As of 8.27.2021 Maine Film Center is requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at all indoor events. Masks required.  Details here. 

The Hidden Lives of Trees

Scheduled to Start October 29

1 hour 20 minutes


Maine Film Center

Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

“When I started my career as a forester, I knew as much about the hidden lives of trees as a butcher knew about animals’ feelings. I suddenly discovered a myriad of wonders.” The speaker, near the end of THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES, is author Peter Wohlleben, whose books—and this ravishingly beautiful film—convincingly make the case that trees are social beings, and that a forest is a social network. This amazing movie describes how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben is a heck of a tour guide to a neck of the woods we only THOUGHT we knew. We come to understand the amazing processes of life, death and regeneration that he has observed for decades, bringing us closer to these astounding living entities, including a visit to the little-known oldest tree in the world in Sweden…10,000 years old!

In English and in German with English subtitles.
Scheduled to Start October 29

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

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