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Maine Short Film Fest wraps tour

Apr 28, 2017
The creation of Rockland’s Oak Street mural is documented in a Maine Short Film Festival 2017 selection.

The Maine Short Film Festival 2017 tour, which opened in December at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, is making its final stops in May. Several of the films, selected from more than 50 submissions, are by filmmakers from, or are set in, Midcoast Maine.

Steve Stone’s “Bringing Boats to Life” documents the rebuild of the Fife schooner Adventuress by Rockport Marine. “Trans Circus” by Meghan Vigeant of Hope offers a glimpse of the still-evolving future of a Maine transgender circus artist. “Lodo y Corro/Mud and Run” by Maine Media Workshops’ Daniel Quintanilla is a short stop-motion film using newspaper clippings on a toilet paper “papyrus.” “Oak Street Mural” by Midcoast couple Alexis Iammarino and Scott Sell documents the creation of one of Rockland’s favorite sights. And a Sebago Lake cottage in winter serves as observation post in “Curiously” by Walter Ungerer of Rockland, using time-lapse footage and experimental sound.

These and the fest’s other juried Maine-made shorts will be screened Friday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m. at River City Cinema’s Coespace in Bangor; Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at The Alamo in Bucksport; Saturday, May 20, at 5 p.m. at the Stonington Opera House; and Sunday, May 21, at 5 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center of Bates College, Lewiston. For more information, visit mainefilm.org.

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