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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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Past MPBN Community Films
Maine Built Boats: Art and Soul
An image of the back of a wooden power boat named
Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 27 at 11:00 am

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
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Thursday, June 18 at 10:30 pm
Saturday, June 20 at 11:30 am

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
Monday, June 18 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 20 at 11:00 am

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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Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 13 at 11:00 am

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

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Getting Away Together: Boothbay Harbor
Getting Away Together: Boothbay Harbor
Thursday, May 28 at 10:30 pm

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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Raising Ali: A Lewiston Story
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Monday, May 25 at 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 28 at 10:00 pm

On May 25, 1965 Lewiston, Maine hosted one of the most controversial and famous sporting events of all time – the heavyweight boxing championship between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. In recognition of the 50th anniversary of "The Phantom Punch" – Raising Ali, will focus not just on the events surround the fight, but will explore aspects of personal memories, civic and cultural identity, and inevitable changes that come with time.

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Welcome to Lee Maine
Welcome to Lee Maine
Thursday, May 21 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 am

This is a film about a small close-knit community in rural Maine (pop. 845) that must deal with the devastating news that it has become the smallest community in America to lose two sons in the Iraqi War.

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Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie (Part Five)
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Thursday, May 14 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 16 at 11:00 am

Part five of Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie, subtitled Ceres’ Children, explores Vermont’s cherished tradition of town meeting and community involvement.

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Lois Dodd: Maine Master
Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 pm
Saturday, May 9 at 11:30 am

Lois Dodd first visited Maine in 1951 from New Jersey to attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She settled into her current summer/fall home on the Cushing peninsula in 1961 and has created a remarkable body of work that blends abstraction and representation.

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Cabot Lyford: Portrait of a Man as Artist
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Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 am

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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