Kylee Hamm’s “Citizens Science” on “Maine Spring Live”

Watch 17-year-old Kylee Hamm’s video about “citizens science!” It will be featured on Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Spring Live.” Her video focuses on the work by Waterville High and other students in Maine and New Hampshire who test ground water for arsenic.

To learn more about Kylee and the Mid-Maine Technical Center’s programing, click here.


Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea in North Russia. He has his own auto-repair shop. His shop stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son from a previous marriage. Vadim Shelevyat, the mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. First he tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia cannot stand losing everything he has, not only the land, but also all the beauty that has surrounded him from the day of his birth. So, Shelevyat starts being more aggressive.

“LEVIATHAN is easily the most important and imposing film to emerge from Russia in recent years. Since its story conveys a sense of pervasive political corruption, it has been read as a daring and scathing critique of conditions in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, and it is certainly fascinating to contemplate on that level. Yet there’s much more to writer-director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s singular artistic vision than simple political allegorizing, as the hypnotic opening of Leviathan makes clear” – Godfrey Cheshire, Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film. In Russian with English Subtitles. Rated R. 140 Min. 2014.


Screened as part of the 2018-2019 Presence of the Past Film Series, a new series of screenings held monthly through April 2019 at Railroad Square Cinema. Presented by Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Maine Film Center.

Free admission for anyone with a Colby College I.D. All others: regular admission prices apply.


Directors Amanda Kopp and Aaron Kopp will introduce the film and hold a post-screening Q&A!

Under the guidance of acclaimed South African storyteller Gcina Mhlophe, five orphaned children from Eswatini collaborate to craft an original fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character, Liyana, is brought to life in innovative animated artwork as she embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. The children’s real and imagined worlds begin to converge, and they must choose what kind of story they will tell -in fiction and in their own lives. This inspiring tale of perseverance is a tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power storytelling. Unrated. 77 Min. Sponsored by the Colby College Center for Arts and Humanities and the Colby College Cultural Events Committee.

Killer of Sheep

Restored version of one of the most famous and acclaimed films by an African-American filmmaker. Charles Burnett’s KILLER OF SHEEP was one of the first 50 films to be selected for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry and was chosen by the National Society of Film Critics as one of the 100 Essential Films, a true indie great. In KILLER OF SHEEP, the protagonist, employed at the slaughterhouse, is suffering from the emotional side effects of his bloody occupation to such a degree that his entire life unhinges. His refusal to become involved in the similarly destructive, but human-focused occupations of his more affluent friends and acquaintances becomes the odd obstacle to the family’s well being. Burnett once said of the film, “[Stan’s] real problems lie within the family, trying to make that work and be a human being. You don’t necessarily win battles; you survive.” Presented by Colby College Cinema Studies. Unrated. 80 Min.