Love & Basketball

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7:00PM

2 hours 4 minutes


Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

Maine Film Center | Railroad Square Cinema presents


Five date-worthy films to get you out of the house. Bring a date, a friend, or just yourself!
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*Must be redeemed at Front & Main the day of the screening. No discount at Front & Main on Monday, February 14. No restrictions apply at Meridians.

Gina Prince-Bythewood's semi-autobiographical first feature LOVE & BASKETBALL is a resounding rebuttal to the stigma against on-screen Black love stories. A classic coming-of-age story, Sanaa Lathan stars as Monica, who pursues her passion and talent for basketball while falling in love with the boy next door, Q (Omar Epps). "Unlike many contemporary screen romances, LOVE & BASKETBALL unapologetically wears its full heart on its sleeve, avoiding easy laughs and the safe distance of irony. It takes Monica seriously, which means that it takes her life as an athlete seriously, which is expressed in all the attention on how her physical, emotional and psychological struggles on the court reflect—and shape—her life off it, too" (Manohla Dargis, New York Times). LOVE & BASKETBALL is a fan favorite that has cemented its place as one of the best of Black American cinema.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test) and masking at all indoor events is required


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