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 SUMMER Film Series Schedule

Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals
Saturday, September 23, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Maine Writers and Publishers Association (MWPA) will present a program on submitting your work to literary journals – how to effectively manage the process, overcome roadblocks, and create a plan for getting one’s writing in front of editors. It will include a Q&A session.

“The Light Between Oceans”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m.
A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from a drifting rowing boat. Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual content. 133 minutes.

“Modified” by Caitlin Shetterly
Author Talk
Tuesday, September 26 at  7:00 p.m.
Maine writer Caitlin Shetterly will discuss her book “Modified: GMOs and the Threat to our Food, our Land, our Future”. She will talk about the research that led her to believe that GMOs were the cause of her illnesses. She will answer questions and have books available for sale and signing.

York Seen Through Vintage Postcards
Thursday, October 5 at  Noon
Starting in the early 1900’s, “picture” postcards gave us a unique way to view the past in York.  Join us as four local collectors (Bob Davis, Candie Bridges, Mason Newick and Charley Steedman) have selected the best from their extensive collections to create a guided tour of our town viewed a century ago.

“The Founder”
Fall Film Series
Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 p.m.
The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers’ innovative fast food eatery, McDonald’s, into the biggest restaurant business in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence and ruthlessness. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. 155 minutes.


Summer Film Series Schedule

Date Title Summary
June 11, 7:00 PM
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references.
139 minutes.
Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play and reprise their roles in this film. Oscar winner – Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis) and Oscar nominated for both Best Picture and Best Actor (Denzel Washington). Rated PG-13 for
June 18, 7:00 PM “Loving”
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements.
123 minutes.
From writer/director Jeff Nichols, this film celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown in Virginia. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry. Oscar nominee – Best Actress.
June 25, 7:00 PM The Salesman”
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image.
125 minutes.
In Persian with subtitles – Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) are a young couple who perform in an acting troupe in central Tehran. After their old flat becomes damaged, they are forced to move into a new apartment. A home invasion linked to the previous tenant of their new home leaves Rana injured and afraid, while Shahab tries to unravel the identity of the culprit. The couple struggles to cope with their changed life as events lead toward resolution. Oscar winner 2017 – Best Foreign Film.
July 2, 7:00 PM “Rogue One – A Star Wars Story”
Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action.
133 minutes.
In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. Featuring Felicity Jones in a starring role as Jyn Erso, this J.J. Abrams directed film is a worthy entry in the Star Wars franchise.
July 9, 7:00 PM “Tanna”
Unrated PG-13 equivalent.
104 minutes.
In Vanuatu with subtitles – Based on a true story, this extraordinary Australian film with lush cinematography follows one of the last traditional tribes in the South Pacific, as a young girl Wawa falls in love with her chief ‘s grandson. But when war with their enemies escalates, Wawa is unknowingly given in marriage as part of a peace deal. The young lovers run away, but are pursued by warriors of both tribes. With their lives on the line, the star-crossed lovers must choose between their hearts and the peaceful future of the tribe. Oscar nominee 2017 – Best Foreign Film.
July 16, 7:00 PM “Things To Come” (2016)
Rated PG-13 for brief language and drug use.
100 minutes.
In French with subtitles – Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie’s husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life. Written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, this absorbing film is quintessentially French.
July 23, 7:00 PM “Allied”
Rated R for violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use.
124 minutes.
This film tells the story of Royal Canadian Air Force paratrooper and intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. After the success of this suicide mission, Max and Marianne flee together to England with plans on marrying and making a family, regardless of the war. Instead, heavy clouds of distrust, suspicion and intrigue engulf their relationship.
July 30, 7:00 PM “Rules Don’t Apply” (2016)
Rated PG-13 for sexual material including brief strong language, thematic elements, and drug references.
127 minutes.

An aspiring young actress Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) for whom they work. It’s Hollywood, 1958. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.
August 6, 7:00 PM “Toni Erdmann
Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language and brief drug use.
162 minutes.
In German with subtitles – Winfried (Peter Simonischek) doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller). Practical joking Winfried loves to annoy his daughter with corny pranks and little jabs at her lifestyle of long meetings, hotel bars and performance reports. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to return home to Germany. Enter flashy Toni Erdmann, Winfried’s smooth-talking alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and even weirder fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines’ professional life, claiming to be her CEO’s life coach. As Toni, Winfried is bolder and doesn’t hold back, but Ines meets the challenge. In all the madness, Ines begins to understand that her eccentric father might deserve some place in her life after all. 2017 Oscar nominee – Best Foreign Film.
August 13, 7:00 PM “Arrival”
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.
116 minutes.
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team–lead by expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams)–are brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers–and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Arrival is bold, emotionally-resonant and poignant. It’s science fiction at its most beautiful with a finale that will simultaneously make your heart swell and break. 2017 Oscar nominated – Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Cinematography.
August 20, 7:00 PM “20th Century Women”
118 minutes.
During the summer of 1979, Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord Dorothea (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants – a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son’s shrewd best friend (Elle Fanning) – to serve as role models in a changing world. Annette Bening brings perhaps the finest performance of her long and rich career as the well-intended but at times confused, sad and/or lonely Dorothea. Oscar nominated – Best Original Screenplay.
August 27, 7:00 PM “Patriot’s Day”
130 minutes.
An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, this film is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of terror. In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard DesLauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.

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