INDEPENDENT MOVIE SCHEDULE 2020

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Indie Film Night: Human Nature

July 8, 2020, 5 & 8 PM

Human Nature is a provocative documentary that focuses on CRISPR, a genetic engineering tool that has far-reaching implications for mankind. CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases and reshaping the biosphere. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for human evolution? This intriguing film begins to answer these questions by look back billions of years and peer into a remarkable future.

“One pretty fascinating documentary.”  -The New York Times

1 Hr, 35 Mins, Documentary, Part of the RFA Indie Film Series 2020, Exclusively Sponsored by Juliet Goodfriend.

International Fly Fishing Film Festival

July 11, 2020, 7 PM
Hosted by the Rangeley Historical Society/OSHM

IF4™ consists of short and feature length films produced by professional filmmakers from all corners of the globe, showcasing the passion, lifestyle and culture of fly-fishing. The films at this popular event are capturing the attention of anglers around the world. More information about tickets will be available shortly. This event will also feature a Raffle and Silent Auction at offering art, gear, trips and more! Adult refreshments and Theater Munchies will be available at the concession stand in support of Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Come support two great non-profits.Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Indie Film Night: First Cow

July 15, 2020, 5 & 8 PM

Acclaimed director, Kelly Reichardt, trains her perceptive on the Pacific Northwest, evoking an authentic early nineteenth century way of life. A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory and finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. The two collaborate on a successful business dependent upon the clandestine participation of a nearby landowner’s prized cow. From this premise Reichardt constructs a sensitive depiction of male friendship and shows her distinct ability to capture the immense peace of rural America.

“As confident and organic as storytelling gets.”  -Boston Globe

2 Hrs, 2 Mins, PG-13, Drama, Part of the RFA Indie Film Series 2020, Exclusively Sponsored by Juliet Goodfriend.

19th Century Rangeley in 3-D

July 17, 2020, 7 PM

The Rangeley Lakes Historical Society offers you the opportunity to step back in time. You’ll see actual 19th Century Stereoview Photographs of the region shared on the Big Screen utilizing 3D glasses. All with Narration by Historical Society Executive Director, Bill Pierce & Live Musical Accompaniment. Show starts at 7 PM each night. Enjoy cash bar (beer/wine), snacks to benefit the RFA. Silent Auction and Raffle to benefit OSHM.

All tickets are $10.00 in support of the Historical Society and are available in advance at the Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc.

Indie Film Night: Oscar Nominated Shorts

August 5, 2020, 5 & 8 PM

This is a rare opportunity to see all the films from around the world that were nominated by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as the Best Animated and Live Action Shorts this year.
LIVE ACTION SHORTS: Including the Oscar winner The Neighbors’ Window
Rating Guidelines (R): for adult themes and issues, not for children.

OSCAR NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS: Including the Oscar winner Hair Love
Ratings guidelines (PG13): adult audiences will appreciate them much more than children.

Part of the RFA Indie Film Series 2020, Exclusively Sponsored by Juliet Goodfriend.

Maine at 200

August 6, 2020, 7 PM
Hosted by the Rangeley Historical Society/OSHM

Maine at 200 is an 89 minute documentary about the history of Maine. It takes a decade by decade timeline approach to describe the most significant or remarkable incidents in the 200 year history of Maine. Enjoy Q & A with the producers.

Indie Film Night: Fantastic Fungi

August 12, 2020, 5 & 8 PM

Fantastic Fungi is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

“One of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.”  -RogerEbert.com

1 Hr, 21 Mins, Documentary, Part of the RFA Indie Film Series 2020, Exclusively Sponsored by Juliet Goodfriend.

19th Century Rangeley in 3-D

August 14, 2020, 7 PM

The Rangeley Lakes Historical Society offers you the opportunity to step back in time. You’ll see actual 19th Century Stereoview Photographs of the region shared on the Big Screen utilizing 3D glasses. All with Narration by Historical Society Executive Director, Bill Pierce & Live Musical Accompaniment. Show starts at 7 PM each night. Enjoy cash bar (beer/wine), snacks to benefit the RFA. Silent Auction and Raffle to benefit OSHM.

All tickets are $10.00 in support of the Historical Society and are available in advance at the Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc.

Indie Film Night: The Climb

August 26, 2020, 5 & 8 PM

The Climb is about a tumultuous but enduring relationship between two men across many years of laughter and heartbreak. It is also the story of real-life best friends who turn their profound connection into a rich, humane and frequently uproarious film about the boundaries (or lack thereof) in all close friendships.

“A clever comic bromance backed by artful filmmaking.”  -Hollywood Reporter

1 Hr, 34 Mins, Rated R, Comedy/Drama, Part of the RFA Indie Film Series 2020, Exclusively Sponsored by Juliet Goodfriend

Indie Film Night: Being Dead

September 2, 2020, 5 & 8 PM

Director John Meyers (of the Rangeley Region) brings us his film adaptation of Jim Crace’s award-winning book of the same name. A tender story about loss, regret, and the terrible price we must sometimes pay to know lasting love. Shifting back and forth in time in the lives of biologists Joseph and Celice Adkins, we travel with them to revisit the site of their magical coming together years earlier, only to arrive at the point of their death. Their bittersweet fate forces the love story full-circle as their estranged daughter, Syl, embarks on a journey to an unimaginable place where she, and all of us, are changed.

1 Hr, 39 Mins, Drama, Part of the RFA Indie Film Series 2020, Exclusively Sponsored by Juliet Goodfriend

Maine Outdoor Film Festival

September 4, 2020, 7 PM

MOFF: Celebrating and Inspiring Expression in the Outdoor Community Since 2012. Independent filmmakers from all over, but most significantly from Maine itself, are using MOFF as an important outlet for their work: since 2013, over 70 Mainers have submitted outdoor films to our festival! By attending a Maine Outdoor Film Festival screening, thousands of Mainers get the chance to see specially curated outdoor adventure and conservation filmmaking in their area. MOFF raises funds and awareness for Teens to Trails, which supports Maine high school outing clubs with cash grants, organizational support and programming. Presented as part of the Trail Town Festival.