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MPBN Community Films presents a diverse offering of independently produced films that showcase regional people, places, and topics. At times these films may deal with controversial issues that not everyone may agree with. The inclusion of any film in this series in no way should be interpreted that MPBN supports or endorses any opinions, or views on an issue that is portrayed in the film.

 

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The Story of the Acadians
A photograph of Acadia reenactors
Thursday, July 31 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 2 at 11:00 am

The Story of the Acadians spans one-hundred-seventy years beginning with the arrival of the French at Isle St. Croix off the coast of Maine in 1604 and ending with the construction of the Acadian Line in France in 1774.

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My Wild Affair: Andre the Seal
Andre the seal
Thursday, August 7 at 10:00 pm

Andre, "the seal who came home," is the true story of a two-day old wild harbor seal who, in 1961, was rescued from certain death by Harry Goodridge, an arborist from Rockport, Maine.

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Light Spirit: Lighthouses of the Maine Coast
Light Spirit DVD Jacket image
Thursday, August 14 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 16 at 11:00 am

Some lighthouses warn us away. Others usher us in. All, selflessly, serve. What was life like at the lighthouses of old? What, today? And how do these ageless towers continue to cast such magical, mystical spells?

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The Mountain Song
Mountain Song
Thursday, August 21 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 am

This is a video journal of one man’s New England Appalachian Trail hike to start a conversation about the preservation of nature and the protection of resources.

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The Last Irene: Where Did All the Water Come From?
The Last Irene DVD Jacket image
Thursday, August 28 at 10:00 pm

A filmmaking team sets out to increase understanding of the environmental forces behind storms like Irene.

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The Farmers’ Market - Where Your Food Comes From Matters
FArmers MArket
Thursday, August 28 at 10:30 pm

The Farmers’ market – getting back to basics. Good nutrition begins here at our farms. Maine farmers are working hard year round to bring you the very best quality food. Food that is safe, nutritious and delicious.

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Past MPBN Community Films
Merrymeeting Bay: The Rising Tide of Stewardship
An aerial photo of Maine's Merrymeeting Bay
Thursday, July 24 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 26 at 11:00 am

Merrymeeting Bay is an important ecosystem by any standard. This program explores the strong network of stewardship and preservation happening all around the bay.

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The Women Artists of Monhegan Island
Monhegan Island
Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 19 at 11:00 am

Intriguing conversations with the many talented women artists of Monhegan provides fascinating insights about art, inspiration and life on a small Maine Island.

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On The Edge
Painting titled Island School by Philip Steel
Thursday, July 10 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 12 at 11:00 am

This film tells the story of lobster-fishing communities on Maine's year-round islands. At the turn of the last century, there were 300 inhabited, unbridged islands in Maine; now there are 15. At present the lobsters are plentiful, but islanders worry about the future of the fishery and the realities faced by their children and grandchildren.

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The Cod Academy
Cod Academy
Thursday, July 3 at 10:30 pm
Saturday, July 5 at 11:30 am

The Cod Academy follows Maine fishermen as they begin to learn about aquaculture, a new way to make a living along Maine’s coast.

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Joshua Chamberlain: Scholar, Soldier, Statesman
Joshua L. Chanberlain
Thursday, July 3 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 5 at 11:00 am

Explore the life and legacy of Joshua L Chamberlain, the scholar-turned-soldier from Maine, whose heroic actions at Little Round Top in the battle of Gettysburg became Civil War legend.

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Goranson Farm: An Uncertain Harvest
Jan Goranson and Rob Johanson
Thursday, June 26 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 28 at 11:00 am

This film follows a small organic farm during its most difficult season in 25 years.

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Reviving the Freedom Mill
The Freedom Mill
Thursday, June 19 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 21 at 11:00 am

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 town of Freedom, Maine.

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Deus Ex Machina
Deus Ex Machina
Thursday, June 12 at 10:40 pm
Saturday, June 14 at 11:40 am

The story of a man building the most beautiful and most dangerous machine.

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One Alcoholic to Another
One Alcoholic to Another DVD jacket image
Thursday, June 12 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 14 at 11:00 am

To outsiders, Alcoholics Anonymous is often considered a cult. Two filmmakers of diverse perspectives demystify an organization that has helped millions achieve sobriety. They embark on a rollicking road trip, exploring the Vermont childhoods of AA’s pioneers, Bill Wilson and Bob Smith.

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Jim Said No
Jim Kingsbury being fed by Lisa Kingsbury
May 24, 2014

Meet Jim and Lisa Kingsbury of Bangor as they struggle to live with Jim's diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Shot only a few times a month over a three year period, the film follows the couple and their son Jack as they are forced to adapt to the physical changes Jim must endure, as the disease progresses within his body.

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