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CIFF is proud to be a partner in bringing the acclaimed doc DOWNEAST back to Maine. The film should be coming to a theatre near you in January or February, so make sure to check back for more info.
Set during an era of U.S. post-industrialization in which numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on Antonio Bussone’s efforts to open a processing factory in rural Maine. The documentary is filmed entirely in the Gouldsboro region by acclaimed filmmakers, David Redmon and Ashley Sabin.
One of the most publicized stories in Maine this year. Don’t miss your chance to see what really happened to Live Lobster and the Stinson Sardine Canning Factory. The film was screened as a rough-cut at CIFF 2011, and a finished film in 2012 where it received a Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary. The film had its World Premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in NYC.
Current screenings include:
- January 12th: Ellsworth’s Grand as part of the Mini Maine Festival ($10 / 2pm)
- January 19th: Camden’s Opera House ( $8 / 7pm)
- January 20th & 24th: Belfast’s Colonial Theatre ($8 + discounts for seniors + children / 7pm each night)
- January 22nd & 23rd: Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theatre ($9 + discounts for seniors & children under 18 / 7pm nightly, 2pm matinee on the 23rd)
- January 25th + 26th: Brunswick’s Frontier Cafe (8pm nightly, 2pm matinee on the 26th)
- February 2nd: Boothbay Harbor’s Harbor Theatre ($9 + discounts for seniors and children / 3pm matinee)
- February 2nd: Bar Harbor’s Reel Pizza Cinerama (matinee)
- “A highly contained, personable work that renders vast industrial problems on a profoundly intimate scale” Eric Kohn, Indiewire
- “Downeast is pugnacious as it is intimate.” John Anderson, Variety
- “The entire movie is an elegy” The Boston Globe
- “Touched nerves I never even knew I possessed.” Nina Rothe, Huffington Post
- “The film is poetic in its depiction of the men and women who handle the crustaceans, and wistful in its portrayal of U.S. manufacturing in sharp decline.” Filmmaker Magazine