The Lincoln Theater’s film festival, the MidCoast Film Fest, takes place this weekend from Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31. This season, the historic Lincoln Theater will screen eighteen original films, ranging from features to shorts. , and documentaries, all of which are based on a true story. The story comes to life on the big screen!
The festival kicks off with an opening reception on the evening of Friday, July 29 at 6 p.m., featuring hors d’oeuvres, prosecco and sparkling cider provided by SeaCoast Catering. “Imber’s Left Hand,” by filmmaker Richard Kane, will be the festival’s opening feature with a screening starting at 7 p.m., and we’ll be joined by Richard Kane, co-producer Melody Lewis-Kane, and co-star of the movie, Jill Hoy for a post-movie chat.
On Saturday, July 30, the theater will show five different films, starting at 10 a.m. with “The Forgotten War,” a story of Korea by Californian filmmaker Daniel Leonard Bernardi. At noon, join us for “Invisible Threads” by Joesph Sikorski, the story of a forgotten wireless factory called Telefunken, followed by a dreamlike journey about our relationship with the planet but also about social isolation and loneliness in “Dreaming an Island” by filmmaker Andrea Pellerani of Switzerland, in theaters at 3 p.m. Saturday night’s headliner is a double feature film starting at 7 p.m. Clearfield of Litchfield Maine, and Geoffrey Leighton, immediately followed by Vermont filmmaker Chris Spencer’s “The Price of Safety.
Sunday July 31, the last day of the festival, will begin at 11 a.m. with “Food Forest”, a documentary by Belgian filmmaker Louis De Jaeger about landscape architect Louis De Jaeger and how food forests can save the earth. At 1 p.m. catch a double header! Antti Haase from Finland’s “The Master Brewer” tells a magical comeback story, and German filmmaker David Ruf’s “The Prediction of Extreme Events – The Story of EJ Gumbel” chronicles Gumbel’s life through animations, archives and interviews. . And closing out this third season of the MidCoast Film Fest is the presentation of Popular Shorts, featuring nine films from or about New England, including a short about popular Camden toboggan racing!
Tickets to the opening reception and screening of “Imber’s Left Hand,” as well as single-event tickets, all-day passes, and all-weekend passes are available at advance on the Lincoln Theater website. More information about the MidCoast Film Fest can be found at MidCoastFilmFest.org, and information on this season’s full schedule of events, as well as guest directors for post-screening discussions, can be found by visiting “On Screen” and “MidCoast Film Fest”. on Lincoln Theater.net. Don’t miss this amazing collection of original films on the big screen at the historic Lincoln Theater, located at 2 Theater Street in Damariscotta.