Maine Public Community Films

Thursday Evenings at 10:00 pm (repeats Saturday mornings at 11:00 am)

Maine Public Community Films presents a diverse offering of independently produced films that showcase regional people, places, and topics.

If you are a producer interested in submitting a film for possible broadcast on Maine Public Community Films please download the Community Films Submission Packet here.

If you are interested in learning more about each film and the filmmakers click the image or the title of the film.

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A winter scene on Vinalhaven
vinalhavensightings.blogspot.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., January 26 at 10:00 pm
Sat., January 28 at 11:00 am

Here is Winter, seen through the lives of those who live it each year on the island of Vinalhaven on Maine's Penobscot Bay.

For more information about this production visit Accompany Films.

A still frame from Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty
pilobolusfilm.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., January 12 at 10:30 pm
Sat., January 14 at 11:30 am

At Dartmouth College in the 1970s, four male athletes joined a dance class. Their collaborative work led to the creation of Pilobolus and the transformation of modern dance.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit the film-maker's website.

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., January 5 at 10:00 pm
Sat., January 7 at 11:00 am

15 stories about a moment in time in Concord, NH in 2015. There is the baker making bagels before sun rise, a naturalization ceremony at the Federal Court, a locksmith, a visit to the Morrill Farm in Penacook, and Cruise Night at Arnie's on the Heights.

For more information about this production visit Accompany Films.

IncredibleMAINE logo
incrediblemaine.com

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sun., December 25 at 4:00 pm

Viewers follow host Phil Taylor through six months of vigorous and challenging Tri-County Fire Fighter training.

Produced by Marilyn Taylor.

A still frame from Acadians of the St. John Valley
youtube.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., December 22 at 10:00 pm
Sat., December 24 at 11:00 am

Explore how the Acadians made their way as refugees from Nova Scotia to the St. John Valley of Northern Maine to start a new life.

For more viewing options and information about the production visit the Crown of Maine Productions website.

The DVD jacket from Other Faces: The Origin of the Zati Mask
ebay.com

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sat., November 19 at 11:30 am

Maine artist, Susan Merrill, developed the Zati Mask weaving technique based on a gift she was given in a dream.

A still from We Have to Talk About Hunger
sevendaysvt.com

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sat., November 19 at 11:00 am

Although Vermont is the healthiest state in the country, one in five children live in hunger. How can that be?

A still from Wayne's Deer
vimeo.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., November 10 at 10:00 pm
Sat., November 12 at 11:00 am

If you want to learn more about deer, Wayne Bruhm can tell you. Wayne's Deer is a portrait of Wayne Bruhm, amateur naturalist and hunter.

Home video cover for The Gift of Acadia
amazon.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., November 5 at 10:00 pm
Sat., November 5 at 11:00 am

This is a visually beautiful video describing the private philanthropy which created Acadia National Park, and the continuing generosity of those who have cared for it throughout its history.

The Wrecking Season DVD jacket
youtube.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Oct. 27 at 10:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 29 at 11:00 am

The north coast of Cornwall, England is one of the best collection points in the world for long-haul drift. When a southwest gale blows for three days, artifacts and natural objects from across the world — from Labrador down to the Amazon Basin — wash up on these shores.

A still frame from First Light
vimeo.com

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sat., Oct. 15 at 11:00 am

The Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is the nation's first task force dedicated to uncovering and acknowledging the truth about what happened to Wabanaki children and families involved with the Maine child welfare system.

Blindsided home video jacket
www.afterellen.com

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Thur., Oct. 13 at 10:00 pm

This film documents 15 years in the life of Patricia Livingstone, a feisty artist losing her sight and hearing while trying to survive her abusive girlfriend.

NextStepRun! Kickstarter.com image
www.kickstarter.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Sept. 29 at 10:00 pm
Sat., Oct. 1 at 11:00 am

Four women, including Ellie Espling of New Gloucester, ran for elective office in the mid term 2014 elections with the goal of inspiring more women to run for elective office.

Castine video jacket
accompanyvideo.com

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Thur., Sept. 8 at 10:00 pm

Castine, Maine is one of the oldest communities in North America. Home to the Maine Maritime Academy, Castine has a rich seafaring tradition, but there is much more to experience. In a town with no stop lights, no chain stores, and no movie houses, there is time to think.

A still frame from The Hungry Years
youtube.com

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Sept. 1 at 10:00 pm
Sat., Sept. 3 at 11:00 am

The Hungry Years follows a talented but homeless young musician over the course of two years as he struggles against all odds to pursue his dream of rock stardom. The film begins as we're introduced to Joel Carpenter, 21, forming his new band with members he's recently met on Craigslist. Soon he is asked to leave the relative comfort of his grandmother’s house, and so his journey into homelessness begins. His girlfriend describes this as Joel’s "nomadic lifestyle." Joel lives between his van, his "office" (the band’s rehearsal space) and crashes on various friends and relatives’ couches. Unable to hold a job very long, he is soon broke and visiting local food banks to feed himself. All through this difficult time Joel continues to write songs and performs with his band, The Effects, in bars and outdoor festivals around Maine. We follow Joel and his band’s successes and failures until tensions and dysfunction finally break the band apart. Joel is then faced with picking up the pieces and coming to terms with where his decisions have led him.

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