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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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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 |
Free collectors prints for the first 50 patrons in-house

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 - 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 | Free collectors pencil bags and pins for the first 20 patrons in-house

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
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ART HOUSE THEATER DAY
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For more info on AHTD scheduled at Frontier, please see programs below

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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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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Live in the Lounge with MicroMassé
Music:
Live in the Lounge with MicroMassé
Showtimes:
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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Mark Little's
Special:
Mark Little's "Marginalia" Reception
Showtimes:
Wed Sept 21 | 5:30-7:30pm in the theater | Free

Summary: Come join us for the opening reception of Mark's new show titled "Marginalia". The private room and theater at Frontier have been reserved for this event. Depending... Read More

Come join us for the opening reception of Mark's new show titled "Marginalia". The private room and theater at Frontier have been reserved for this event. Depending on attendance numbers, there will be a private cash bar in the theater.


ABOUT THE SHOW
Webster’s dictionary defines marginal as written or printed in the margin, pertaining to, or situated at, a margin or border.


I consider that all those creative types, artists, poets, writers, musicians who, for whatever their circumstances, labor on the margins or outside the borders of acknowledged success, exist in a world that I would refer to as “Marginalia.”


We are a committed people mostly known and supported by each other.


I am one of these people. My work, I would like to think of as well crafted, is not widely known but is appreciated by a few. It is my hope that you will join these few.


The Volunteers Jazz Band
Music:
The Volunteers Jazz Band
Showtimes:
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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Dark Horse
Film:
Dark Horse
Showtimes:
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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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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Life, Animated
Film:
Life, Animated
Showtimes:
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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Caroline Cotter, Michael Howard, and William Joseph Jiordan
Music:
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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Five Nights in Maine
Film:
Five Nights in Maine
Showtimes:
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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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
Film:
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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The Magic Flute from the Bregenz Festival, Austria
Performing Arts:
The Magic Flute from the Bregenz Festival, Austria
Showtimes:
Sun Aug 28 | 3pm, 7pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Magic Flute Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera in two acts Sung in German From Bregenz Festival Recorded July 2013 Running Time: 149 min ACT I: 1h 11min |... Read More

The Magic Flute
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Opera in two acts
Sung in German


From Bregenz Festival
Recorded July 2013


Running Time: 149 min
ACT I: 1h 11min | ACT II: 1h 18min 
*This production has no intermission.


CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Director: David Pountney
Set Designer: Johan Engels
Costume and Puppet Designer: Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Lighting Designer: Fabrice Kebour
Chorus: Prague Philharmonic Chorus 
Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra


ARTISTIC TEAM
Sarastro: Alfred Reiter
Tamino: Norman Reinhardt
Königin der Nacht: Ana Durlovski
Pamina: Bernarda Bobro
Papageno: Daniel Schmutzhard
Papagena: Dénise Beck


BREGENZ FESTIVAL
Founded in 1946, Bregenz Festival is a performing arts festival held every July and August. The main stage, named Seebühne (or floating stage) sits over the water on the shores of Lake Constance and has 7,000 seats. In this extravagant location, the lake often becomes an extension of the stage, leading to some of the world’s most unique and innovative opera productions. David Pountney has been the artistic director of the festival since December 2003.


PRESENTATION
Three enormous, 27-metre-high fire-spewing "dragon dogs", a Queen of the Night costume to break all records, three mythical creatures for the three ladies operated by puppeteers, and dozens of stunt artists rushing around the stage: in his staging for the Bregenz Festival, David Pountney offers "a spectacle of the highest caliber" (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), while providing new answers to the eternal questions surrounding The Magic Flute. The Kurier newspaper called it "a visually mind-blowing fairy tale", with Die Welt adding "a colorful as well as smart Magic Flute”.


The vocal ensemble leaves nothing to be desired either: Ana Durlovski (voted Singer of the Year by Opernwelt magazine) is captivating as the Queen of the Night with her "flawless coloraturas" (Der Standard), while Norman Reinhardt sings an "outstanding Tamino" (Deutschlandradio) and Eike Wilm Schulte is a deluxe casting as Second Knight. Patrick Summers conducts Mozart's score with the impeccable Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

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Bissell Brothers presents The Room
Film:
Bissell Brothers presents The Room
Showtimes:
Sat Aug 27 | Pre-show: 6pm-7pm included appetizers, encouraged costume attire, there will also be a cash bar and special Bissell tap | 7pm film | $15 |
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Summary: Join Bissell Brothers for a night centered around beverage, food, and the “best movie ever spooned”.  The Room is a cult classic and revered for it's deep... Read More

Join Bissell Brothers for a night centered around beverage, food, and the “best movie ever spooned”. The Room is a cult classic and revered for it's deep quirkiness. The film follows a successful banker's (Tommy Wiseau) fiancee (Juliette Danielle), while she tempts and manipulates his best friend (Greg Sestero).

The Room
Directed by Tommy Wiseau
Starring Tommy Wiseau, Juliette Danielle, Greg Sestero, Carolyn Minnott, and Philip Haldiman
Rated R for nudity, language, and brief violence
English, 1 hr 39 mins


From The Room's website...

The Room is an electrifying American black comedy about love, passion, betrayal and lies. It has five major characters, Johnny, played by Tommy Wiseau is a successful banker with great respect for an dedication to the people in his life, especially his future wife Lisa. Johnny can also be a little too trusting at times which haunts him later on. Lisa, played by Juliette Danielle, is the beautiful blonde fiancé of Johnny. She has always gotten her way and will manipulate to get what she wants. She is a taker, with a double personality, and her deadly schemes lead to her own downfall. Mark, played by Greg Sestero, is a young, successful and independent best friend of Johnny. He has a good heart, but gets caught up in Lisa's dangerous web and gives in to temptation. This eventually brings him to great loss. Claudette, played by Carolyn Minnott, is the classy, sophisticated mother of Lisa who has had disappointing relationships in her life. She wants her daughter to be married as soon as possible so she can benefit. Denny, played by Philip Haldiman, is an orphan boy, naive and confused about life, love, and friendship. Denny is a very ambitious and also very grateful to the people who are in his life. "The Room" depicts of friendships and relationships in one life and raises life's real and most asked question: "Can you ever really trust anyone?" Are you ready for this quirky new black comedy?...Are you ready to see reflection of your life? "Experience this quirky new black comedy, it's a riot!" Enter "The Room" and leave forever changed!

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Live in the Lounge with v i n y l j u n k y
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Live in the Lounge with v i n y l j u n k y
Showtimes:
Wed Aug 24 | 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, Red-Eyed... 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, Red-Eyed Fox, MicroMassé, and LQH. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


v i n y l j u n k y
v i n y l j u n k y , the analog evangelist known to others as David Kowalski, is both a collector and purveyor of rare vinyl records.  As owner/curator of vinyljunkyrecords, a popular micro-record shop in the Fort Andross complex, he dutifully serves up the Midcoast region with fresh musical finds in all genres from around the globe. In his LitL DJ sets, he spins real vinyl only…no MP3 mouse clicks up in here! Just the magic of needle-to-the-groove to make your body move! Deep funk and soul from any and everywhere will be whirled from the stacks of wax accumulated in his decades of crate digging. Be prepared to relax and unwind while the music puts a wiggle-double-wiggle in your behind!


WARNING: uncontrolled gyrations are likely to occur.


Being A.P.
Film:
Being A.P.
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 23 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Aug 24 | 2pm
Thurs Aug 25 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Aug 26 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Aug 27 | 2pm
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Summary: Being A.P. Directed by Anthony Wonke English 1 hr 38 mins, rated NR A feature documentary following AP McCoy – the greatest jump jockey of all time. As he... Read More

Being A.P.
Directed by Anthony Wonke
English
1 hr 38 mins, rated NR


A feature documentary following AP McCoy – the greatest jump jockey of all time. As he passes his 40th birthday, an age beyond which most jockeys are unable to continue, AP contemplates his obsession with winning, the years of sacrifice that he has endured to become the champion he is, the chase for a 20th successive championship and then a future without racing.

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Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Film:
Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 16 | 2pm, 5pm, 7pm
Wed Aug 17 | 2pm
Thurs Aug 18 | 2pm
Fri Aug 19 | 2pm, 5pm*, (7pm*)
Sat Aug 20 | 2pm, 5pm*, (7pm*)
Sun Aug 21 | 3pm, 5pm*, (7pm*)
*Weekend Double Feature: Buy the "Double Feature" ticket for the documentary at 5pm and stick around for the incredible shot-for-shot adaptation at 7pm right after!

Documentary: $6 matinee, $8 adult (5pm and after), $7 student/senior | Double Feature: (shown Fri, Sat, and Sun) $15 adult, $12 student/senior | Buy Tickets

Summary: Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Directed by Eric Zala Starring Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Angela Rodriguez, Chris' Dog Documentary Runtime: 1... Read More

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made
Directed by Eric Zala
Starring Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala, Angela Rodriguez, Chris' Dog
Documentary Runtime: 1 hr 33 mins, rated NR
The Adaptation Runtime: 1 hr 55 mins


The true, decades-spanning tale of the greatest fan film ever made.
After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece.


Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project’s culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision—mixed in with some movie magic—to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.

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Snaex and Bad Mariachi
Music:
Snaex and Bad Mariachi
Showtimes:
Sat Aug 13 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Snaex know no limits, yet aspire to align themselves with what is always necessary: patience, harmony, and the child's mind. Snaex are Chris Teret, who hails from... Read More

Snaex know no limits, yet aspire to align themselves with what is always necessary: patience, harmony, and the child's mind. Snaex are Chris Teret, who hails from Baltimore and founded a band called Company, and Chriss Sutherland, who is from Maine and who helped maintain such musics as Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and Olas. Both now reside in the Portland, Maine area.


Bad Mariachi is a song project of greater Brunswick denizen, McKay Belk, his bandmates from the absence-laden if and it, Chris Dibiasio and Tim Alan Walker, and local songbird, Kristin Kellas. It’s an obsessed avocation that is told with a vestigial drawl hungover from a southern boyhood. All of these players have spent the better part of this decade nursing their affinity for the amorphous thing we now call folk music, so it comes as no surprise when you hear certain staples of the era; a stumbling swing time, 90s dissonance, meek perversions of jazz, and other subtle appropriations from around the world. Which is not to say it’s insincere. The songs come from excessive introspection-- rambling predictions that hold no water, veiled confessions, descriptions of systemic failure, and raw salutes to the hilarity of modern self-doubt. Their first recording, an aimless waltz called “Crowhurst”, will be featured as part of an installation by Emilie Stark-Menneg at the PMA biennial.

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Special Sneak Preview Film Screening
Film:
Special Sneak Preview Film Screening
Showtimes:
Sat Aug 13 | 11:30am-1:30pm | Free with registration here

Summary: Come watch this special sneak preview of a new true crime documentary, fresh from a major European festival, and give us your opinion. The first 50 people to watch the... Read More

Come watch this special sneak preview of a new true crime documentary, fresh from a major European festival, and give us your opinion. The first 50 people to watch the film and complete a short survey will enjoy 15% off their lunch orders that day (food only) at The Frontier. Please make a table reservation in advance.*

TICKETS ARE FREE BUT MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE

*In order for Frontier to accommodate your lunch reservations, they strongly encourage patrons to make them 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. Beverages and limited concession offerings may be purchased at the box office or bar and brought into the theater before the show begins.

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WORLD ELEPHANT DAY FILM: When Elephants Were Young
Film:
WORLD ELEPHANT DAY FILM: When Elephants Were Young
Showtimes:
Fri Aug 12 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: When Elephants Were Young Directed by Patricia Sims Starring William Shatner English & Thai with Subtitles 1 hr 30 mins, rated NR   When Elephants Were... Read More

When Elephants Were Young
Directed by Patricia Sims
Starring William Shatner
English & Thai with Subtitles
1 hr 30 mins, rated NR

 

When Elephants Were Young is a 2015 Canadian documentary film directed by World Elephant Day Co-Founder Patricia Sims and narrated by William Shatner.

 

Wok and his young elephant Nong Mai share a life of struggle and street begging in gritty Bangkok. Their tender bond reveals a complex relationship where elephants live with humans even though they are wild animals. One day the opportunity comes to release Nong Mai to the wild. Can an elephant who has only known a life of captivity survive in the forest? While the lens never strays from its focus of protecting the endangered Asian elephant from exploitation and extinction, this provocative and bittersweet film is a surprising view into the paradoxes of elephants in captivity, dismantling common beliefs about the age-old relationship between human and elephant. Despite imminent threats to the future of Asian elephants, the opportunity for Nong Mai's survival may be a happy ending that offers hope for all.

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EQME Brunswick Area Happy Hour Meet and Greet
Special:
EQME Brunswick Area Happy Hour Meet and Greet
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 9 | 5:30-7:30pm | Free with RSVP here

Summary: EqualityMaine is coming to Brunswick! Please join us after work for a casual evening with friends!  Meet the EQME staff and members of our board. We'll provide an... Read More

EqualityMaine is coming to Brunswick! Please join us after work for a casual evening with friends! 

Meet the EQME staff and members of our board. We'll provide an update on our current work, including a special update on Michael Heath's initiative to turn back the clock on LGBT equality.

We'll also be celebrating the LGBT youth who are graduating from our summer New Leader's Project which culminates on August 9th at the UU Church in Brunswick.

This is a FREE event! Appetizers will be provided by Frontier and there will be a cash bar. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for door prizes!

Special thanks to Frontier for hosting and sponsoring this event and to Androscoggin Bank for their support of the New Leaders Project.

PLEASE RSVP AT: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/6355706073638240256

Pelé: Birth of a Legend
Film:
Pelé: Birth of a Legend
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 9 | 2pm
Wed Aug 10 | 2pm
Thurs Aug 11 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Aug 13 | 2pm
Sun Aug 14 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Pelé: Birth of a Legend Directed by Jeffrey & Michael Zimbalist Starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta 1 hr 47 mins, rated PG Pelé. A... Read More

Pelé: Birth of a Legend
Directed by Jeffrey & Michael Zimbalist
Starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta
1 hr 47 mins, rated PG


Pelé. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of São Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn’t afford a real soccer ball. Charting his meteoric rise—from scrubbing floors to support his family to honing his electrifying playing style on the streets to leading Brazil’s national team to its first World Cup victory at the age of 17—Pelé vividly brings to life the greatest sports story of the 20th century. With Vincent D’Onofrio and Brazilian musical star Seu Jorge.

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Family Film: Song of the Sea
Film:
Family Film: Song of the Sea
Showtimes:
Sun Aug 7 | 12pm
Sun Aug 14 | 12pm
Sun Aug 21 | 12pm
Sun Aug 28 | 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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2016 Rio Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
Special:
2016 Rio Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
Showtimes:
Fri Aug 5 | 8pm-10:30pm | Free in the theater | For those interested in dining with us, we ask that you make reservations in advance of the screening. Frontier does not service food or beverage into the theater.

Summary: Rio's Games of the XXXI Olympiad kick off on August 5, 2016 with the Opening Ceremony.  Before the Olympic flame reaches Rio de Janeiro, find out what elements, new... Read More

Rio's Games of the XXXI Olympiad kick off on August 5, 2016 with the Opening Ceremony.  Before the Olympic flame reaches Rio de Janeiro, find out what elements, new and old, make up the Olympic's grandest party.
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Live in the Lounge with Viva & The Reinforcements
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Viva & The Reinforcements
Showtimes:
Wed Aug 3 | 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.


VIVA AND THE REINFORCEMENTS
Viva & The Reinforcements is a Next Deco Jazz group pioneering the fusion of world music with hip hop, pop & the orchestral elegance of the big band sound. Viva carries enormous hope and love for the global community, believing communication, laughter, dance & empathy are the best tools available to humankind. She likes her coffee black, her tequila neat, her men strong & her women stronger. Privileged to play with the best jazz musicians, Viva breathes dance into every number. Each sensational show is an immersive adventure.

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Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman
Film:
Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 2 | 7pm | $8 | Skype Q&A with director, Susan Steinberg following the film
Panelist of Maine female artists with moderator Maureen Block | Buy Tickets

Summary: Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman Directed by Susan Steinberg Featuring Maliheh Afnan, Alice Anderson, Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, Jodie Carey, Susan Collins,... Read More

Mirrors to Windows: The Artist as Woman
Directed by Susan Steinberg
Featuring Maliheh Afnan, Alice Anderson, Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, Jodie Carey, Susan Collins, Nermine Hammam, Charlotte Hodes, Sarah Lederman, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Rose Wylie RA
English
1 hr 16 mins, NR


A unique film following an international cast of three generations of women artists from Cairo, France, Germany, Iran, the United States and the United Kingdom who are forging their careers in the London art scene.


The film takes you on an intimate but fast-paced journey, moving the lens between art and life to reveal the dynamic and multi-faceted story of this enigmatic calling.


It's in the negotiation between art and life, that the artist emerges.

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Film:
The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 2 | 2pm
Wed Aug 3 | 2pm
Thurs Aug 4 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Aug 5 | 2pm, 5pm
Sat Aug 6 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Aug 7 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: The Trials of Muhammad Ali Produced by Rachel Pikelny Directed by Bill Siegel 1 hr 34 mins, rated NR No conventional sports documentary, The Trials Of Muhammad... Read More

The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Produced by Rachel Pikelny
Directed by Bill Siegel
1 hr 34 mins, rated NR


No conventional sports documentary, The Trials Of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America's controversies over race, religion, and war. From Kartemquin Films - makers of such acclaimed documentaries as Hoop Dreams and The Interrupters - and Academy Award-nominated director Bill Siegel (The Weather Underground), The Trials Of Muhammad Ali examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience.

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Sassquatch
Music:
Sassquatch
Showtimes:
Sat July 30 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Sassquatch is the missing link between funk, fusion, jazz, rock and pop. With the massive support of their fans, and their dedication to the music they love, the... Read More

Sassquatch is the missing link between funk, fusion, jazz, rock and pop. With the massive support of their fans, and their dedication to the music they love, the group has been fortunate enough to perform at venues across the state, at the WCYY stage of the Old Port Festival, and has been able to fund their first full length album "Cryptomusicology". Fronted by the dynamic vocal work of Christine McCormick and Jared Wilkinson, dominated by the technical guitar proficiency of Matthew Knight and Bryant Sirois, and the rhythmic precision of bassist Dan Gilbert and drummer Cameron Lopez, Sassquatch works diligently to make believers out of their audience. Have you seen Sassquatch?


“They have achieved that rare perfect balance of danceable grooves, sophisticated musicality, and compelling stage presence." - Richard Nelson Professor of Music, Jazz and Contemporary Music Program, University of Maine at Augusta

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Tickled
Film:
Tickled
Showtimes:
Tues July 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed July 27 | 2pm
Thurs July 28 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat July 30 | 2pm
Sun July 31 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Tickled Directed by David Farrier, Dylan Reeve English 1 hr 32 mins, rated R   Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition... Read More

Tickled
Directed by David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
English
1 hr 32 mins, rated R

 

Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger than fiction.

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Rigoletto from Opera de Paris (Opéra Bastille)
Performing Arts:
Rigoletto from Opera de Paris (Opéra Bastille)
Showtimes:
Sun July 24 | 3pm, 7pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: RIGOLETTO Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Maria Piave - After Victor Hugo, Le Roi s’amuse Opera in 3 acts Sung in Italian Opera de Paris (Opéra Bastille)... Read More

RIGOLETTO
Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Maria Piave - After Victor Hugo, Le Roi s’amuse


Opera in 3 acts
Sung in Italian


Opera de Paris (Opéra Bastille)
Recorded Spring 2016
Presented by Alain Duault


Approximate Running Time: 2h 5min
Approximate Running Time by Act:
Act I: 60 min
Act II & III: 65 min


CREATIVE TEAM
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Director: Claus Guth
Sets: Christian Schmidt
Costumes: Christian Schmidt
Lighting: Olaf Winter
Choir: Director José Luis Basso


Orchestra and Choir of the Opéra National de Paris ARTISTIC TEAM

Il Duca di Mantova: Michael Fabiano 
Rigoletto: Quinn Kelsey
Gilda: Olga Peretyatko 
Sparafucile: Rafal Siwek
Maddalena: Vesselina Kasarova 
Giovanna: Isabelle Druet
Il Conte di Monterone: Mikhail Kolelishvili 
Marullo: Michal Partyka 
Matteo Borsa: Christophe Berry
Il Conte di Ceprano: Tiago Matos
La Contessa: Andreea Soare
Paggio della Duchessa: Adriana González 
Usciere di Corte: Florent Mbia


Presentation
“Oh! Victor Hugo’s Le Roi s’amuse is the greatest subject, and perhaps the greatest drama of modern times. It’s a work worthy of Shakespeare!”  A few  months  before  he wrote those words to Francesco Maria Piave urging him to “turn Venice upside down and persuade the Censor to authorise the subject” – no easy matter given that moral values would be easily offended – Verdi was working on an adaptation of King Lear.


No doubt, he was already imbued with the play by his revered master, Shakespeare, when he read Victor Hugo's drama. On discovering in the works of  the French writer to whom he would owe Ernani, the greatest triumph of his “difficult years”, a parallel with the triangle formed by the King,  his daughter and the jester, it was “like a thunderbolt, an inspiration”. Between the frivolous, licentious Duke, and Gilda, a victim of the ignorance which holds her  captive, stands the double-faceted character of the hunchback, both buffoon and curse-obsessed father. Monstrous and heartrending, grotesque and sublime, the title role reaches its apogee in the aria “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata”, whose descending movement, from the explosion of rage to the moment of entreaty, confirms the composer’s ability to adapt a form inherited from bel canto to theatrical realism.


Under the baton of Nicola Luisotti, this new production of Rigoletto marks director Claus Guth’s first collaboration with the Paris Opera.

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Gideon Forbes Sextet and The Jazz/Poetry Project
Music:
Gideon Forbes Sextet and The Jazz/Poetry Project
Showtimes:
Sat July 23 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Join us at the Frontier for an evening of poetry-inspired music, including the Gideon Forbes Sextet and The Jazz/Poetry Project. All music heard will be centered... Read More

Join us at the Frontier for an evening of poetry-inspired music, including the Gideon Forbes Sextet and The Jazz/Poetry Project. All music heard will be centered around poetry. Gideon Forbes will be performing his set of compositions called "The Frost Songs", a ten part suite inspired by the music of Robert Frost. The Jazz/Poetry trio performs music set to the poetry of Betsy Sholl (Former Maine State Poet Laureate) while she recites the text.


The Frost Songs is project from Gideon Forbes that showcases the poetry of Robert Frost. Inspired by the music of Frank Carlberg and Steve Grover, Gideon started setting poetry to music in 2012. This new project will feature a sextet performing a group of poems from Frost's A Further Range. The poems are realized through the  The group will feature Taylor O'Donnell, Barry Saunders, Kinnon Church, Gary Wittner, and Nihco Gallo.


Jazz poetry of Betsy Sholl (former Maine State Poet Laureate/author of 8 books of poetry) will be performed in an interactive trio setting with Betsy, guitarist Gary Wittner, and saxophonist Jim Cameron. The trio will perform "arrangements" of Betsy's poetry set to music that includes, in various parts, pre-composed songs related to the text, free jazz improvisations, and sections of text phrased rhythmically with the music. This is an improvising trio in the true sense of the word - all 3 performers are listening and reacting to the phrasing of both the text and the music.

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Bar Harbor Film Festival To Go Menu
Film:
Bar Harbor Film Festival To Go Menu
Showtimes:
Fri July 22 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat July 23 | 2pm
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Summary: By showcasing the art and craft of visual storytelling, BHFF provides a unique environment to encounter international cinematic voices and to engage in thoughtful... Read More

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

 

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


MOMENTS
Marie Chao | Narrative | 2 min.


RAZOR
Rajko Ristanovic | Narrative | 9 min.


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

 

Total Running Time: 107 min

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The Forest Through the Trees Art Opening and Silent Auction
Special:
The Forest Through the Trees Art Opening and Silent Auction
Showtimes:
Fri July 15 | 5pm-8pm | FREE, located in the Frontier entryway

Summary: Spindleworks presents The Forest Through the Trees an All Species exhibit to benefit the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, set to run for July and August in Brunswick,... Read More

Spindleworks presents The Forest Through the Trees an All Species exhibit to benefit the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, set to run for July and August in Brunswick, Maine. The exhibit draws attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species, all of which are affected by our actions and inactions. This exhibit explores diversity of plant life, and draws attention to the importance of plants in creating natural habitat for the world’s animal species. Show entries reflect a diversity of artistic expression to depict this huge part of our natural environment. This will be the sixth exhibit in the series, which has drawn artists from across Maine and across the country. This year we have chosen the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust to receive the funds raised. We recognize the important role the land trust plays in protecting species in our own community. 30% from each sale will be donated to this important and well loved local organization. A Silent Auction of art and handmade items will take place at the opening July 15th from 5-8pm with all proceeds benefiting the Land Trust.

Live in the Lounge with Starcrossed Losers
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Starcrossed Losers
Showtimes:
Wed July 13 | 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.


STARCROSSED LOSERS
Starcrossed Losers is the music of Kyle Morgan, a songwriter and guitarist based in Portland, ME.  Working with a rotating cast of bandmates from Maine to Tennessee, his dynamic performances range in style from stripped-down acoustic balladry and love-lorn parlor laments to old-school rock'n'roll, gritty gypsy-blues and distorted proto-punk.  Weaving together these seemingly disparate musical forms with a voice at once emotive and playful, Morgan's songs reflect the angst and longing of spirit bound by human form: Starcrossed Losers.

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Maggie's Plan
Film:
Maggie's Plan
Showtimes:
Tues July 12 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed July 13 | 2pm
Thurs July 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri July 15 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat July 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun July 17 | 3pm, 7pm
Tues July 19 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed July 20 | 2pm
Thurs July 21 | 2pm
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Summary: Maggie's Plan Directed by Rebecca Miller Starring Maya Rudolph, Greta Gerwig, Bill Hader, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore English 1 hr 38 mins, R In Rebecca... Read More

Maggie's Plan
Directed by Rebecca Miller
Starring Maya Rudolph, Greta Gerwig, Bill Hader, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore
English
1 hr 38 mins, R


In Rebecca Miller’s witty modern romantic comedy MAGGIE’S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood.

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Private Event
Special:
Private Event
Showtimes:
Fri July 8 | Closing at 3:30pm

Summary: Frontier will be closing for a private event beginning at 3:30pm on Friday, July 8th. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you when... Read More

Frontier will be closing for a private event beginning at 3:30pm on Friday, July 8th.


We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you when we reopen on Saturday, July 9th.

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Frontier's mission is connecting people to the world, through food, film, music and art. Above and beyond this, we love sharing our space and bringing people together!


If you are planning a private event and searching for a unique venue, Frontier welcomes you to explore our space and suite of services with the assistance of our Events Coordinator.


Please complete the Event Planning Guide to help us better understand the scope and needs of your event. This will help us provide you with a preliminary event proposal.


You may also reach our Events Coordinator, Emily, by email at emily@explorefrontier.com


The Man Who Knew Infinity
Film:
The Man Who Knew Infinity
Showtimes:
Tues July 5 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed July 6 | 2pm
Thurs July 7 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri July 8 | 2pm
Sat July 9 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun July 10 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: The Man Who Knew Infinity Directed by Matt Brown Starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair English 1 hr 48 mins, rated PG-13 Written and directed by... Read More

The Man Who Knew Infinity
Directed by Matt Brown
Starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair
English
1 hr 48 mins, rated PG-13


Written and directed by Matthew Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of friendship that forever changed mathematics. In 1913, Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a self-taught Indian mathematics genius, traveled to Trinity College, Cambridge, where over the course of five years, forged a bond with his mentor, the brilliant and eccentric professor, G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), and fought against prejudice to reveal his mathematic genius to the world. The film also stars Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry and Toby Jones. This is Ramanujan’s story as seen through Hardy’s eyes.

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CHILDREN'S FILM: The Secret of Kells
Film:
CHILDREN'S FILM: The Secret of Kells
Showtimes:
Sun July 3 | 12pm
Sun July 10 | 12pm
Sun July 17 | 12pm
Sun July 24 | 12pm
Sun July 31 | 12pm
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Summary: The Secret of Kells Directed by Tomm Moore Starring Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney English 1 hr 15 mins 2010 Academy Award® Nominee... Read More

The Secret of Kells
Directed by Tomm Moore
Starring Brendan Gleeson, Mick Lally, Evan McGuire, Christen Mooney
English
1 hr 15 mins


2010 Academy Award® Nominee –Best Animated Feature


A masterpiece from the producers of KIRIKOU, THE SORCERESS and TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE! Magic, fantasy and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in this sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. Features the voices of Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter, In Bruges), Mick Lally, Evan McGuire and Christen Mooney.


Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the fairy Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan’s determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?
SHORT: In the remote Irish woods, Cellach (Brendan Gleeson) prepares a fortress for an impending attack by a Viking war party. Unbeknown to Cellach, his young nephew Brendan (Evan McGuire) -- who has no taste for battle -- works secretly as an apprentice in the scriptorium of the local monastery, learning the ancient art of calligraphy. As the Vikings approach, revered illuminator Aidan (Mick Lally) arrives at the monastery and recruits Brendan to complete a series of dangerous, magical tasks.

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Frontier and Maine Music Mill present: Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss
Music:
Frontier and Maine Music Mill present: Maeve Gilchrist and Nic Gareiss
Showtimes:
Sat July 2 | 8pm | $18 in advance, $22 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Not to be missed!  Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and harpist and singer Maeve Gilchrist bring together fingers and feet to create an ear-bending, visual delight like... Read More

Not to be missed!  Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and harpist and singer Maeve Gilchrist bring together fingers and feet to create an ear-bending, visual delight like you’ve never seen or heard before!


Michigan-born percussive dancer, Nic Gareiss and Scottish harpist Maeve Gilchrist met while both teaching at the Shasta Fiddle Camp in Northern California. They continued their musical relationship with spontaneous collaborations at festivals and chance meetings and later toured together as part of Darol Anger’s band, ‘The Furies’.


Sharing a deep respect for traditional music and culture while drawing on contemporary elements of music, movement, rhythm and improvisation, Nic and Maeve have emerged from the vibrant new acoustic scene as innovators in their fields. The percussion and drive of Nic’s footwork combined with Maeve’s melodic and improvisational sensibilities make for an explosive duet that delights both the ears and the eyes.


Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear these truly world-class performers in an intimate, up-close-and-personal space.

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Our Health Film Series: The Raising of America
Film:
Our Health Film Series: The Raising of America
Showtimes:
Tues June 28 | 7pm | Free with registration here

Summary: The Raising of America Produced/Directed by Christine Herbes-Sommers 58 minutes The Signature Hour of this 5-part series interweaves discoveries from... Read More

The Raising of America
Produced/Directed by Christine Herbes-Sommers
58 minutes


The Signature Hour of this 5-part series interweaves discoveries from neuroscience with the stories of families and communities struggling to provide the nurturing environments all babies and young children need to thrive. Too often these efforts are hindered by social conditions that put children on low developmental paths. The question is: How can we do better?


Offered jointly by Mid Coast Hospital and Access Health, the Our Health: Film and Discussion Series continues throughout the year, featuring films that shine a spotlight on important health topics for the Midcoast region.

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Weiner
Film:
Weiner
Showtimes:
Tues June 28 | 2pm
Wed June 29 | 2pm
Thurs June 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri July 1 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat July 2 | 2pm
Sun July 3 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Weiner Directed by Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg English 1 hr 40 mins, rated R Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent... Read More

Weiner
Directed by Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
English
1 hr 40 mins, rated R


Sexts, lies, and Carlos Danger: watch the wildest political meltdown in recent history as it unfolds. It’s 2013 and Anthony Weiner—still reeling from the sex scandal that ended his political career two years earlier—is back in the spotlight as he mounts an audacious comeback campaign for New York City mayor. But it’s not long before history repeats itself and new sexting allegations leave Weiner and his aides scrambling to contain the damage. Granted unfettered access to the candidate and his campaign, filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg capture a jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes look at the political machine as it breaks down. Winner of the 2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize.

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

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

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


Opera in 3 acts
Sung in Italian


Opéra Royal de Wallonie - Liège
Recorded in January 2015


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

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


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


Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie


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


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


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


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

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Funny at the Frontier: An Evening of Comedy
Performing Arts:
Funny at the Frontier: An Evening of Comedy
Showtimes:
Fri June 24 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Join us for another evening of standup comedy with some of Maine’s best and brightest comics. Celebrate the beginning of summer (finally!) with a great meal... Read More

Join us for another evening of standup comedy with some of Maine’s best and brightest comics. Celebrate the beginning of summer (finally!) with a great meal followed by a whole lot of laughter.


Tickets are $12 pre-sale and $15 day of show. This show is always popular and usually sells out, so make your reservation today!

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Miles Ahead
Film:
Miles Ahead
Showtimes:
Tues June 21 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed June 22 | 2pm
Thurs June 23 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri June 24 | 2pm
Sat June 25 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Miles Ahead Directed by Don Cheadle Starring Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor English 1 hr 40 mins, rated R MILES AHEAD, inspired by events in his... Read More

Miles Ahead
Directed by Don Cheadle
Starring Don Cheadle, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ewan McGregor
English
1 hr 40 mins, rated R


MILES AHEAD, inspired by events in his life, is a wildly entertaining, impressionistic, no-  holds barred portrait of one of 20th century music’s creative geniuses, Miles Davis, featuring a career defining performance by Oscar nominee Don Cheadle in the title role. Working from a script he co-wrote with Steven Baigelman, Cheadle makes his bravura directorial debut.

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Magic 8 Ball: A 75th Birthday Tribute Show to Bob Dylan
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Magic 8 Ball: A 75th Birthday Tribute Show to Bob Dylan
Showtimes:
Sat June 18 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Magic 8 Ball is a traveling birthday party formed for the celebration of Bob Dylan's 75th. Singer/songwriters Chris Moore, Ben Hunsberger, Ted DeMille and ace bassman... Read More

Magic 8 Ball is a traveling birthday party formed for the celebration of Bob Dylan's 75th. Singer/songwriters Chris Moore, Ben Hunsberger, Ted DeMille and ace bassman Chris Dombrowski have combed through the catalogue and come together to arrange and interpret a variety of Dylan tunes, old and new. With reverent nods to The Band, The Rolling Thunder Review, and all the artists who've covered Dylan's material, Magic 8 Ball presents their collective take on Bob songs with loving sincerity, honestly, and good humor.


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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I Saw The Light
Film:
I Saw The Light
Showtimes:
Tues June 14 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed June 15 | 2pm
Thurs June 16 | 2pm
Fri June 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat June 18 | 2pm
Sun June 19 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: I Saw The Light Directed by Marc Abraham Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson English 2 hrs 3 mins, rated R I SAW THE LIGHT, the story of the... Read More

I Saw The Light
Directed by Marc Abraham
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Maddie Hasson
English
2 hrs 3 mins, rated R


I SAW THE LIGHT, the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.

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The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Best of the Fest Documentaries
Film:
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Best of the Fest Documentaries
Showtimes:
Sat June 11 | $10 per film
Romeo Is Bleeding | 2pm, 8pm | Buy Tickets
Omo Child: The River and the Bush | 6pm |
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Summary: The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF] brings a selection of its award winning documentaries to the beautiful Frontier Cinema on June 11.  The screenings are... Read More

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival [MNFF] brings a selection of its award winning documentaries to the beautiful Frontier Cinema on June 11.  The screenings are part of MNFF’s distinctive New England Circuit that provides its top filmmakers with valuable post-Festival exposure in great venues across the six New England states.


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

 

2pm & 8pm - Romeo Is Bleeding
Directed by Jason Zeldes
English
93 min


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

 

 

6pm - Omo Child: The River and the Bush
Directed by John Rowe
English/Other
90 min


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

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The 6th Annual Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest
Special:
The 6th Annual Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest
Showtimes:
Thurs June 9 | Event held in the Fort Andross Winter Market, adjacent to Cabot Mill Antiques | Doors at 5pm, Show at 6pm-8pm | $12.50 | Limited tickets available - please call Frontier at 207.725.5222 for the latest ticketing information

Summary: Join us for the 6th annual "Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest" event Thursday June 9th, 2016 between 6 and 8pm (Doors open @ 5pm) This year's event features 24... Read More

Join us for the 6th annual "Mid Coast Altered Couture Contest" event Thursday June 9th, 2016 between 6 and 8pm (Doors open @ 5pm)


This year's event features 24 Local Designers who have this year's challenge theme of constructing a garment focusing on color; monochromatic or rainbow inspired. This is a playful, joyous, spirited event that celebrates our local creative community and it's diverse talents.


Proceeds from this year's event will go to "The Maine Folque Co-op's Young Fiddlers Ensemble"


This popular event sells out quickly, so get your tickets early for an enchanted evening!

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Born To Be Blue
Film:
Born To Be Blue
Showtimes:
Tues June 7 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed June 8 | 2pm
Thurs June 9 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri June 10 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun June 12 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Born To Be Blue Directed by Robert Budreau Starring Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie English 1 hr 38 mins, rated NR Ethan Hawke lights up the screen... Read More

Born To Be Blue
Directed by Robert Budreau
Starring Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie
English
1 hr 38 mins, rated NR


Ethan Hawke lights up the screen as jazz legend Chet Baker, whose tumultuous life is thrillingly reimagined with wit, verve, and style to burn. In the 1950s, Baker was one of the most famous trumpeters in the world, renowned as both a pioneer of the West Coast jazz scene and an icon of cool. By the 1960s, he was all but washed up, his career and personal life in shambles due to years of heroin addiction. In his innovative anti-biopic, director Robert Budreau zeroes in on Baker’s life at a key moment in the 1960s, just as the musician attempts to stage a hard-fought comeback, spurred in part by a passionate romance with a new flame (Carmen Ejogo). Creatively blending fact with fiction and driven by Hawke’s virtuoso performance, Born to Be Blue unfolds with all the stylistic brio and improvisatory genius of great jazz.

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The Incredible Adventures of JoJo (and his annoying little sister Avila)
Film:
The Incredible Adventures of JoJo (and his annoying little sister Avila)
Showtimes:
Sun June 5 | 12pm
Sun June 12 | 12pm
Sun June 19 | 12pm
Sun June 26 | 12pm
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Summary: The Incredible Adventures of JoJo (and his annoying little sister Avila) Directed by Brian Schmidt Starring Gina Plastino, Peter Tahoe, Barbara Papageorge, and Joseph... Read More

The Incredible Adventures of JoJo (and his annoying little sister Avila)
Directed by Brian Schmidt
Starring Gina Plastino, Peter Tahoe, Barbara Papageorge, and Joseph Ogando
Rated PG, Enlgish
1 hr 26 mins

 

“This film is not for over-protective parents,” warns this Tim Burton-esque, absurd children’s comedy from first-time writer-directors, husband-wife team Ann-Marie Schmidt and Brian Schmidt.


When Jojo and his sister Avila are left to their own devices after a car accident injures their mother, they must survive in the woods on their own. Among the travails and harrowing experiences is a deranged hobo, ravaging wolves, abandoned couches, and dirty diapers.


But don’t fret for the little ones; they have a sharp pocketknife at the ready. The creative team behind this unique film refer to it as a “children’s film” and they couldn’t be more correct. THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF JOJO (AND HIS ANNOYING SISTER AVILA) is pretty much every daydream every seven-year-old kid ever had. Ever. There’s adventure, danger, comedy, and Skittles. If you’re a parent, this film may make you squirm. But if you’re a child or a child at heart, Jojo and Avila will take you on the incredible journey you’ve been waiting for.

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Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm
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Inanna: Sisters in Rhythm
Showtimes:
Sat June 4 | 8pm | SOLD OUT

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

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

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The Family Fang
Film:
The Family Fang
Showtimes:
Tues May 31 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed June 1 | 2pm
Thurs June 2 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri June 3 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat June 4 | 2pm
Sun June 5 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: The Family Fang Directed by Jason Bateman Starring Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken English 1 hr 45 mins, rated R Adult siblings Baxter (Jason... Read More

The Family Fang
Directed by Jason Bateman
Starring Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken
English
1 hr 45 mins, rated R


Adult siblings Baxter (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Nicole Kidman), scarred from an unconventional upbringing, return to their family home after an unlikely accident. When their parents (Christopher Walken and Maryann Plunkett) – performance artists famous for elaborate public hoaxes – suddenly go missing under troubling circumstances, Baxter and Annie investigate. Unsure whether it’s foul play or just another elaborate ruse, nothing can prepare them for what they discover.

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

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


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


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

IL TROVATORE
Giuseppe Verdi


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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Sound Bites: Your New Country
Special:
Sound Bites: Your New Country
Showtimes:
Thurs May 19 | 7pm | SOLD OUT

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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


TOM LUTHER QUINTET

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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


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

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Love Thy Nature
Film:
Love Thy Nature
Showtimes:
Fri April 22 (Earth Day) | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat April 23 | 2pm
Sun April 24 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Love Thy Nature Directed by Sylve Rokab 1 hr 16 min We've lost touch with nature.This disconnection hurts our health, dims our spirit, and threatens our future.... Read More

Love Thy Nature
Directed by Sylve Rokab
1 hr 16 min


We've lost touch with nature.This disconnection hurts our health, dims our spirit, and threatens our future. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And it shows that a renewed connection with nature points to a highly advanced and conscious new era.

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ReVision Energy presents Catching the Sun
Film:
ReVision Energy presents Catching the Sun
Showtimes:
Thurs April 21 | 7pm | SOLD OUT

Summary: Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of... Read More

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry. With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy?

 

Set against the struggle to build a ‘green economy’, Catching the Sun will engage new audiences in solutions to climate change and income inequality.

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45 Years
Film:
45 Years
Showtimes:
Tues April 12 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed April 13 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs April 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 15 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat April 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun April 17 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: 45 Years Directed by Andrew Haigh Starring Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James English 1 hr 35 mins, rated R There is just one week until Kate... Read More

45 Years
Directed by Andrew Haigh
Starring Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James
English
1 hr 35 mins, rated R


There is just one week until Kate Mercer’s forty-fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered, frozen and preserved in the icy glaciers of the Swiss Alps. By the time the party is upon them, five days later, there may not be a marriage left to celebrate.

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Embrace Of The Serpent
Film:
Embrace Of The Serpent
Showtimes:
Tues April 5 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed April 6 | 2pm
Thurs April 7 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri April 8 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat April 9 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun April 10 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Embrace Of The Serpent Directed by Ciro Guerra Starring Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Latin With English... Read More

Embrace Of The Serpent
Directed by Ciro Guerra
Starring Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar
Spanish, Portuguese, German, Catalan, Latin With
English Subtitles
2 hrs 5 mins, rated NR


At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, the third feature by Ciro Guerra. Filmed in stunning black-and-white, SERPENT centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor of his people, and the two scientists who, over the course of 40 years, build a friendship with him. The film was inspired by the real-life journals of two explorers (Theodor Koch-Grünberg and Richard Evans Schultes) who traveled through the Colombian Amazon during the last century in search of the sacred and difficult-to-find psychedelic Yakruna plant.

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Great Day in Havana
Film:
Great Day in Havana
Showtimes:
Sun April 3 | 8pm | suggested donation of $5 at the door

Summary: Great Day in Havana Directed by Laurie Ann Schag and Casey Stoll  English subtitles 1 hr 13 mins Great Day in Havana centers on musicians, painters, sculptors,... Read More

Great Day in Havana
Directed by Laurie Ann Schag and Casey Stoll 
English subtitles
1 hr 13 mins


Great Day in Havana centers on musicians, painters, sculptors, writers, and filmmakers who reflect on their African heritage, the ironies of tourism, and how to live with dignity in the face of the US embargo during the early '90's. Q&A to follow the film.


Cuba: the Accidental Eden
Film:
Cuba: the Accidental Eden
Showtimes:
Sun April 3 | 2pm, 6pm | suggested donation of $5 at the door

Summary: Cuba: the Accidental Eden Written and produced by Doug Shultz English 1 hr This small island's varied landscape, its location in the heart of the Caribbean and... Read More

Cuba: the Accidental Eden
Written and produced by Doug Shultz
English
1 hr


This small island's varied landscape, its location in the heart of the Caribbean and its longstanding place at the center of Cold War politics have all combined to preserve some of the richest and most unusual natural environments of the hemisphere. For decades, Cuba's wild landscapes lay untouched while its Caribbean neighbors poisoned or paved over their ecological riches. Now, Cuba's priceless treasures are about to face an onslaught. Tourism is already on the rise and most experts predict tourism will double once the US trade embargo ends. What will happen to Cuba's stunning biodiversity - an island filled with amphibians, reptiles and the most biologically diverse freshwater fish in the region?


BTSCA presents Primo Cubano
Music:
BTSCA presents Primo Cubano
Showtimes:
Fri April 1 | SOLD OUT | 7:30pm in the Frontier dining area | Dinner seating will begin at 5pm with limited seating and subsequent standing/dancing room capacity

Summary: Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music called “SON”, dating back to the turn of the 20th Century. The band was formed in 2007 by founder, Paul... Read More

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


The band was formed in 2007 by founder, Paul D’Alessio after an inspiring artist exchange trip to Trinidad De Cuba run by Brunswick/Trinidad Sister City Association first brought him into contact with the Son music and the local Cuban musicians who still play it.


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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Son Of Saul
Film:
Son Of Saul
Showtimes:
Tues March 29 | 2pm
Wed March 30 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs March 31 | 2pm
Fri April 1 | 2pm
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Summary: Son Of Saul Directed by László Nemes Starring Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn German with English subtitles 1 hr 47 mins, rated R October 1944,... Read More

Son Of Saul
Directed by László Nemes
Starring Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Urs Rechn
German with English subtitles
1 hr 47 mins, rated R


October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau.


Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination.


While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.

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Wild Home
Film:
Wild Home
Showtimes:
Cancelled (see below for a formal statement from Frontier)

Summary: "March 25, 2016 The Sunday, March 27 screenings of Wild Home have been cancelled. Over the last week, Frontier has received numerous protests from our community... Read More

"March 25, 2016

The Sunday, March 27 screenings of Wild Home have been cancelled.

Over the last week, Frontier has received numerous protests from our community raising awareness about controversies surrounding the DEW Haven wildlife sanctuary in Mount Vernon, Maine.  After reviewing the situation and conversing with colleagues, we determined that Frontier was not in a position to fully understand the extent of these controversies. Consequently, we felt that screening this film was not a responsible curatorial choice unless we could provide a balanced forum for this discussion.  This we could not achieve with such short notice.


We’ve learned in the last few days that this is a highly charged topic; notably because it’s a local story.  We’ve since received multiple “hate” emails by individuals in our community politicizing this story and boycotting our theater. It’s evident to us that this film elicits emotion that extends beyond local. Our theater neither endorses nor disputes DEW Haven, but it does have a responsibility to our community.  And our community is asking for a much broader conversation about this topic than Frontier can responsibly provide via a single film screening.


For those interested in continuing a conversation about this story we direct you to the March 25, 2016 editorial in the Kennebec Journal.  It’s our opinion that this platform is a more appropriate one for continuing this discussion:


https://www.centralmaine.com/2016/03/25/our-opinion-animal-facilities-must-be-held-to-high-standards/comments/


We appreciate your understanding.  And we hope you’ll continue to become more informed as this story continues to evolve.


Thank you,


Frontier"


Max Garcia Conover and Builder of the House
Music:
Max Garcia Conover and Builder of the House
Showtimes:
Fri March 25 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Max García Conover is a nationally touring songwriter & one man band based in Maine. In addition to releasing two EPs and two full length albums since 2011,... Read More

Max García Conover is a nationally touring songwriter & one man band based in Maine.


In addition to releasing two EPs and two full length albums since 2011, Conover puts out a new song + video every week through Patreon.

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Builder of the House is the Portland, ME based Folk Pop duo comprised of Robert Cimitile and Elliot Heeschen. This year the group released Hourglass, a four song EP, on sonaBLAST! Records. Two music videos from the album have been making the rounds at film festivals. The album marks the second release from the group along with their debut album I Am a Tidal Wave.


Their music has been featured on the MTV hit show Teen Mom 2, Consequence of Sound, We All Want Someone to Shout For, Reverb Nation, Sound Cloud, and the CD Baby DIY Musician blog. Their sound has been described as “a cross between Elliott Smith and Ray Davies”. The music consists of “great memorable tunes with super smart lyrics” sung with a “voice that is both instantly warm and appealing.”


Builder of the House can be seen performing in Portland and around the Northeast.

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The Restorative Justice Institute of Maine presents An Evening of Music: Working toward Peace through Song & Stories
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The Restorative Justice Institute of Maine presents An Evening of Music: Working toward Peace through Song & Stories
Showtimes:
Tues March 22 | 7:30pm | $10 suggested donation at the door | reservations required online only here

Summary: Join the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:30pm at Frontier in Brunswick to welcome award-winning songwriter, speaker, author and... Read More

Join the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:30pm at Frontier in Brunswick to welcome award-winning songwriter, speaker, author and activist, David LaMotte to Maine.


David has toured nationally and internationally, drawing on stories from his own work around the world. Through music and stories, he challenges internalized narratives that keep us immobile in the face of conflict.


In David's most recent book, World Changing 101, he explores deeply held ideas we have about large societal changes and what our role in those changes can and should be.


We invite you to join us for this engaging evening of music and storytelling.  It will be an experience to remember.

 

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Singer/Songwriter
David LaMotte


David has recorded 11 CDs and performed 2500 concerts on 5 continents. The Boston Globe says he “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition," while BBC Radio praises his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice and dazzling guitar ability.”


Learn more about David by visiting his website www.davidlamotte.com

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King Georges
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King Georges
Showtimes:
Tues March 22 | 2pm
Wed March 23 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs March 24 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri March 25 | 2pm
Sat Mach 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun March 27 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: King Georges Directed by Erika Frankel English 1 hr 18 mins Philadelphia, circa 2010, is about to lose its culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French... Read More

King Georges
Directed by Erika Frankel
English
1 hr 18 mins


Philadelphia, circa 2010, is about to lose its culinary treasure: Le Bec-Fin, one of the finest French restaurants in the country. The 67-year-old owner, Georges Perrier, nearly as iconic as his landmark eatery, is preparing to sell the restaurant after more than four decades in business. Filmmaker Erika Frankel, a native of the Philly suburbs, asks if she could film Perrier as an era-ending tribute. Perrier, however, has other plans. He decides to withdraw the sale and reinvent Le Bec-Fin by hiring a new protégé, Chef Nicholas Elmi, who achieved national fame on the “Top Chef” TV show. Perrier wants to pass the business to Elmi, but finds he has trouble letting go of the spatula. Over a three-year period, Frankel captures this mercurial, passionate, quixotic force of nature as he struggles to preserve his sumptuous Gallic dishes in an era where casual attitudes and lighter fare are taking hold. Spiced with archival footage and interviews from world-renowned chefs, such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and Eric Ripert, King Georges is a feast for the eyes, as well as a touching portrait of a master artist in the twilight of his career who realizes he is still hungry for seconds.

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Connor Garvey and Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
Music:
Connor Garvey and Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
Showtimes:
Sat March 19 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: When each of these Maine singer-songwriters steps on stage – at a folk festival, in a rock club or in a living room – they immediately capture the audience with... Read More

When each of these Maine singer-songwriters steps on stage – at a folk festival, in a rock club or in a living room – they immediately capture the audience with their presence, vocal strength and artful stories. Independent touring artists in their own right, Connor and Sorcha share similar musical backgrounds. When they team up as a duo, their harmonies alone can carry the show. Add rich blues-funk grooves, contemplative imagery and nods to various traditions, and you’ll find this collaboration has staying power.


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Connor Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller.


Garvey leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message delivered in a way The Portland Press Herald says proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring. His unique sandy tenor and masterful blend of rhythm and melody draw comparison to Paul Simon and contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz. He wins song competitions. He fills rooms. But most of all he moves people.


This combination of songwriting and performance strength has earned Garvey numerous awards including being named winner of the Kerrville New Folk, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, SolarFest, Wildflower Art and Music Festival and Maine Songwriters Association songwriting competitions, voted as Most Wanted artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, nominated for Best Male Performer in the New England Music Awards, and a top new singer songwriter by Sirius XM's The Coffeehouse.


He builds upon on the energy of live performance to deliver a memorable experience in a way that has led folk stalwarts Vance Gilbert and David Wilcox to proclaim the tradition of acoustic music is in good hands with Connor Garvey. His latest release, Meteors and Beating Hearts, is a testament to this.


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Sorcha Cribben-Merrill composes stirring folk-blues-soul music that she sings in a sultry, jazzy voice of unexpected power. From haunting ballads to funk grooves, her songs unveil “a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” (Portland Phoenix)


Sorcha tours nationally solo and as a duo, and regionally with her band ‘Sorcha & The Clearing.’ She is at home performing on an acoustic stage, at a roots festival, on a sail boat or in a rock club.


She was selected as an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (2012) and has sung her original songs with The Fogcutters, a contemporary big band from Maine. She has shared the stage with Tab Benoit, Tom Rush and the late Bill Morrissey and has performed at Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY), Club Passim (Cambridge, MA), Stone Mountain Arts Center (Brownfield, ME) and The State Theater (Portland, ME). She will release her third album, co-produced by Beehive Productions, in 2016.

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The Last Man on the Moon
Film:
The Last Man on the Moon
Showtimes:
Tues March 15 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed March 16 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs March 17 | 2pm
Fri March 18 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat March 19 | 2pm
Sun March 20 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: The Last Man on the Moon Directed by Mark Craig Starring Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Charles Duke English 1 hr 35 mins When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off... Read More

The Last Man on the Moon
Directed by Mark Craig
Starring Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Charles Duke
English
1 hr 35 mins


When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter’s initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

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MJFF presents Dough
Film:
MJFF presents Dough
Showtimes:
Sun March 13 | 8pm | $10 adults, $8 student/senior | Buy Tickets

Summary: Dough  Comedy-Drama Directed by John Goldschmidt Starring:  Jonathan Pryce, Malachi Kirby 2015 UK, English 94 min In the East End of London the neighborhood... Read More

Dough 
Comedy-Drama
Directed by John Goldschmidt
Starring:  Jonathan Pryce, Malachi Kirby
2015 UK, English
94 min


In the East End of London the neighborhood Jewish bakery is losing business. Run single-handedly by Nat, a widowed Old World perfectionist, played by Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean), his aging clientele is losing interest and his family is losing patience. To keep the business afloat, Nat hires Ayyash (aka Shaun), a young Darfuri Muslim man, as his assistant. An odd couple in the eyes of the Jewish community and Ayyash’s friends, the baker and his new employee connect through the rhythm of shared work. When his pot stash accidentally drops into the challah dough, Ayyash develops an inspired business plan to change the classic pastries and breads into edible pot treats and business begins to boom! — Natalie Bornstein

Asheville, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Toronto Jewish Film Festivals

“Delicious” — The Arts Fuse

“...an unlikely delight.” — MountainXpress

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MJFF presents Rock in the Red Zone
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MJFF presents Rock in the Red Zone
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Sun March 13 | 5pm | $10 adults, $8 student/senior | Buy Tickets

Summary: Rock in the Red Zone  Music Documentary Directed by Laura Bialis Starring: Teapacks,  Knesiyat Hasechel, Sfatayim, Avi Vaknin, Micha Biton 2014  Israel-USA,... Read More

Rock in the Red Zone 
Music Documentary
Directed by Laura Bialis
Starring: Teapacks,  Knesiyat Hasechel, Sfatayim, Avi Vaknin, Micha Biton
2014  Israel-USA, Hebrew, English w/English subtitles
87 min


In the midst of a war zone lies one of Israel’s musical epicenters. Only a mile from the Gaza Strip, the town of Sderot suffers frequent close-range Hamas rocket attacks with little or no warning. For decades, Jewish migrants from Morocco, Tunisia, Ethiopia and elsewhere have settled there, giving rise to an eclectic music scene that has revolutionized Israel’s musical identity. Deep in Sderot’s bomb shelters, young musicians struggle to carry on the city’s artistic legacy amid ever increasing violence. An intimate and revealing portrait of a community surviving unimaginable circumstances, with music at the core. — David Scholder


Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - Best Documentary Audience Award
Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Washington Jewish Film Festivals
Haifa International Film Festival
Other Israel Film Festival
Zagreb Israeli Film Week


“...raises and deals with serious questions about roots, a person’s sense of belonging, what a country’s responsibilities are to its citizens, and salvation through music.” — Jerusalem Post


“Rock in the Red Zone” has its best moments when it explores the anxiety of Sderot’s residents and their endurance.” — NY Times


“...delivers a moving portrait of a musical community that's managed to survive under far greater pressures than worrying about the next gig.” — Hollywood Reporter

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MJFF presents Frank vs. God
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MJFF presents Frank vs. God
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Sun March 13 | 2pm | $10 adults, $8 student/senior | Buy Tickets

Summary: Frank vs. God  Comedy Directed by Stewart Schill Starring: Henry Ian Cusick,  Ever Carradine 2014 USA, English 100 min God has dealt David Frank a tough hand.... Read More

Frank vs. God 
Comedy
Directed by Stewart Schill
Starring: Henry Ian Cusick,  Ever Carradine
2014 USA, English
100 min


God has dealt David Frank a tough hand. First he losdenies his claim. David, a corporate attorney, does the only thing left to do: sue God! Representatives of the world’s religions are called to testify, David faces an unexpected defense attorney and sparks fly. It turns out God has a few cards up his sleeve, too. Starring Henry Ian Cusick, whose portrayal of Desmond Hume on the hit TV series LOST earned him an Emmy nomination, Frank vs. God is an uplifting, romantic, light-hearted film that explores the realms of faith and religion with good humor and an open mind.  — David Scholder


Sedona International Film Festival - Director’s Choice Award, Best Feature Comedy 
Columbia Gorge International Film Festival - Screenwriting Award
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival - Audience Award
Maui Film Festival
- Audience Award
Reel to Reel Film and Video Festival - Best of Fest Award
SOHO international Film Festival

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MJFF presents Touchdown Israel: Tackle Football in the Holy Land
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MJFF presents Touchdown Israel: Tackle Football in the Holy Land
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Sat March 12 | 8pm | $10 adults, $8 student/senior | Buy Tickets

Summary: Touchdown Israel: Tackle Football in the Holy Land Documentary Directed by Paul Hirschberger 2014 USA, English 85 min American tackle football was imported to... Read More

Touchdown Israel: Tackle Football in the Holy Land
Documentary
Directed by Paul Hirschberger
2014 USA, English
85 min


American tackle football was imported to Israel in the late 1980s by foreign-born Israelis who missed the sports passion of their youth. Players persevered with woefully inadequate facilities and an indifferent public until New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft sponsored the Israeli Football League and funded a stadium. In a country where religious and ethnic divisions run impossibly deep, Palestinian, Christian, Thai, secular and Orthodox Jewish weekend warriors leave their differences on the sidelines in the spirit of teamwork and the love of the game. This gritty, irreverent, yet soulful documentary captures the on-field action while profiling the players, teams, and rivalries on the way to Israel Bowl V. — Melinda Molin


Atlanta, Boston, Memphis, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington Jewish Film Festivals


“...one of the best sports documentaries I’ve ever watched.”ReelLife with Jane


“...sports as a tool for opening minds through the players of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa team, which mixes Jews and Arabs.”Atlanta Jewish Times

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Theeb
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Theeb
Showtimes:
Tues March 8 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed March 9 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs March 10 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri March 11 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat March 12 | 2pm
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Summary: Oscar nominee for best foreign film: Theeb Directed by Naji Abu Nowar Starring Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh... Read More

Oscar nominee for best foreign film:


Theeb
Directed by Naji Abu Nowar
Starring Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh
Arabic with English subtitles
1 hr 40 mins


1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb (“Wolf”) in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders. Naji Abu Nowar’s powerful and assured directorial debut, set in the land of Lawrence of Arabia, is a wondrous “Bedouin Western” about a boy who, in order to survive, must become a man and live up to the name his father gave him.

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CHILDREN'S FILM: Boy And The World
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CHILDREN'S FILM: Boy And The World
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Sun March 6 | 12pm
Sun March 20 | 12pm
Sun March 27 | 12pm
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Summary: Boy And The World Directed by Alê Abreu Starring Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta 1 hr 20 mins, rated PG Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered... Read More

Boy And The World
Directed by Alê Abreu
Starring Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta
1 hr 20 mins, rated PG


Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity as his small world expands. Entering civilization, industrial landscapes are inhabited by animal-machines, with barrios of decoupage streets and shop windows, and flashing neon advertisements that illuminate the night. The story depicts a clash between village and city, hand crafted and mechanized, rich and poor – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. The film’s music is on equal footing with the stunning visuals, a soundscape of pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop mixing with the whirling carnival colors and exploding fireworks.

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The 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T)
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The 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T)
Showtimes:
Fri March 4 | 5pm*
Fri March 4 | 8pm**
Sat March 5 | 5pm*
Sat March 5 | 8pm
$15 in advance, $17 day of show
*limited tickets by phone only
at 725.5222
**SOLD OUT
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Summary: The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The Fly Fishing Film* Tour is a one of a kind experience. 2016 marks The F3T’s 10th lap around North... Read More

The original and preeminent exhibition of fly fishing cinema, The Fly Fishing Film* Tour is a one of a kind experience. 2016 marks The F3T’s 10th lap around North America and this year’s lineup of films is without question the best the Tour has ever presented. From Bolivia to the Seychelles, British Columbia and Patagonia, from Saskatchewan to Zambia and Virginia to Montana, the notable characters, unique storylines and unparalleled fishing in these films will lead you on an adventure around the globe!  Brought to Frontier by Fly Fishing in Maine.


*Fly Fishing in Maine (FFIM) is a 501(c)(3) non profit dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting Maine's fisheries.

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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
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The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Showtimes:
Tues March 1 | 2pm
Wed March 2 | 2pm
Thurs March 3 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun March 6 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: An encore screening of the Oscar nomination for best makeup and hairstyle: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Directed by Felix... Read More

An encore screening of the Oscar nomination for best makeup and hairstyle:

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Directed by Felix Herngren
Starring Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg
English
1hr 54 mins


Powered by the antics of a mischievous centenarian on the run, comic fable The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared abounds with irreverent charm.  After a long and colorful life working in munitions and getting entangled in the Spanish Civil War, the Manhattan Project, and other definitive events of the 20th century, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home.  Determined to escape on his 100th birthday, he leaps out of a window and onto the nearest bus, kicking off an unexpected journey involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some wicked criminals, and an elephant named Sonya.  Like an unruly Nordic cousin of Forrest Gump, Allan’s youthful escapades and current adventures weave together into an offbeat treat for anyone who’s young at heart.  Starring beloved comedian Robert Gustafsson, this fanciful spin on world history is based on a best-selling novel and also the highest-grossing Swedish film of all time.

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McKane Film/Music Series: In The Blood
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McKane Film/Music Series: In The Blood
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Fri Feb 26* | 8pm | $14 | Buy Tickets | *Rescheduled from postponed weather date 2/5/16

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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Dear White People
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Dear White People
Showtimes:
Tues Feb 23 | 2pm
Wed Feb 24 | 2pm
Thurs Feb 25 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Feb 26 | 2pm
Sat Feb 27 | 2pm
Sun Feb 28 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Justin Simien Starring Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, and Theyonah Parris 1 hr 48 mins, rated R Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film... Read More

Directed by Justin Simien
Starring Tessa Thompson, Tyler James Williams, and Theyonah Parris
1 hr 48 mins, rated R


Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival's Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, Dear White People is a sly,  provocative satire of race relations in the age of Obama. Writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in a sharp and funny feature film debut that earned him a spot on Variety's annual "10 Directors to Watch."


The unexpected election of activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) as head of a traditionally black university residence hall sets up a campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative radio show 'Dear White People', outgoing head-of-house Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell), son of the university's dean (Dennis Haysbert), defies his father's lofty expectations by applying to join the staff of 'Pastiche', the college's influential newspaper. Meanwhile, Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), an Afro-sporting sci-fi geek, is recruited by the otherwise all-white student paper to go undercover and write about black culture—a subject he knows little about—while the aggressively assimilated Coco Conners (Teyonah Parris) tries to use the controversy to carve out a career in reality TV.


But no one at Winchester University is prepared for Pastiche's outrageous, ill-conceived annual Halloween party, with its "Unleash your inner Negro" theme fanning an already smouldering fire of resentment and misunderstanding. When the party descends into riotous mayhem, everyone must choose a side...

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Gregoíre Pearce and Lindsey Bourassa
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Gregoíre Pearce and Lindsey Bourassa
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Sat Feb 20 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Flamenco guitarist and composer Gregoíre Pearce and contemporary flamenco dancer and choreographer Lindsey Bourassa of Bourassa Dance are a flamenco duo based in... Read More

Flamenco guitarist and composer Gregoíre Pearce and contemporary flamenco dancer and choreographer Lindsey Bourassa of Bourassa Dance are a flamenco duo based in Portland, Maine. Creating and performing all original music and dance works, they honor and adhere to the traditions of flamenco while simultaneously flexing the boundaries of the art form, integrating unique artistic, conceptual and contemporary visions into their work. This collaboration is an exciting artistic exchange of original compositions and choreography, whereby each artist is creating work in their artistic medium for the other’s respective artistic project. In this regard, they will be performing works from Gregoíre Pearce’s new album Pluviophile (released September of 2015), as well as selected works from Bourassa Dance’s newest contemporary-flamenco production entitled Lobo, due for release in spring/summer of 2016.


Toby Rzepka is a luthier in Portland, Maine, making handmade guitars, violins and viol de gambas by traditional methods updated with a modern focus on data and precision. In a special screening of a delicate short film set to play prior to the music, we watch him build, from start to finish, a flamenco guitar made for a local musician, and learn insights into his craft and philosophy behind instrument-making.

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McKane Film/Music Series: Nanook of the North
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McKane Film/Music Series: Nanook of the North
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Fri Feb 19 | 8pm | $14 | Buy Tickets

Summary: NANOOK OF THE NORTH: This pioneering documentary film released in 1922 depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada's northern Quebec region by... Read More

NANOOK OF THE NORTH: This pioneering documentary film released in 1922 depicts the lives of the indigenous Inuit people of Canada's northern Quebec region by following Nanook and his family as they brave, hunt, fish, and live off the beautiful, if unforgiving, frozen landscape of the Great White North.


SUMNER MCKANE and bandmates perform throughout the region, bringing innovative multimedia presentations of historical documentary films and dynamic original music scores to diverse settings and audiences.  Featured on NPR, and MPBN, McKane has released over a dozen instrumental music CDs and two films, In The Blood and The Maine Frontier.

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Navigating Our Changing Oceans: Screening of
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Navigating Our Changing Oceans: Screening of "Te Mana O Te Moana" to benefit the Micronesian Voyaging Society
Showtimes:
Thurs Feb 18 | 7:30pm | $13 in advance*, $15 day of show* | Buy Tickets | *all sales to benefit the Micronesian Voyaging Society

Summary: "Te Mana O Te Moana” (Spirit of the Sea) chronicles the voyage of 100 Pacific islanders over 1000s of miles of ocean in seven traditional sailing canoes as they... Read More

"Te Mana O Te Moana” (Spirit of the Sea) chronicles the voyage of 100 Pacific islanders over 1000s of miles of ocean in seven traditional sailing canoes as they fight for the future of the Pacific ocean. As they sail from New Zealand to Tahiti, USA, Galapagos and on to the Solomon Islands they reclaim their heritage as the finest sailors, celestial navigators and stewards of the Pacific. Proceeds from this screening will support the Micronesian Voyaging Society as they prepare to set sail for the Pacific Arts Festival in March.


In March 2013, the voyaging canoe, Alingano Maisu, set out from Palau, Micronesia on a teaching voyage to the outer islands of Yap. At the helm was Sesario Sewralur, master navigator and founder of the Micronesian Voyaging Society. Without a map or compass, Sesario teaches students to use the rising and setting stars, cloud and wave patterns and the paths of migrating birds to find their way.


Two weeks into the 2013 voyage, our crew ran into rough weather and the canoe sprang a leak. Within minutes our kitchen washed away, our radio was destroyed, and half of the canoe was underwater. Eventually we were rescued by a Korean Cargo Ship and returned to Palau by the U.S. Coastguard. Miraculously, a recovery team led by Sesario was able to locate the canoe and tow it back to Palau for repairs.


In March of 2016 a crew of navigators are setting out again, this time to the Pacific Arts Festival in Guam where we will join a fleet of canoes travelling from all over the Pacific. We’ve worked hard to prepare for our trip, but with a month to go we’ve still got to make some final repairs and purchase safety equipment. Our friends at the Pacific Voyagers' Society have given us the rights to screen "Te Mana O Te Moana" for free. Proceeds will help us buy a VHF radio and safety equipment for our upcoming voyage.

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Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: Force Majeure
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Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: Force Majeure
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Tues Feb 16 | 7pm | $5 | Buy Tickets

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

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


Force Majeure
Directed by Ruben Östlund
Starring Johannes Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Clara Wettergren
Swedish with English Subtitles, English
1 hr 58 mins, rated R


A critical favorite at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program B
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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program B
Showtimes:
Tues Feb 16 | 4pm
Wed Feb 17 | 4pm
Thurs Feb 18 | 4pm
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Summary: For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. This exclusive release features the year's most... Read More

For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.


This exclusive release features the year's most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen.


The 2016 Oscar® Nominated Short Films will be released in theatres on January 29th, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th.


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM B
Running time: 76 minutes


Chau, Beyond the Lines – dir. Courtney Marsh, USA/Vietnam, 34 minutes
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah – dir. Adam Benzine, USA, 40 minutes

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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program A
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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program A
Showtimes:
Tues Feb 16 | 2pm
Wed Feb 17 | 2pm
Thurs Feb 18 | 2pm
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Summary: For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. This exclusive release features the year's most... Read More

For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.


This exclusive release features the year's most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen.


The 2016 Oscar® Nominated Short Films will be released in theatres on January 29th, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th.


DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM A
Running time: 87 minutes


Body Team 12 – dir. David Darg, Liberia, 13 minutes
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – dir. Sharmen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistan, 40 minutes
Last Day of Freedom – dirs. Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman, USA, 32 minutes

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Tumbledown sponsored by the Curtis Contemporaries*
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Tumbledown sponsored by the Curtis Contemporaries*
Showtimes:
Sun Feb 14 | 7pm*, SOLD OUT
Fri Feb 19 | 2pm
Sat Feb 20 | 2pm
Sun Feb 21 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
*special Q&A with filmmakers, Sean Mewshaw and Desi Van Til
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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.


*The Curtis Contemporaries came together in 2014 to engage a new generation of library patrons and their peers – by getting to know Curtis Memorial Library better through participation and support.  The Contemporaries curate a film series in and around Curtis, and host the annual BOOKED FOR THE NIGHT after-hours event in the library.

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McKane Film/Music Series: The Maine Frontier- Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson
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McKane Film/Music Series: The Maine Frontier- Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson
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Fri Feb 12 | 8pm | $14 | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Maine Frontier- Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson, by filmmaker and composer, Sumner McKane, is a multimedia presentation that combines the rare and... Read More

The Maine Frontier- Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson, by filmmaker and composer, Sumner McKane, is a multimedia presentation that combines the rare and historic photography of Isaac Simpson with archived films, oral histories, and live music by Sumner McKane and Joshua Robbins. The Maine Frontier is centered around a collection of over 1,500 scarcely seen photographs taken around the turn-of-the-century by Amity, Maine, native, Isaac Simpson- photographer, blacksmith, barber, musician, woodsman, mechanic, husband, and father of 13 children.


The Maine Frontier is an illustration of family, work, community, and culture in northern Maine at the turn-of-the-century. Isaac Simpson’s photographic subjects, his wife Effie, their friends, family, neighbors and work-mates exemplify the character, necessities, and condition of the turn-of-the-century northern Mainer. Hear how this collection of photos was almost lost forever and enjoy a previously undocumented historical story through this vivid multidimensional presentation.


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 recently awarded the 2014 Maine Arts Commission's Media & Performing Arts Fellowship.

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Feeding Maine: A Growing Access to Good Food
Special:
Feeding Maine: A Growing Access to Good Food
Showtimes:
Wed Feb 10 | 6pm | Free with reservation here

Summary: Please join us for a showing of our photography exhibit Feeding Maine: A Growing Access to Good Food along with a community conversation where we'll hear from local... Read More

Please join us for a showing of our photography exhibit Feeding Maine: A Growing Access to Good Food along with a community conversation where we'll hear from local panelists about innovative projects that address hunger using local resources: rich farmland, skilled farmers, and community support.

Photographs by Brendan Bullock
Text by Annie Murphy

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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action
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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Showtimes:
Tues Feb 9 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Feb 10 | 2pm
Thurs Feb 11 | 2pm
Fri Feb 12 | 2pm
Sat Feb 13 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Feb 14 | 2pm
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Summary: LIVE ACTION SHORTS Running Time: 107 minutes For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the... Read More

LIVE ACTION SHORTS
Running Time: 107 minutes


For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.


This exclusive release features the year's most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen.


The 2016 Oscar® Nominated Short Films will be released in theatres on January 29th, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th.


Ave Maria – dir. Basil Khalil, Palestine/France/Germany, 15 minutes
Shok – dir. Jamie Donoughue, Kosovo/UK, 21 minutes
Everything Will Be OK – dir. Patrick Vollrath, Germany/Austria, 30 minutes
Stutterer – dir. Benjamin Cleary, UK/Ireland, 12 minutes
Day One – dir. Henry Hughes, USA, 25 minutes


AVE MARIA (Directed by Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont)
Five nuns living in the West Bank find their routine disrupted when the car of a family of Israeli settlers breaks down outside the convent. Unable to use the telephone due to Sabbath restrictions, the family needs help from the nuns, but the sisters’ vow of silence requires them to work with their visitors to find an unorthodox solution.


SHOK (Directed by Jamie Donoughue)
In Kosovo in 1998, two young boys are best friends living normal lives, but as war engulfs their country, their daily existence becomes filled with violence and fear. Soon, the choices they make threaten not only their friendship, but their families and their lives.


EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (ALLES WIRD GUT) (Directed by Patrick Vollrath)
Michael, a divorced father devoted to his eight-year-old daughter, Lea, picks her up for their usual weekend together. At first it feels like a normal visit, but Lea soon realizes that something is different, and so begins a fateful journey.


STUTTERER (Directed by Benjamine Cleary and Serena Armitage)
For a lonely typographer, an online relationship has provided a much-needed connection without revealing the speech impediment that has kept him isolated. Now, however, he is faced with the proposition of meeting his online paramour in the flesh, and thereby revealing the truth about himself.


DAY ONE (Directed by Henry Hughes)
On the heels of a painful divorce, an Afghan-American woman joins the U.S. military as an interpreter and is sent to Afghanistan. On her first mission, she accompanies troops pursuing a bomb-maker, and must bridge the gender and culture gap to help the man’s pregnant wife when she goes into labor.

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Tom Porter & Friends
Music:
Tom Porter & Friends
Showtimes:
Sat Feb 6 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: You may know Tom Porter as the English voice heard for many years on Maine Public Radio, but he will not be appearing at Frontier in his capacity as a broadcaster. Tom... Read More

You may know Tom Porter as the English voice heard for many years on Maine Public Radio, but he will not be appearing at Frontier in his capacity as a broadcaster. Tom will be here to indulge his passion for playing Jazz. A former professional jazz pianist in his native UK Tom has played with some of the top recording artists on both sides of the pond. He'll be joined by a superb collection of Maine-based musicians: Musical educator Frank Mauceri on saxophone. On bass is the hugely talented and experienced Sam Sherry (and he's not as old as that makes him sound!).  Percussive accompaniment is provided by the subtle and creative drumming of Mark Barnette. They'll be performing a mixture of a old and new music, including some original material and several much-loved standards.

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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated*
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2016 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animated*
Showtimes:
Tues Feb 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Feb 3 | 2pm
Thurs Feb 4 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Feb 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Feb 6 | 2pm
Sun Feb 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Animated* Shorts Running Time: 86 minutes For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the... Read More

Animated* Shorts
Running Time: 86 minutes


For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar® Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe.


This exclusive release features the year's most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen.


The 2016 Oscar® Nominated Short Films will be released in theatres on January 29th, giving you the opportunity to see the nominated films before the Oscar® Awards ceremony on February 28th.

 

Sanjay’s Super Team – dir. Sanjay Patel, USA, 7 minutes
World of Tomorrow – dir. Don Hertzfeldt, USA, 17 minutes
Bear Story – dir. Gabriel Osorio, Chile, 11 minutes
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos – dir. Konstantin Bronzit, Russia, 16 minutes
If I Was God (additional film)
Taking Flight (additional film)
The Short Story of a Fox and a Mouse (additional film)
The Loneliest Spotlight (additional film)
Catch It (additional film)Prologue* – dir. Richard Williams, UK, 6 minutes

*Important note: PROLOGUE, one of the five nominees, will be the last film in the program. A beautiful, hand-drawn depiction of a battle scene, there’s violence and some male nudity in it, not suitable for young children. We’ll have a Parental Guidance warning prior to this short so that parents and caregivers can usher children out of the theater if they’d like. Other than PROLOGUE, the program is acceptable for kids of all ages.


SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM
Directed By: Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
Young Sanjay, a first-generation Indian-American, is obsessed with television, cartoons and his superhero action figures. He is reluctant to spend time in daily prayers with his devout Hindu father, but a flight of imagination helps him develop a new perspective that he and his father can both embrace.


WORLD OF TOMORROW
Directed By: Don Hertzfeldt
A little girl named Emily is taken on a fantastical tour of her distant future by a surprising visitor who reveals unnerving secrets about humanity’s fate.


BEAR STORY
Directed By: Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken.


WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS
Directed By: Konstantin Bronzit
Two best friends have dreamed since childhood of becoming cosmonauts, and together they endure the rigors of training and public scrutiny, and make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their shared goal.


PROLOGUE
Directed By: Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
2,400 years ago, four warriors — two Spartan and two Athenian — battle to the death in an intense struggle witnessed by a little girl, who then runs to her grandmother for comfort.

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Ameranouche
Music:
Ameranouche
Showtimes:
Sat Jan 30 | 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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Maine Short Film Festival 2016
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Maine Short Film Festival 2016
Showtimes:
Thurs Jan 28 | 7:30pm | SOLD OUT

Summary: The jurors have selected the winning 14 films for the Maine Short Film Festival 2016.  The 100-minute program includes subjects close to Maine’s heart: Maine... Read More

The jurors have selected the winning 14 films for the Maine Short Film Festival 2016.  The 100-minute program includes subjects close to Maine’s heart: Maine artists, rivers, farms and original screenplays in all genres: documentary, fiction, experimental, comedy and horror.


According to lead juror, Louise Rosen, director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival, “There is a terrific range of work by Maine filmmakers … from humorous to poetic to sassy to scary.”


The Festival will premiere at the Strand Theater in Rockland on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 5:30 and will feature many of the filmmakers and jurors in a Q&A after the program.  The Festival will tour ten Maine theaters throughout the Winter and Spring of 2016.  See below for schedule.


Bonaire (1:34) by Mauricio Handler -- Produced as part of a Dutch Caribbean National Parks environmental awareness campaign, ‘Bonaire' is one of 5 shorts edited from an extensive natural history film shoot done by Cinematographer Mauricio Handler.

 

My So-Called Housing Cooperative #2 (10:54) by Craig Saddlemire -- the story of young adults trying to live a life of cooperation and compassion... without losing their minds.  This episode from a monthly webisode features a scripted parody based upon real life at the Faire Bande à Part Housing Cooperative (Faire-Op), a 3 story apartment building in Lewiston, ME.


Heart & Hand (4:26) by Sharyn Paul Brusie and Kevin Brusie --  celebrates the life of a Maine farmer and his animals.  Through video, music and poetry, this pure and rich life is revealed.


Alison and NuDay Syria (5:00) by Josh Gerritsen -- Alison McKellar talks about the non-profit organization NuDay Syria she volunteers for by constructing shelters for refugees. We also meet Nadia Alawa, the founder of the organization.


The Raw Essence of Carlo Pittore (8:36) by Richard Kane --  a portrait of this joyful yet vulnerable artist who led a generation of younger artists in Maine forming the Union of Maine Visual Artists and changed the way we define beauty in figurative art.

 

Clothes Encounter (2:04) by Mike Perlman -- a hip hop comedy representing the Ellsworth 2nd hand clothing store in a song parody of Macklemore's hit song "Thrift Shop."


I Just Don't Get It - It's My Russian Soul (7:55) by Walter Ungerer -- The visuals / landscape of the film is Portland, Maine viewed through time-lapse photography, and presented for interpretation and contemplation.The audio track explains the film’s title; a dialogue between a young Russian man and his English girlfriend; where he explains his Vodka habit. “I just don’t get it? It’s my Russian soul. Why can’t you understand?”


Scribe of the Soul (3:51) by Alban Maino and Jimmy Liepold -- In 1846, a beautiful woman puts on all the layers of Lingerie before she goes out in society. A Memory-Lane.Tv "dreamscene", part of a collection of films for people living with dementia and Alzheimer.

 

Fever (17:40) by Marie Chao and Matthew J. Siegel -- Fever is a psychological thriller about a woman’s desperate attempt to recapture the affection of her estranged husband.

 

Maine Heritage Orchard (17:00) by Huey -- A reclaimed gravel pit is transformed into the Maine Heritage Orchard, a living museum to apples traditionally grown in Maine.  Organic farmer and apple expert, John Bunker, and others pass on their knowledge of working the land to the young farmers settling in Maine, preserving Maine’s orcharding traditions.


Tickle (11:57) by Corey Norman -- We all know how 80s horror movies start: a babysitter and a little boy alone in a house. When things go bump in the night, are they the imagination of a scared little boy, or is someone—or some thing—in the house with them?


Gun Shop (2:42) by Alan Magee The satirical film Gun Shop comments on the escalation of mass gun violence in the United States. It asserts that the proliferation of guns will only increase the number of victims. The film is an appeal to our nation to reexamine its misguided obsession with guns.


A Nasty Law (3:20) by Alan Magee  The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 contains a provision legalizing indefinite military detention of any person without charge or trial. Since no charges need to be made, the law allows for detention of individuals based on suspicion alone. The images in this film are my own childhood drawings—made between 1950 and 1953.


Penobscot River (2:30) by Justin Lewis, Michelle Stauffer and Laura Rose Day. Many of the 75,000 dams in the United States block fish migration corridors they need to survive with devastating impacts to fish, people and wildlife, while only 3% actively produce hydroelectric power. This short documents how the Penobscot River Restoration Trust and others took down the Great Works Dam, opening up access to 1,000 miles of the Penobscot and its tributaries and unleashing the river’s recovery.


Schedule of Theatrical Run:
The Strand, Rockland, December 11, 5:30pm
Space Gallery, Portland, January 7, 7:30pm
Gracie Theatre, Bangor, January 14, 7pm
Frontier Café, Brunswick, January 28, 7:30pm
Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor, March 10
Stonington Opera House, Stonington, March 24, 7pm
The Alamo, Bucksport, April 7, 7pm
Denmark Arts Center, Denmark, April 14, 7pm
Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor, April 21, 7pm
Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, April 28, 7pm


Jurors:
Louise Rosen, Chair, artistic and exec. director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival;Ben Fowlie, founder and director of the Camden International Film Festival; andDaniel Kany, art and film critic of the Portland Press Herald.

Sponsors:
Sponsors of the event include the Maine Media Workshops, the University of Southern Maine, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, the Maine Film Office, Deighan Wealth Advisors, University of Maine Museum of Art, and WERU Community Radio.

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Noma: My Perfect Storm
Film:
Noma: My Perfect Storm
Showtimes:
Tues Jan 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Jan 27 | 2pm
Thurs Jan 28 | 2pm
Fri Jan 29 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Jan 30 | 2pm
Sun Jan 31 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Noma: My Perfect Storm Directed by Pierre Deschamps English 1 hr 30 mins, rated NR Famous for its reinvention of Danish cuisine and pioneered approach to... Read More

Noma: My Perfect Storm
Directed by Pierre Deschamps
English
1 hr 30 mins, rated NR


Famous for its reinvention of Danish cuisine and pioneered approach to “foraging”, sourcing nearly all ingredients from the various environments of Scandinavia, Noma is at the forefront of experimenting with new techniques in food. NOMA: MY PERFECT STORM follows chef and co-owner Redzepi on a creative culinary journey as he traverses the Danish landscape for inspiration, striving to achieve perfection and concoct bold, exciting dishes for travelers from around the world.

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Bart & Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: Heartbeats
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Bart & Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: Heartbeats
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Tues Jan 19 | 7pm | $5 | Buy Tickets

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

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


Heartbeats
Directed by Xavier Dolan
Starring Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, and Niels Schneider
French w/ English subtitles
1 hr 27 mins, rated NR


Xavier Dolan’s sexy and stylish HEARTBEATS is a comic exploration of a romantically obsessed menage-a-trois. HEARTBEATS was a hit at the Cannes Film Festival, winning the Youth Prize, and an official selection of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. Part farce, part exploration of the complexity of love and desire, Heartbeats centers on two close friends, Francis and Marie, who find themselves fighting for the affections of the same striking young man. The more intimate the trio becomes, the more unattainable the object of their infatuation seems, sending the friends’ obsession into overdrive.

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Truth
Film:
Truth
Showtimes:
Tues Jan 19 | 2pm
Wed Jan 20 | 2pm
Thurs Jan 21 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Jan 22 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Jan 23 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Jan 24 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Truth Directed by James Vanderbilt Starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid English 2 hrs 5 mins, rated R On the morning of September 9, 2004,... Read More

Truth
Directed by James Vanderbilt
Starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid
English
2 hrs 5 mins, rated R


On the morning of September 9, 2004, veteran CBS News producer MARY MAPES (Cate Blanchett) believed she had every reason to feel proud of a broadcast journalism job well done. By the end of the day, Mapes, CBS News, and the venerable CBS News anchor DAN RATHER (Robert Redford) would be under harsh scrutiny.


Told from the perspective of the veteran journalist at the center of the controversy, TRUTH examines how a news report of national importance was fitted together piece by piece in the newsroom, only to be unraveled by a storm of accusation and criticism. TRUTH is based on the memoir Truth and Duty: the Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes.

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Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco
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Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco
Showtimes:
Tues Jan 12 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Jan 13 | 2pm
Thurs Jan 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Jan 15 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Jan 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Jan 17 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
$10 in advance, $12 day of screening
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Summary: Director by Sterling Noren 1 hr 32 mins Run Free – The True Story of Caballo Blanco, a feature documentary directed by Sterling Noren, chronicles the life... Read More

Director by Sterling Noren
1 hr 32 mins


Run Free – The True Story of Caballo Blanco, a feature documentary directed by Sterling Noren, chronicles the life of American ultra running legend Micah True (Caballo Blanco, or the White Horse) and his quest to create an ultra marathon in Mexico’s Copper Canyon to promote and preserve Tarahumara running tradition. True was a main character in Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book Born to Run – A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.

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The Ghosts of Johnson City
Music:
The Ghosts of Johnson City
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Sat Jan 9 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Ghosts of Johnson City seek to take listeners on a musical journey to some of the darkest hollows of America's greatest historical calamities and personal... Read More

The Ghosts of Johnson City seek to take listeners on a musical journey to some of the darkest hollows of America's greatest historical calamities and personal tragedies, from the battlefields of the Civil War and deepest Kentucky coal mines to the whaling grounds of the North Atlantic.


An archival project as much as a musical endeavor, the repertoire consists of seldom-heard traditional songs from a wide variety of historical archives, oral traditions and collective memory.


Based in Maine with musical roots in Appalachia and the Deep South, the group presents simple and soulful versions of old mountain music, Civil War songs, coal-mining melodies, disaster chronicles, haunting murder ballads and tunes of love and loss in times of poverty.


Amos Libby / Banjo, Lead Vocals
Douglas Porter / Guitar, Vocals
Erik Neilson / Baritone Ukulele, Vocals
Erik Winter / Harmonium
Ian Riley / Upright Bass

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Premiere: A Wheel Out Of Kilter
Film:
Premiere: A Wheel Out Of Kilter
Showtimes:
Fri Jan 8 | 7:30pm | $9 | Buy Tickets | Q&A with writer/director/producer Ross Morin

Summary: Greg is a Zen Buddhist mountain biker who makes short films about how to live a good life but he struggles to practice what he preaches. In the end, some bad decisions... Read More

Greg is a Zen Buddhist mountain biker who makes short films about how to live a good life but he struggles to practice what he preaches. In the end, some bad decisions lead him to his gruesome death. A genre mashup of character drama, philosophical documentary, buddy comedy and psychological horror, A Wheel out of Kilter documents the last two days of Greg’s life as he heads deeper into the darkness of the woods - and of his soul. As Greg is stalked by a shadowy figure in the mountains, he must face his own inner demons and learn what it really means to be enlightened.

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Irrational Man
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Irrational Man
Showtimes:
Tues Jan 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Jan 6 | 2pm
Fri Jan 8 | 2pm
Sat Jan 9 | 2pm
Sun Jan 10 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Irrational Man Directed by Woody Allen Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey English 1 hr 36 mins, rated R Woody Allen’s IRRATIONAL MAN is about a... Read More

Irrational Man
Directed by Woody Allen
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey
English
1 hr 36 mins, rated R


Woody Allen’s IRRATIONAL MAN is about a tormented philosophy professor who finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. Philosophy professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) is at rock bottom emotionally, unable to find any meaning or joy in life. Abe feels that everything he’s tried to do, from political activism to teaching, hasn’t made any difference.  Soon after arriving to teach at a small town college, Abe gets involved with two women: Rita Richards (Parker Posey), a lonely professor who wants him to rescue her from her unhappy marriage; and Jill Pollard (Emma Stone), his best student, who becomes his closest friend. While Jill loves her boyfriend Roy (Jamie Blackley), she finds Abe’s tortured, artistic personality and exotic past irresistible.  Even as Abe displays signs of mental imbalance, Jill’s fascination with him only grows. Still, when she tries to make their relationship a romantic one, he rebuffs her. Pure chance changes everything when Abe and Jill overhear a stranger’s conversation and become drawn in. Once Abe makes a profound choice, he is able to embrace life to the fullest again. But his decision sets off a chain of events that will affect him, Jill and Rita forever.

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ENCORE: Zarafa
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ENCORE: Zarafa
Showtimes:
Sun Jan 3 | 12pm, 3pm, 6pm
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Summary: Zarafa Directed by Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie Starring Max Renaudin Pratt, Simon Abkarian, François-Xavier Demaison English 1 hr 18 mins Inspired by... Read More

Zarafa
Directed by Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
Starring Max Renaudin Pratt, Simon Abkarian, François-Xavier Demaison
English
1 hr 18 mins



Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation and epic storytelling set among sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched desert, wind-swept mountains and open skies.


Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him – as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, who orders him to deliver the exotic animal as a gift to King Charles of France. And so Maki, Zarafa and Hassan take off in a hot-air balloon to cross the Mediterranean, setting off an adventure across Northern Africa, the bustling port of Marseilles, and over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, arriving at last in Paris. But all the while, Maki is determined to find a way to return Zarafa to her rightful home.

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Christmas
Special:
Christmas
Showtimes:
Thursday Dec 24 & Friday Dec 25 | Closed

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

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

Encore - Man On Wire
Film:
Encore - Man On Wire
Showtimes:
Sat Dec 26 | 6pm, 8pm
Sun Dec 27 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: In conjunction with the newer feature release: The Walk (with Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, about the same subject) Man on Wire Directed by James Marsh English &... Read More

In conjunction with the newer feature release: The Walk (with Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, about the same subject)


Man on Wire
Directed by James Marsh
English & French
1 hr 34 mins, rated PG-13


Using actual footage from the event seamlessly mingled with new re-enactments, filmmaker James Marsh masterfully recreates high-wire daredevil Philippe Petit's 1974 stunt: performing acrobatics on a thin wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Plotting his feat like a master cat burglar, Petit enlists the help of a motley group of friends as he calculates every detail, from acquiring building access to stringing up the wire, and manages to pull off an astounding crime.

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Samuel James
Music:
Samuel James
Showtimes:
Sat Dec 19 | 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. His live performance by Samuel James is not just a concert; it is an event.


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 guitar skills to those 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.


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

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6th Annual BaHaHa Humbug
Performing Arts:
6th Annual BaHaHa Humbug
Showtimes:
Fri Dec 18 | 8pm | SOLD OUT

Summary: Join us for the 6th Annual Bahaha Humbug Comedy Show as some of Maine's best and brightest comedians make your day merry and bright. This show sells out so make your... Read More

Join us for the 6th Annual Bahaha Humbug Comedy Show as some of Maine's best and brightest comedians make your day merry and bright. This show sells out so make your reservation soon.  Come for dinner & stay for laughs!

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Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: Zero Motivation
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Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: Zero Motivation
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 15 | 7pm | $5 | Buy Tickets

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

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


Co-sponsored by the Maine Jewish Film Festival: Zero Motivation
Directed by Talya Lavie
Starring Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein
Hebrew with English subtitles
1 hr 37 mins, rated NR


A smash hit in Israel and winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Zero Motivation is a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie’s brilliant debut details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. Pencil-pushers in the Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their aspiring senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but with a platoon of unskilled, idle, female soldiers without any drive under her charge, her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted.

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Mr. Holmes
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Mr. Holmes
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 15 | 2pm
Wed Dec 16 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Dec 18 | 2pm
Sat Dec 19 | 2pm
Sun Dec 20 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Mr. Holmes Directed by Bill Condon Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada English 1 hr 44 mins, rated PG Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s... Read More

Mr. Holmes
Directed by Bill Condon
Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada
English
1 hr 44 mins, rated PG


Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

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Raging Brass Reggae
Music:
Raging Brass Reggae
Showtimes:
Sat Dec 12 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show (30% of proceeds go to benefit the BHS Music Boosters) | Buy Tickets

Summary: Raging Brass Reggae is a horn-based band dedicated to the popular music of Jamaica created in the 1960s. Led by arranger and trumpeter Marc Chillemi (Primo Cubano),... Read More

Raging Brass Reggae is a horn-based band dedicated to the popular music of Jamaica created in the 1960s. Led by arranger and trumpeter Marc Chillemi (Primo Cubano), the front-line is completed by Mike Ayotte on alto sax, Kyle Hardy (Rustic Overtones) on tenor sax, and trombonist Dave Noyse (Rustic Overtones/Fogcutters Big Band). The foundation is held together by the rhythm section led by the atomic sound of tubist Rafael Fryre (Primo Cubano/Sly Chi) with drummer Gary Gemmiti (Rustic Overtones/Royal Hammer) and guitarist and vocalist Matt Wazowski. Collectively the group creates a strong vibe connected to the classic ska, rocksteady and roots reggae. Out of many one sound.

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We Are Together - Kenyan Fundraiser
Special:
We Are Together - Kenyan Fundraiser
Showtimes:
Market | Sat Dec 12 | 11am
Presentation | Sat Dec 12 | 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.


Inspired to Ride
Film:
Inspired to Ride
Showtimes:
Thurs Dec 10 | 6pm, 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: “Inspired to Ride” is the followup film from the creators of the wildly popular and award-winning film “Ride the Divide,” as well as their second film,... Read More

“Inspired to Ride” is the followup film from the creators of the wildly popular and award-winning film “Ride the Divide,” as well as their second film, “Reveal the Path.”

 

On June 7, 2014, forty-five cyclists from around the world set out on the inaugural TransAm Bike Race, a 4,233-mile cross-country, self-supported race from Astoria, OR, to Yorktown, VA. The route roughly follows the TransAmerica Trail as created by the Adventure Cycling Association, traversing through ten states in a transcontinental adventure of epic proportions.

 

“Inspired to Ride” follows closely the journey of a handful of these cyclists as they prepare, compete and experience what riding 300 miles a day feels like with only a few hours of sleep each night. They will rely solely on their fitness, meticulously chosen gear and mental fortitude to get them to the finish. And to make it even more interesting, they will be entirely self-supported – no crew, no follow vehicles and no prize money waiting at the end.

 

These athletes will endure agonizing climbs iin the Rockies, driving winds in the Great Plains and sawtooth switchbacks in the Appalachians all for a pat on the back, potential bragging rights and a cold beer when it’s over. Some are out to make history and set records, while others are simply trying to finish.

 

The filmmakers used the latest technology to give the audience an incredibly immersive experience while these cyclists speed along the TransAmerica Trail, revealing its varied landscapes, intriguing locals and captivating stories which dot this path to discovery.

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Sleeping With Other People
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Sleeping With Other People
Showtimes:
Wed Dec 9 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Dec 10 | 2pm
Sun Dec 13 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Sleeping With Other People Directed by Leslye Headland Starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carlos English 1 hr 41 mins, rated R Can two serial cheaters... Read More

Sleeping With Other People
Directed by Leslye Headland
Starring Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Jordan Carlos
English
1 hr 41 mins, rated R


Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done. Fresh, funny, and full of witty insights about modern love, this hilariously heartfelt film “is the rare rom-com that reminds us why we love them so much in the first place” (Time Out New York). Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Natasha Lyonne, and Jason Mantzoukas co-star.

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Encore - The Wolfpack
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Encore - The Wolfpack
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Tues Dec 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm | $8 | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Wolfpack Directed by Crystal Moselle Starring Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo English 1 hr 20 mins, rated R   Locked away from society in... Read More

The Wolfpack
Directed by Crystal Moselle
Starring Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo
English
1 hr 20 mins, rated R

 


Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood.

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The Maine Jewish Film Festival and Frontier present a special holiday event Belle and Sebastian*
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The Maine Jewish Film Festival and Frontier present a special holiday event Belle and Sebastian*
Showtimes:
Sun Dec 6 | 3pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Please join us for the French family adventure film Belle & Sebastian. Based on a beloved children's book, Belle & Sebastian is an internationally acclaimed... Read More

Please join us for the French family adventure film Belle & Sebastian. Based on a beloved children's book, Belle & Sebastian is an internationally acclaimed film set in the French Alps during WWII. This story of a resourceful, adorable boy and his dog will enchant the whole family.


*The film is appropriate for ages 8 and older and will be shown in a dubbed version rather than the original French.

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Æterna Trio
Music:
Æterna Trio
Showtimes:
Fri Dec 4 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Æterna Trio is the exciting and inspiring ensemble featuring Ben Birkbeck (piano), Devon Colella (cello), and Andy Happel (violin). With Æterna Trio , forces... Read More

Æterna Trio is the exciting and inspiring ensemble featuring Ben Birkbeck (piano), Devon Colella (cello), and Andy Happel (violin).


With Æterna Trio, forces collide in a genre-bending hail as these exceptional musicians spontaneously 'riff' on classical themes, rock favorites, and their own contemporary compositions. Highly skilled at musical improvisation, Æterna Trio is known for composing new music right in front of an audience's eyes. Æterna Trio reinterprets beloved classical themes such as Canon in D, The Nutcracker, and Ave Maria, and features popular music from artists such as AC/DC, The Police, and Led Zeppelin.


This concert will also feature seasonal favorites to fit the holiday season.

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Go Wild! A Celebration in Support of Restoring Maine’s Wild Atlantic Salmon
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Go Wild! A Celebration in Support of Restoring Maine’s Wild Atlantic Salmon
Showtimes:
Thurs Dec 3 | 5:30-9pm | Free with online registration here

Summary: Please join the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) in celebrating its mission to restore Maine’s wild Atlantic salmon. Dwayne Shaw, DSF’s Director, will describe... Read More

Please join the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) in celebrating its mission to restore Maine’s wild Atlantic salmon. Dwayne Shaw, DSF’s Director, will describe the essential work DSF is doing, and artist, Susie O’Keeffe, will present a multimedia piece on the wild salmon of Southeast Alaska’s ancient forests. The evening will include free drinks and appetizers.

 

Dwayne will inspire us to envision a future where Maine’s rivers again flow with wild Atlantic salmon. He will tell us how DSF—and thousands of other committed people—are fighting to restore this critically endangered species to Maine’s rivers east of the Penobscot.

 

Susie will take us on a journey across the country, and into the Tongass National Forest. Her work, entitled: Rekindling the Exchange of Wild Affection, is described by local conservationist, Buck O’Herin, as “a story with stunning wildlife images that reminds us the essence of our being and fabric of our lives is contained in wildness. She asks us to consider what it is to be kin with Earth's creatures…this is an illuminating presentation and offers us a taste of non-dual reality. Don't miss it!”

 

Restoring native wild fish populations, as well as the rivers, wetlands and ecosystems these species need to thrive, is a courageous vision that evokes the words of Theodore Roosevelt: Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

 

Please, join us in celebrating the inspiring and mighty work of restoring Maine’s wild Atlantic salmon!

 

*****

 

The Downeast Salmon Federation’s Mission:

 

To conserve wild Atlantic salmon, other sea-run fish and their habitats, restore a viable recreational salmon fishery and protect other important river, scenic, recreational and ecological resources in eastern Maine.

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Life
Film:
Life
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 1 | 2pm
Wed Dec 2 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 3 | 2pm
Fri Dec 4 | 2pm
Sat Dec 5 | 2pm
Sun Dec 6 | 7pm
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Summary: Life Directed by Anton Corbijn Starring Robert Pattinson, Peter Lucas, Lauren Gallagher English 1 hr 51 mins, rated R LIFE is inspired by the true story of a... Read More

Life
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Starring Robert Pattinson, Peter Lucas, Lauren Gallagher
English
1 hr 51 mins, rated R


LIFE is inspired by the true story of a friendship that developed between Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and actor James Dean (DeHaan) when Stock was commissioned to photograph the actor for LIFE magazine in 1955.


Stock was 26 and old before his time, when into his buttoned-down world came fledgling star James Dean, a free spirit who would change popular culture from suits to jeans and from matinee idols to teenage heartthrobs.


The assignment, which took the pair on a photographic journey across the US, from LA to New York and on to Indiana would change Stock’s life and provide the world with some of the most iconic images of the age.

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Hollowbody Electric Band
Music:
Hollowbody Electric Band
Showtimes:
Sat Nov 28 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Hollowbody Electric Band features Johannah Harkness on keyboards, Sheldon Bird on bass, Mike Auger on drums, and Peter Alexander on guitars. All four members sing,... Read More

Hollowbody Electric Band features Johannah Harkness on keyboards, Sheldon Bird on bass, Mike Auger on drums, and Peter Alexander on guitars. All four members sing, giving rise to a lot of three and four-part harmonies, with Alexander, Harkness and Bird taking the lead vocal on a different songs, providing a rich mix of sounds in a classic rock mode.


This is one band that is not afraid to take on social and political causes. Alexander has gained international recognition as the author and performer of “Begging for Change—The Healthcare Blues,” which Amy Goodman has featured numerous times on her nationally-syndicated Democracy Now television and radio program. You can see an animated performance of the song from a DC rally for universal healthcare here. Peter’s ‘We’ve Got to Change This World’ has been adopted by many in the Occupy Wall Street movement as an anthem celebrating the “Ninety-nine Percent.

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A Ballerina’s Tale
Film:
A Ballerina’s Tale
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 24 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Nov 25 | 2pm, 6pm
Fri Nov 27 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Nov 28 | 2pm
Sun Nov 29 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: A Ballerina’s Tale Directed by Nelson George Starring Misty Copeland, Susan Fales-Hill, Victoria Rowell English 1 hr 28 mins Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland... Read More

A Ballerina’s Tale
Directed by Nelson George
Starring Misty Copeland, Susan Fales-Hill, Victoria Rowell
English
1 hr 28 mins


Iconic ballerina Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American woman to be named principal dancer of the legendary American Ballet Theater. Get the incredible, behind-the-scenes story of how she overcame a tumultuous upbringing and near career-ending injuries to become one of the most revered dancers of her generation. More than just a ballet success story, Copeland’s journey is a hugely inspirational, universal tale of perseverance.

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OLAS
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OLAS
Showtimes:
Fri Nov 20 | 8pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Olas The Band: Olas is an original, all acoustic ensemble. Inspired by traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance, the music of Olas is a unique... Read More

Olas The Band:

Olas is an original, all acoustic ensemble. Inspired by traditional and contemporary flamenco music and dance, the music of Olas is a unique blend of Arabic, rock and American folk accompanied by original dance choreographies that marry elements of contemporary and flamenco dance.  Highlights of Olas include songs sung in Spanish, palmas, zapateado, contemporary-flamenco choreography and traditional instruments such as the guitar, oud, and ney.  Olas claims no one genre or tradition but strives to honor music and dance as passionate, expressive mediums.  We create, congregate and play for the love of playing. That's it.


Molly Angie - palmas, voice
Lindsey Bourassa – dance, palmas
Anna Giamaiou - palmas, voice
Megan Keogh – dance, palmas
Tom Kovacevic - oud, ney, voice
Leif Sherman Curtis - guitar, voice
Chriss Sutherland - lead vocals, guitar

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Harness the Sun: A Conversation About America's Quest for a Solar-Powered Future
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Harness the Sun: A Conversation About America's Quest for a Solar-Powered Future
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 17 | 6-7:30pm | Free with online registration here

Summary: Please join NRCM for a conversation about solar power with Philip Warburg, author of Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future. From... Read More

Please join NRCM for a conversation about solar power with Philip Warburg, author of Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future.


From inner-city neighborhoods and industrial wastelands to the open desert, Philip Warburg traces solar energy's remarkable ascent in America and will introduce us to a surprising collection of pioneers who are transforming the way we power our country’s economy. Join us to hear more about the exciting solar revolution that is taking place around the country and around the world.


You will also hear from NRCM's Emmie Theberge and a one of our local solar pioneers, Vaughan Woodruff of Insource Renewables, about the enormous benefits of solar power in Maine, including cheaper power, greater energy independence, local jobs, and less air pollution. Find out why Maine is falling behind and missing out on these benefits, and how you can take part to help.


Light refreshments will be provided beginning at 6:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so please RSVP below.


Tangerine*
Film:
Tangerine*
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 17 | 2pm
Wed Nov 18 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Nov 19 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Nov 20 | 2pm
Sun Nov 22 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Tangerine Directed by Sean Baker Starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian English1 hr 27 mins, rated R* *Rated R for strong and disturbing... Read More

Tangerine
Directed by Sean Baker
Starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian
English1 hr 27 mins, rated R*
*Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use


It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, “Generation Kill”) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker’s prior films (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., TANGERINE defies expectation at every turn.

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Harvest Dinner with MCHPP
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Harvest Dinner with MCHPP
Showtimes:
Mon Nov 16 | 5pm-8pm, please call Frontier at 725.5222 to reserve your time slot | $50 per person

Summary: We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening of live music, delicious food, and good freinds. Musical guests Sara Hallie Richardson and Sean Morin will perform... Read More

We hope you will join us for a fun-filled evening of live music, delicious food, and good freinds. Musical guests Sara Hallie Richardson and Sean Morin will perform two intimate duet performances while you enjoy your meal. The three-course meal costs $50 per person and all proceeds benefit Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program.


- Karen Parker
Executive Director
Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program


And we hope to see you again for the 9th annual Henry and Marty Dinner to Fight Hunger in March!


Our Health Film Series: Forks Over Knives
Film:
Our Health Film Series: Forks Over Knives
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 10 | 7pm | SOLD OUT

Summary: Directed by Lee Fulkerson English 1 hr 36 mins, PG Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict... Read More

Directed by Lee Fulkerson
English
1 hr 36 mins, PG


Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline in the film traces the personal journeys of a pair of pioneering yet under-appreciated researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn.



The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.



Forks Over Knives utilizes state of the art 3-D graphics and rare archival footage. The film features leading experts on health, examines the question “why we don’t know,” and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.



Forks Over Knives was filmed all over the United States, and in Canada and China.

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Experimenter
Film:
Experimenter
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 10 | 2pm
Wed Nov 11 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Nov 12 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Nov 13 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Nov 14 | 2pm
Sun Nov 15 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Experimenter Directed by Michael Almereyda Starring Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder, Anton Yelchin English 1 hr 48 mins, PG-13 Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram... Read More

Experimenter
Directed by Michael Almereyda
Starring Taryn Manning, Winona Ryder, Anton Yelchin
English
1 hr 48 mins, PG-13


Yale University, 1961. Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) designs a psychology experiment that remains relevant to this day, in which people think they’re delivering painful electric shocks to an affable stranger (Jim Gaffigan) strapped into a chair in another room. Disregarding his pleas for mercy, the majority of subjects do not stop the experiment, administering what they think are near-fatal electric shocks, simply because they’ve been told to. With Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s trial airing in living rooms across America, Milgram’s exploration of authority and conformity strikes a nerve in popular culture and the scientific community. Celebrated in some circles, he is also accused of being a deceptive, manipulative monster. His wife Sasha (Winona Ryder) anchors him through it all. 
EXPERIMENTER invites us inside Milgram’s whirring mind in this bracing portrait of a brilliant man whose conscience and creative spirit continue to be resonant, poignant, and inspirational.

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Joe Gallant and the Transit with Joel Thetford
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Joe Gallant and the Transit with Joel Thetford
Showtimes:
Fri Nov 6 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Joe Gallant and the Transit is a 4 piece alt-country act based out of Portland, ME featuring "searing guitars" (Portland Phoenix) "gruff-but-melodic vocals"... Read More

Joe Gallant and the Transit is a 4 piece alt-country act based out of Portland, ME featuring "searing guitars" (Portland Phoenix) "gruff-but-melodic vocals" (Culture Shock) and a monster rhythm section. A style that has drawn comparison to Eric Church and Ryan Adams, JG&T take elements of country, blues and rock with a north woods twist to create a live show with something for everyone.


Raised in the shadow of Billy Bob's, one of Texas's legendary honky tonks, Joel Thetford grew up listening to the sounds of classic country radio and the wide variety of rock and roll, blues, and folk music that the Texas scene provided. His career as a bull-rider landed him eventually in Stephenville, where the Texas Country scene was booming. With acts like Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Pat Green and Robert Earl Keen making regular stops in town, those were Joel's earliest and strongest influences as he began writing songs.


Since relocating to Portland, Maine, Joel has become a fixture in the Maine songwriting community, and has shared the stage with such acts as The Mallett Brothers Band, North of Nashville, Jake Hill & Deep Creek, Joe Gallant & the Transit, Diesel Doug and the Long Haul Truckers, and many more.


Joel's debut EP, Here I Go, was released in the summer of 2015. The album was co-produced by Will Mallett of The Mallett Brothers Band, who Joel originally met at a Steve Earle concert in Portland, and who would eventually talk Joel into getting into the studio and making a record.  It was recorded at Wallyworld in Portland by Wally, mixed by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo, and mastered by Dave Collins in Los Angeles.

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Patagonia presents JUMBO WILD
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Patagonia presents JUMBO WILD
Showtimes:
Thurs Nov 5 | 7:30pm | $5 to benefit RASTA (10 Film Pass Exempt) | Buy Tickets

Summary: Directed by Nick Waggoner English 52 mins, NR Coming to theatres October 2015—Patagonia presents Jumbo Wild —a gripping, hour-long documentary film by... Read More

Directed by Nick Waggoner
English
52 mins, NR


Coming to theatres October 2015—Patagonia presents Jumbo Wild —a gripping, hour-long documentary film by Sweetgrass Productions that tells a true story of the decades-long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley—highlighting the tension between protection of the backcountry experience and ever-increasing development interests in the wilderness.  A large-scale proposed ski resort threatens the rich wilderness of British Columbia’s Purcell Range—a revered backcountry ski and snowboarding destination with world-class terrain, sacred ground for local First Nations people, and part of one of North America’s most important grizzly bear corridors. Set against a backdrop of incredible backcountry ski and snowboard footage, Jumbo Wild documents all sides of a divisive issue bringing the passionate local fight to protect the Jumbo Valley to life for the first time.


Get involved; find screenings and more at Patagonia.com/jumbowild

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Peace Officer
Film:
Peace Officer
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 3 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Nov 4 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Thurs Nov 5 | 2pm
Fri Nov 6 | 2pm
Sat Nov 7 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Nov 8 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Peace Officer Directed by Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson Starring Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson English 1 hr 49 mins Peace Officer is a documentary about... Read More

Peace Officer
Directed by Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson
Starring Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson
English
1 hr 49 mins


Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of Dub Lawrence, a former sheriff who established his rural state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.

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Ted DeMille and Dave Provost
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Ted DeMille and Dave Provost
Showtimes:
Fri Oct 23 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: 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... Read More

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.


Dave Provost is an award-winning singer-songwriter-guitar player who has plied his craft while engaging audiences on both coasts and points in-between for the last thirty years.  His literate, world-weary lyrics sit in a roots-oriented musical context comprised of equal parts folk, country, and American rock and roll.  Funny and knowing, Dave is a memorable and engaging live performer.

 

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Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights present VESSEL
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Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights present VESSEL
Showtimes:
Thurs Oct 22 | 7pm | Free with online reservation here, $8 suggested donation accepted at door |
This event is sponsored by Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights and the Maine Alliance for Reproductive Freedom. A panel discussion will be held immediately following the film.

Summary: Vessel Directed by Diana Whitten 1 hr 30 minutes Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal... Read More

Vessel
Directed by Diana Whitten
1 hr 30 minutes


Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative. Her idea begins as flawed spectacle, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade. But with each roadblock comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca realizes she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves abortions using WHO-researched protocols with pills. From there we witness her create an underground network of emboldened, informed activists who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca’s story: one of a woman who hears and answers a calling, and transforms a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.

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Unbranded
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Unbranded
Showtimes:
Tues Oct 20 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 21 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Oct 22 | 2pm
Fri Oct 23 | 2pm
Sat Oct 24 | 2pm
Sun Oct 25 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Unbranded Directed by Phillip Baribeau Starring Jonny Fitzsimmons, Ben Masters, Thomas Glover, Ben Thamer English 1 hr 45 mins, PG-13 Border to border from Mexico... Read More

Unbranded
Directed by Phillip Baribeau
Starring Jonny Fitzsimmons, Ben Masters, Thomas Glover, Ben Thamer
English
1 hr 45 mins, PG-13


Border to border from Mexico to Canada, four friends embarked on the journey of a lifetime. Across solely public land, Ben Masters, Jonny Fitzsimons, Ben Thamer and Thomas Glover traversed desert to mountain across five states and 3,000 miles—with 16 horses in tow. A journey once a reality for western frontiersmen, the men choose to use wild mustangs as their trail horses. The mustangs have been bred perfectly to suit the rocky terrain of the west, but they are threatened by decreasing public lands, highways and tourism. With exquisite cinematography of breathtaking terrain from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone, UNBRANDED takes us into this challenging endeavor, exploring the greater plight of the mustangs, and the importance of public lands.

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Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play
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Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play
Showtimes:
Sat Oct 17 | 2pm, 5pm*, 8pm | 5pm SOLD OUT
Please call Frontier at 207.725.5222
for screenings on Oct 17
Sun Oct 18 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
All tickets are $8 (10 Film Pass Exempt)
*moderated Q&A with cinematographer/producer, David McLain
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Summary: Bounce Directed by Jerome Thélia English 1 hr 12 mins, NR From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer... Read More

Bounce
Directed by Jerome Thélia
English
1 hr 12 mins, NR


From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, BOUNCE explores the little-known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, BOUNCE removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today’s sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.

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Armies
Music:
Armies
Showtimes:
Fri Oct 16 | 8pm | $12 day of show | Call 207.725.5222 to reserve tickets today

Summary: Led by vocalists Dave Gutter and Anna Lombard, Armies meld electro pop with duet style anthems inspired by French pop duets of the sixties. Drawing on themes based... Read More

Led by vocalists Dave Gutter and Anna Lombard, 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 night club bathroom.


Armies began in Venice Beach, CA as a commercial project conceived by Portland, Maine based singer-songwriter Dave Gutter. For the purpose of TV and film placement only, Gutter was commissioned  to write folk style duets for male and female vocals. After auditioning vocalists in Los Angeles, Gutter returned to Portland and finished the record with long time friend singer-songwriter Anna Lombard. Charles Ellingwood joined the band as bassist and multi instrumentalist along with DJ Elsworth and drummer Tony McNaboe to finish the record and tour.  August 2015 marks the release of their self-titled debut album, "Armies".

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Make a Difference - Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund
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Make a Difference - Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund
Showtimes:
Thurs Oct 15 | 5-8pm, with screenings at 5:15pm, 6:15pm, & 7:15pm with Q&A to follow each | Open to the public

Summary: On Tues Oct 15, from 5-8 pm, join the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund Board for a film premier at the Frontier in Brunswick for a chance to learn more about the Fund,... Read More

On Tues Oct 15, from 5-8 pm, join the Brunswick Area Student Aid Fund Board for a film premier at the Frontier in Brunswick for a chance to learn more about the Fund, learn about its mission, and hang out with recipients, donors, and supporters! Join us to come together and learn about BASAF and how it benefits students within the Brunswick and Mount Ararat School districts. If you'd like to eat at Frontier on your way out, they ask that you make dinner reservations in advance. Hope to see you there!

Maine Island Trail Association Gathering
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Maine Island Trail Association Gathering
Showtimes:
Tues Oct 13 | 5-7pm* | Free | *For those interest in dining with Frontier before or after the event, we strongly encourage making reservations with us in advance by calling 725-5222. Food will not be served within the theater.

Summary: Join the Maine Island Trail Association for a happy hour and the chance to learn more about the Trail, recap summer adventures, and hang out with fellow MITA members!... Read More

Join the Maine Island Trail Association for a happy hour and the chance to learn more about the Trail, recap summer adventures, and hang out with fellow MITA members! This is a FREE event, with drinks (including Maine Island Trail Ale from Rising Tide) from Frontier available for purchase.


Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble
Music:
Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble
Showtimes:
Fri Oct 9 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: In conjunction with Art Underfoot, an authentic Turkish Carpet Exhibit and Sale in the Waterfront Maine Gallery, we welcome you to join Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble... Read More

In conjunction with Art Underfoot, an authentic Turkish Carpet Exhibit and Sale in the Waterfront Maine Gallery, we welcome you to join Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble for an evening of music from the Middle East and Turkey. The Ensemble will present instrumental and vocal music from the wasla tradition of Aleppo (Syria), Andalusian Nubah (North Africa and Arab/Berber Spain) and the classical instrumental and vocal music of late Ottoman Turkey. Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble performs on oud (fretless Middle Eastern lute), qanun (72-stringed Middle Eastern micro-tonal zither), nay (ancient Middle Eastern reed flute), vocals and Middle Eastern percussion.

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Gulf of Maine Research Institute presents An Evening on Sustainability
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Gulf of Maine Research Institute presents An Evening on Sustainability
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Tues Oct 6 | 7pm | Free with registration here

Summary: The global seafood industry is highly complex and we sit amongst one of the most productive marine ecosystems on the planet. At this event, we’ll discuss seafood... Read More

The global seafood industry is highly complex and we sit amongst one of the most productive marine ecosystems on the planet. At this event, we’ll discuss seafood sustainability and cover some regional case studies that lend evidence to a changing environment, fluctuating species abundances, and the impacts on communities that depend on them.

 

In conjunction with this presentation, Frontier will be featuring some light amuse bouche, highlighting the several sustainable options we use through GMRI.

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An Evening of Comedy: Drunk Laundry
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An Evening of Comedy: Drunk Laundry
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Sat Oct 3 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Join us for an evening of comedy with Karen Morgan (Sirius XM Radio, Nickelodeon TV) & Kate Ghiloni (Boston Comedy Festival, People Magazine) as they bring you... Read More

Join us for an evening of comedy with Karen Morgan (Sirius XM Radio, Nickelodeon TV) & Kate Ghiloni (Boston Comedy Festival, People Magazine) as they bring you “Drunk Laundry!”  It’s comedy in the spin cycle.  So eat, drink, laugh & repeat.  Join us for dinner and stay for the laughs.  Another great night of funny at the Frontier!

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The Look Of Silence
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The Look Of Silence
Showtimes:
Fri Oct 2 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Oct 3 | 2pm
Sun Oct 4 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Tues Oct 6 | 2pm
Wed Oct 7 | 2pm
Fri Oct 9 | 2pm
Sat Oct 10 | 2pm
Sun Oct 11 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: The Look Of Silence Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer Indonesian with English subtitles 1 hr 43 mins, rated PG-13* *Please note that this film has themes of death and... Read More

The Look Of Silence
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Indonesian with English subtitles
1 hr 43 mins, rated PG-13*
*Please note that this film has themes of death and violence and may not be suitable for children


The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act Of Killing. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

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Children's Film: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
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Children's Film: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
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Sun Sept 27 | 12pm
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Summary: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet Directed by Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi Starring Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski English 1 hr 24 mins, rated PG The... Read More

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
Directed by Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi
Starring Liam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski
English
1 hr 24 mins, rated PG


The Prophet, by celebrated Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran, is among the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, selling over 100 million copies in forty languages since its publication in 1923. Gibran’s timeless verses have been given enchanting new form in this painterly cinematic adventure about freedom and the power of human expression.


This breathtaking animated feature, produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), the film intersperses Gibran’s elegant poetry within stunning animated sequences by filmmakers Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells, Song of the Sea), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), and a host of award-winning animators from around the world. Set in a Mediterranean sea-side village, Kamila (Salma Hayek) cleans house for exiled artist and poet Mustafa (Liam Neeson), but the more difficult job is keeping her free-spirited young daughter, Almitra, (Quvenzhané Wallis) out of trouble. The three embark on a journey meant to end with Mustafa’s return home – but first they must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in his words will incite rebellion. Featuring music from Damien Rice, Glen Hansard and Yo-Yo Ma.

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Frontier Employee Concert
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Frontier Employee Concert
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Thurs Sept 24 | 7:30pm | FREE | Get Tickets

Summary: An evening of Frontier's very own singer/songwriters, collaborations, beginners, and hobbyists take the stage in this special concert.  Artists include: Andrew... Read More

An evening of Frontier's very own singer/songwriters, collaborations, beginners, and hobbyists take the stage in this special concert.  Artists include: Andrew Hesselbart, Charles Kemos, Leif Sherman Curtis, Nicholas Payson, Jude Leaver, and others.

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Infinitely Polar Bear
Film:
Infinitely Polar Bear
Showtimes:
Tues Sept 22 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 23 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 24 | 2pm
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Summary: Infinitely Polar Bear Directed by Maya Forbes Starring Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky English1 hr 28 mins, rated R While most fathers spend their... Read More

Infinitely Polar Bear
Directed by Maya Forbes
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsky
English1 hr 28 mins, rated R


While most fathers spend their days at work, CAM STUART (Mark Ruffalo) is more likely to be found mushroom-hunting, cooking elaborate meals, or working on one of his many half- completed projects. His family’s wealth keeps his family just barely afloat, while Cam struggles to live with manic depression. When Cam has a manic breakdown that lands him in a mental hospital, his wife MAGGIE (Zoe Saldana) and their two young daughters, AMELIA and FAITH, are forced to leave their house in the country and move into a cramped apartment in Cambridge, where Maggie tries to find a decent job, with no luck.


Broke, stressed, and overwhelmed, Maggie applies to business school and is accepted to Columbia University’s MBA program. Seeing this as her chance to build a better life for their daughters, Maggie asks Cam to become the primary caregiver for the girls while she completes her degree in New York. After all, routine is what the doctor ordered and the girls miss their dad. Cam agrees, hoping to rebuild his family. But the two spirited girls are not interested in making things easy for him. With Maggie away in New York, Cam quickly realizes that he’s in over his head. Over the course of the next 18 months, as Maggie rushes to complete her degree, he learns, through trial and a lot of error, how to take care of his precocious daughters as well as himself. After years of struggling to find his place in the world, Cam may finally have found where he fits in. Based on a true story, INFINITELY POLAR BEAR is a funny and heartbreaking portrait of the many unexpected ways in which parents and children save each other.

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MERU
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MERU
Showtimes:
Tues Sept 15 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 16 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Sept 17 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 18 | 2pm
Sat Sept 19 | 2pm
Sun Sept 20 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Meru Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi Starring Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin English1 hr 27 mins, rated R After suffering dramatic set... Read More

Meru
Directed by Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Starring Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin
English1 hr 27 mins, rated R


After suffering dramatic set backs in their lives, three close friends who are among the world’s best professional climbers battle their complicated pasts, inner demons and nature’s harshest elements in an attempt to confront the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru, the most technically complicated and dangerous peak in the Himalayas, one that has never been scaled to completion.

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Best Of Enemies
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Best Of Enemies
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Tues Sept 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 9 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Sept 10 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 11 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 12 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Sept 13 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: Best Of Enemies Directed by Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville Starring John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal English1 hr 27 mins, rated NR In the summer of 1968... Read More

Best Of Enemies
Directed by Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
Starring John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal
English1 hr 27 mins, rated NR


In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born.


Directed with consummate skill by filmmakers Robert Gordon and Academy Award-winning Sundance Film Festival alum Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom), Best of Enemies unleashes a highbrow blood sport that marked the dawn of pundit television as we know it today.

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Gary Wittner Quartet
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Gary Wittner Quartet
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Sat Sept 5 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Guitarist Gary Wittner has been performing jazz in Maine for 29 years. His performance career spans 4 decades, 25 countries, and 5 continents worldwide.  Twice... Read More

Guitarist Gary Wittner has been performing jazz in Maine for 29 years. His performance career spans 4 decades, 25 countries, and 5 continents worldwide.  Twice selected as a Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassador, he has also received Fulbright Specialist and Maine Arts Commission grants.  Gary has released 6 CDs and published one book, "Thelonious Monk for Guitar".


Gary's career has been quite varied, and has moved through several distinct phases. In the late 1970's he started playing jazz standards. Shortly thereafter he discovered a love for the music of Thelonious Monk, for which he developed a concert/lecture program for presentation at universities and clubs.  In 1994 Gary was selected to play for Monk's widow; he has also been interviewed on the radio with Monk's son.   In the 1990's Gary began composing/performing original compositions and touring with Tuba virtuoso Howard Johnson.  Around 2003 he got very interested in Latin music and developed groups with Cuban vocalist Raul Freyre (Dos Canosos), and Chilean percussionist Andres Espinoza (Grupo Mofongo).  He also started yearly trips to Ecuador, where he plays with musicians from that area.


Most recently, Gary has been studying voice, and writing original songs with lyrics.  Many of these songs are humorous, in the style of Mose Allision and Dave Frishberg - examples include "Winter Song" (an anti-winter protest song), "I'll Quit Tomorrow" (concerning bad habits), and "Did I Say That Out Loud" (regarding speaking when one shouldn't).  He has been experimenting with various ways of integrating voice into his music - in addition to singing lyrics, he is harmonizing voice/guitar and singing bass lines while soloing. To date he has released one CD with 8 of his vocal originals.  Since then his new vocal music has been heard in local concerts, internationally in Ecuador and Poland, and on Portland's WMPG and Maine's public radio station, MPBN.  Gary continues writing vocal tunes and performing regionally.


Gary will be joined by Maine jazz luminaries RJ Miller (drums) and Kyle Hardy (sax).  Both have been performing jazz in Maine and New England for decades, leading their own groups and performing as sidemen regularly. Bassist Scott Kiefner rounds out the group - a younger musician, he is quickly making a name for himself as an in-demand jazz bassist.  He plays in Portland regularly with Steve Grover's group and is a busy freelance musician.

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A Lego Brickumentary
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A Lego Brickumentary
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Tues Sept 1 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 2 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 3 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 4 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 5 | 2pm
Sun Sept 6 | 3pm, 7pm
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Summary: A Lego Brickumentary Directed by Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge Starring Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard English 1hr 35 minutes, Rated G Oscar winning Director Daniel... Read More

A Lego Brickumentary
Directed by Kief Davidson, Daniel Junge
Starring Jason Bateman, Jamie Berard
English
1hr 35 minutes, Rated G


Oscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the LEGO® brand, like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question- is it a toy or something more? A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses for it that have sprung up all over the world. The narrative takes us through art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduces us to Master Builders designing and creating life-sized LEGO models (as well as those who employ LEGO bricks to create their own films), leads us into the world of LEGO therapy and brings us along to meet Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOLS), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world.

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Love and Mercy
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Love and Mercy
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 25 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Aug 26 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Aug 27 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Aug 28 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Aug 29 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Aug 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Love and Mercy Directed by Bill Pohlad Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks English 2 hrs 1 min, rated PG-13 LOVE & MERCY... Read More

Love and Mercy
Directed by Bill Pohlad
Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks
English
2 hrs 1 min, rated PG-13

LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

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Our Health Film Series: The Connection
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Our Health Film Series: The Connection
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Tues Aug 18 | 7pm | SOLD OUT | 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: This documentary delves into the link between our mind and body, and the remarkable stories of recovery attributed to this “missing link” in healthcare. The... Read More

This documentary delves into the link between our mind and body, and the remarkable stories of recovery attributed to this “missing link” in healthcare. The Connection shows we may have more influence over our own health outcomes than we ever thought possible.
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An Evening with Robert Freson
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An Evening with Robert Freson
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Sat Aug 15 | 7:30pm | Donations to benefit the Maine Professional Photographers Association | Get Tickets

Summary: Come join us for an evening with Robert Freson. Our current exhibition features photographic work of Freson’s documentation of nomadic cultures from around the... Read More

Come join us for an evening with Robert Freson. Our current exhibition features photographic work of Freson’s documentation of nomadic cultures from around the world. Freson will be giving a presentation about his photojournalistic career as well as his stories regarding this specific body of work. Frontier is honored to showcase Freson’s life and work as it aligns with our mission to bridge stories from across the world.

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Welcome to Me
Film:
Welcome to Me
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 11 | 2pm
Wed Aug 12 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Aug 13 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Aug 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Aug 15 | 2pm
Sun Aug 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Welcome To Me Directed by Shira Piven Starring Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini English 1 hr 27 mins, rated R A woman with... Read More

Welcome To Me
Directed by Shira Piven
Starring Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini
English
1 hr 27 mins, rated R

A woman with borderline personality disorder (Kristen Wiig) wins the Mega-Millions and–much to the dismay of her parents, therapist, gay ex-husband and local TV station–uses the winnings to fund her lifelong dream of becoming the next Oprah. Also starring James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Linda Cardellini, and Wes Bentley.

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MSA presents Songwriters on Stage
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MSA presents Songwriters on Stage
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Sat Aug 8 | 8pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Maine Songwriters Association kicks off their Songwriters on Stage series with a show featuring Caroline Cotter, Heather Hardy, and Peter Alexander, all past winners... Read More

Maine Songwriters Association kicks off their Songwriters on Stage series with a show featuring Caroline Cotter, Heather Hardy, and Peter Alexander, all past winners of MSA's songwriting contest and Martin Swinger, a past winner of the New England Song Contest. Starting in September, the Songwriters on Stage series moves to the first Wednesday of each month featuring some of the best songwriters in Maine and New England.


CAROLINE COTTER
Portland, ME based singer-songwriter, Caroline Cotter’s debut album, Dreaming as I Do has already received national recognition reaching #5 on the Folk DJ charts in February, with the second most played song of the month, Bella Blue.  Dreaming as I Do offers an eclectic mix of melodic honesty, sharing stories and dreams about love, adventure, and searching for home.  With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline's songs take you from an intimate Parisian salon to the mountains of Colorado and into the depths of the human heart. 
www.carolinecotter.com


HEATHER HARDY
Winner of the 2013 Maine Songwriting Competition and 2nd place winner of the 2012 New England Songwriting Contest, Heather Hardy is a singer-songwriter living in Bristol, Maine. She plays guitar and ukulele, and has a blast playing her guitar like a stand-up bass. Heather blends her unique voice with rich melodies, often highlighting mouth trumpet instrumentals in her songs. She teaches songwriting, guitar and ukulele for all ages.
www.reverbnation.com/heatherhardy


PETER ALEXANDER
Peter Alexander’s musical resume as a guitarist and songwriter spans decades and includes performances and tours with many legends of rock and folk music.  One of the first songs he co-authored, "Hard Lesson to Learn,” was recorded by Rod Stewart in 1986, and his Civil War-era song “Vicksburg” (written in 2013) won MSA's 2014 Maine Songwriting Contest, while his “Begging for Change—the Health Care Blues” has been featured many times on Amy Goodman’s nationally-syndicated “Democracy Now” radio and TV programs. Peter served for four years as president of Maine Songwriters Association and currently writes the weekly music column for the Coastal Journal. Although he is well-known in mid-coast Maine as a solo performer he often performs with his “Hollowbody Electric Band” whose new CD “Prickly Stickers” will soon be released. 
peteralexander.us


MARTIN SWINGER
Martin Swinger shares insight and inspiration with award-winning songs that stand out above the average radio fare of love/lost love songs. With simple but effective guitar and a beautifully clear voice, Martin  connects with his audience in ways other performers aspire to. His warm personality surrounds the audience assuring they are in the able hands of a talented, professional performer.   Martin’s mix of eclectic, award-winning original songs with Americana, swing and jazz standards instilled with brilliant musical surprises insure a full range concert offering  a broad humor and intimate sincerity which never fails to engage and entertain his listeners.
www.martinswinger.com

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5 Flights Up
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5 Flights Up
Showtimes:
Tues July 28 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed July 29 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs July 30 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri July 31 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat August 1 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun August 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: 5 Flights Up Directed by Richard Loncraine Starring Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Carrie Preston English 1 hr 32 mins, rated PG-13 Forty years... Read More

5 Flights Up
Directed by Richard Loncraine
Starring Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Carrie Preston
English
1 hr 32 mins, rated PG-13

Forty years ago, artist Alex Carver (Morgan Freeman) bought a run-down apartment in a sketchy part of Brooklyn with his wife, schoolteacher Ruth (Diane Keaton). Today, their neighborhood is now very hip and their apartment worth a small fortune. The now- retired Ruth and Alex haven’t changed – they are still as much in love as ever. But they have let Ruth’s niece Lily (Cynthia Nixon), a real estate agent, list their property to see what the market might bear.

On the eve of their open house, the Brooklyn Bridge is rumored to be under a terrorist attack, sending the media into a frenzy and people’s attitudes about living in New York. Closer to home, Dorothy, the Carver’s beloved dog, is suddenly having trouble walking.

While Dorothy is having expensive treatment at the vet, Ruth convinces Alex to go apartment hunting in Manhattan, where they miraculously come across an ideal place they might actually be able to afford. As the world around them seems to mirror their own chaos and confusion, Ruth and Alex realize the same bond of love that has kept them together all these years will allow them to see their way through this crazy weekend as well.

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When Marnie Was There
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When Marnie Was There
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Sun July 12 | 12pm
Sun July 19 | 12pm
Sun July 26 | 12pm
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Summary: When Marnie Was There Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams... Read More

When Marnie Was There
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, Geena Davis, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams
English
1 hr 43 mins, rated PG

The newest feature from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli is a sweeping story of friendship, mystery and discovery that delivers stirring emotions and breathtaking animation as only Ghibli can.

When shy, artistic Anna moves to the seaside to live with her aunt and uncle, she stumbles upon an old mansion surrounded by marshes, and the mysterious young girl, Marnie, who lives there. The two girls instantly form a unique connection and friendship that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. As the days go by, a nearly magnetic pull draws Anna back to the Marsh House again and again, and she begins to piece together the truth surrounding her strange new friend. Based on the young adult novel by Joan G. Robinson and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty), When Marnie Was There has been described as “Ghibli Gothic,” with its moonlit seascapes, glowing orchestral score, and powerful dramatic portrayals that build to a stormy climax.

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Max Garcia Conover
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Max Garcia Conover
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Sat July 25 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Max García Conover is a nationally touring songwriter & one man band based in Maine. In addition to releasing two EPs and two full length albums since 2011,... Read More

Max García Conover is a nationally touring songwriter & one man band based in Maine.


In addition to releasing two EPs and two full length albums since 2011, Conover puts out a new song + video every week through Patreon.


"Engaging, breathtaking, each work on this folk masterpiece is chilling. Max García Conover is a composer of great talent; his songs are unmistakably appealing." — Performer Magazine


"Man this is some gorgeous stuff. Conover is a hell of a fingerstyle guitarist and he has an arresting vocal style, with a ton of presence." — The Portland Phoenix

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The Connection
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The Connection
Showtimes:
Tues July 21 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed July 22 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs July 23 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri July 24 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat July 25 | 2pm
Sun July 26 | 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: The Connection Directed by Cédric Jimenez Starring Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette French with English subtitles 2 hrs 15 mins,... Read More

The Connection
Directed by Cédric Jimenez
Starring Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sallette
French with English subtitles
2 hrs 15 mins, rated R
A stylish, 70′s-period crime thriller inspired by true events, The Connection tells the story of real-life Marseille magistrate Pierre Michel (Academy Award® Winner Jean Dujardin, The Artist, The Wolf Of Wall Street) and his relentless crusade to dismantle the most notorious drug smuggling operation in history: the French Connection.

In his crosshairs is charismatic and wealthy kingpin, Gatean “Tany” Zampa (Gilles Lellouche, Point Blank, Mesrine: Killer Instinct), who runs the largest underground heroin trade into the States. Though the fearless and tenacious Michel, aided by a task force of elite cops, will stop at nothing––including boldly orchestrated drug raids, devastating arrests, and exacting interrogations––to ensure the crime ring’s demise, Zampa’s “La French” always seems one step ahead.

As La French mounts its retaliation, Michel will be forced to make the most difficult decision of his life: to continue waging his war, or ensure his family’s safety, before it’s too late.

The European flipside to William Friedkin’s The French Connection, Cédric Jimenez’s The Connection was shot entirely on 35mm and will be screened theatrically in select markets in 35mm.

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Sorcha Cribben-Merrill and Clara Junken
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Sorcha Cribben-Merrill and Clara Junken
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Sat July 18 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Sorcha Cribben-Merrill “Sorcha displays some serious bravado…impressive range…she travels all over the musical spectrum and unveils a suite of musical styles... Read More

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
“Sorcha displays some serious bravado…impressive range…she travels all over the musical spectrum and unveils a suite of musical styles that shows a wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” – Sam Pfeifle, Portland PhoenixSorcha's voice captures the blues, jazz, country and soul influences in her songs, while holding down guitar and banjo accompaniment. Known for her moving live performances, this Portland, Maine singer-songwriter tours throughout New England and beyond. Her music has been featured in various multi-genre collaborations - independent film, children's music and literacy program, big band performance, and she was selected as a 2012 Emerging Artist, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Her third album is slated for a 2015 release.


Clara Junken
Clara Junken’s voice exudes a tenderness as well as strength. It is honest, dynamic, and beautifully wrenching. Her original songs incorporate finger picking, rhythmic unconventional chords and crunchy lead lines. Her lyrics are easy to connect to, intelligent, and cultivate depth. She was raised in Portland but went on to earn a Bachelors in Theater studies from Emerson College in Boston. She then moved to New Orleans for six years and continued with music. Some of her many influences include blues artists like Big Mama Thorton and Elmore James, classic rock legends Led Zepplin and Hendrix, folk idols Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, and such jazz gurus as Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Frisell and Miles. She has played in many projects and is happy to call Portland home again.

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Sunshine Superman
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Sunshine Superman
Showtimes:
Tues July 14 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed July 15 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs July 16 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri July 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat July 18 | 2pm
Sun July 19 | 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Sunshine Superman Directed by Marah Strauch Starring Cecilie Bull, John B. Macaulay, John Long English 1 hr 41 mins, rated PG A heart-racing... Read More

Sunshine Superman
Directed by Marah Strauch
Starring Cecilie Bull, John B. Macaulay, John Long
English
1 hr 41 mins, rated PG

A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular –and dangerous– feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster.  Told through a stunning mix of Carl’s 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.

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Iris
Film:
Iris
Showtimes:
Tues July 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Thurs July 9 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri July 10 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat July 11 | 2pm
Sun July 12 | 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Iris Directed by Albert Maysles Starring Iris Apfel English 1 hr 23 mins, rated PG-13 IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert... Read More

Iris
Directed by Albert Maysles
Starring Iris Apfel
English
1 hr 23 mins, rated PG-13

IRIS pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. IRIS portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art and people are life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”

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The FIFA Women's World Cup 2015: Final - USA vs Japan
Special:
The FIFA Women's World Cup 2015: Final - USA vs Japan
Showtimes:
Sun July 5 | 7:00pm | FREE in the theater
Frontier does not service inside our theater. Beverages and concessions may be purchased at the box office or bar and brought into the theater before the show begins. Should you be interested in dining with us prior to the event, please call us at 207-725-5222 to
make reservations.

Summary: The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. In March... Read More

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. In March 2011, Canada won the right to host the event. The tournament will be held from June 6th through July 5th. Frontier will be screening select Quartet-Final, Semi-Final, and Final games.


Fourth of July
Special:
Fourth of July
Showtimes:
Sat July 4 | Closed

Summary: Frontier will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observation of Independence Day. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on... Read More

Frontier will be closed on Saturday, July 4th in observation of Independence Day.


We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on Sunday, July 5th.

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Frontier's mission is connecting people to the world, through food, film, music and art. Above and beyond this, we love sharing our space and bringing people together!


If you are planning a private event and searching for a unique venue, Frontier welcomes you to explore our space and suite of services with the assistance of our Events Coordinator.


Please complete the Event Planning Guide to help us better understand the scope and needs of your event. This will help us provide you with a preliminary event proposal.


You may also reach our Events Coordinator, Emily, by email at emily@explorefrontier.com


The FIFA Women's World Cup 2015: Semi-Finals - USA vs. Germany
Special:
The FIFA Women's World Cup 2015: Semi-Finals - USA vs. Germany
Showtimes:
Tues June 30 | 7pm | FREE in the theater
Frontier does not service inside our theater. Beverages and concessions may be purchased at the box office or bar and brought into the theater before the show begins. Should you be interested in dining with us prior to the event, please call us at 207-725-5222 to
make reservations.

Summary: The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. In March... Read More

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. In March 2011, Canada won the right to host the event. The tournament will be held from June 6th through July 5th. Frontier will be screening select Quartet-Final, Semi-Final, and Final games.


I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
Film:
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
Showtimes:
Tues June 30 | 2pm
Wed July 1 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs July 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri July 3 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun July 5 | 2pm
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Summary: I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story Directed by Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker Starring Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Emilio Delgado English 1 hr 30... Read More

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
Directed by Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker
Starring Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Emilio Delgado
English
1 hr 30 mins, rated NR

For  45  years,  Caroll  Spinney  has  been  beloved  by  generations  of  children  as  the  man  behind  Sesame  Street’s  Big  Bird  and  Oscar  the  Grouch  -­‐and  at  80  years  old,  he  has  no  intention  of  stopping.  A  loving  portrait  of  the  man  in  the  yellow  suit,  I  AM  BIG  BIRD  features extraordinary footage  of  Spinney’s  earliest  collaborations  with  Jim  Henson  as  it  traces  his  journey  from bullied child  to  childhood  icon.  And as  the yellow feathers  give  way  to  grey  hair, it  is  the  man, not  the  puppet,  who  will  steal  your heart.

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Science, Conservation and Planetary Resilience:  The Gulf of Maine in Focus
Special:
Science, Conservation and Planetary Resilience: The Gulf of Maine in Focus
Showtimes:
Tues June 23 | 5:30-7pm | Free with online ticket reservations here

Summary: Join in a lively discussion between Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences' Executive Director Graham Shimmield and The Nature Conservancy in Maine's Executive... Read More

Join in a lively discussion between Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences' Executive Director Graham Shimmield and The Nature Conservancy in Maine's Executive Director Michael Tetreault as they confer about the intertwined roles of science and advocacy in helping to find solutions to pressing current environmental issues in the Gulf of Maine and beyond.


Photo: Chris Ford  'Across the Bay', United States, Maine, Stonington, Sunset Bay


Seymour: An Introduction
Film:
Seymour: An Introduction
Showtimes:
Tues June 23 | 2pm
Wed June 24 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs June 25 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri June 26 | 2pm
Sat June 27 | 2pm
Sun June 28 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Seymour: An Introduction Directed by Ethan Hawke English 1 hr 21 mins, rated PG SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION is a glorious portrait of one of the... Read More

Seymour: An Introduction
Directed by Ethan Hawke
English
1 hr 21 mins, rated PG

SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION is a glorious portrait of one of the most unlikely but truly magnetic characters ever to grace the screen – 86 year-old pianist Seymour Bernstein (whom Hawke first met at a dinner party, when Bernstein counseled him through a bout of stage fright). 

Seymour Bernstein started playing the piano as a little boy, and by the time he turned fifteen, he was teaching it to others. He enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a performer before he gave it up to devote himself to helping others develop their own gifts. While Ethan Hawke’s gentle, meditative study is a warm and lucid portrait of Bernstein and his exceptional life and work, it’s also a love letter to the study of music itself, and a film about the patience, concentration, and devotion that are fundamental to the practice of art. SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION allows us to spend time with a generous human being who has found balance and harmony through his love of music.

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Soaked in Bleach
Film:
Soaked in Bleach
Showtimes:
Fri June 19 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: Director: Benjamin Statler. Runtime: 90 mins Not Rated Reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private... Read More

Director: Benjamin Statler.
Runtime: 90 mins
Not Rated

Reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.

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Adult Beginners
Film:
Adult Beginners
Showtimes:
Tues June 16 | 2pm
Wed June 17 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs June 18 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun June 21 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Adult Beginners Directed by Ross Katz Starring Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Paula Garces, Jane Krakowski, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Mike... Read More

Adult Beginners
Directed by Ross Katz
Starring Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Paula Garces, Jane Krakowski, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Mike Birbiglia and Josh Charles
English
1 hr 30 mins

A young, hipster entrepreneur (Nick Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), brother-in-law (Bobby Cannavale) and three year-old nephew in the suburbs — only to become their manny.  Faced with real responsibility, he may finally have to grow up — but not without some bad behavior first.

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It Follows
Film:
It Follows
Showtimes:
Tues June 9 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed June 10 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs June 11 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri June 12 | 2pm
Sat June 13 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun June 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: It Follows Directed by David Robert Mitchell Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi English 1 hr 40 mins, rated R For... Read More

It Follows
Directed by David Robert Mitchell
Starring Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
English
1 hr 40 mins, rated R

For 19-year-old Jay (Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter she suddenly finds herself plagued by nightmarish visions; she can’t shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind. With a riveting central performance from Monroe and a strikingly ominous electronic score by Disasterpeace, IT FOLLOWS took the 2014 Cannes Film Festival by storm.

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Kate Schrock and Glen DaCosta
Music:
Kate Schrock and Glen DaCosta
Showtimes:
Sat June 6 | 8pm | $15 in advance, $18 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Maine based critically acclaimed DIY singer/songwriter, Kate Schrock, has been working with Legendary Saxophonist, Glen DaCosta, of Bob Marley and the Wailers, for... Read More

Maine based critically acclaimed DIY singer/songwriter, Kate Schrock, has been working with Legendary Saxophonist, Glen DaCosta, of Bob Marley and the Wailers, for over 10 years. The two have worked together on studio projects both in Jamaica and the US. DaCosta was heavily featured on Schrock's 2007 release "Invocation". Recently, the two have reunited for a surprisingly dynamic, deep and often funny live show which blends their unique artistic stylings into an evening of soulful music and sometimes very revealing story-telling. Don't miss the opportunity to see these two in an intimate setting!

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Our Health Film Series: Food Stamped
Film:
Our Health Film Series: Food Stamped
Showtimes:
Tues June 2 | 7pm | Free by reserving your tickets at 207.725.5222 | 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: Food Stamped follows a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures, they consult with members... Read More

Food Stamped follows a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget.


Through their adventures, they consult with members of the U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look into America's broken food system.


Guest Panelists will include representatives of Mid Coast Hunger Prevention, Access Health SNAP Ed Program, and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust/ Merrymeeting Food Council.

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The Salt Of The Earth
Film:
The Salt Of The Earth
Showtimes:
Tues June 2 | 2pm
Wed June 3 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs June 4 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri June 5 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat June 6 | 2pm
Sun June 7 | 8pm
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Summary: The Salt Of The Earth Directed by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders Starring Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado English 1... Read More

The Salt Of The Earth
Directed by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders
Starring Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
English
1 hr 49 mins, rated PG-13

Official Selection:
Cannes Film Festival 2014
Telluride Film Festival 2014


For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer.

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Live in the Lounge with Tom Porter & Friends
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Tom Porter & Friends
Showtimes:
Wed May 27 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Tom Porter, Micromasse, Aeterna, Tyler Stanley's Native Isles, OC & the... Read More

Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Tom Porter, Micromasse, Aeterna, Tyler Stanley's Native Isles, OC & the Offbeats and others. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.


TOM PORTER AND FRIENDS
You may know Tom Porter as the English voice on Maine public radio, but he will not be appearing at Frontier in his capacity as a news broadcaster. Tom will be here to indulge his passion for playing Jazz. A former professional jazz pianist in his native UK Tom has played with some of the top recording artists on both sides of the pond. He'll be joined by a superb collection of Maine-based musicians: Musical educator Frank Mauceri on saxophone. On bass is the hugely talented and experienced Sam Sherry (and he's not as old as that makes him sound!).  Percussive accompaniment is provided by the subtle and creative drumming of Mark Barnette. They'll be performing a mixture of a old and new music, including some original material and several much-loved standards.


Wild Tales
Film:
Wild Tales
Showtimes:
Tues May 26 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed May 27 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs May 28 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri May 29 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat May 30 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Wild Tales Directed by Damián Szifrón Starring Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa Spanish with English subtitles 2 hrs 2 mins,... Read More

Wild Tales
Directed by Damián Szifrón
Starring Darío Grandinetti, María Marull, Mónica Villa
Spanish with English subtitles
2 hrs 2 mins, rated R

Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people.
Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover’s betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

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Special Maine Premiere: Night of the Living Deb
Film:
Special Maine Premiere: Night of the Living Deb
Showtimes:
Sun May 24 | 6pm | $8 | Buy Tickets

Summary: After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine.  She’s thrilled, but she can’t... Read More

After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine.  She’s thrilled, but she can’t remember much of what got her there.  Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door... into a full-scale zombie apocalypse.  Now, a walk of shame becomes a fight for survival as the mismatched pair discovers that the only thing scarier than trusting someone with your life... is trusting them with your heart.


Shot in Portland, Maine during the summer of 2014, these Maine advance screenings of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB will precede the film’s world premiere in Porto Alegre, Brazil.


In Person: line producer (and Brunswick native) Scott Taylor, plus other local crew members TBA.

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Misery Loves Comedy
Film:
Misery Loves Comedy
Showtimes:
Tues May 19 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed May 20 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs May 21 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri May 22 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat May 23 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, and Jon Favreau are among over 60 famous funny people featured in this... Read More

Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Judd Apatow, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, and Jon Favreau are among over 60 famous funny people featured in this hilarious twist on the age-old truth: misery loves company. In-depth, candid interviews with some of the most revered comedy greats who each share their unique path and a life devoted to making strangers laugh.


With arresting anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly that reveal a performer’s deep desire to connect with audiences, Kevin Pollak’s Misery Loves Comedy is the definitive master class on the art of humor that details a comedian’s rare ability to help us understand life as only they can.

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Leviathan (2014)
Film:
Leviathan (2014)
Showtimes:
Tues May 12 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed May 13 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs May 14 | 2pm
Fri May 15 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat May 16 | 2pm
Sun May 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Leviathan (2014) Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev Starring Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov Russian with English Subtitles 2 hrs 20... Read More

Leviathan (2014)
Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Roman Madyanov
Russian with English Subtitles
2 hrs 20 mins, rated R

The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of The Return (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). Kolya (Alexeï Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova)and his son Roma (Sergueï Pokhodaev)from a previous marriage.The town’s corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business,his house,as well as his land. First the Mayor tries buying off Kolya, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born.Facing resistance, the mayor starts being more aggressive…..

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Ghosts of Johnson City
Music:
Ghosts of Johnson City
Showtimes:
Sat May 9 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Simple and soulful versions of old mountain music, Civil War songs, coal-mining melodies, tunes of love and loss and haunting murder ballads from the American South.... Read More

Simple and soulful versions of old mountain music, Civil War songs, coal-mining melodies, tunes of love and loss and haunting murder ballads from the American South.


The Ghosts of Johnson City line up is:
Amos Libby - vocals, banjo, guitar
Douglas Porter - guitar, vocals
Erik Neilsen - tenor guitar, ukelele, vocals
Erik Winter - harmonium
Sean Libby - acoustic bass guitar

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Merchants of Doubt
Film:
Merchants of Doubt
Showtimes:
Tues May 5 | 2pm
Wed May 6 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs May 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri May 8 | 2pm
Sat May 9 | 2pm
Sun May 10 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Merchants Of Doubt Directed by Robert Kenner Starring Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss English 1 hr 33 mins, rated PG-13... Read More

Merchants Of Doubt
Directed by Robert Kenner
Starring Frederick Singer, Naomi Oreskes, Jamy Ian Swiss
English
1 hr 33 mins, rated PG-13

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

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

Summary: *This special event is being relocated to the Frontier theater and is standing room only. Hailing from Midcoast Maine this band comprised of former 'Liquid... Read More

*This special event is being relocated to the Frontier theater and is standing room only.


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 before the show begins.

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White God
Film:
White God
Showtimes:
Tues April 28 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed April 29 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs April 30 | 2pm
Sat May 2 | 2pm
Sun May 3 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Kornél Mundruczó Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth Hungarian with English subtitles 1 hr 59 mins, rated R... Read More

Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
Starring Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth
Hungarian with English subtitles
1 hr 59 mins, rated R

A cautionary tale between a superior species and its disgraced inferior… Favoring pedigree dogs, a new regulation puts a severe tax on mixed breeds. Owners dump their dogs and shelters become overcrowded. 13-year-old Lili fights desperately to protect her pet Hagen, but her father eventually sets the dog free on the streets. Hagen and his pretty master search desperately for each other until Lili loses faith. Struggling to survive, homeless Hagen realizes that not everyone is a dog’s best friend. Hagen joins a gang of stray dogs, but is soon captured and sent to the pound. With little hope inside there, the dogs will seize an opportunity to escape and revolt against mankind. Their revenge will be merciless. Lili may be the only one who can halt this unexpected war between man and dog.

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North of Nashville and Joe Gallant & the Transit
Music:
North of Nashville and Joe Gallant & the Transit
Showtimes:
Sat April 25 | 8pm | $15 | Buy Tickets

Summary: What started as a side project of Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle’s full time band This Way, became so popular so quickly that the two decided to give into the... Read More

What started as a side project of Jay Basiner and Andrew Martelle’s full time band This Way, became so popular so quickly that the two decided to give into the North of Nashville muse completely and have since toured the country from Burlington to Houston, have performed with headliners from Dierks Bentley to Lake Street Dive and have attracted rave reviews from their debut self-titled record by publications including The Boston Globeand No Depression.


"Country music for people who love and hate country music"


Pursuing their passion for honky-tonk, the Highwaymen and pure pop music, North of Nashville “combines shades of country, bluegrass, honky-tonk and rock into a seamless fusion of feeling and melody”. (Alan Cackett, Mavrick)


“There’s Basiner’s engagingly twangy vocals, there’s excellent fiddle work from Martelle, and there’s an honest, sincere approach to writing country songs, which sets them apart from the legions of mainstream country artists”. (Bangor Daily News)


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Joe Gallant and the Transit is a 4 piece alt-country act based out of Portland, ME featuring "searing guitars" (Portland Phoenix) "gruff-but-melodic vocals" (Culture Shock) and a monster rhythm section. A style that has drawn comparison to Eric Church and Ryan Adams, JG&T take elements of country, blues and rock with a north woods twist to create a live show with something for everyone.

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Special Earth Day Film: PLANETARY
Film:
Special Earth Day Film: PLANETARY
Showtimes:
Wed April 22 | 12pm, 2pm, 6pm*
*with special guest speaker Janet Gannon, Bowdoin Biology Lab Instructor and curator of the Blog is An Ocean Lover in Maine
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Summary: Running time of 85 minutes We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected.... Read More

Running time of 85 minutes


We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a provocative and breathtaking wakeup call, a cross continental, cinematic journey, that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it's time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us - to remember that: we are PLANETARY.

 

In a stunning visual exploration, the film interweaves imagery from NASA Apollo missions with visions of the Milky Way, Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas, and the cacophonous sounds of downtown Tokyo and Manhattan, with intimate interviews from renowned experts including astronauts Ron Garan and Mae Jemison (the first African American woman in space), celebrated environmentalist Bill McKibben, National Book Award winner Barry Lopez, anthropologist Wade Davis, to National Geographic Explorer Elizabeth Lindsey, and Head of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu school, the 17th Karmapa. They shed new light on the ways our worldview is profoundly affecting life on our planet.

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Still Alice
Film:
Still Alice
Showtimes:
Tues April 21 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Thurs April 23 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 24 | 2pm
Sat April 25 | 2pm
Sun April 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart English 1 hr 41 mins, rated PG-13 Alice... Read More

Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
English
1 hr 41 mins, rated PG-13

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

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Brad Terry and Peter Herman
Music:
Brad Terry and Peter Herman
Showtimes:
Sun April 19 | 4pm, Live in the Lounge | FREE

Summary: Brad Terry has been playing this wonderful American music called ‘Jazz’ ever since his neighbor Benny Goodman convinced his mother to buy him a clarinet when he... Read More

Brad Terry has been playing this wonderful American music called ‘Jazz’ ever since his neighbor Benny Goodman convinced his mother to buy him a clarinet when he was fourteen. He's been lucky to have known and be challenged by, played, and recorded with some of the world’s greatest Jazz players and now, at 77 years of age, is finding himself being challenged again by a brilliant 25 year old guitar player, Peter Herman. The duo plays tunes Brad has known for 50-60 years and that Peter is hearing for the first time. Peter brings with him a flood of new and refreshing harmonic and melodic ideas. He has mastered a plethora of amazing techniques and throws musical curve balls, keeping Brad constantly on his toes. The two play a variety of standard jazz tunes and spontaneously create musical conversations that take the listeners to surprising places.


Zemya and Hartlandia
Music:
Zemya and Hartlandia
Showtimes:
Sat April 18 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 at the door | Buy Tickets

Summary: ZEMYA Passionate about the unifying power of music, Zemya is inspired by some of the world’s most colorful cultures. This a cappella ensemble celebrates the... Read More

ZEMYA


Passionate about the unifying power of music, Zemya is inspired by some of the world’s most colorful cultures. This a cappella ensemble celebrates the diverse vocal traditions of many lands, including Bulgaria, Russia, the Republic of Georgia, Croatia, Israel, South Africa and the British Isles–music they interpret with their own lush and exquisite harmonies and infectious energy.  Performing as a tight-knit quartet, Zemya weaves together expressive, often haunting melodies that transport listeners to far corners of the globe.


Directed by Deborah Gordon, the ensemble includes Barbara Beckelman, Ida Dyment and Ann Swardlick.


HARTLANDIA


Hartlandia is a father/son duo from the hills and river valleys of east central Vermont. They play ancient dance tunes and songs from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton and French Canada.  This is traditional music at its most basic:  one fiddle and one accordion that combine with history and sense of place to create sounds and stories they hope are pleasing to the ear. 
Tim and Toben Traver are Hartlandia.

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The Wrecking Crew
Film:
The Wrecking Crew
Showtimes:
Tues April 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed April 15 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs April 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 17 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat April 18 | 2pm
Sun April 19 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Denny Tedesco Starring Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, The Association English 1 hr 41 mins, rated NR What the Funk Brothers did for... Read More

Directed by Denny Tedesco
Starring Lou Adler, Herb Alpert, The Association
English
1 hr 41 mins, rated NR

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown…The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings. And now, THE WRECKING CREW tells the story in pictures and that oh, so glorious sound. The favorite songs of a generation are all here, presented by the people who made them for you. THE WRECKING CREW is a documentary film produced and directed by Denny Tedesco, son of legendary late Wrecking Crew guitarist Tommy Tedesco. The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number one hits of the 1960s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force around the world. The film is a fun and moving tribute from Denny to his father and to the music, the times and to the secret star-making machine known only as “The Wrecking Crew”.

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A Man Apart
Special:
A Man Apart
Showtimes:
Thurs April 9 | 5:30-7pm | SOLD OUT

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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Live in the Lounge with Aeterna
Music:
Live in the Lounge with Aeterna
Showtimes:
Wed April 8 | 8pm | FREE

Summary: Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Tom Porter, Micromasse, Aeterna, Tyler Stanley's Native Isles, OC & the... Read More

Join us most Wednesday nights for live music in our lounge.  Featured acts include Tom Porter, Micromasse, Aeterna, Tyler Stanley's Native Isles, OC & the Offbeats and others. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the best in food, drink and live music.

 

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.


A Growing Season
Film:
A Growing Season
Showtimes:
Wed April 8 | 6:00pm | Donations accepted at the door

Summary: Firstly this video chronicles the daily life and complex workings of the Goranson Farm in Dresden, Maine. On my first trip to the farm in April, Jan was making maple... Read More

Firstly this video chronicles the daily life and complex workings of the Goranson Farm in Dresden, Maine. On my first trip to the farm in April, Jan was making maple sugar candy, and we had the chance to chat about why she came back to her family's potato farm in the 1980's. She came back because her dad was ill.  He was in fact dying, from cancer. That day I was on my way to visit my Dad in Yarmouth who was in the last stages of cancer. Through the lens of those weekly visits from April through October this video secondly probes the shared human experience of living, loving people and letting them go.

 

Running Time: 50:00


DVD available for $20.00 (all proceeds to go to Goranson Farm)


Mr. Turner
Film:
Mr. Turner
Showtimes:
Wed April 8 | 2pm
Thurs April 9 | 2pm
Fri April 10 | 2pm, 6pm
Sat April 11 | 2pm
Sun April 12 | 2pm, 6pm
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Summary: Directed by Mike Leigh Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson English 2 hrs 29 mins, rated R MR. TURNER explores the last... Read More

Directed by Mike Leigh
Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson
English
2 hrs 29 mins, rated R

MR. TURNER explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851).  Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

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Our Health Film Series: Consider the Conversation
Film:
Our Health Film Series: Consider the Conversation
Showtimes:
Tues April 7 | 7:00pm | SOLD OUT | *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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April Fools Friday Comedy Show
Performing Arts:
April Fools Friday Comedy Show
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Fri April 3 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Join us on Friday, April 3rd at 8:00 for another great standup comedy show featuring some of Maine's best comics!  On April Fool Friday, you can see Sam Dereen, ... Read More

Join us on Friday, April 3rd at 8:00 for another great standup comedy show featuring some of Maine's best comics!  On April Fool Friday, you can see Sam Dereen, Smith Galtney, Stephanie Doyle, Ann Conathan, Lucas O'Neil, Karen Morgan & Kate Ghiloni.  These show sell out, so make your reservations now!  Join us for dinner and stay for the laughs.

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Ballet 422
Film:
Ballet 422
Showtimes:
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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BTSCA presents Havana Curveball
Film:
BTSCA presents Havana Curveball
Showtimes:
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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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Film:
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Showtimes:
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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Two Days, One Night
Film:
Two Days, One Night
Showtimes:
Tues March 24 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Starring Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée French with English subtitles 1 hr 35... Read More

Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Starring Marion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Catherine Salée
French with English subtitles
1 hr 35 mins, rated PG-13

For the first time, the Dardenne Brothers have teamed with a major international star, Academy Award ® winner Marion Cotillard, and the result is another masterwork of humanism.  Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from an illness. Realizing that the company can operate with one less employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go while the remaining employees will each receive a bonus.  Over the course of a weekend, Sandra, often with the help of her loving husband (Fabio Rongione), races against time to convince each of her fellow co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses in order for her to keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results while her fate hangs in the balance.

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Collaborative Portrait with Susan Bickford
Special:
Collaborative Portrait with Susan Bickford
Showtimes:
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/


Foxcatcher
Film:
Foxcatcher
Showtimes:
Tues March 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed March 18 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs March 19 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri March 20 | 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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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Mr. Kaplan
Film:
The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Mr. Kaplan
Showtimes:
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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The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Little White Lie
Film:
The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents Little White Lie
Showtimes:
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 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 The Art Dealer
Film:
The Maine Jewish Film Festival presents The Art Dealer
Showtimes:
Sat March 14 | 8pm | SOLD OUT

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 2015 Maine Jewish Film Festival
Film:
The 2015 Maine Jewish Film Festival
Showtimes:
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.


SunriseGuide Mobile Edition Launch Party with NRCM
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SunriseGuide Mobile Edition Launch Party with NRCM
Showtimes:
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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Maine-Film-Gone-National: Bluebird
Film:
Maine-Film-Gone-National: Bluebird
Showtimes:
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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The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T)
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The 2015 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T)
Showtimes:
Fri March 6 | 5pm*, 8pm* | *Please call 207.725.5222 to purchase tickets
Sat March 7 | 5pm**, 8pm | **5pm on 3/7 is SOLD OUT
All tickets $15
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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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The Feature Film Project: Patrick's Day
Film:
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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National Gallery
Film:
National Gallery
Showtimes:
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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Saheli
Music:
Saheli
Showtimes:
Sat Feb 28 | 8m | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Eli Arlen, Sue West, Shirsten Lundblad and Catherine Eliot are a vocal quartet with an eclectic repertoire that draws from several genres, including folk, world music,... Read More

Eli Arlen, Sue West, Shirsten Lundblad and Catherine Eliot are a vocal quartet with an eclectic repertoire that draws from several genres, including folk, world music, spirituals, and quirky indie tunes.  Many of their songs are a cappella, but they also include the occasional drum, ukulele or guitar.  Saheli seeks to inspire and celebrate the human spirit through music.

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2015 Oscar Nominee Best Picture: Boyhood
Film:
2015 Oscar Nominee Best Picture: Boyhood
Showtimes:
Tues Feb 24 | 2pm, 6pm
Wed Feb 25 | 2pm
Thurs Feb 26 | 2pm
Fri Feb 27 | 2pm, 6pm
Sat Feb 28 | 2pm
Sun March 1 | 2pm, 6pm
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Summary: Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke English 2 hrs 44 mins, rated R Filmed over 12 years... Read More

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

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

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Lynn Deeves (and Band)
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Lynn Deeves (and Band)
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Sat Feb 21 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Maine singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lynn Deeves started her career as lead singer in high-energy rock bands in the early 1980’s. She has since released 4... Read More

Maine singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lynn Deeves started her career as lead singer in high-energy rock bands in the early 1980’s. She has since released 4 solo CD’s and her original songs showcase a soulful voice, merging rock, folk and blues influences with uplifting lyrics. The Portland Press Herald says “...5 star stage presence...this gal’s got a set of pipes...” Deeves has opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Janis Ian, Catie Curtis, Ellis Paul, America and many others. Tonights’ show promises to be a full-on rock and soul extravaganza, as Deeves brings along a full band of crazily-talented, musical cohorts from “back-in-the-day” (Matt Lucey on guitars, Andrew Pelletier on drums/percussion and John K on bass).

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Maine Short Film Festival 2015
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Maine Short Film Festival 2015
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Thurs Feb 19 | 7:30pm* | $8 | Buy Tickets
*Rescheduled from January 8th

Summary: The 2015 Maine Short Film Festival sponsored by the Maine Film & Video Association is starting a theatrical tour of Maine theaters. Featuring nine short fiction... Read More

The 2015 Maine Short Film Festival sponsored by the Maine Film & Video Association is starting a theatrical tour of Maine theaters. Featuring nine short fiction and non-fiction films from eight Maine filmmakers, the 90 minute festival competition was juried by three of Maine’s top film reviewers: Daniel Kany, art critic with the Portland Press Herald, Ben Fowlie, founder and director of the Camden International Film Festival, and Louise Rosen, artistic and executive director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival. The shorts are all new releases from 2013 and 2014 and made by several of Maine’s top filmmakers.  The titles and filmmakers include:

 

Liz, by Sharyn Paul Brusie, 27 min. Second Place Audience Choice Award and Honorable Mention for Best Short Doc at the 2014 Woods Hole Film Festival.  Liz documents the profound personal journey for survival of a young woman. Homeless at 13, Liz lived a tragic life of despair, raging behavior and a brutal fight to survive on the streets.  With raw grit and extraordinary conviction, she surrendered the struggle and found peace when she turned her fight to the boxing ring.


Handful of Romance, by Sean Martin.  Two men cause their sock puppets to make out creating awkward tension between them.


The Schmee of Havilah Hawkins, by Steve Stone, director and Kevin Ross, editor of www.OffCenterHarbor.com, a video website; Havilah “Haddie” Hawkins, a fourth generation schoonerman, is the real deal.  Catch a glimpse of the soul of a boat and the soul of her captain—both icons of trailing-edge technology. Located on the coast of Maine in the quiet town of Brooklin, OffCenterHarbor.com is a video website created for classic boating enthusiasts.


ARRT!, by Geoffrey Leighton, sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists; The Artists Rapid Response Team -- creates banners and props to promote the work of progressive non-profits across Maine.  Artists from throughout the state meet in Brunswick for a marathon ARRT! workday. This film tells the story of this group of artists and their commitment to creating a low-tech solution to issue-based communication.


Deux Ex Machina, by Seth Campbell Brown, premiered at the Camden International Film Festival, 2014 Covered in grease, sandwich in hand, he has been in his shop tearing wires, and replacing logic with humor and wit.  This is the story of a man building an incredibly beautiful, yet incredibly dangerous machine.


A Story of Opportunities, by Seth Campbell Brown, Ugandans walk hours to reach basic life needs. Living in isolated communities, individuals are physically stuck in a world of poverty. But there is hope for a new future ­ one where individuals can carry themselves and their families needs and dreams, on the back of a bicycle.


Farm, by Christoph Gelfand., 5 min.  Farm is the simple story of a wandering spirit enjoying her time in nature. Combining precise sound effects with a lyrical voiceover, this non-fiction short is a calm retreat where the viewer can slow down and appreciate life on a farm.


Ursula, directed by Sarah Francoise and Anna Rios, produced by Jamie Hook.  This is a film about a young girl wandering alone in the forest, When she meets a mysterious sunbather adrift on a lake, the stage is set for a rural, pedestrian road movie in which nothing turns out to be quite what it seems. URSULA glows with the warmth of summer, and the magic and confusion of childhood.


In These Times (2013, 3:24), by Richard Kane and Melody Lewis-Kane, featuring the music of Noel Paul Stookey. Since 1988, the Tree of Life Food Pantry has been providing emergency and supplemental food assistance to residents of the Blue Hill, Maine, peninsula.  This inspirational film encourages all to support their local food pantry to help end hunger.


The Maine Film & Video Association (MFVA) is a not for profit trade association representing the filmmakers of Maine.  Richard Kane, chairman of the MFVA board and director of In These Times had this to say: "The purpose of the Maine Short Film Festival is to build audiences for the work of Maine filmmakers.  It also builds support for important issues that confront the people of our state.  We hope you will attend this festival and support the filmmakers and theaters in our state.”


Other confirmed venues on the tour include:

Guthries -- Lewiston, ME (Maine Microcinema) -- January 15
Stonington Opera House -- Stonington, ME -- January 29
Railroad Square Cinema -- Waterville, ME -- March 18
The Strand -- Rockland -- March 29
Hammond Hall -- Winter Harbor, ME -- April 10
Denmark Arts Center -- Denmark, ME -- April 17

 

Other venues across Maine now being booked.

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2015 Oscar Nominee Best Picture: Whiplash
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2015 Oscar Nominee Best Picture: Whiplash
Showtimes:
Tues Feb 17 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Feb 18 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Feb 19 | 2pm
Fri Feb 20 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Feb 21 | 2pm
Sun Feb 22 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Damien Chazelle Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist English 1 hr 46 mins, rated R Andrew Neiman is an ambitious... Read More

Directed by Damien Chazelle
Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist
English
1 hr 46 mins, rated R

Andrew Neiman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability— and his sanity.

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2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action
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2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action
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Tues Feb 10 | 2pm
Wed Feb 11 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Feb 12 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Feb 13 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Feb 14 | 2pm
Sun Feb 15 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Running time approximately 120 minutes ShortsHD is once again bringing the wildly popular OSCAR® Nominated Short Film program (Live Action, Animation, and... Read More

Running time approximately 120 minutes


ShortsHD is once again bringing the wildly popular OSCAR® Nominated Short Film program (Live Action, Animation, and Documentary) to theaters across the globe. The theatrical release of The OSCAR® Nominated Short Films has met enthusiastic audiences ever since its launch 10 years ago giving people around the world an opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the OSCAR® Awards ceremony on 22nd February.


Live Action Shorts:

  • Aya (Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis) – 39 minutes/Israel and France/English, Hebrew, Danish
  • Boogaloo and Graham (Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney) – 14 minutes/UK/English
  • Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak) (Hu Wei and Julien Féret) – 15 minutes/France and China/Tibetan
  • Parvaneh (Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger) – 25 minutes/Switzerland/Dari and German
  • The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby and James Lucas) – 21 minutes/UK/English

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Alhan and Okbari Middle Eastern Ensembles
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Alhan and Okbari Middle Eastern Ensembles
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Sat Feb 7 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show
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Summary: Okbari and Alhan Middle Eastern Music Ensembles come together to present an all star line up of traditional and contemporary Arabic music. They will perform... Read More

Okbari and Alhan Middle Eastern Music Ensembles come together to present an all star line up of traditional and contemporary Arabic music. They will perform compositions by the great Egyptian composers Mohammad ‘Abd al Wahab and Sayyid Darwish, songs and melodies by Lebanese composers Philimone Wehbe and Ziad Rahbani and many traditional muwashshahat and popular songs. Okbari members are Amos Libby (oud, vocals), Eric LaPerna (percussion), and Duncan Ross Hardy (qanun). The members of Alhan are Madeleine Hanna; lead vocals, darbuka duff, Lauren Hastings; violin, Tom Kovacevic; oud, nay and vocals, and Eric LaPerna; riqq, darbuka and nay.


Alhan Middle Eastern Music Ensemble performs classical and popular Arabic and Turkish music of the 17th to the 21st centuries. The members of the ensemble bring many varied musical backgrounds to their exciting interpretation of Middle Eastern Music and have studied with leading performers from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Egypt. They offer a truly rare opportunity to experience some of the rich and beautiful traditions of the Middle East. The group features Madeleine Hanna; lead vocals and duff, Lauren Hastings; violin, Tom Kovacevic; oud, nay and vocals, and Eric LaPerna; riqq, darbuka and nay.


The Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble presents music from the richly varied contemporary and historic cultural traditions of the Middle East including Arabic classical and folk music, Ottoman Turkish Classical compositions, rural Turkish folk and devotional songs, and dance music from the Armenian and Turkish immigrant Diasporas.   The Ensemble has performed at numerous colleges, universities and performing arts venues throughout New England, the East Coast and the Midwest, including prestigious institutions such as the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Alwan for the Arts in New York City and enjoyed the honor of being invited to perform at the 2009 Chicago Arabesque Festival.  The Ensemble has shared the stage in Istanbul, Turkey with the Kemani Serkan Ensemble and the Rumeli Meyhane Fasil Ensemble.

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Songwriters in the Round - Series Finale
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Songwriters in the Round - Series Finale
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Wed Feb 4 | 7pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: After 5 strong and beautiful years, Lisa Redfern brings us the series finale of Songwriters in the Round, the event that brings three talented Maine songwriters to... Read More

After 5 strong and beautiful years, Lisa Redfern brings us the series finale of Songwriters in the Round, the event that brings three talented Maine songwriters to perform in an intimate, unplugged setting in Frontier's theatre for an evening of compelling songs and stories. For this final concert, Lisa invites Jud Caswell, Andre Villoch, and Ellen Tipper to join her.


Lisa Redfern
Lisa is an award-winning singer-songwriter who just released her 10th solo recording (8th CD). This newest, “Once in a While”, swings with 12 of Lisa’s favorite jazz standards, accompanied by 6 piece jazz band. Lisa blends her roots in all forms of Americana and Roots music to create something unmistakably her own. For over 25 years, Lisa has brought joy and comfort to listeners of all ages. Livingston Taylor said of Lisa (after she opened for him), “Wow, I haven’t heard a voice like yours in 30 years. You sound like the original women of folk.” To order cds go to www.lisaredfern.com


Jud Caswell
Jud Caswell first hit the folk scene in 2004, earning a buzz of attention with a long string of wins at some of the most prestigious songwriting contests in the country. They say, "write what you know," so Jud has taken his backyard ballads and small-town yarns to stages from Texas to Oregon and back. "Jud Caswell is much more than a great singer and guitar player, Jud's songs take you into the storyteller's world with clear images and characters that come to life for the listener." - David Wilcox

 

André Villoch
Famed for his dynamic vocal range and vivacious onstage wit and charm, André Villoch is an original. André draws on his background in opera and improvisational comedy for an unforgettable live music experience. “André is a sheer delight. A voice full of honey and cream, and a heart full of love and joy. What more could you ask for?" - Grammy Winner, Paul Sullivan

 

Ellen Tipper
Just beyond the Camden Hills, Ellen Tipper makes her home in Appleton. As a songwriter, Ellen draws inspiration from her natural surroundings and her many travels around the world. Her beautiful second album “The Juggler” won her critical acclaim. In 2014 and 2010 she was a Kerrville New Folk finalist. Also in 2014, she was a winner of the Wildflower Festival Songwriting Contest.

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2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation
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2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation
Showtimes:
Tues Feb 3 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Feb 4 | 2pm
Thurs Feb 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Feb 6 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Feb 7 | 2pm
Sun Feb 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Running time approximately 80-85 minutes (with 2-3 additional short films added to the list of nominees) ShortsHD is once again bringing the wildly popular... Read More

Running time approximately 80-85 minutes (with 2-3 additional short films added to the list of nominees)


ShortsHD is once again bringing the wildly popular OSCAR® Nominated Short Film program (Live Action, Animation) to theaters across the globe. The theatrical release of The OSCAR® Nominated Short Films has met enthusiastic audiences ever since its launch 10 years ago giving people around the world an opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the OSCAR® Awards ceremony on 22nd February.


Animated Shorts:

  • A Single Life (Marieke Blaauw, Joris Oprins, Job Roggeveen) – 2 minutes/The Netherlands/Non-dialogue
  • Feast (Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed) – 6 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue
  • Me and My Moulton (Torill Kove) – 14 minutes/Canada/English
  • The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees) – 7 minutes/UK/English
  • The Dam Keeper (Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi) – 18 minutes/USA/Non-dialogue

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The Babadook
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The Babadook
Showtimes:
Tues Jan 27 | 2pm*, 6pm*, 8pm*
Wed Jan 28 | 2pm*, 6pm
Thurs Jan 29 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Jan 30 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Jan 31 | 2pm
Sun Feb 1 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
*Cancelled due to Winter Storm Juno
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Summary: Directed by Jennifer Kent Starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman English 1 hr 33 mins, rated NR Six years after the violent... Read More

Directed by Jennifer Kent
Starring Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Noah Wiseman
English
1 hr 33 mins, rated NR

Six years after the violent death of her husband, Amelia (Essie Davis) is at a loss. She struggles to discipline her ‘out of control’ 6 year-old, Samuel (Noah Wiseman), a son she finds impossible to love. Samuel’s dreams are plagued by a monster he believes is coming to kill them both.
When a disturbing storybook called ‘The Babadook’ turns up at their house, Samuel is convinced that the Babadook is the creature he’s been dreaming about. His hallucinations spiral out of control, he becomes more unpredictable and violent. Amelia, genuinely frightened by her son’s behaviour, is forced to medicate him.


But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing Samuel has been warning her about may be real.

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Growing Local
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Growing Local
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Tues Jan 20 | 2pm, 7:30pm*
Wed Jan 21 | 2pm
Thurs Jan 22 | 2pm
Fri Jan 23 | 2pm
Sat Jan 24 | 2pm
Sun Jan 25 | 2pm, 5pm**, 8pm
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*Q&A to follow with director Bridget Besaw of Seedlight Pictures
**Q&A and open discussion to follow with local farmers and co-hosted with Local Farms-Local Food

Summary: While “buying local” is on the rise, the stories in Growing Local make clear that small farms and access to locally produced food is not a sure thing.  In three... Read More

While “buying local” is on the rise, the stories in Growing Local make clear that small farms and access to locally produced food is not a sure thing.  In three short vignettes we meet the young farm couple Ben and Taryn, who, on risky sweat-equity, have revitalized a famously fertile piece of farmland into a thriving community food hub, artisanal butcher Ben who helps us better understand how healthier, thoughtful meat production can be supported and sustained, and Richard and Adam, father and son organic dairy farmers struggling to keep their family farm going and in the family. These poignant stories help us understand the interconnected fates of Maine’s small farms, consumers and the local food movement.

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The Jazz Workshop
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The Jazz Workshop
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Sat Jan 17 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Come on out to the Frontier for a great night of jazz with The Jazz Workshop. Bass player and band leader, John Clark, has put together some of the best jazz musicians... Read More

Come on out to the Frontier for a great night of jazz with The Jazz Workshop. Bass player and band leader, John Clark, has put together some of the best jazz musicians in the state of Maine, to perform the great Jazz compositions of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and composers of "The Blue Note" period. The group also plays a variety of original compositions. The  Jazz Workshop lineup includes: John Clark on bass, Carl Dimow flute, Frank Mauceri sax, Tracy McMullen sax, Duncan Hardy sax, Glenway Fripp piano, and Peter McLaughlin drums.

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Searching for Sugar Man with special 'Sixto' wine pairing*
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Searching for Sugar Man with special 'Sixto' wine pairing*
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Tues Jan 13 | 2pm
Wed Jan 14 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Jan 15 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Jan 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Jan 17 | 2pm
Sun Jan 18 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Malik Bendjelloul English 1 hr 25 mins, rated PG-13 In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived... Read More

Directed by Malik Bendjelloul
English
1 hr 25 mins, rated PG-13

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career with only two well received but non-selling albums. Unknown to Rodriguez, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Long rumored there to be dead by suicide, a few fans in the 1990s decided to seek out the truth of their hero's fate. What follows is a bizarrely heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all.


*The week of this screening, Frontier will be featuring a special wine made specifically for Sixto Rodriguez:
The “Sixto” label is a three-way collaboration between Charles Smith, Brennon Leighton, and long-time Charles Smith winemaker, Andrew Latta. Together they’ve crafted 4 exquisite Chardonnays, 3 which are single vineyard, while the 4th is a blend of those same 3 vineyards. The name Sixto is a nod to musician “Sixto Rodriguez”, who is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary called “Searching for Sugar Man.” When asked by Wine Spectator Magazine why he named it such, Charles replied, “because, like Rodriguez, a great Washington Chardonnay was here all along, we just need to discover it.” A reference to the grape’s malaise in popularity in recent years, as wine consumers became inundated by a flood of mediocre, cookie-cutter Chards. Seeing how some winemakers started to abandon the grape altogether during this time, Charles swooped in to pick up vineyard contracts for some of the state’s oldest Chardonnays, and Sixto was born.

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CitizenFour
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CitizenFour
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Tues Jan 6 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Jan 7 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Jan 8 | 2pm
Fri Jan 9 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Jan 10 | 2pm
Sun Jan 11 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Laura Poitras Starring Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum English 1 hr 54 mins, rated NR In January 2013, filmmaker... Read More

Directed by Laura Poitras
Starring Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum
English
1 hr 54 mins, rated NR
In January 2013, filmmaker Laura Poitras was in the process of constructing a film about abuses of national security in post-9/11 America when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her. The film that resulted from this series of tense encounters is absolutely sui generis in the history of cinema:  a 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes. Poitras is a great and brave filmmaker, but she is also a masterful storyteller: she compresses the many days of questioning, waiting, confirming, watching the world’s reaction and agonizing over the next move, into both a great character study of Snowden and a narrative that will leave you on the edge of your seat as it inexorably moves toward its conclusion. CITIZENFOUR is a major work on multiple levels, and a deeply unsettling experience.

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Renovations
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Renovations
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 30 | Closed
Wed Dec 31 | Closed
Thurs Jan 1 | Closed
Fri Jan 2 | Closed
Sat Jan 3 | Closed
Sun Jan 4 | Closed

Summary: Happy New Year! Frontier will be closed for renovations from Tuesday, December 30th through Sunday, January 4th. We apologize for any inconvenience and look... Read More

Happy New Year! Frontier will be closed for renovations from Tuesday, December 30th through Sunday, January 4th.


We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to sharing our improvements with you when we reopen on Tuesday, January 6th.


Steve Grover Quintet
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Steve Grover Quintet
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Sat Dec 27 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Steve Grover, drums: Steve has led jazz groups in the New England area since the mid 1980’s. A Maine native, he teaches at The University of Maine at Augusta... Read More

Steve Grover, drums: Steve has led jazz groups in the New England area since the mid 1980’s. A Maine native, he teaches at The University of Maine at Augusta (where he received his degree in music), Bowdoin College and Bates College. Steve was a faculty member of The Maine Jazz Camp from 1984-97, and was director from 1992-94. In 1994, Steve won the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz/BMI Jazz Composers Competition, and in 1996 was a winner in JAZZIZ  Magazine’s “Percussion On Fire” talent search. He received an honorable mention in the 2004 Billboard Song Contest, and his composition “Breath” (from the album of the same name) was featured that same year on NPR’s “All Songs Considered”. In 2008 Steve’s original composition “Art Advocate” was chosen as the theme song for the MPBN program “Conversations With Maine”.  Steve’s group won “Best Jazz Act of 2009” in The Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll, and was voted one of the “Ten Most Influential Bands of the Last Ten Years” by The Phoenix that same year.


Steve has released ten CDs, with reviews appearing in Down Beat, JazzTimes, and Cadence magazines.  “The Garden Above”, a collaborative CD with saxophonist David Wells and guitarist Tony Gaboury, was included in The Portland Phoenix Top Ten CDs of 2006, and “Statement” was in the Top Ten CDs of 2010. His latest CD is “Haiku”, featuring a stellar New York quartet, and was awarded an Arts Visibility Grant by The Maine Arts Commission,  In addition to performing with his own groups, Steve has performed in concert with Buddy Tate, Jay McShann, Eddie Gomez, Chris Potter, Marvin Stamm, Greg Tardy, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brad Terry and many others. Steve lives in Farmingdale, ME.


Tony Gaboury, guitar: Tony holds his Master’s degree in Performance from Goddard College, and currently teaches at The Berklee College of Music. He has performed with many outstanding artists, including George Garzone, Mick Goodrick, Bruce Saunders, and many others. Tony’s latest CD is entitled “Empathy” on the Invisible Music label. Tony lives in Portland, ME


Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, bass: Chris is currently making a name for himself as one of the finest jazz bassists on the New York City jazz scene. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Chris taught at the University of Maine @ Augusta from 1997 - 2002. He has performed with Clark Terry, Chris Potter, Louis Bellson, Danilo Perez, Brad Terry, and many others. Chris resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.


Blake Hawley: Guitarist and composer Blake Hawley recently graduated from the well-known jazz program at McGill University. He is quickly becoming an in-demand sideman and bandleader in Montreal, where he resides.


Duncan Hardy, alto saxophone: Duncan is a graduate of the highly regarded SUNY Purchase Jazz Studies program, and is currently teaching at The Waynflete School in Portland. Duncan is also involved in the study and performance of East Indian classical music as well as being an accomplished jazz saxophonist. He lives in Portland, ME.

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Magical Universe
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Magical Universe
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 23 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Dec 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Dec 27 | 2pm
Sun Dec 28 | 2pm, 6pm
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Summary: Directed by Jeremy Workman Starring Al Carbee, Jeremy Workman, Astrid von Ussar English 1 hr 17 mins, rated NR Filmed for over a decade,... Read More

Directed by Jeremy Workman
Starring Al Carbee, Jeremy Workman, Astrid von Ussar

English
1 hr 17 mins, rated NR

Filmed for over a decade, MAGICAL UNIVERSE is a portrait of Al Carbee, an 88 year old strange and reclusive outsider artist who spends his days alone in a massive house in Maine creating art — mostly featuring Barbie Dolls in elaborate dioramas. The documentary profiles Carbee’s amazing body of work and his relentlessly creative lifestyle. Carbee’s story is explored through the prism of his unlikely friendship with New York filmmaker Jeremy Workman, who unexpectedly becomes Carbee’s closest friend and only link to the outside world. Far beyond just a portrait of an eccentric, MAGICAL UNIVERSE is about wonder, friendship, and the transcendent power of creativity. Its story culminates with Al Carbee’s greatest triumph as an artist and a man.

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GK and the Right of Way with Gunther Brown
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GK and the Right of Way with Gunther Brown
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Sat Dec 20 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Both as a solo artist and as the Front man of Dark Hollow Bottling Company for the past 10 years Greg Klein has been a fixture in the Maine music scene.  Klein’s... Read More

Both as a solo artist and as the Front man of Dark Hollow Bottling Company for the past 10 years Greg Klein has been a fixture in the Maine music scene.  Klein’s new project, GK and the Right of Way  blends rock, pop, folk and roots music.  GKROW plays lyrically driven songs that tell tales of love, loss, family, hopes and dreams.   The band is rounded out by Drew Wyman on bass, Chris Wilkes on drums and John Clavette on Keyboards and guitar.  GKROW released their first album, “Watching in My Mind” in September 2014 And has spent a few weeks in the top ten local sales at Bull Moose.   The album was recorded at Acadia Recording Company in Portland Maine, and was produced by Todd Hutchisen and mastered by Pat Keane.


“A realness of his character is explicit and believable” Kristen Dicara-McClellan of the Portland Press Herald


“Klein writes songs that are easy to quote in paragraphs, with phrases that hold your attention” Sam Pfeifle of the Portland Phoenix


*****

Gunther Brown is a four piece Americana band from Portland, Maine. Of their new new album, The Portland Phoenix said, Good Nights for Daydreams is "the most sorrowful local record since Ray Lamontagne's ‘Till the Sun Turns Black’". In predicting this January release as likely one of the top releases of all 2014, Portland Press Herald says Gunther Brown singer Pete Dubuc sounds like "a world-weary Steve Earle." As stellar reviews of Good Nights for Daydreams roll in, the album became the top local selling album, the band played two sold out CD release shows on the same night and local brewery, Funky Bow, released a signature Gunther Brown Ale. The band also released an official music video for the album's first single, Forever.


Having previously released two EPs, Good Nights for Daydreams is Gunther Brown's first full length album. The band was formed in 2007 with Dubuc and drummer, Derek Mills, as principals. Guitarist, Chris Plumstead, and bassist, Mark McDonough, would join up later. As personal styles meshed, the folk influences of Dubuc, marrying the rootsy blues rock influences of Plumstead, it became clear Good Nights for Daydreams would be a proper full length debut for the band.


Produced by Jonathan Wyman and mastered by Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering, Good Nights for Daydreams also features guest vocals by Mister Moon. It was released, January 28th, 2014.


On stage, Gunther Brown has supported the likes of Eilen Jewell, Larkin Poe and Joe Pug.

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Jingle Bell Rocks
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Jingle Bell Rocks
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Dec 17 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 18 | 2pm
Fri Dec 19 | 2pm
Sat Dec 20 | 2pm
Sun Dec 21 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Mitchell Kezin Starring Bill Adler, Clarence Carter, Andy Cirzan English 1 hr 34 mins, rated NR In JINGLE BELL ROCKS!,... Read More

Directed by Mitchell Kezin
Starring Bill Adler, Clarence Carter, Andy Cirzan

English
1 hr 34 mins, rated NR

In JINGLE BELL ROCKS!, director Mitchell Kezin delves into the minds of some of the world’s most legendary Christmas music fanatics and hits the road to hang with his holiday heroes – including hip hop legend Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons of RUN-D.M.C., The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne, filmmaker John Waters, bebopper Bob Dorough, L.A. DJ and musicologist Dr. Demento, and Calypso legend The Mighty Sparrow. In his search for the twelve best, underappreciated Christmas songs ever recorded, Kezin both asks and answers the question, “Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?”


Equal parts social history, pop culture pilgrimage, and revealing character study, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! follows this motley crew of merry misfits as they confront the Christmas music mainstream, reinventing the seasonal soundtrack for the 21st century. With rollicking live performances, intimate interviews, and a kaleidoscope of touching and rare archive footage, JINGLE BELL ROCKS! is a cinematic sleigh-ride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative Christmas music. It’s also a mix-tape of twelve of the weirdest, wildest, most poignant Christmas songs you’ve never heard.

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Our Health Film Series: A Winter of Cyclists
Film:
Our Health Film Series: A Winter of Cyclists
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 9 | 7pm* | 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 Winter of Cyclists is a documentary film that chronicles a group of cyclists as they complete a 52-day winter biking commuting challenge known as the “Icy Bike... Read More

A Winter of Cyclists is a documentary film that chronicles a group of cyclists as they complete a 52-day winter biking commuting challenge known as the “Icy Bike Winter Commuting Challenge.”

Touching upon winter commuting logistics, adverse weather conditions, and riding during the darker part of the year, this film seeks to inspire bikers to consider biking as a viable commuting option all year long.

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Love is Strange
Film:
Love is Strange
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 9 | 2pm
Wed Dec 10 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 11 | 2pm
Fri Dec 12 | 2pm
Sat Dec 13 | 2pm
Sun Dec 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Ira Sachs Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei English 1 hr 34 mins, rated R After nearly four decades... Read More

Directed by Ira Sachs
Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei

English
1 hr 34 mins, rated R

After nearly four decades together,Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after,the couple must sell their apartment and–victims of the relentless New York City real estate market-temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.While George moves in with two cops(Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez)who live downstairs,Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows),his wife(Marisa Tomei),and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan),with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation,Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

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Pete Kilpatrick with guests, Liam Swift and Sadie Grant
Music:
Pete Kilpatrick with guests, Liam Swift and Sadie Grant
Showtimes:
Sat Dec 6 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Pete Kilpatrick hails from the music mecca of the northeast, Portland, Maine. He has been writing, recording, and performing regularly since 2002 and has released six... Read More

Pete Kilpatrick hails from the music mecca of the northeast, Portland, Maine. He has been writing, recording, and performing regularly since 2002 and has released six independent albums to date including his most recent effort, Heavy Fire. Pete’s songwriting style dynamically blends elements of acoustic folk, rock, and pop with introspective lyrics that capture his listeners and draw them closer in.


Pete has been named Maine’s best act four times in Portland’s Best Music Awards and has performed over 1,200 shows since the beginning of his music career, sharing the stage with members of Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, David Gray, Jason Mraz, and O.A.R. His music has been featured on hit television shows such as, The Office, Parks and Recreation, New Girl, and The Real World.


Pete’s latest record, Heavy Fire has been his most ambitious to date, featuring his melodic lyrical style over the top of intricate musical arrangements. It was a true collaborative effort written primarily at his house, situated on a spectacular coastal Maine river. Longtime friend and session bassist Matt Cosby remarks, “It’s a great place to write. If you get hung up on a part, just step outside and sit by the water for a bit…get your head right."


The album was recorded and produced at Red Vault Recording and mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig. Recording at Red Vault, owned and operated by Pete Morse, gave the players on the record the unlimited freedom to perfect the sound they were aiming for, and it’s evident throughout Heavy Fire from the memorable hook on American Dream to the riff from title track, Heavy Fire. Stefan Lessard, bassist for Dave Matthews Band, even lends his chops on album standout Burning Star.

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Voices Across the Divide
Film:
Voices Across the Divide
Showtimes:
Thurs Dec 4 | 7:30pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: A documentary by Alice Rothchild and Sharon Mullally57min | Color and BW | Stereo | USA | 2013 Screening joined by producer/co-director, Alice Rothchild Voices... Read More

A documentary by Alice Rothchild and Sharon Mullally57min | Color and BW | Stereo | USA | 2013
Screening joined by producer/co-director, Alice Rothchild


Voices Across the Divide is a powerful documentary and oral history project exploring the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through rarely heard personal stories. Narrated by Alice Rothchild, an American Jew raised on the tragedies of the Holocaust and the dream of a Jewish homeland in Israel, the film follows my personal journey as I begin to understand the Palestinian narrative, while exploring the Palestinian experience of loss, occupation, statelessness, and immigration to the US.

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Doctored, sponsored by Augat Chiropractic
Film:
Doctored, sponsored by Augat Chiropractic
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 2 | 7:30pm | Free when you bring an friend or family member: Get Tickets

Summary: This is the movie the AMA does not want you to see.  Are you concerned about your healthcare and the dangers of drugs and surgery, as well as their expense?  Learn... Read More

This is the movie the AMA does not want you to see.  Are you concerned about your healthcare and the dangers of drugs and surgery, as well as their expense?  Learn the inside story of how your health is manipulated for profit and the safe, effective options that exist for you and your family."  Join us for a showing of this movie (free when you bring an friend or family member) and for an open discussion following the film.

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The 78 Project Movie
Film:
The 78 Project Movie
Showtimes:
Tues Dec 2 | 2pm
Wed Dec 3 | 2pm
Thurs Dec 4 | 2pm
Fri Dec 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Dec 6 | 2pm
Sun Dec 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Alex Steyermark Starring The Reverend John Wilkins, Victoria Williams, John Doe, Holly Williams and Chris Coleman, John Reilly and Tom Brosseau,... Read More

Directed by Alex Steyermark
Starring The Reverend John Wilkins, Victoria Williams, John Doe, Holly Williams and Chris Coleman, John Reilly and Tom Brosseau, Jaron Lanier, Ella Mae Bowen, Dylan LeBlanc, The Bo-Keys with Percy Wiggins, John Paul Keith, Ben Vaughn, The Easy Leaves, Little Wings

English
1 hr 35 mins, rated NR

The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. With one blank disc. In one 3-minute take. Along the way, a kaleidoscope of technologists, historians and craftsmen from every facet of field recording – Grammy-winning producers, 78 collectors, curators from the Library of Congress and Smithsonian – provide insights and history. In Tennessee, Mississippi, California, Louisiana, the folk singers, punk rockers, Gospel and Cajun singers in the film share their lives through intimate performances, and find in that adventure a new connection to our cultural legacy.


Musical performers in The 78 Project Movie include The Reverend John Wilkins, Victoria Williams, John Doe, Holly Williams and Chris Coleman, John Reilly and Tom Brosseau, Jaron Lanier, Ella Mae Bowen, Dylan LeBlanc, The Bo-Keys with Percy Wiggins, John Paul Keith, Ben Vaughn, The Easy Leaves, Little Wings, Gaby Moreno and Adam Levy, Coati Mundi, Sea of Bees, Joe Bussard, Louis Michot, Corey Ledet and Ashlee Michot and Dawn Landes.

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Thanksgiving
Special:
Thanksgiving
Showtimes:
Thursday Nov 27 | Closed

Summary: In celebration of Thanksgiving, Frontier will be closed on Nov 27th.  We wish you a safe and festive holiday.  We'll see you back here on Friday... Read More

In celebration of Thanksgiving, Frontier will be closed on Nov 27th.  We wish you a safe and festive holiday.  We'll see you back here on Friday...

Soul of a Banquet
Film:
Soul of a Banquet
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 25 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Nov 26 | 2pm, 6pm
Fri Nov 28 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Nov 29 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Nov 30 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm Cancelled due to technical difficulties. We apologies for any inconvenience.
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Summary: Directed by Wayne Wang English and Mandarin with English Subtitles 1 hr 18 mins, rated NR Director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) takes us into the... Read More

Directed by Wayne Wang
English and Mandarin with English Subtitles
1 hr 18 mins, rated NR

Director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film is equal parts a delectable showcase of gastronomy and a touching portrait of Chiang’s journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to accidental restaurateur on the west coast of the United States. SOUL OF A BANQUET features interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, and Cecilia Chiang herself.

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Martin Swinger and Friends
Music:
Martin Swinger and Friends
Showtimes:
Sat Nov 22 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Martin Swinger is well known nationally for award-winning songs that refuse to conform to the standards of 'pop' and even stretch the genre of 'folk' in imaginative... Read More

Martin Swinger is well known nationally for award-winning songs that refuse to conform to the standards of 'pop' and even stretch the genre of 'folk' in imaginative and surprising ways. This evening Martin is joined by musical friends Ed Desjardins, Deb Hensley and Matt Loosigian in a concert of original songs and harmonies guaranteed to inspire and get you singing along!


Ed Desjardins writing style is informed by his diverse rock/folk influences. His airy vocals are irresistable as his honest, poignant, and thought provoking songs are captivating. Ed has appeared many times as Martin’s back-up ‘Existential Band’ and adds harmony and handsome guitar licks to Martins award-winning songs.


Matt Loosigian is a dynamic, spirited performer. His performances seamlessly weave messages of environmental stewardship, peace and compassion with humor and silliness.


Deb Hensley has a voice of silk and writes songs that are warm and inviting to hear, inspired by a challenging and intentional life. Whether performing wtih guitar, harp or a cappella, Deb is always a pleasure to experience.


Deb, Matt and Martin form a trio called ‘Brio!’ offering a cappella improvisation to spice up rehearsed original songs written by each.


All together Martin Swinger and FRIENDS share an evening of original music which is as emotionally thought-provoking as it is filled with fun and harmony!

"Martin Swinger is one of those rare singer-songwriters who excels at everything: singing, songwriting, guitar-playing, and being so present with his humor, tenderness, and wild mind that his performances are also deep conversations, soul to soul and heart to heart, about the quirks, surprises, and love that brings us most alive. His songs, ranging from the little plastic parts that hold the world together, to what enlightenment comes from Buddha and Betty Boop falling in love, are whimsically and wisely original and enduring." ~ Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus

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Frontiers of Music #17
Music:
Frontiers of Music #17
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 18 | 7:30pm | Admission: Name Your Own Price

Summary: The Frontier Café is happy to present the 17 th installment of its continuing contemporary music series, Frontiers of Music, on November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM.... Read More

The Frontier Café is happy to present the 17th installment of its continuing contemporary music series, Frontiers of Music, on November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Collaboratively created by Frontier and Brunswick-based composer and bassist Joshua DeScherer, Frontiers of Music presents programs of contemporary chamber music and experimental improvisation in a relaxed setting. Admission to all Frontiers of Music events is “Name Your Price.”


Frontiers of Music #17 will feature performances by several alums of the Tufts University New Music Ensemble. Founded in 1990 by professors John McDonald and Donald Berman, NME has served as a performing musical laboratory for a number of musicians who have gone on to success in classical, jazz, and experimental music.


In addition to NME performers, local percussionists Peter McLaughlin (Portland) and Christopher Cathode (Lewiston) will perform new works for percussion and electronics. Peter McLaughlin’s musical interests are wide-ranging, performing across many genres of music. Peter has also recently launched an independent record label, Pretty Purgatory. He will premiere a new composition for solo percussion and electronics at Frontier. Christopher Cathode is a percussionist, sound designer, and one of the organizers of the yearly Frantasia Festival. His solo performances feature acoustic and electronic percussion mixed with amplified found objects, including abandoned industrial and medical devices.


Peter McLaughlin will serve double duty, performing on glockenspiel in the premiere performance of a duo for glockenspiel and double bass by Joshua DeScherer. DeScherer, the curator of the Frontiers of Music series, is on the faculty of Kennebec Valley Community College, and has filled in at both UMA and USM.


NME alums Lee Todd Lacks (spoken-word and clarinet) of South Portland and Tom Swafford (violin) of Brooklyn have collaborated frequently since their time at Tufts, including past performances at Frontier and at New York’s Roulette. They will be joined by noted Maine-based free jazz bassist Kit Demos for a trio performance.


The combination of a Curtis School of Music educated, virtuosic piano improviser and the electronic creations of a self-described composer in recovery may hold a lot of potential for musical tension. In the hands of Gregory Hall (Maine) and NME alum Christos Koulendros (Lowell, MA), this combination is woven into a stunning audio tapestry where the borders of acoustic and electronic music are blurred.


This is the final concert of the 2014 Frontiers of Music Season. Frontiers of Music will begin its 4th year in January 2015.


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Merry Friggin' Christmas
Film:
Merry Friggin' Christmas
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 18 | 2pm
Thurs Nov 20 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Nov 21 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Nov 22 | 2pm
Sun Nov 23 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Tristram Shapeero Starring Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Candice Bergen, and Robin... Read More

Directed by Tristram Shapeero
Starring Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Tim Heidecker, Candice Bergen, and Robin Williams
English
1 hr 28 mins, rated PG-13

MERRY FRIGGIN’ CHRISTMAS follows Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his wife Luann (Lauren Graham), as they spend a dreaded Christmas with Boyd’s father Mitch (Robin Williams) and his family of misfits. Upon realizing that he has left all of his son’s gifts at home, Boyd hits the road with his father and younger brother in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

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Mid Coast Edge Wii Game Tournament
Special:
Mid Coast Edge Wii Game Tournament
Showtimes:
Wed Nov 12 | 5-8pm | Free
Registration Required: Register Here

Summary: Please join the Mid Coast Edge on November 12 at 5:00pm, for our Wii video game tournament. Come and network with other young professionals (21-40) in the area while... Read More

Please join the Mid Coast Edge on November 12 at 5:00pm, for our Wii video game tournament. Come and network with other young professionals (21-40) in the area while testing your Wii skills. No experience necessary, there will be many who have never played before, all you need a desire to have fun while getting to know others who live and work in the region.

This event is free to attend, and registration is required.


Maine Family Planning presents MONICA SIMPSON  			of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Special:
Maine Family Planning presents MONICA SIMPSON of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 11 | 7:30pm | Limited seating
No admission but RSVP requested: Get Tickets

Summary: As Executive Director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Monica Simpson is a nationally recognized facilitator, organizer, and speaker... Read More

As Executive Director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, Monica Simpson is a nationally recognized facilitator, organizer, and speaker in the reproductive justice field. A native of North Carolina and proud graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, one of the country's historic black universities, Monica came out as a same-gender loving woman while attending undergrad. After graduation, as the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Community Center’s Operations Director, Monica was the first person of color hired there. In 2005 she became the Ujamaa Coordinator for Grassroots Leadership, training young African Americans in philanthropy, fundraising, and activism. Monica moved to Atlanta, GA to work with SisterSong in 2010.


Reproductive justice considers not just access to reproductive health care, but considers all aspects of women and teens’ reproductive lives. In addition to supporting the right to contraceptive and abortion care, Maine Family Planning recognizes and advocates for women’s rights to have healthy pregnancies and to raise their children with dignity in safe, healthy environments.


Reproductive justice theory argues that the right to privacy in reproductive decision making doesn’t mean anything for women who don’t have the economic and social power to exercise that right. Reproductive justice gives pro-choice individuals opportunities to advocate for increased access to prenatal care, for equitable family leave policies and affordable child care, for Medicaid funding for abortion services, and other policy issues that support women throughout their reproductive lives.

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Listen Up Philip
Film:
Listen Up Philip
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 11 | 2pm
Thurs Nov 13 | 2pm
Fri Nov 14 | 2pm
Sun Nov 16 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Alex Ross Perry Starring Krysten Ritter, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Schwartzman English 1 hr 48 mins A complex, intimate, and highly... Read More

Directed by Alex Ross Perry
Starring Krysten Ritter, Elisabeth Moss, Jason Schwartzman
English
1 hr 48 mins

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject — himself.

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TEDxDirigo: Mavericks and Misfits
Special:
TEDxDirigo: Mavericks and Misfits
Showtimes:
Frontier will be closed on November 9th for the TEDxDirigo event | SOLD OUT | For information/invitation requests regarding the event, please visit the TEDxDirigo website here

Summary: Whether one is a “maverick” or a “misfit” is a matter of perspective. Is it positive or negative to be called a maverick? Is being a misfit a liability or an... Read More

Whether one is a “maverick” or a “misfit” is a matter of perspective. Is it positive or negative to be called a maverick? Is being a misfit a liability or an asset? At the 2014 TEDxDirigo conference, one thing that our speakers (and attendees) have in common is courage— the guts to make their own paths and pursue their individual obsessions.


Mavericks & Misfits will offer social, environmental and economic ideas from Mainers who are making an impact in the state and beyond. After five years of fall events, we know that when you gather mavericks and misfits together, extraordinary things can happen.


A Health Care Town Hall Meeting: When Less is More - Curing the Epidemic of Medical Overtreatment
Special:
A Health Care Town Hall Meeting: When Less is More - Curing the Epidemic of Medical Overtreatment
Showtimes:
Thurs Nov 6 | 5pm | SOLD OUT

Summary: We in the U.S. waste $210 billion annually on unnecessary medical treatments and tests. Journalist and health policy expert Shannon Brownlee tracks this epidemic of... Read More

We in the U.S. waste $210 billion annually on unnecessary medical treatments and tests. Journalist and health policy expert Shannon Brownlee tracks this epidemic of overtreatment, reveals its causes and consequences and offers solutions in her book Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. Join Shannon and a panel of local health care providers and consumers for a spirited discussion of her book and the issues it raises.


Attend in person or via live webstream. Please register for details.


Brought to you by Maine Quality Counts and made possible through funding from the State Innovation Model Initiative.


Art and Craft
Film:
Art and Craft
Showtimes:
Tues Nov 4 | 6pm, 8pm
Wed Nov 5 | 2pm
Fri Nov 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Nov 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman English 1 hr 29 mins, rated NR Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US... Read More

Directed by Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman
English
1 hr 29 mins, rated NR

Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn’t in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States.  But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop.

However, stopping isn’t as simple as it might appear. Landis, it turns out, struggles with mental illness and over the years he’s developed an outright “addiction to philanthropy” as his elaborate cons offer him the chance to cultivate connection and respect.  Art and Craft starts out as a cat-and-mouse art caper, rooted in questions of authorship and authenticity – but what emerges is an intimate story of obsession and the universal need for community, appreciation, and purpose.
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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL FILM: Let The Right One In
Film:
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL FILM: Let The Right One In
Showtimes:
Fri Oct 31 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm | Buy Tickets

Summary: Directed by Tomas Alfredson In Swedish with English subtitles 1 hr 54 mins, rated R A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year old Oskar is regularly... Read More

Directed by Tomas Alfredson
In Swedish with English subtitles
1 hr 54 mins, rated R

A fragile, anxious boy, 12-year old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates but never strikes back. The lonely boy’s wish for a friend seems to come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. A pale, serious young girl, she only comes out at night and doesn’t seem affected by the freezing temperatures. It doesn’t take long before he figures out that Eli is a vampire. But by now a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength to fight back against his aggressors. Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson weaves friendship, rejection and loyalty into a disturbing and darkly atmospheric, yet poetic and unexpectedly tender tableau of adolescence.

“A spectacularly moving and elegant film that is, at this point, the best movie of the year.” –Washington Post “Discriminating horror-movie fans rejoice – this is the finest horror picture in years. Remarkable, as raw and frightening as it is tender and intelligent.” –Boston Phoenix

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Pump
Film:
Pump
Showtimes:
Tues Oct 28 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 29 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Oct 30 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Nov 1 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Nov 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell Starring Elon Musk, Luiz ‘Lula’ da Silva, Ashley Elisabeth Cox English Rated PG PUMP... Read More

Directed by Joshua Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell
Starring Elon Musk, Luiz ‘Lula’ da Silva, Ashley Elisabeth Cox
English
Rated PG

PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it – and finally win choice at the pump. Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. PUMP shows us how through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars – cheaper, cleaner and American made – and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy. The film features notable experts such as John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil US; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors; Peter Goldmark, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and other noteworthy figures who share their passionate views and knowledge. Right now we have the ability to change our country’s future, but we never knew it. Aren’t we tired of being taken for a ride? PUMP is the movie that could change that.

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Damnationland 2014: The Way Life Should Bleed
Film:
Damnationland 2014: The Way Life Should Bleed
Showtimes:
Tues Oct 21 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 22 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Oct 23 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Oct 24 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Oct 25 | 2pm
Sun Oct 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
All screenings are $8
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Summary: Damnationland presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. Now in its fifth year, the... Read More

Damnationland presents genre-defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories. Now in its fifth year, the Damnationland 2014 program will feature world premieres of six short films produced in Maine by Mainers especially for the Halloween season. These are dark, surreal, and fantastic pieces, and they offer film fans an excellent sampling of the talent producing independent film in Maine today.


Sui Generis — directed by Jenny Anastasoff for Dark Farm Films
SYNOPSIS: coming soon


Driver’s Seat — directed by Jason M. Bosch for Red Stallion Media
SYNOPSIS: In the back country roads of Maine, a woman spots a car accident. She stops to help the victim, but quickly discovers that he was involved in more than a mere fender bender.
WATCH: this thrilling music video directed by Jason M. Bosch


Dark — directed by Ranin Brown for Brothers Brown
SYNOPSIS: A man deals with his demons in this unsettling mood piece starring Erik Moody.
WATCH: this awkward short film directed by Ranin Brown


On a Country Road — directed by Barry Dodd
SYNOPSIS: coming soon
WATCH: the Indiegogo video for On a Country Road


Tickle — directed by Corey Norman for Bonfire Films
SYNOPSIS: We all know how 80s horror movies start: a babysitter and a little boy alone in a house. When things go bump in the night, are they the imagination of a scared little boy, or is someone—or some thing—in the house with them?
WATCH: the Kickstarter video for Tickle


Anima Sola — directed by Tom Wyatt for Tasty Dude Films
SYNOPSIS: A lonesome soul attempts to discover how to escape his mind hell.
WATCH: the Kickstarter video for Anima Sola


interstitial vignettes — directed by Through the Door Productions
SYNOPSIS: coming soon

 


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An Evening of Comedy...
Performing Arts:
An Evening of Comedy...
Showtimes:
Sat Oct 18 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Join us Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 pm for an evening of autumn comedy with some of New England’s funniest standup comedians:  Will Green (Portland Comedy Co-op... Read More

Join us Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 pm for an evening of autumn comedy with some of New England’s funniest standup comedians:  Will Green (Portland Comedy Co-op Founder), Stephanie Doyle (Winner of Portland’s Funniest Professional), Ashley Strand (Spike TV, Bravo), Kate Ghiloni (Boston Comedy Festival, People Magazine) & Karen Morgan (Sirius XM, Nickelodeon Television).  Come for dinner & stay for laughs!  Tickets are $10 before October 18th and $12 on show date.  Make your reservations soon – this show will be very fun!

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Tricky Britches with special guest Caroline Cotter
Music:
Tricky Britches with special guest Caroline Cotter
Showtimes:
Fri Oct 17 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Tricky Britches String band Tricky Britches is the product of mountain music, rockabilly, and country swing all thrown together into one room, to create... Read More

Tricky Britches

String band Tricky Britches is the product of mountain music, rockabilly, and country swing all thrown together into one room, to create something uniquely uplifting. Fiddle and Mandolin tear through honky-tonk rhythms, while lonesome harmonies pull the audience in until a spontaneous dance explosion occurs.


Caroline Cotter

With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's music takes you all over the world:  from a Parisian salon, to an Indian ashram, to a bluegrass festival campfire, to the depths of the human heart.


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Magic in the Moonlight
Film:
Magic in the Moonlight
Showtimes:
Tues Oct 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Oct 15 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Oct 16 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Oct 17 | 2pm
Sat Oct 18 | 2pm
Sun Oct 19 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Woody Allen Starring Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke, Natasha Andrews, Emma Stone English 1 hr 38 mins, rated PG-13 Set in the... Read More

Directed by Woody Allen
Starring Colin Firth, Antonia Clarke, Natasha Andrews, Emma Stone
English
1 hr 38 mins, rated PG-13

Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake.

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The Trip to Italy
Film:
The Trip to Italy
Showtimes:
Sun Oct 12 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Michael Winterbottom Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner English 1 hr 47 mins Michael Winterbottom’s largely... Read More

Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Starring Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner
English
1 hr 47 mins

Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.

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Our Health Film Series: Call Me Crazy
Film:
Our Health Film Series: Call Me Crazy
Showtimes:
Tues Oct 7 | 7pm* | SOLD OUT | *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: 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... Read More

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.


Through the five shorts named after each title character -- Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace, and Maggie - powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness.


Written by Deirdre O’Connor and directed by Bryce Dallas Howard, "Lucy" follows the film’s title character, a law student who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia, landing her in an institution where, through the support of a new friend, meds and her psychotherapist, she begins her path to not only healing, but a promising future. "Lucy" also features Clint Howard.

"Grace," directed by Laura Dern and written by Howard J. Morris, explores bipolar disorder through the experience of a teenage daughter whose mother grapples with the condition. Also starring in "Grace" are Melissa Farman and Aimee Teegarden.

"Allison" weaves together comedy and family drama in a story about healing when its eldest daughter "Lucy" returns home from inpatient treatment and spoils her sister "Allison's" unveiling of her new boyfriend to their parents."Allison," also featuring Ken Baumann, was written by Jan Oxenberg and is directed by Sharon Maguire.

"Eddie," directed by Bonnie Hunt and written by Stephan Godchaux, delves into the world of depression as seen through the eyes of a comedian’s wife as she grapples with understanding how her husband Eddie, whom is so loved, can be so withdrawn and overcome with sadness. The short also stars Chelsea Handler and features appearances by Dave Foley, Jay Chandrasekhar, James Avery and Ross Mathews.

In "Maggie," penned by Erin Cressida Wilson and directed by Ashley Judd, a female veteran returns home from war to her son and father, only to have her life shattered by the onset of posttraumatic stress disorder, through which her lawyer, “Lucy,” helps her. Melanie Griffith also stars in "Maggie."


Co-sponsored in part by NAMI.

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2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival
Film:
2014 Manhattan Short Film Festival
Showtimes:
Sun Oct 5 | CANCELLED*
*Please call Frontier at 207.725.5222 if you have previously purchased tickets for today's film and we will gladly refund your purchases. All purchases made online are already refunded.

Summary: Film Lovers in Mid Coast Maine can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in all 50 states and 300 cities across six continents when the  MANHATTAN SHORT... Read More

Film Lovers in Mid Coast Maine can unite with an audience of over 100,000 Film Buffs in all 50 states and 300 cities across six continents when the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival screens at Frontier for the 6th year. This year, MANHATTAN SHORT received 589 short film entries from 47 countries. England, Norway, Australia, Netherlands, France, Mexico, Germany and the USA are the countries represented by the 10 Finalists. These short films will not only entertain a global audience but will be judged by them as well. Cinema goers will become instant film critics as they will be handed a ballot upon entry that allows them to vote for the Best Film and Best Actor. MANHATTAN SHORT offers the ultimate audience award that salutes the creative talents of both directors behind the camera and actors in front of it. Votes will be sent through to MANHATTAN SHORT HQ with the winner announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday Oct. 6 at 10 am (EST)

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Amy & The Engine with special guests Old Soul
Music:
Amy & The Engine with special guests Old Soul
Showtimes:
Sat Sept 20 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Self-described as "indie-folk-pop", Amy and the Engine features the singing and songwriting of Maine's Amy Allen, a two-time recipient of The Portland Phoenix's "Best... Read More

Self-described as "indie-folk-pop", Amy and the Engine features the singing and songwriting of Maine's Amy Allen, a two-time recipient of The Portland Phoenix's "Best Female Singer" award. The Berklee College-based band formed during the long Boston winter of 2013-4 and also includes Blain Crawford (bass), Ben Kling (mandolin and keys), Kathryn Hallberg (vocals), Vinny Silva (Lead Guitar) and Manuel Ruiz (drums). Their debut single "I Got You" was released to radio in June 2014 and an EP is due in the fall. The band has spent the summer of 2014 touring New England, opening shows for Rustic Overtones, The Mallett Brothers and Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, among others. They count among their influences The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Scissor Sisters, Paul Simon and Dr. Dog.


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Old Soul is an indie folk/rock band from southern Maine. They will be performing songs from their forthcoming album due this Spring.

 

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Restorative Justice Institute of Maine presents Just Conversations
Special:
Restorative Justice Institute of Maine presents Just Conversations
Showtimes:
Wed Sept 17 | 7:30pm | $10 suggested donation
Reservations required | Get Tickets

Summary: Please join us on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30PM for Just Conversations , an evening of conversation with Peacemaking Circle expert Kay Pranis. Just... Read More

Please join us on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30PM for Just Conversations, an evening of conversation with Peacemaking Circle expert Kay Pranis.


Just Conversations is sponsored by the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine and is a series of events to advance the use of restorative practices that heal, restore and transform individuals and communities.


Kay is a national leader in restorative justice, specializing in Peacemaking Circles.  She served as the Restorative Justice Planner for the Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1994 to 2003.  Before that, she worked six years as the director of research services at the Citizens Council on Crime and Justice.  She has written and presented papers on peacemaking Circles and restorative justice in the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan.  Since 1998, Kay has conducted Circle trainings in a diverse range of communities—from schools to prisons to workplaces to churches, from rural farm towns in Minnesota to Chicago’s South Side.


There is a $10.00 suggested donation and reservations are required.  Please go to www.rjimaine.org for more information.


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

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

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


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

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Frank
Film:
Frank
Showtimes:
Tues Sept 9 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 10 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs Sept 11 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 12 | 2pm
Sat Sept 13 | 2pm
Sun Sept 14 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Lenny Abrahamson Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson English 1 hr 35 mins, rated R Acclaimed Irish... Read More

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson
English
1 hr 35 mins, rated R

Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).

Written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats), FRANK is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Daniel Johnston and Captain Beefheart.

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Mood Indigo
Film:
Mood Indigo
Showtimes:
Tues Sept 2 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed Sept 3 | 2pm
Thurs Sept 4 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri Sept 5 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat Sept 6 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun Sept 7 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Michel Gondry Starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou French with English subtitles 1 hr 34 mins, rated NR Set in a charmingly... Read More

Directed by Michel Gondry
Starring Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou
French with English subtitles
1 hr 34 mins, rated NR

Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin spends his time developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas. When Colin learns that his best friend Chick, a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend’s party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloe and, before they know it, they’re dancing to Duke Ellington and plunging headfirst into a romance. Their whirlwind courtship is tested when an unusual illness plagues Chloe; a flower begins to grow in her lungs. To save her, Colin discovers the only cure is to surround Chloe with a never-ending supply of fresh flowers.

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Our Health Film Series: Escape Fire
Film:
Our Health Film Series: Escape Fire
Showtimes:
Thurs Aug 28 | 7pm* | 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: It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans’ concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation’s Capital. But the current battle... Read More

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

 

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

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Finding Fela
Film:
Finding Fela
Showtimes:
Tues Aug 19 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed Aug 20 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs Aug 21 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri Aug 22 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat Aug 23 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun Aug 24 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Alex Gibney Starring Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti English 1 hr 59 mins, rated NR Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney’s... Read More

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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Patagonia presents DamNation
Film:
Patagonia presents DamNation
Showtimes:
Thurs July 24 | 7:30pm | $5 | Buy Tickets

Summary: This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that... Read More

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.


DamNation opens big, on a birth, with the stirring words of Franklin D. Roosevelt at the dedication of Hoover Dam, and on a death, as the engineer at Elwha Dam powers down the turbine on its last day. DamNation stints neither the history nor the science of dams, and above all conveys experiences known so far to only a few, including the awe of watching a 30-pound salmon hurtling 20 feet into the air in a vain attempt to reach the spawning grounds that lie barricaded upriver. We witness the seismic power of a dam breaking apart and, once the river breaks free, the elation in watching wild salmon – after a century of denied access – swimming their way home.

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Walking the Camino
Film:
Walking the Camino
Showtimes:
Tues July 22 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed July 23 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs July 24 | 2pm
Fri July 25 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat July 26 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun July 27 | 2pm
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Summary: Produced and Directed by Lydia B. Smith 84 minutes 500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing... Read More

Produced and Directed by Lydia B. Smith
84 minutes


500 miles on foot. Bunk-beds. Blisters. Stunning landscapes. World-class snorers. Hot searing sun, freezing cold rain. Kindness from strangers. Debilitating injury. Unexpected romance. No toilet paper when you really need it. Profound grief and deep doubt. Hunger. Laughing with new friends. Total exhaustion. You are guaranteed to experience all of this when walking the ancient pilgrim path, the Camino de Santiago.


Across Spain, this sacred path stretches westward to the city of Santiago de Compostela where the bones of the apostle St. James are said to be buried. The Camino is world-renowned; UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site and the Council of Europe declared it the first European Cultural Itinerary. Millions of people from all over the world have traveled this trail for over 1,000 years – in 2010 alone, over 270,000 people attempted the arduous trek – each one a seeker of something.


In the Middle Ages, pilgrims sought forgiveness of their sins and admission to heaven. The Camino remains, for many, a quest of faith. Others begin with no spiritual impetus in mind, but nevertheless are drawn to examine their personal beliefs and life purpose. And others are in it simply for the intense physical challenge. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their path will unfold, who they will meet, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by the trail’s end.


Walking the Camino is an up-close look at one of humanity’s most time-honored traditions. By following pilgrims from all walks of life as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, each pilgrim throws themselves heart-and-soul into their physical trek to Santiago and, most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.

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Story Collider: On The Hook
Special:
Story Collider: On The Hook
Showtimes:
Thurs July 17 | 7:30 | $15* | Buy Tickets
* Frontier is not selling tickets for this event. Tickets may be purchased online (see link above) and at the theater door.

Summary: Join The Story Collider's first show in Maine,"On The Hook", for an evening of true, personal stories about science. About The Story Collider: From... Read More

Join The Story Collider's first show in Maine,"On The Hook", for an evening of true, personal stories about science.


About The Story Collider:

From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.


"The tones balanced stand-up funny and powerfully confessional... The crowd's reactions veered from belly laughs to pin-drop silence." -- Andy Beta,The Wall Street Journal


"The experience was incredibly cathartic, and having people come up to me afterwards and tell me how interesting and moving they found my story was as gratifying as any compliment I have ever received about my research." -- David Carmel, Nature


Brasslands
Film:
Brasslands
Showtimes:
Tues, July 15 | 2pm
Wed July 16 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs July 17 | 2pm
Fri July 18 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat July 19 | 2pm
Sun July 20 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Meerkat Media Collective, Director Directing team is made up of a team of 10 writers from the Meerkat Media Collective: Adam Pogoff, Alison Brockhouse,... Read More

Meerkat Media Collective, Director
Directing team is made up of a team of 10 writers from the Meerkat Media Collective: Adam Pogoff, Alison Brockhouse, Bryan Chang, Dara Messinger, Eric Phillips-Horst, Jay Arthur Sterrenberg, Jeff Sterrenberg, Karim T!abbaa, Sara Huneke, Zara Serabian-Arthur
88 minutes; NR


A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guča, the world's largest trumpet competition. Amidst a cast of defending Serbian champions and struggling Roma Gypsies, an unlikely brass band from New York City, Zlatne Uste, voyages to represent the United States only a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. They will be the first Americans ever to compete at Guča. Brasslands offers an intimate and sometimes unsettling portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy!

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2014 World Cup: Brazil*
Special:
2014 World Cup: Brazil*
Showtimes:
Final:
Sun July 13 | 3pm | Germany vs. Argentina | Please check in at the box office: theater seating is limited and will be capped once we reach our capacity.

Summary: Join Frontier for select, special big-screen viewings of live World Cup games over the course of June and July. *Although Frontier does not serve food/drink in the... Read More

Join Frontier for select, special big-screen viewings of live World Cup games over the course of June and July. *Although Frontier does not serve food/drink in the theater, we'd love for you to dine with us prior to/after the games in our restaurant.  Please call us at 725.5222 to make reservations with us.


Lisa Redfern: CD Release
Music:
Lisa Redfern: CD Release
Showtimes:
Fri July 11 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Lisa Redfern will perform jazz standards from her new CD (her 8th CD) called "Once in a While." She'll be accompanied by Jesse Feinberg on piano, Hal Ahlers on drums,... Read More

Lisa Redfern will perform jazz standards from her new CD (her 8th CD) called "Once in a While." She'll be accompanied by Jesse Feinberg on piano, Hal Ahlers on drums, Paul Rice on bass, and Fred Cantu on horns.

For over 25 years, Lisa’s music has brought joy and comfort to listeners. Lisa Redfern is an award winning singer-songwriter based in Maine.


With ten solo recordings (8 CDs and 2 early cassettes) to her credit so far, she is a singer who blends her roots in folk, bluegrass, country, gospel, blues, jazz and swing to create something unmistakably her own. Lisa’s recordings have garnered positive critical review and extensive radio play. She has also made several TV appearances. She has added her clear, beautiful voice to dozens of other artists’ projects and song compilations and has opened for many notables, including Livingston Taylor, Dave Mallett, The Roches and Pete Seeger. You may have heard Lisa as part of the Sweet Chariot Music Festival on Swans Island or as producer/performer of her monthly Songwriters in the Round series at Frontier in Brunswick (now entering it’s 5th year). Her CDs are available at www.lisaredfern.com or through CDBABY.com.


“Wow, I haven’t heard a voice like yours in 30 years, you sound like one of the original women of folk.” - Livingston Taylor


“Redfern is one to watch.” - Dirty Linen Magazine

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100: Head/Heart/Feet
Film:
100: Head/Heart/Feet
Showtimes:
Thurs July 10 | 7pm | SOLD OUT

Summary: The first feature length documentary from the award winning Hammer & Saw films, 100: Head/Heart/Feet is back by popular demand on July 10th at The Frontier... Read More

The first feature length documentary from the award winning Hammer & Saw films, 100: Head/Heart/Feet is back by popular demand on July 10th at The Frontier Theater and celebrates the journey of Portland, Maine resident and Trail Monster Running member Zak Wieluns as he struggles to complete his first 100 mile ultramarathon in Vermont.


Wieluns, vice president of Technology Finance at TD Bank US Technology Solutions in Portland, first attempted the Vermont 100 Endurance Race in 2011 but sat down, physically exhausted at the 89-mile checkpoint and was unable to get back up, ending his journey just 11 miles from the finish line. In 2012 his extensive physical training went for naught as he burst a knee-cyst after 30-miles. 100: Head/Heart/Feet follows Wieluns, a graduate of Waldoboro’s Medomak Valley High School, in his grueling preparation for and participation in the 25th anniversary running of this celebrated race July 19-21, 2013.


The Vermont 100 Endurance Race is one of the original 100-mile runs and a part of the Grand Slam Series of Ultra-running. Each year, 300 runners attempt to finish this hilly trail and road race through central Vermont in less than 30 hours. From the base camp to the celebration barbecue, the race’s founders discuss its history, and fans explain why this extreme event is so fascinating.


The producers of Motel and Exit 7A, Mike Mooney and Will Peters followed Wieluns’ intensive training regimen and its impact on his relationships while exploring the reasons he was singularly dedicated to completing the “100.”


Director Mooney, general manager of Portsmouth’s Poly Recovery Sustainable Recycling, is himself an Iron Man competitor. A graduate of Kimball Union Academy and Colby-Sawyer College, he wanted to examine the camaraderie among ultrarunners by recording the stories of handlers, sherpas and training partners, while exploring the friendships that motivate their grueling preparation for the race. He interviews physiologists, nutritionists and sport psychology experts about the extreme health risks associated with ultrarunning.


Cinematographer and editor Peters captured stunning footage of Weiluns’ day-long struggles with heat and exhaustion, against the picturesque backdrop of rural Vermont. With a crew of 19 Colby-Sawyer College alumni, faculty and current students, Hammer & Saw films recorded every aspect of the grueling race, from the horses that accompanied the runners, to the stations where runners refueled, to the medical check points and the hospital tents.


100: Head/Heart/Feet appeals not only to the nearly 10 million recreational runners and more than a half-million marathoners in the U.S., but also to anyone who enjoys watching the real life struggles of a man training to take on one of the nearly impossible physical feats in sports… all while trying to maintain a “normal” life.


The Filmmakers and Zak Wieluns will be attending the screening and will be participating in a question and answer sequence at the conclusion of the film.

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Fed Up
Film:
Fed Up
Showtimes:
Tues July 8 | 8pm
Wed July 9 | 2pm
Thurs July 10 | 2pm
Fri July 11 | 2pm
Sat July 12 | 2pm
Sun July 13 | 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Stephanie Soechtig Starring Katie Couric English 1 hr 39 mins, rated PG Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is... Read More

Directed by Stephanie Soechtig
Starring Katie Couric
English
1 hr 39 mins, rated PG


Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (producer of the Oscar-winning AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

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Rob Morrow and Carlos Calvo
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Rob Morrow and Carlos Calvo
Showtimes:
Sat July 5 | 8pm | $15 in advance, $18 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Actor, Director, Producer, Rob Morrow became a household name playing Dr. Joel Fleischman in the award-winning television show  Northern Exposure , a role which... Read More

Actor, Director, Producer, Rob Morrow became a household name playing Dr. Joel Fleischman in the award-winning television show Northern Exposure, a role which garnered him three Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations for "Best Actor in a Dramatic Series." 


He directed and produced the independent feature, Maze, which he also wrote and co-starred in with Laura Linney. He also produced and directed the NBC comedy pilot ‘The Grean Teem’ and has directed episodes of HBO’s Oz, Showtime’s Street Time, USA’s Necessary Roughness, and the long running hit CBS Drama, Numb3rs, in which he also starred in for six seasons as FBI agent Don Eppes.


Rob is currently developing many television and movie projects, including a new television series with writer Neil Labute and Executive Producer Harvey Weinstein, in which he will star. He can be seen in this summer’s ‘Begin Again’ starring Keira Knightly, Adam Levine, and Mark Ruffalo. Other film credits include Robert Redford’s Oscar Nominated, Quiz Show, The Good Doctor opposite Orlando Bloom, and The Bucket List starring opposite Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.  Rob appeared in the final season of the long running hit CBS show CSI: NY opposite Gary Sinise with an arc playing arsonist Leonard Brooks. He also appeared in HBO's hit series, Entourage, as attorney Jim Lefkowitz, opposite Jeremy Piven.


A long time musician, Rob launched a band, "NHI" (No Harbored Illusions) on October 11, 2012 to celebrate his birthday and satisfy fan demand to take his music to another level, which at that point had just been him playing solo gigs and benefits with his guitar and his original songs.


For the occasion, which was originally just a one-time event, Rob teamed up with good friend Carlos Calvo and a group of world-class musicians. A private concert was given to Rob's good friends and showbiz insiders at the famed Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles. By many accounts the stars aligned into a harmonic convergence and the evening, which was filmed and recorded for DVD and CD, was considered "the party of the year". After the auspicious debut and because of mounting industry and fan interest, the group decided to stay together and take the act out to the world.


Rob and Carlos are actively writing and recording music, some of which can be found online and on iTunes, with more to be released in 2014. The duo have performed at numerous live music venues in Los Angeles including, Witzend and The Mint, and will be taking their act on the road this summer. Rob and Carlos also started their own publishing company, Late Start Music, in 2013.

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Only Lovers Left Alive*
Film:
Only Lovers Left Alive*
Showtimes:
Wed July 2 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Thurs July 3 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun July 6 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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*Due to the 2014 World Cup, showtimes for this film are subject to change. Please check our website for the most current schedule.


Summary: Directed by Jim Jarmusch Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jeffrey Wright, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin English 2 hrs 3 mins, rated R... Read More

Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jeffrey Wright, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin
English
2 hrs 3 mins, rated R

Official Selection 
Cannes Film Festival 2013 
Toronto International Film Festival 2013 
New York Film Festival 2013


Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover.


Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?

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Tim Rice with Ellen Tipper and Ed DesJardins
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Tim Rice with Ellen Tipper and Ed DesJardins
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Sat June 28 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: A Maine native, Tim Rice has been playing and writing songs for over 40 years.  His eloquent heartfelt lyrics combined with his unique vocals and guitar work have... Read More

A Maine native, Tim Rice has been playing and writing songs for over 40 years.  His eloquent heartfelt lyrics combined with his unique vocals and guitar work have pleased audiences wherever he has played. A studio musician In Los Angeles, Tim now resides in Scarborough Maine, splitting time between New York and Atlanta and points in between, where he continues to do what makes him happiest, playing his songs for fans old and new.


Delivered with engaging, powerful vocal intimacy and hailed as “immediate and timeless,” Ellen Tipper’s songs are “short and sweet musical experiences, each one possessing its own signature groove.”  Ellen’s two album releases, in 2007 and 2010, along with several new unreleased singles have earned her two Honorable Mentions at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Contest (2010 and 2013) and a finalist spot at the Kerrville New Folks Songwriting Contest in 2010.


Ed DesJardins works as a multi-instrumentalist, music producer and recording engineer from his home studio in Readfield. In addition, he promotes concerts which feature world-class artists such as Duke Robillard, David Sancious and Jeff Pevar.  Born into a musical family, his writing style is informed by diverse musical influences and his songs have been described as honest, poignant and thought-provoking.  DesJardins released his first full-length solo album “Innerspace” in 2010, and continues to write and perform his music to an ever-growing and appreciative audience.

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Under the Skin
Film:
Under the Skin
Showtimes:
Tues June 17 | 8pm
Fri June 20 | 5pm, 8pm
Sun June 22 | 2pm
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Summary: Directed by Jonathan Glazer English 1 hr 47 mins R From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, BIRTH) comes a stunning career transformation, a... Read More

Directed by Jonathan Glazer
English
1 hr 47 mins
R


From visionary director Jonathan Glazer (SEXY BEAST, BIRTH) comes a stunning career transformation, a masterpiece of existential science fiction that journeys to the heart of what it means to be human, extraterrestrial — or something in between. A voluptuous woman of unknown origin (Scarlett Johansson) combs the highways in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair. They are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again. Based on the novel by Michel Faber (The Crimson Petal and the White), UNDER THE SKIN examines human experience from the perspective of an unforgettable heroine who grows too comfortable in her borrowed skin, until she is abducted into humanity with devastating results.

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20 Feet From Stardom
Film:
20 Feet From Stardom
Showtimes:
Sat June 14 | 2pm
Sun June 15 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Morgan Neville Starring Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Lou Adler, Bette Midler, arlene Love, Merry Clayton,... Read More

Directed by Morgan Neville
Starring Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Lou Adler, Bette Midler, arlene Love, Merry Clayton, Judith Hill, Tata Vega, Claudia Lennear, Lisa Fischer, Stephanie ‘Stevvi’ Alexander, Patti Austin, Chris Botti, Gloria Jones, Lynn Ma
English
1 hr 31 mins, rated PG-13

Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.  

These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom.    Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few.  However, these world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.

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Jodorowsky’s Dune
Film:
Jodorowsky’s Dune
Showtimes:
Tues June 10 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed June 11 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs June 12 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri June 13 | 2pm
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Summary: Directed by Frank Pavich English 1 hr 30 mins, rated PG-13 In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched... Read More

Directed by Frank Pavich
English
1 hr 30 mins, rated PG-13


In 1975, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately defined the midnight movie phenomenon, began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12 year old son Brontis alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dali, featuring music by PinkFloyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including HR Gigerand Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud, Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever.

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Atlantic Clarion Steel Drum Band
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Atlantic Clarion Steel Drum Band
Showtimes:
Sat June 7 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show |
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Summary: The Atlantic Clarion Steel Band, a Maine based group, has been in existence for nearly 30 years. Forget the stereotype of straw-hatted men in banana shirts... Read More

The Atlantic Clarion Steel Band, a Maine based group, has been in existence for nearly 30 years. Forget the stereotype of straw-hatted men in banana shirts playing “Yellowbird” and “Matilda” on the cruise ship dock. This is a modern steelband, with instruments, called “pans”, gleaming and tuned to an astonishing degree of clarity, playing an amazing range of music from concert classics to pop, from jazz to calypso: a chamber ensemble, a jazz band and a party band all in one. The versatility of the pans can be appreciated through the polished arrangements which show the variety of sound and tonal quality of the instruments and the high level of musicianship of the players. Carl Chase, Nigel’s father is one of a small number of people in the United States who can make and tune pans. All the band members are involved in teaching “pan”, and promoting its use in schools, colleges and community programs throughout New England.


The Atlantic Clarion Steel Band has recorded and released five albums of their music. They are available on cassette and CD.


Vita Poole - tenor pan
Jaimie Allen - tenor pan
Duncan Hardy - dbl 2nd pans 
Martin Conte - cello pans
Nigel Chase (Director) - bass pans
Andrew Dillon - Drum Set

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Next Goal Wins
Film:
Next Goal Wins
Showtimes:
Fri June 6 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sat June 7 | 2pm
Sun June 8 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst... Read More

In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world as the worst football team on the planet.


A decade after that humiliating night, they remain rooted to the bottom of FIFA’s World rankings, having scored only twice in seventeen years. They have lost every competitive game they have ever played.


Against this backdrop of serial underachievement, the team face the daunting prospect of a qualification campaign for the upcoming 2014 World Cup in Brazil. It would take a miracle-maker or a madman to turn the team’s fortunes around – and in maverick Dutch coach Thomas Rongen the islanders somehow find both.


As a loan appointment from the mighty U.S. Soccer Federation, with experience of playing alongside football greats like George Best and Johann Cruyff, Rongen is completely unprepared for what greets him on the island – in his own words it is “by far the lowest standard” of football he’s ever seen, with only half of his team even fit enough to play a whole game.


A lack of athleticism to one side, TR’s ailing squad contains the emotionally scarred goalkeeper who conceded 31 goals against Australia a decade earlier (see Nicky Salapu character bio) and a member of Samoa’s third gender, the fa’fafine, who lives 24/7 as a woman (see Jaiyah Saelua character bio). To complicate matters further the team’s best player has been posted 6000 miles away by the US military.


With the team about to embark on a gruelling World Cup Qualification campaign, Rongen has just one month to transform this ragtag of losers into a winning team – and perhaps learn a little about himself along the way.

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Visitors
Film:
Visitors
Showtimes:
Tues June 3 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed June 4 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs June 5 | 2pm
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Summary: Directed by Godfrey Reggio English1 hr 27 mins, rated NR Thirty years after Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio–with the support of Philip Glass and Jon Kane–once again... Read More

Directed by Godfrey Reggio
English1 hr 27 mins, rated NR

Thirty years after Koyaanisqatsi, Godfrey Reggio–with the support of Philip Glass and Jon Kane–once again leapfrogs over earth-bound filmmakers and creates another stunning, wordless portrait of modern life. Presented by Steven Soderbergh in Black and White digital 4K projection, VISITORS reveals humanity’s trancelike relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. The film is visceral, offering the audience an experience beyond information about the moment in which we live. Comprised of only seventy-four shots, VISITORS takes viewers on a journey to the moon and back to confront them with themselves.

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Finding Vivian Maier
Film:
Finding Vivian Maier
Showtimes:
Tues May 27 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed May 28 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs May 29 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri May 30 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun June 1 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel English 1 hr 23 mins, rated NR Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street... Read More

Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
English
1 hr 23 mins, rated NR
Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

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Tricked
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Tricked
Showtimes:
Thurs May 22 | 7:30 | $10 |
Update 5/22@12:15pm: Limited tickets available by calling us at 725.5222

Summary: Directed by John-Keith Wasson and Jane Wells NR (PG-13)* 80min *explicit language and sexual subject matter Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the... Read More

Directed by John-Keith Wasson and Jane Wells
NR (PG-13)*
80min
*explicit language and sexual subject matter


Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the United States as thousands of victims are trafficked throughout the country to satisfy America’s $3 billion a year sex trafficking industry. Meet the pimps, the johns, the police, the parents and the victims of the America’s thriving sex trade in TRICKED, a comprehensive documentary that uncovers America’s dirty secret. It’s an industry that is fueled by greed, fantasy and the commercial sexual exploitation of American children and girls.  Embedded with the Denver Vice squad, TRICKED follows Sgt. Dan Steele and his colleagues in their dogged pursuit of traffickers and devotion to rescuing victims. In Las Vegas, ground zero for escort services, Las Vegas Police detectives work to hit traffickers where it hurts them most, by seizing their financial assets. In New York, Chicago and Las Vegas, brash and unrepentant johns reveal the how, why, when and where of what they call “a hobby.”  From Sgt. Steele to the survivors, TRICKED weaves together dramatic, disparate, inter-dependent characters and provides an unflinching view of the world of sex trafficking, the almost incomprehensible and disturbing bonds between the traffickers and victims and the seemingly insurmountable challenges faced by law enforcement nationwide.


Co-sponsored by Not Here, a grassroots effort, started in Maine, to facilitate collaboration in our communities to address the threat of human trafficking and exploitation.

 

TRICKED is eye-opening, a shocking revelation of what happens in the streets every night in cities across the country. Sex trafficking is a real issue and we need to be aware of it so we can work to stop it.- Russell Simmons, hip-hop mogul, Co-founder, Def Jam Records


TRICKED is a groundbreaking documentary that sheds light on the sex trafficking of Americans in cities across the country, a dark secret that has been kept under wraps for far too long. This film is the next step forward in raising public awareness and starting conversations around the need to end this form of modern day slavery. -Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group

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Tim's Vermeer
Film:
Tim's Vermeer
Showtimes:
Tues May 20 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed May 21 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs May 22 | 2pm
Fri May 23 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat May 24 | 2pm
Sun May 25 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Teller Starring Tim Jennison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull English 1 hr 20 mins, rated PG-13   Tim Jenison, a Texas based... Read More

Directed by Teller
Starring Tim Jennison, Penn Jillette, Martin Mull
English
1 hr 20 mins, rated PG-13

 

Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with a Pearl Earring”) manage to paint so photo realistically 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning eight years, Jenison’s adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces, on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney,and even to Buckingham Palace to see a Vermeer masterpiece in the collection of the Queen.

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The Steve Grover Quintet
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The Steve Grover Quintet
Showtimes:
Sat May 17 | 8pm | Rescheduled from December 21st, 2013 | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Steve has led jazz groups in the New England area since the mid 1980’s. A Maine native, he teaches at The University of Maine at Augusta (where he received his... Read More

Steve has led jazz groups in the New England area since the mid 1980’s. A Maine native, he teaches at The University of Maine at Augusta (where he received his degree in music), Bowdoin College and Bates College. In 1994, Steve won the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz/BMI Jazz Composers Competition, and in 1996 was a winner in JAZZIZ Magazine’s “Percussion On Fire” talent search. He received an honorable mention in the 2004 Billboard Song Contest, and his composition “Breath” was featured that same year on NPR’s “All Songs Considered”. In 2008 Steve’s original composition “Art Advocate” was chosen as the theme song for the MPBN program “Conversations With Maine”. Steve’s group won “Best Jazz Act of 2009” in The Portland Phoenix Best Music Poll, and was voted one of the “Ten Most Influential Bands of the Last Ten Years” by The Phoenix that same year.

 

Steve has released nine CDs, with reviews appearing in Down Beat, JazzTimes, and Cadence magazines.  “The Garden Above”, with saxophonist David Wells and guitarist Tony Gaboury, was included in The Portland Phoenix Top Ten CDs of 2006, and his most recent CD “Statement” was one of the Portland Phoenix Top Ten CDs for 2011. In addition to performing with his own groups and with clarinetist Brad Terry, Steve has performed with Buddy Tate, Jay McShann, Eddie Gomez, Chris Potter, Marvin Stamm, Greg Tardy, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, and many others. Steve lives in Farmingdale, ME.


Duncan Hardy, alto saxophone
Kyle Hardy, tenor saxophone
Tony Gaboury, guitar
Tom Bucci, bass
Steve Grover, drums

 

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Patagonia presents Shored Up
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Patagonia presents Shored Up
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Fri May 16 | 7pm | $5, all profits to benefit the Friends of Casco Bay | Buy Tickets

Summary: Director Ben Kalina 84 minutes "AND CASTLES MADE OF SAND MELT INTO THE SEA…EVENTUALLY" Our beaches and coastline are a national treasure, a... Read More

Director Ben Kalina
84 minutes


"AND CASTLES MADE OF SAND MELT INTO THE SEA…EVENTUALLY"


Our beaches and coastline are a national treasure, a shared resource, a beacon of sanity in a world of constant change…and they’re disappearing in front of us.

Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians, scientists and residents are racing to answer these questions.  Beach engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored?  Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions.

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Pricing Climate Change
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Pricing Climate Change
Showtimes:
Tues May 13 | 7-8:30pm | $5 (proceeds will be split among the 4 faith-based hosts) | Get Tickets

Summary: Climate change is a very special economic problem for three reasons: First, it results from people all around the world just going about their everyday activities.... Read More

Climate change is a very special economic problem for three reasons:

First, it results from people all around the world just going about their everyday activities. Second, the most significant impacts of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from these routine activities will come sometime in the future. And third, these future impacts are externalities not incorporated into our present day economic policies and calculations.

On May 13, Dr. John Hagan, President of Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, will discuss the macroeconomics of climate change. He will outline projected impacts of future greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, and explain how leading economists are thinking about internalizing these future costs into our present global economy.

The choice about what to do today can be summarized simply: How much risk are we willing to accept today on behalf of future generations?

Please join us on May 13 and explore arguably the biggest economic conundrum humans have yet faced.


Dancing in Jaffa
Film:
Dancing in Jaffa
Showtimes:
Tues May 13 | 2pm
Wed May 14 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs May 15 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri May 16 | 2pm
Sat May 17 | 2pm
Sun May 18 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Hilla Medalia partially subtitled 1 hr 28 mins, rated NR Pierre Dulaine, four-time ballroom dancing world champion, is fulfilling a... Read More

Directed by Hilla Medalia
partially subtitled
1 hr 28 mins, rated NR


Pierre Dulaine, four-time ballroom dancing world champion, is fulfilling a life-long dream when he takes his program, Dancing Classrooms, back to his city of birth, Jaffa. For generations, Jaffa has been a city divided by two communities that continue to grow increasingly apart. Over a ten-week period, Pierre teaches Jewish and Palestinian Israeli children to dance and compete together. The film explores the complex stories of three children, all of whom who are forced to confront issues of identity, segregation, and racial prejudice as they dance with their enemy. We watch Pierre transform their lives, confirming his belief that dance can overcome hatred and provide the first steps towards real change.

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Household: Four Stories of Kinship and Curiosity
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Household: Four Stories of Kinship and Curiosity
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Tues May 6 | 7pm | $10 | Buy Tickets

Summary: An extended refugee family from Somalia, an interracial same-sex couple, a single mother in a housing cooperative, and a mother of six who has fostered nearly 50... Read More

An extended refugee family from Somalia, an interracial same-sex couple, a single mother in a housing cooperative, and a mother of six who has fostered nearly 50 children in her lifetime... None of these families have ever met each other before, but at the invitation of a mutual friend and videomaker, that will soon change. To explore how his friends and neighbors are defining family for themselves today, Craig Saddlemire requested that four different households in his community allow him to document their routines and challenges. In addition to sharing their personal stories, members from each family volunteered to research and narrate the story of a different family in the project. Through food, finances, and sibling disputes, Household presents an ever-shifting perspective on the enduring bonds of kinship. It reveals what it means to be a family member by choice, by birth, and by circumstance.


Ashley Sabin and David Redmon, Directors of Girl Model and Downeast:
"Household provides a contemporary twist on self-reflexive filmmaking through collaborative efforts of the filmmaker and the characters. It's clever in how it shares the filmmaking gaze with characters who in most documentaries never have a chance to reflect on each tother. It's a great model for community engagement.”


Thomas Waugh, Concordia University Research Chair in Documentary Film:
“Funny, sad, sexy, gripping, tender and camp all at once. Craig Saddlemire’s new film Household: Four Stories of Kinship and Curiosity, an interlocking encounter with four 'families' that calls out for an updating of that charged word, is all of these things. It’s also a stylish and original experiment in shared storytelling and authorship in documentary.”


Ryan Conrad, Co-Editor, Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage: “Household further explodes the myth of the American nuclear family. This film provides honest insight into the social and economic issues structuring how diverse groups of people create kinship networks, while expressing much ambivalence about the role of marriage, gay or straight. Additionally, the film's experimental participatory structure allows for much needed cross-cultural, cross-class dialog most often missed in traditional documentary filmmaking."

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Paddy Mills CD Release Concert
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Paddy Mills CD Release Concert
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Fri May 2 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Paddy Mills is an award winning folk singer/songwriter whose songs are as salty as the Maine coast he calls home. Like Greg Brown on helium, Mills can spin a yarn;... Read More

Paddy Mills is an award winning folk singer/songwriter whose songs are as salty as the Maine coast he calls home. Like Greg Brown on helium, Mills can spin a yarn; “projecting those stories as short movies onto the inside of our forehead for us to watch with our minds eye”, -MaineFolkMusic.com. In 2013 Paddy was the Winner of both the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, and has started 2014 by winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition and taking Gold in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest, Folk/Acoustic category.


Paddy’s 2011 solo acoustic album 3 Lefts sounds “as though he were right there in your living room. For some artists, the more raw the recording, the more exposed their shortcomings. But to Mills' credit, his congenial delivery makes for one smooth listen” –Portland Press Herald. This is true also of his live performances. Whether at a coffee house, Festival, folk club or the corner of a bar, Paddy has a way of making listeners feel like they’re sitting in a living room listening to the telling of old familiar stories about their own family and friends.


As a Folk Singer, Paddy maintains an extensive repertoire of Irish, American, Maritime, Nicaraguan and Labor folk songs. His knowledge of and respect for traditional music is reflected is his own writing.


As a songwriter, Paddy has a knack for the overlooked. He knows that common sense is not so common, and simple truths are not so simple. Mainefolkmusic.com describes his songs as “intimate, heartfelt, finely crafted, and masterfully performed” Most importantly, though, Paddy's music can leave you grinning like you've just been let in on a secret -- one that you might just have known all along.


Paddy will be joined by Zach Ovington on fiddle, mandolin and guitar to help celebrate the release of his newest CD Race to the Bottom.

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Beneath the Harvest Sky
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Beneath the Harvest Sky
Showtimes:
Tues April 29 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed April 30 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs May 1 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri May 2 | 2pm
Sat May 3 | 2pm
Sun May 4 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly Starring Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Zoe Levin, Aidan Gillen, and Carla Callo1 hr 56 mins, rated NR Casper... Read More

Directed by Aron Gaudet & Gita Pullapilly
Starring Emory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Zoe Levin, Aidan Gillen, and Carla Callo1 hr 56 mins, rated NR


Casper (Emory Cohen – THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe – THE GREAT GATSBY) have been fiercely loyal friends since childhood. Desperate for a way out of their quiet town on the Maine-Canada border, the boys make a pact to pool their earnings on a car and hit the road. But when Casper is drawn into drug smuggling with his outlaw father (Aidan Gillen – The Wire, Game of Thrones) to pay his share, their friendship is pushed to the brink and adult choices forced on them all too soon. A standout narrative debut from Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY is a gripping coming-of-age thriller set against a layered and authentic portrait of small-town American life.


Two fiercely loyal teenage friends struggle to move on from their Maine/Canada border town when one is drawn into his outlaw father’s drug smuggling in this gripping coming-of-age thriller.

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Sunday Children's Movie - Ernest and Celestine
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Sunday Children's Movie - Ernest and Celestine
Showtimes:
Sun April 20 | 12pm, 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sun April 27 | 12pm, 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stephane Aubier Starring Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H Macy, Jeffrey... Read More

Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stephane Aubier
Starring Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H Macy, Jeffrey Wright, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman
English
1 hr 20 mins, rated PG

From the producers of “The Triplets of Belville” and “The Secret of Kells”…


Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities.

Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto, Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bug Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters – a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart grow.

Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine won France’s César Award for Best Animated Feature, and has been nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards®.

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In celebration of Earth Day, Frontier presents Zemya
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In celebration of Earth Day, Frontier presents Zemya
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Sat April 26 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: Zemya is inspired by some of the world’s most colorful cultures with vocal selections from Bulgaria, Greece, Russia, Georgia, Croatia, Israel, South Africa and the... Read More

Zemya is inspired by some of the world’s most colorful cultures with vocal selections from Bulgaria, Greece, Russia, Georgia, Croatia, Israel, South Africa and the British Isles–music they interpret with their own lush and exquisite harmonies and infectious energy.


Zemya has been delighting and surprising Maine audiences of all ages for more than 8 years. Directed by Deborah Gordon, the ensemble includes Joy Ahrens, Barbara Beckelman, Hildy Ginsberg, Abby King, Mischa Schuler, and Ann Swardlick.

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The Maine Conservation Alliance presents Years of Living Dangerously
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The Maine Conservation Alliance presents Years of Living Dangerously
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Thurs April 24 | 7pm with panel discussion to follow | SOLD OUT

Summary: Climate change is the biggest story of our lifetime, but it’s not covered nearly enough on our news stations and tv shows. That’s why we’re so excited to... Read More

Climate change is the biggest story of our lifetime, but it’s not covered nearly enough on our news stations and tv shows.


That’s why we’re so excited to organize a screening of the first episode of a new Showtime documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously, which will examine the impacts of worldwide climate disruption.


The series follows Hollywood stars on journeys across the world to meet the people affected by, and seeking solutions to climate change.


It’s a striking display of the devastating effects of climate change that you don’t want to miss.


After the screening, there will be a panel discussion to talk about what we can do to fight climate change in Maine. We can turn this story around and build a movement across the country for climate change action, but we have to start today.

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Reviving the Freedom Mill
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Reviving the Freedom Mill
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Tues April 22 | 6pm, 8pm | $5, all proceeds benefit sponsors. A panel discussion will be held after each screening. | Buy Tickets

Summary: When environmentalist Tony Grassi takes a crazy gamble to rehab an abandoned Mill, he inspires both skepticism and hope that its revived bond with the river will... Read More

When environmentalist Tony Grassi takes a crazy gamble to rehab an abandoned Mill, he inspires both skepticism and hope that its revived bond with the river will breathe new life into the rural town of Freedom, Maine.  With the help of a colorful team of builders, masons, engineers and architects, he sets out to reconstruct a forgotten historical treasure.  Can his 21st century vision of conservation re-power this community, which is now welcoming a new generation of young farmers?


Sponsored by Maine Preservation, Maine Farmland Trust, and GrowSmart Maine.

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Rebels with a Cause
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Rebels with a Cause
Showtimes:
Tues April 22 | 2pm
Wed April 23 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs April 24 | 2pm
Fri April 25 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Sat April 26 | 2pm
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Summary: Directed by Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto Starring Frances McDormand English 1 hr 12 mins, rated NR A stunningly beautiful new film narrated... Read More

Directed by Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto
Starring Frances McDormand
English
1 hr 12 mins, rated NR

A stunningly beautiful new film narrated by Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE spotlights the rebels, a group of citizens from many walks of life, who fought to establish public parks next to a densely populated urban center yearning for access to nature.

Beginning in the 1950s, a national movement was born of principles that may seem obvious today. Unconvinced by land developers who promoted residential construction as unmitigated progress, citizens began banding together to preserve open spaces near where they lived. Narrated by Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE is filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto’s retelling of the story of the schemers and dreamers who fought to keep developers from taking over the breathtaking landscape of the northern California coast. REBELS WITH A CAUSE describes in fascinating detail how dedicated conservationists raised Californians’ awareness of their power to promote change.

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Manomet presents How Green is Your Grocer? An Engaging Conversation with Peter Cooke and Kasey Harris
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Manomet presents How Green is Your Grocer? An Engaging Conversation with Peter Cooke and Kasey Harris
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Thurs April 17 | 5:30-6pm Reception (complimentary appetizers), 6-7pm Presentation in the theater | Free admission with reservation only: Get Tickets

Summary: Everyone needs groceries. With more than 36,000 supermarkets across the United States, the sector plays a huge part in our lives. But have you ever thought about how... Read More

Everyone needs groceries. With more than 36,000 supermarkets across the United States, the sector plays a huge part in our lives. But have you ever thought about how your supermarket manages its environmental footprint?


Working closely with Hannaford Supermarkets, Manomet Program Manager Peter Cooke developed the nation's first and only grocery sustainability certification system -- known as the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC).


Join Manomet Center on April 17 for an engaging conversation with Peter Cooke and Kasey Harris, Hannaford Sustainability Programs Specialist about grocery sustainability and the new Manomet certification system. Registration is required. This event is free and open to the public.


The Unknown Known
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The Unknown Known
Showtimes:
Tues April 15 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Wed April 16 | 2pm, 5pm
Thurs April 17 | 2pm
Fri April 18 | 2pm
Sat April 19 | 2pm
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Summary: Directed by Errol Morris Starring Donald Rumsfeld English 1 hr 43 mins, rated NR In THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, Academy Award-winning director Errol... Read More

Directed by Errol Morris
Starring Donald Rumsfeld
English
1 hr 43 mins, rated NR

In THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris (THE FOG OF WAR) offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, one of the key architects of the Iraq War, and a larger-than-life character who provoked equal levels of fury and adulation from the American public.  Rather than conducting a conventional interview, Morris has Rumsfeld perform and expound on his “snowflakes,” tens of thousands of memos (many never previously published) he composed as a congressman and as an advisor to four different presidents, twice as Secretary of Defense.  These memos provide a window onto history—not history as it actually happened, but history as Rumsfeld wants us to see it. Morris makes plain that Rumsfeld’s “snowflakes”—whether intended to elucidate, rationalize, obfuscate, or control history—are contradicted by the facts.   THE UNKNOWN KNOWN is an illumination of the mystery of Donald Rumsfeld, an unknown known.

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The Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble
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The Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble
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Sat April 12 | 8pm | $10 in advance, $12 day of show | Buy Tickets

Summary: The Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble is an eclectic group bonded by their enthusiasm and love of the accordion.  They’ve been squeezing together since 1996... Read More

The Maine Squeeze Accordion Ensemble is an eclectic group bonded by their enthusiasm and love of the accordion.  They’ve been squeezing together since 1996 throughout the state at fairs, festivals, concerts, private and community events.

 

Their music, drawn from around the world as well as original tunes, showcases the versatility of the accordion from high energy, foot tapping tunes to mesmerizing numbers that emphasize the drama and beauty of the instrument.

 

Members bring high spirits and multiple talents that blend together in a performance that affirms the resurgence of the accordion as an instrument of many genres.

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/01/accordions-so-hot-right-now/282782/ They delight in sing-alongs, simple dances, heart-warming oldies and folk music for all ages.

 

Individual members also perform in other bands and are teachers of music, drama, dance and voice for children and adults.

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Not Here presents #standwithme
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Not Here presents #standwithme
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Fri April 11 | 7pm | SOLD OUT

Summary: Not Here Justice in Action Network invites you to join us for #standwithme. Not Here is a grassroots effort, started in Maine, to facilitate... Read More

Not Here Justice in Action Network invites you to join us for #standwithme. Not Here is a grassroots effort, started in Maine, to facilitate collaboration in our communities to address the threat of human trafficking and exploitation.  We are especially concerned about the impact this has on vulnerable children globally and domestically. For more information, please visit: http://www.not-here.me/#!justice-in-action/cee1


You didn’t know. Neither did Vivienne. When she learned that roughly 30 million people are currently enslaved, she felt compelled to do something about it. After seeing a photo of two enslaved boys in Nepal, nine-year-old Vivienne is moved to help in the only way she knows how: by setting up her lemonade stand. With the goal of freeing 500 children from slavery and raising $100,000, she takes it to the streets.


But Vivienne’s not the only one raising hell about this issue. Humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine has devoted her career to photographing indigenous cultures across the world. When she learned that slavery still exists today, she began a journey to travel the world and document slavery from the front lines, hoping that the viewers of those images would be compelled to take a stand with her. One of those photos reached Vivienne.


More than just a journey into the issue, this film comes with a toolbox to get involved and start making changes. Paul Rice, founder of Fair Trade USA, and Maurice Middleberg, of Free The Slaves, share how our everyday actions contribute to modern day slavery — and how we can reverse that.


#standwithme serves as an invitation for all of us to do our part and put an end to slavery worldwide.

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Not Here presents Artists Confront Trafficking [ACT]
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Not Here presents Artists Confront Trafficking [ACT]
Showtimes:
Fri April 11 | 5pm – 11pm | Exhibition, performances, and cash bar in the Gallery | Free, donations accepted

Summary: Not Here Justice in Action Network (NHJAN) invites you to a very special evening of art, music, sculpture, and film. NHJAN is a grassroots effort,... Read More

Not Here Justice in Action Network (NHJAN) invites you to a very special evening of art, music, sculpture, and film. NHJAN is a grassroots effort, started here in Maine, and aimed at facilitating collaboration in our communities to address the threat and reality of human trafficking and exploitation occurring in our state and beyond. Interested in being a part of the movement against injustice? Join us at this FREE community event, and learn how YOU can be part of the solution.


ARTISTS CONFRONT TRAFFICKING is a free community mobilization event that will begin with an art walk through participating open studios in the beautifully restored Fort Andross Mill at 5:00pm. The Coleman Burke gallery next door to Frontier will open at 5:00pm as well, highlighting art works by Carol St. Pierre, Susan Smith, Johanna Harkness, and Chris Cart. Light refreshments will be served. Performance art will follow, including the Accendo Dance Company and musician Jud Caswell.


Following the 7:00pm screening of the documentary film #standwithme at Frontier’s theater, director, Patrick Varriale, and special guest, Stephanie Henry, from the film will host a Q&A session in the Coleman Burke gallery.


The World Premier performance of the new song “Now is the Time” by Johanna Harkness & Hollow Body Eclectic will follow. Music will continue until 11:00pm, and community discussions are encouraged among all in attendance as we come together to make a stand against the injustice and oppression seen in human trafficking.


 

For more information about NHJAN, please visit: http://www.not-here.me/#!justice-in-action/cee1


Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Showtimes:
Tues April 8 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Wed April 9 | 2pm, 6pm
Thurs April 10 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
Fri April 11 | 2pm
Sat April 12 | 2pm
Sun April 13 | 2pm, 6pm, 8pm
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Summary: Directed by Chiemi Karasawa Starring Elaine Stritch, Alec Baldwin, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, John... Read More

Directed by Chiemi Karasawa
Starring Elaine Stritch, Alec Baldwin, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini, John Turturro
English
1 hr 21 mins, rated NR

Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.

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Camden International Film Festival presents Aging in Maine: Last Dreams
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Camden International Film Festival presents Aging in Maine: Last Dreams
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Sun April 6 | 5pm | $8 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Directed by Estephan WagnerDenmark, 2013, 60 min, English subtitles LAST DREAMS follows three women during their last month of life. Through them we get an... Read More

Directed by Estephan WagnerDenmark, 2013, 60 min, English subtitles


LAST DREAMS follows three women during their last month of life. Through them we get an intimate and honest picture of what it means to be close to death – stories of solitude, reconciliation and love during the process of saying goodbye. We follow their relationship with doctors, nurses, priests and family members. We are present when they discuss their most intimate subjects, when they express their love for their family members and as they go through a fundamental and final transformation.

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Camden International Film Festival presents Aging in Maine: The Genius of Marian
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Camden International Film Festival presents Aging in Maine: The Genius of Marian
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Sun April 6 | 2pm, discussion to follow the film with Alzheimer's Association Program Director, Bill Kirkpatrick | $8 | Buy Tickets

Summary: Directed by Banker White and Anna FitchUSA, 2013, 84 min The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family’s struggle to come... Read More

Directed by Banker White and Anna FitchUSA, 2013, 84 min


The Genius of Marian is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family’s struggle to come to terms with the changes Alzheimer’s disease brings. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early onset Alzheimer’s, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Pam’s husband grapples with his changing role from primary partner to primary caregiver. Her adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the slow loss of their mother.


As she loses the ability to write, Pam’s eldest son, Banker, begins to record their conversations, allowing her to share memories of childhood and of her own mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele who died of Alzheimer’s in 2001. The Genius of Marian paints a powerful contemporary portrait of the impact of Alzheimer’s disease, the power of art and the meaning of family.


This film is co-presented by Alzheimer's Association. Program Director, Bill Kirkpatrick, LICSW, received his Master’s of Social Work degree from Boston College in 1978, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Health Policy from the Neiswanger Institute of Bioethics at Loyola University in 2010. He has over thirty years experience in health and mental health, with particular strengths, accomplishments and demonstrated expertise in medical social work, end-of-life care, bioethics, education and training of students at the graduate level of social work and first and second year medical students at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He is the Program Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter and lives in Brunswick, Maine.