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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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Getting Away Together: Boothbay Harbor
Getting Away Together: Boothbay Harbor
Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 13 at 11:00 am

The series calls attention to beautiful destinations, compelling life stories, “best kept” travel secrets and take away tips, helping consumers to make decisions about their upcoming travels.

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The Last Irene: Where Did All the Water Come From?
The Last Irene DVD Jacket image
Thursday, September 11 at 10:30 pm
Saturday, September 13 at 11:30 am

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

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Meetinghouse: The Heart of Washington, New Hamphshire
Saturday, September 20 at 11:00 am

The Washington Meetinghouse has been a vibrant part of the life of this community since its earliest days. It has evolved to meet the needs of a changing and growing town, always adaptable to the current times.

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To Hear the Music: The Opus 139 Project
Harvard University’s Memorial Church pipe organ
Thursday, September 25 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, September 27 at 11:00 am

This is the story of the design, construction and installation of a new pipe organ in Harvard University’s Memorial Church by a Gloucester builder with an unusual history: Charles Fisk abandoned a Nobel-level career in nuclear physics to build organs instead, a decision spurred by his participation in the Manhattan Project during World War II, and by his desire to “hear the music better.”

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Past MPBN Community Films
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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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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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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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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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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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
July 12, 2014

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
July 5, 2014

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
July 5, 2014

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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