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Maine Film Center

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Maine Film Center

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Our mission

The Maine Film Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich, educate and entertain the community through film and art.

We are the premier showcase and resource for independent film in Maine, aiming to strengthen Maine’s culture through the celebration of film and art.

The Maine Film Center brings together our community’s unique film assets to further establish Waterville’s reputation as a vibrant, year-round center of film exhibition and education.

Upcoming Events

September 2017

Dawson City: Frozen Time

Wed. Sep 27

Railroad Square Cinema

Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Dawson City was settled in 1896 and became the center of the Canadian Gold Rush that brought 100,000 prospectors to the area. It was also the final stop for a distribution chain that sent early movie prints and newsreels to the Yukon. The films were seldom, if ever,…

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October 2017

Monday Night Movies: High and Low in 35mm

Mon. Oct 23

Waterville Opera House

Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in HIGH AND LOW, the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, Kurosawa’s film moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating…

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November 2017

Monday Night Movies: Red Desert in 35mm

Mon. Nov 13

Waterville Opera House

Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1960s panoramas of contemporary alienation were decade-defining artistic events, and RED DESERT, his first color film, is perhaps his most epochal. This provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age—about a disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed by Antonioni muse Monica Vitti, wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and…

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December 2017

Monday Night Movies: Mon Oncle in 35mm

Mon. Dec 18

Waterville Opera House

Visual wit, Gallic charm and smart slapstick prevail again when Jacques Tati’s eccentric, old-fashioned hero, Monsieur Hulot, is set loose in Villa Arpel, the geometric, oppressively ultramodern home of his brother-in-law, and in the antiseptic plastic hose factory where he gets a job. The second Hulot movie and Tati’s first color film, MON ONCLE is…

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January 2018

Monday Night Movies: Mulholland Drive in 35mm

January 15, 2018

Waterville Opera House

A love story in the city of dreams . . . Blonde Betty Elms (Naomi Watts) has only just arrived in Hollywood to become a movie star when she meets an enigmatic brunette with amnesia (Laura Harring). Meanwhile, as the two set off to solve the second woman’s identity, filmmaker Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) runs…

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February 2018

Monday Night Movies: Children of Paradise in 35mm

February 19, 2018

Waterville Opera House

Poetic realism reached sublime heights with CHILDREN OF PARADISE, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time. This nimble depiction of nineteenth-century Paris’s theatrical demimonde, filmed during World War II, follows a mysterious woman (Arletty) loved by four different men (all based on historical figures): an actor, a criminal, a count, and,…

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March 2018

Monday Night Movies: Pickpocket in 35mm

March 19, 2018

Waterville Opera House

This incomparable story of crime and redemption from the French master Robert Bresson follows Michel, a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. As his compulsive pursuit of the thrill of stealing grows, however, so does his fear that his luck is about to run out.…

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April 2018

Monday Night Movies: WR: Mysteries of the Organism in 35mm

April 16, 2018

Waterville Opera House

Perhaps the most unique (partially) made-in-Maine movie ever produced. What does the energy harnessed through orgasm have to do with the state of communist Yugoslavia circa 1971? Only counterculture filmmaker extraordinaire Dušan Makavejev has the answers (or the questions). His surreal documentary-fiction collision WR: MYSTERIES OF THE ORGANISM begins as an investigation into the life…

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