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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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Liz
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Thursday, February 18 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 20 at 11:00 am

A troubled and homeless teen from Portland, Maine finds salvation, peace and success when her street fighting leads to amateur boxing.

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Good Vibes and Duct Tape: Stories with Cindy Pierce
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Thursday, February 25 at 10:00 pm

An acclaimed comedian, author and New Hampshire celebrity, Cindy Pierce is on a mission to bring the truth about sex and relationships to the forefront through comic storytelling. In tackling these uncomfortable topics, Pierce delivers information, advice and personal stories spiked with her trademark bawdy wit.

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It All Started With Mom
It All Started With Mom
Thursday, March 3 at 10:30 pm

This film documents a family’s perspective of meeting and courting suitable partners. The film is a humorous examination of three generations and seven decades of dating rituals.

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1000 Feet and Below
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Sunday, February 28 at 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 3 at 10:00 pm

1000 Feet and Below is a documentary that explores the existing small ski areas of Maine. It will discover the history of Maine skiing and the community spirit that is alive and well at these small ski areas.

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Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty
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Thursday, March 24 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, March 26 at 11:00 am

At Dartmouth College in the 1970s, four male athletes joined a dance class. Their collaborative work led to the creation of Pilobolus and the transformation of modern dance.

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The Opiate Effect
A flowering opium plant
Thursday, March 24 at 10:40 pm
Saturday, March 26 at 11:40 am

Several young people share their struggles with opiate abuse as one family is confronted with the overdose of their son, Will Gates, a University of Vermont student.

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East By North East
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Thursday, March 31 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, April 2 at 11:00 am

The world can be a small place but when you put a fly rod in your hand, the world becomes a generous playground. From Canada’s wilderness to island living and of course the North East at its best, life on the road has never been so thrilling.

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Past MPBN Community Films
Acadians of the St. John Valley
A photograph of Acadia reenactors
Thursday, February 4 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, February 6 at 11:00 am

This film explores how the Acadians made their way as refugees from Nova Scotia to the St. John Valley of Northern Maine to start a new life.

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Ice Harvesting Sampler
Ice Harvesting
Thursday, January 28 at 10:30 pm
Saturday, January 30 at 11:30 am

This compilation shows newsreel and amateur footage of ice harvesting operations in Maine and includes ice-house interiors with massive ice blocks being maneuvered at high speed, and horse teams delivering ice to brownstones in Boston.

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From Stump to Ship: A 1930 Logging Film
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Thursday, January 28 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, January 30 at 11:00 am

The most complete look at the long-log industry. Men cut trees by hand and load them onto horse-drawn sleds to be hauled over snow to rivers. Skilled river drivers maneuver the logs downstream, risking their limbs and lives every day. Also, work in the steam powered mill. Remarkably detailed scenes, filmed year-round, are enhanced by the original 1930 script, read here by humorist Tim Sample.

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Wayne's Deer
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January 23, 2016

If you want to learn more about deer, Wayne Bruhm can tell you. Wayne's Deer is a portrait of Wayne Bruhm, amateur naturalist and hunter. Wayne's ancestors first settled along the LaHave River in Nova Scotia in 1723.

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Gone: The Mystery of the Don Disaster
picnicers on the dock
January 16, 2016

34 Mainers disappear in this true story of sudden death. GONE explores the puzzling disappearance in 1941 of the pleasure craft DON.

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100: Head/Heart/Feet
100: Head/Heart/Feet
January 9, 2016

If you thought 26.2 miles was tough, lace up your running shoes and join Portland, Maine's Zak Wieluns for a journey into the world of ultrarunning.

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2015 Concord: 15 Stories About Now
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January 2, 2016

This is a documentary about Concord in the year 2015. Simply put, it is 15 stories about a moment in time. There is the baker making bagels before sun rise, a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Court, a locksmith, a visit to the Morrill Farm in Penacook, and Cruise Night at Arnie's on the Heights.

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Salazar: The Four Seasons of the Master Myth
Roland Salazar Rose
December 26, 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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Christmas Greetings from Aroostook
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December 26, 2015

Christmas Greetings From Aroostook is a special featuring the unique holiday sights and sounds of The County.

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The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory
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December 19, 2015

Traverse the landscape of deal-making and deal-breaking which has historically defined tribal-state relations in Maine. Spanning from the 1700s to the present-day legal battle being played out in Penobscot Nation v. Mills.

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