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Maine Film Center


Maine Film Center


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

January 2018

Altered Spaces

Wed. Jan 10 - Tue. Feb 20

Railroad Square Cinema

Maureen Whitehouse: Altered Spaces: A Solo Exhibition January 10 to February 20 This Exhibition focuses on how the varied mediums converge to expose interesting ways of expression to creative frames of mind. Works like those which incorporate acrylic paint, varnish, inks, gold, copper, silver leaf, and newsprint into arts are also included in Whitehouse's exhibition.…

February 2018

Monday Night Movies: Children of Paradise in 35mm

Mon. Feb 19

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,…

March 2018

Monday Night Movies: Pickpocket in 35mm

Mon. Mar 19

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.…

April 2018

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

Mon. Apr 16

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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