Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine
Not for nothing did A Thousand and One walk away with the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s recently concluded Sundance Film Festival. “Director and screenwriter A.V. Rockwell’s lens captures the beauty and vibrancy of the city of New York, Black life, and motherhood in poverty”—Sheri Flanders, Chicago Reader. In the New York of the ‘90s, unapologetic and free-spirited Inez (an unforgettable Teyana Taylor) kidnaps her six-year-old boy Terry from the foster care system. Holding onto their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City. “Teyana Taylor's work will linger with me for the rest of 2023. It is a performance of remarkable specificity and audaciousness with a closing shot that stays on her face – expressive, trenchant, complex and incredibly moving. Just like the film”—Andrew Kendall, Staebroek News. Daily at 2:20 and 6:50 EXCEPT no 2:20 Sat. or Sun. and no 6:50 Wed. or Thurs. This film is eligible for theYouth Arts Access Fund.