Nine Days

Scheduled to Start August 6

2 hours 4 minutes

R

Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

“NINE DAYS is that rare work of art that invites you to reconsider your entire world view…this film poignantly reminds how lucky we are to be here: a planet full of lottery winners”—Peter DeBruge, Variety. Chances are you haven’t seen a film like NINE DAYS…because there really isn’t another. This is a deeply imaginative, heartfelt and contemplative story of unborn souls trying to make their way to earth as one man in a remote location determines which among them is most suitable for the miraculous journey into life. Is he God, or A God? It appears not. From the comfort of his living room, Will (Winston Duke, BLACK PANTHER, US) watches human life unfurl on a series of vintage TV sets, keeping an eye on random people across the globe as they go about their daily lives. But when one subject suddenly dies, leaving a vacancy for another life, Will sets out to interview and select the ideal replacement candidate over the course of nine days, issuing a series of challenges to determine their emotional and spiritual fitness. Only one soul can make the journey, with the rest facing oblivion after experiencing one final wish orchestrated by Will — a chosen moment of what life on earth might have been like had they made the cut. Oda conjures up a cinematic universe like no other — a vision of life before life that delves to the very heart of where we come from, where we are going, and what we must do to survive once we are born. And it’s even sometimes very funny! Tickets on sale soon

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