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Maine in the Movies: Empire Falls

March 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free

Maine in the Movies celebrates Maine’s Bicentennial through film. This movie festival spans across 17 Maine cities and showcases 35 films that were set in Maine.

“Hollywood does not always hunt for grim reality, but that’s what it found here. Waterville [was] the perfect backdrop for the filming of Empire Falls, based on Richard Russo’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel with the same title about a rundown, blue-collar Maine community where the economy never recovered after its shirt factory shut down. So Paul Newman moved to town, as did his wife, actress Joanne Woodward. And Ed Harris. And Helen Hunt, Robin Wright Penn and Aidan Quinn. Lynn Kippax, the location manager and a Maine resident, spent months driving around the state. When he started zeroing in on Waterville, he found that his habit of wearing Hathaway shirts endeared him to its residents and smoothed the way for filming. ‘In the end, the town and its characters have a real redemption, and the book’s ending is one of hope,’ he said. ‘I hope Waterville has that.'” – Kristen Scharnberg, Chicago Tribune.

Free and open to the public – reserve seats online.

Details

Date:
March 15, 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://mainefilmcenter.org/maine200screenings

Organizer

Venue

Railroad Square Cinema
17 Railroad Square
Waterville, 04901
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Phone:
207-873-4021
Website:
www.railroadsquarecinema.com