Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine
Q&A with John Shipton, father of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and Gabriel Shipton, producer of the film and Julian's half-brother The world's most famous political prisoner, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has become an emblem of an international arm wrestle over freedom of journalism, government corruption and unpunished war crimes. Now with Assange facing a 175-year sentence if extradited to the US, his family members are confronting the prospect of losing Julian forever to the abyss of the US justice system. This David-and-Goliath struggle is personal – and, with Julian's health declining in a British maximum-security prison, the clock is ticking. In Ithaka, it's up to Julian's father, John Shipton, and wife Stella Moris, to join forces to advocate for Julian on this international odyssey. As they rally a world-wide network of supporters and politicians, they cautiously step into the media's glare – and are forced to confront the events that made Julian a global flashpoint. Saturday, March 25 7pm This film is eligible for theYouth Arts Access Fund.