“40 WEST,” an independent Maine-made film, will be screened Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St.

Shot in Buxton and Hollis in spring of 2010, “40 WEST” had its world premiere at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival in New York City last October, followed by its international premiere at the Lucerne International Film Festival in Switzerland, where it was nominated for Best Feature Film.

Since then, it has won or been nominated for 13 awards from various festivals and awards programs including a Diamond Award from the California Film Awards, an Award of Merit from the Accolade Competition, an Honorable Mention from the Los Angeles Movie Awards, a Best Comedy win from the Mountain Film Awards, four Maverick Movie Award nominations and a Best Feature Film award at Vegas Indie Film Fest. The Maine premiere last month in Portland sold out and broke the record for advanced online sales. It was invited back the following week.

Maine native Jennifer Porter wrote the screenplay, stars in the film and composed and performed the bluesy film score. Her partner Dana Packard, with whom she co-founded The Originals theater company and Honey Tree Films, produced, directed and edited. “40 WEST” features the legendary Wayne Newton and several New England and Maine actors including Kathleen Kimball, C. James Roberts, Dylan Chestnutt, William McDonough III, Michael Kimball and Rob Cameron.

The film is not rated, but contains strong language and violence. For more information, visit 40WESTmovie.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.