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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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My Wild Affair: Andre the Seal
Andre the seal
Saturday, August 8 at 11:00 am

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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Joshua Chamberlain: Scholar, Soldier, Statesman
Joshua L. Chanberlain
Saturday, August 9 at 4:00 pm

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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Jules Olitski: Modern Master
Jules Olitski
Thursday, August 13 at 10:30 pm

Vermont abstract painter Jules Olitski discusses his artistic process and philosophy. His peers and art critics provide insight and observations about his work and his place in the art world.

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Cabot Lyford: Portrait of a Man as Artist
Cabot Lyford image
Saturday, August 2 at 4:00 pm

Filmmaker Dale Schierholt’s intimate portrait of Cabot Lyford offers the reflections of a master sculptor. Revered by his patrons, his sculpture is found in public and private collections including the Portland Museum of Art and Colby College Museum of Art.

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Dancing at the Mill: Two Centuries of Life on Mount Desert Island
Dancing at the Mill: Two Centuries of Life on Moun
Thursday, July 30 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, August 1 at 11:00 am

In 1761 Abraham Somes sailed to Mt. Desert Island and settled in a sheltered harbor at the head of Somes Sound. This film celebrates the generations who have followed.

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Chasing Dance
Chasing Dance
Thursday, July 23 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 am

Over 400 dance companies are based in NY City alone. Chasing Dance takes a look at one up and coming contemporary dance company over a 2 year period to see how they compete for audience and stay afloat in these harsh economic times. Film shot on location in NY City, Asheville, NC and North Haven, ME.

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Clearing the Water
Image from Clearing the Water
Thursday, July 16 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 18 at 11:00 am

Clearing the Water: The story of the Lakes Region Clean Waters Association is the story of citizen action and the importance of protecting the environment. It is the story of how a small, local group of active citizens provided leadership to the entire country in the very early days of the environmental movement.

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The Women Artists of Monhegan Island
Monhegan Island
July 11, 2015

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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Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine
Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine
July 4, 2015

The story of Brewer, Maine native and Civil War Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain is featured on MPBN Community Films. He led the 20th Maine regiment in historic battles at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Petersburg and Five Forks.

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Maine Built Boats: Art and Soul
An image of the back of a wooden power boat named
June 27, 2015

This week's MPBN Community Films piece tells the story of Maine’s boat building tradition highlighted with vintage footage and interviews.

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How County Government Works
How County Government Works image
June 20, 2015

County Commissioner Betty Johnson tours all the different departments that make up county government in Waldo County. She meets with the heads of each department and they explain why they are a necessary part of the county system.

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Salazar: The Four Seasons of the Master Myth
Roland Salazar Rose
June 20, 2015

A unique combination of words, images, music and video of the artist at work in his studio. The Four Seasons of the Master Myth captures the thoughts, philosophy, and art of seasoned painter Roland Salazar Rose.

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Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie (Part Six)
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June 13, 2015

Part six of Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie, subtitled People's Power, tackles contemporary tensions over energy.

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