Summertime in the Belgrades
July 20 26
Hoping some of you attended the special weekend at the Norlands Museum in Livermore, Maine recently. This family farm, community church, gothic library and one room schoolhouse is a standing testament to the Washburn Fmaily, whose lives were chronicled in The Remarkable Americans as told by historian Kerck Kelsey.
As is MIFF's tradition, the second Saturday at this year's Maine International Film Festival is Making It In Maine Day. The day gives film goers a first (or second) chance to see all the features and shorts that are either set in Maine, shot in Maine, or made by Maine filmmakers.
What if the people around you, the people who love you and are supposed to act in your best interests, wanted you to change something about yourself that was fundamental to who you are? Would you? Should you even try? These questions confront the title character in The Reprogramming of Jeremy, a new film based on a play by Maine actor and director Bobby Keniston which had its world premiere last Saturday, July 14, at Railroad Square Cinema as part of the Maine International Film Festival.
It's hard to believe this is already the 7th column of the summer. I couldn't believe it when my morning paper had a "Back to School" flyer in it already! I don't think the kids are reading the paper, though. They are too busy having fun in and around the water and hiking the nearby trails.