Film Festival

ACT ONE’s FESTIVAL 2017 will present a Fall Film Festival of three outstanding documentary films celebrating our rich history and cultural heritage. 

In the early 1900s, Isaac Walton Simpson, barber, blacksmith, musician, and photographer, traveled the Maine frontier. Isaac’s skills brought him to isolated farms and logging camps. And everywhere he went, he carried his box camera and glass plate negatives, capturing photos of everyone and everything on his way. Sumner McKane tells this story, using over 1500 photos taken by Simpson, oral histories, archival film, with a compelling music score played live by Sumner and bass-player, Joshua Robbins. To view the Official Trailer for The Maine Frontier, click here!

In 1845, 19-year-old Israel Shevenell left his home in Canada and walked nearly 200 miles to Biddeford, ME. Today he is recognized as the city’s first permanent French-Canadian settler.  In 2015, Israel’s 74-year-old great-great-grandson, Ray Shevenell, retraced this pioneering journey, walking from Compton, Quebec to Biddeford. Tonya Shevenell tells the story in her first documentary film, The Home Road.  Join us for a screening and a discussion with Tonya and Ray.  To view the Official Trailer for The Home Road, click here!

The Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company was a major producer of “real photo” postcards, a craze in the early 1900s.  Images in the EIP archive and oral histories capture a simpler time: of growing up free of constant adult supervision, of river drivers brawling for fun, and of smuggling during prohibition. Sumner McKane weaves together photos, first-hand accounts, archival film, with a soundtrack of period music and an original score played live by Sumner and bassist Joshua Robbins.  To view the Official Trailer for The Northeast by Easternclick here!

General Admission – $20
Senior/Student – $18
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