Sat matinee 2pm free screening
Join the Abbe Museum education team and Reel Pizza Cinerama for a celebration of Indigenous films each month as we gear up for the inaugural Abbe Museum Indian Market Film Festival this May 18-21.
A 1989 Indigenous cult favorite, Powwow Highway, is sure to become your new favorite. The classic road movie gets a smart update with this seriocomic tale of two Cheyenne men traveling from their reservation in Montana to New Mexico. For one of them, Buddy Red Bow (A Martinez), a quick-tempered activist, the journey is a practical one; his sister has been arrested and he is the only family member who can help her out. Buddy has no transportation, so he's forced to ride with Philbert Bono (Gary Farmer), a phlegmatic hulk of a man who is using his 1964 Buick as a vehicle for a spiritual journey of his own. Philbert's easygoing ways and insistence on frequent stops to meditate prove irritating at first to Buddy, but the men reach an accommodation as the trip wears on. Buddy comes to see that blaming the white man and what he sees as a system rigged against Native Americans is distracting him from his true mission: to better understand himself and his place in the world.
co-sponsored with A CLIMATE TO THRIVE ZERO WASTE GROUP
2pm Free screening
Is your life too plastic? In this touching and sometimes funny film, follow Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What starts as a film about plastic bags evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and our own bodies. Learn how hard it is to even go a day without plastic and how our crazy-for-plastic world has finally caught up to us and what we can do about it, today. Following the film, members of A Climate to Thrive’s Zero Waste Group will lead a brief discussion about what we can do here on MDI and there will be reusable produce and shopping bags for sale at wholesale prices. This film is sponsored by A Climate to Thrive and Sierra Club Maine. The Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club presents this free screening series to encourage people to keep thinking about the environment.
SFOA "Anna Kendrick" Fundraiser 1:30 pm
Summer Festival of the Arts (SFOA) continues the kick off of its 40th anniversary season with a special fundraiser! Join us for a family movie day featuring the work of the amazing singer and Mainer Anna Kendrick. Younger members of the SFOA family can join in at a sing-along version of her latest (PG) animation, along with themed arts and crafts, while parents and older supporters enjoy a more adult, (PG-13) live-action film! Both shows start at 2pm. For more information visit www.sfoamaine.org or call 244-3855.
Sat April 14 2pm Free Screening
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, RUMBLE shows how these Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.