 mins, rated PG

New York City Ballet, under the artistic direction of Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, boasts a roster of more than 90 elite dancers and a repertory of works by many of the greatest choreographers in the history of the art form. When 25-year-old NYCB dancer Justin Peck begins to emerge as a promising young choreographer, he is commissioned to create a new ballet for the Company’s 2013 Winter Season. With unprecedented access to an elite world, the film follows Peck as he collaborates with musicians, lighting designers, costume designers and his fellow dancers to create Paz de la Jolla, NYCB’s 422nd new ballet. BALLET 422 is an unembellished vérité portrait of a process that has never before been documented at New York City Ballet in its entirety.

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In The Blood
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In The Blood
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Sat April 4 | 8pm | $14 | Buy Tickets

Summary: In The Blood, by filmmaker and composer, Sumner McKane, is a documentary film and multimedia presentation that illustrates the life, history and character of... Read More

In The Blood, by filmmaker and composer, Sumner McKane, is a documentary film and multimedia presentation that illustrates the life, history and character of turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen and river drivers by creating a virtual journey into the historic Maine woods.


Lumbermen began living in logging camps in the Maine woods in the early 1800s. They were the pioneers who created a successful self-contained working community in the woods, and on who’s backs the state’s economy and history were largely established. They were unique in their character, ethics, morals, strength, and skills, and they symbolize Maine’s gritty and resilient reputation.


In The Blood takes the audience into this rugged environment- into the camp, onto the haul roads, landings and yards, rivers and lakes. By combining archived films, photographs, oral histories told by the men themselves, and live music by Sumner McKane and Joshua Robbins, In The Blood creates a vivid world and brings the lumberman’s 19th century reality to life.


Sumner McKane is a filmmaker and composer based in Wiscasset, Maine. He records instrumental music, film scores, and music for media. He produces historical documentaries along with companion live presentations to his films. In a few short years, Sumner has built a reputation for innovative historical storytelling using multimedia, combining various mediums to tell a historical story in a live setting.  His work has been featured on MPBN and NPR and he was the 2014 Maine Arts Commission's Media & Performing Arts Fellowship award recipient.

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A Man Apart
Special:
A Man Apart
Showtimes:
Thurs April 9 | 5:30-7pm | Free with online reservations: Get Tickets

Summary: Celebrating Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living and the roots of conservation in Maine. Who have the people been in your life who exposed you to... Read More

Celebrating Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living and the roots of conservation in Maine.


Who have the people been in your life who exposed you to new worlds, changed your assumptions, encouraged you to stretch and grow? How many people have you met who truly make and follow their own path?  Bill Coperthwaite may be the most influential person in New England who didn’t have a phone or an email address, and who is one of those unusual Americans who shun public visibility as avarice and yet is a worthwhile public figure.


On a winter morning in 2013, six people paddled his body, their close friend, across a bay to a wild homestead on the coast of Maine where he would be buried in a hand-dug grave.  This is the story of the life and death and friendships of that remarkable man, Bill Coperthwaite: homesteader and social critique in the lineage of Henry David Thoreau and Scott Nearing.


Please join the author, Peter Forbes, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, Gulf of Maine Books, and the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust for an evening celebrating Coperthweaite’s life and his many contributions to Maine’s culture of conservation.

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Endless Interstate
Music:
Endless Interstate "New Fire" CD Release
Showtimes:
Fri May 1 | 7:30pm in the gallery adjacent to Frontier | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: This special event will be held in the gallery space adjacent to Frontier.* Hailing from Midcoast Maine this band comprised of former 'Liquid Daydream' members... Read More

This special event will be held in the gallery space adjacent to Frontier.*


Hailing from Midcoast Maine this band comprised of former 'Liquid Daydream' members Matthias Sampson/Vocals, Christian Muccino/Guitars and Jordan Warsky/Drums brings more than 20 years of making music together to create an elegant spectrum of music with deeply thought-provoking lyrics that will touch places deep within the human heart. Two decades worth of music collaboration has created a sound and unity that is time honed with the patina of experience.

 

Endless Interstate, have a brand new album on the way – “New Fire”, which is set to be released during March and JamSphere had this to say in a recent review.  “The vocal dynamics and songwriting abilities shine all the way through this album. From the opening sounds of “Scratching The Surface” which starts the album with great sounding promise through to the eloquently beautiful “Wake Up” and the intensely rhythmic title track “New Fire” to the swampy “Paper Tiger”.

 

*In order for Frontier to accommodate your dinner reservations, we strongly encourage that they are made in advance. All reservation requests will be accounted for in the order in which they are received.  Frontier takes a limited amount of customers per hour and we do not service inside our theater/gallery.  Beverages and concessions may be purchased at the box office or bar and brought into the theater (not the gallery) before the show begins.

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Ameranouche
Music:
Ameranouche
Showtimes:
Sat May 2 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show
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Summary: The award winning Ameranouche Trio (pronounced uh-MARE-uh-noosh) is the premier gypsy jazz trio in the United States. The name is derived from two words: American... Read More

The award winning Ameranouche Trio (pronounced uh-MARE-uh-noosh) is the premier gypsy jazz trio in the United States. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Rienhardt. This rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic jazz, mixed with soul, flamenco, and bebop influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they're playing a musette waltz  from 1930 or a funk-inspired original tune, Ameranouche is the sound of gypsy jazz in the 21st century.

"More than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself." - Pat Martino

"Their music was so infectious it stopped us in our tracks." - Festival Preview, Newport Jazz Festival

"The NEW sound of America!" - Kevin Wheatley, National Lampoon director

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Choro Louco
Music:
Choro Louco
Showtimes:
Sat July 11* | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets
*rescheduled from January snow storm

Summary: 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... Read More

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.

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