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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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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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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
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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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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Next Goal Wins
Film:
Next Goal Wins
Showtimes:
Wed May 7 | 2pm
Thurs May 8 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Fri May 9 | 2pm
Sat May 10 | 2pm, 5pm, 8pm
Sun May 11 | 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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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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