Past Events

E.g., 2017/12/14
E.g., 2017/12/14

Film: FROM NOWHERE The Freedom Side Film Series presented with ACLU of Maine

Three undocumented teenagers — a Dominican girl, an African boy and a Peruvian girl — are just about to graduate high school in the Bronx. Like most teenagers, all they want to do is hang with their friends, fall in love, and figure out where to go to college; but unlike their American classmates, these three live with the threat of being discovered by the authorities and deported. When one of... MORE
Wednesday12.13.2017

Film: TRASH DANCE

Choreographer Allison Orr finds beauty and grace in garbage trucks, and in the unseen men and women who pick up our trash. Filmmaker Andrew Garrison follows Orr as she rides along with Austin sanitation workers on their daily routes to observe and later convince them to perform a most unlikely spectacle. On an abandoned airport runway, two dozen trash collectors and their trucks deliver — for one... MORE
Tuesday12.05.2017

Film: WELCOME TO LEITH Part of USM’s Gloria S. Duclos Convocation

WELCOME TO LEITH chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar and residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. An unsettling exploration of what happens to democratic principles when they’re pushed to the limit, the film asks us to consider how in a free... MORE
Tuesday11.28.2017

Film: THE WORK [Encore Screening]

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort... MORE
Sunday11.26.2017

Film: THE WORK

Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, THE WORK follows three men from the outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts. Over the four days, each man in the room takes his turn at delving deep into his past. The raw and revealing process that the incarcerated men undertake exceeds the expectations of the free men, ripping them out of their comfort... MORE
Thursday11.16.2017

Film: THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES The Freedom Side Film Series presented with ACLU of Maine

An essential documentary, Brett Story’s incisive, investigative and wide-ranging THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES is an examination of the prison and its place – social, economic and psychological – in American society.  Today, more people are imprisoned in the United States than in any other time or place in history, yet the prison itself has never felt further away or more out of sight.... MORE
Thursday11.09.2017

Film: BRONX GOTHIC With Okwui Okpokwasili

From director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times, The First Monday in May) comes an electrifying portrait of writer and performer Okwui Okpokwasili and her acclaimed one-woman show, BRONX GOTHIC. Rooted in memories of her childhood, Okwui – who’s worked with conceptual artists like Ralph Lemon and Julie Taymor – fuses dance, song, drama and comedy to create a mesmerizing space in... MORE
Sunday11.05.2017

Film: DAN SAVAGE'S HUMP! FILM FESTIVAL

The HUMP! Film Festival has been bringing audiences a new kind of porn since 2005. The festival features short dirty movies—each less than five minutes—all created by people who aren’t porn stars but want to be one for a weekend. The filmmakers and stars show us what they think is hot and sexy, creative and kinky, their ultimate turn-ons and their craziest fantasies. Our carefully curated program... MORE
Saturday10.21.2017