May December

1 hour 57 minutes


Maine Film Center

Maine Film Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville, Maine

It wouldn’t be hard to argue that Todd Haynes is one of the two or three greatest directors of the American cinema of the past 3 decades, from Far From Heaven and Velvet Goldmine to Carol and I’m Not There. Definitely add his latest, May December to that vaunted list. With Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman giving the stunning performances that Haynes’ new film wraps itself around, May December takes a premise that could be cheesy and discovers something profound there instead. 20 years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple begins to buckle under the pressure that arises when an actress arrives to try to know the real-life model for her role for a film about their past. “The film examines real-world events through the lens of mass media with a wry humor that masks profoundly complex and painful undercurrents of emotion”–Slant.

This film is eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund. Call the Box Office at 207.873.7000 to obtain YAAF tickets. Pay it forward! Donate to YAAF here.



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