Film: SWIM TEAM

What would you do if your community gave up on your child?

In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity.

SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

Tuesday08.07.2018
FREE to the public

La Vie en Rose references a song originally made famous by Edith Piaf in 1946. It’s a song about finding a new love after a trying time and it became an anthem of hope for many after the end of WWII. Grace Jones covered the song in 1977 and she adds to this song of hope, a sense of defiance. In the final chorus of the song, Grace Jones repeats the line "La vie en rose" with ferocity, transforming the lyrics from a romantic dreamy prospect into a demand; an insistence; a call to arms. Her delivery, in effect, turns La Vie En Rose from a love song into a fight song.

Preceding the Bates Dance Festival presentation of portrait of myself as my father, SPACE is pleased to welcome virtuosic Zimbabwean dance maker nora chipaumire in conversation with Bates College professor Myron Beasley (Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, African American Studies, and Gender and Sexuality Studies). The 2018 Guggenheim Fellow will contextualize her rigorous dance-ritual, in which she trades jabs with spectres of her estranged father as he fights against prejudice, social pressures, and the weight of history.

Wednesday08.01.2018
Doors at: 

Doors at 6:30pm

Free

Preoccupations’ songs have always worked through themes of creation, destruction, and futility, and they’ve always done it with singular post-punk grit. The textures are evocative and razor-sharp. The wire is always a live one. But while that darker side may have been well-explored, that’s not quite the same as it being fully, intensely lived. This time it was, and the result is ’New Material’, a collection that broadens and deepens Preoccupations to a true mastery of their sound.

Thursday09.06.2018
Doors at: 

doors at 8:00pm

$12 advance, $15 day of show

 

Here they are! The Telling Room's most talked-about new books of the year: 

Thursday08.16.2018

Sole (aka Tim Holland) started the 45 Below crew in Portland in the late 90s in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood, long before the condominiums and free-range bagels. As a young man, he sought an audience larger than the 207 could provide, and proceeded to move to Oakland to co-found the Anticon Collective record label, revolutionizing underground hip-hop in the process. He's lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Spain, Arizona, Colorado, and now at last full circle, back to Maine. He's played thousands of shows across the world, and now he's coming home to stay.

Saturday08.04.2018
Doors at: 

doors at 8:00pm

$8 advance, $10 day of show

The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized projects that engage audiences and incorporate the visual arts in meaningful ways. With a focus on experimentation, the Fund distributes grants to Maine artists ranging from $1,500 - $5,000. Successful applications value unconventional engagement, critical dialogue, collaboration, and create new models for presenting artists' work.

Tuesday10.09.2018

The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized projects that engage audiences and incorporate the visual arts in meaningful ways. With a focus on experimentation, the Fund distributes grants to Maine artists ranging from $1,500 - $5,000. Successful applications value unconventional engagement, critical dialogue, collaboration, and create new models for presenting artists' work.

Saturday09.29.2018

The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized projects that engage audiences and incorporate the visual arts in meaningful ways. With a focus on experimentation, the Fund distributes grants to Maine artists ranging from $1,500 - $5,000. Successful applications value unconventional engagement, critical dialogue, collaboration, and create new models for presenting artists' work.

Friday09.28.2018

The Kindling Fund supports artist-organized projects that engage audiences and incorporate the visual arts in meaningful ways. With a focus on experimentation, the Fund distributes grants to Maine artists ranging from $1,500 - $5,000. Successful applications value unconventional engagement, critical dialogue, collaboration, and create new models for presenting artists' work.

Sunday09.16.2018

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