Chance to see ‘The Congressman’

Aug 12, 2017
Treat Williams, as “The Congressman,” faces a sea of local faces in the big town meeting scene, filmed at Rockland’s Lincoln Street Center.

Belfast — Belfast Free Library's Friday Night Flix hosts Karen Gleeson and Paul Sheridan look to the north for their cooling August films. All are free, screened Fridays at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

The next film, on Aug. 18, is only north to those from away: “The Congressman” (2016, USA), which was filmed on Monhegan, in Midcoast Maine and Augusta. The film tells the tale of Maine Congressman Charlie Winship (Treat Williams), who is fed up with Washington's corruption. On a remote island off the coast, he meets some of his constituents who are in the middle of a shooting war over their fishing grounds. This humorous and moving film raises the important question of what it means to be an American. “The Congressman,” which runs 98 minutes, is rated R for some language and brief sexual material.

This month’s series will conclude Aug. 25 with “Rams” (2015, Iceland/Denmark/Norway/Poland).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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