Rangeley Theater to Show Films and Host Festivals

RANGELEY – In addition to showing first-run films, the RFA Lakeside Theater at 2493 Main Street has scheduled the following independent films and film festivals this summer.

July 7 and 8: “The truffle hunters” – Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, aged 70 or 80, hunt the rare and expensive Alba white truffle, which to this day has resisted everyone the efforts of modern science in the field of culture. Rated PG-13, 84 minutes, documentary. Shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. This event is sponsored by Juliet Goodfriend.

July 14 and 15: “Dream Horse” is an unlikely racehorse bred by small town Welsh bartender Jan Vokes. Without experience, Vokes convinces his neighbors to contribute their meager income to help raise Dream in the hope that he can compete with the elites in the race. Rated PG, 113 minutes, biography, comedy, drama. Shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. This event is sponsored by Goodfriend.

July 16: Enjoy 19th Century Rangeley in 3D, a brand new 2021 presentation of the programs the historical society has presented over the past four years. “Rangeley in Winter” is a show featuring an entirely new series of vintage stereo views, all in 3D. This new collection of images has been converted by the staff of the historic society for now sharing on the big screen using modern 3D glasses. The evening will also feature a collection of rare regional shorts and music provided by the Sandy River Ramblers. The presentations will be commented by Bill Pierce, executive director of the historical society.

The event, with a cash bar and popcorn, will support the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Tickets are available in advance at the Open Air Heritage Museum in Oquossoc. For more information, call 207-864-3091. Tickets cost $ 7 per person to benefit the Rangeley Lakes Historical Society

July 21 and 22: Oscar nominated shorts, five films each in the animation and live action categories. Animated shorts will be featured in the first show at 5 p.m., suitable for a PG-13 audience, as will live-action shorts at 8 p.m., suitable for an adult audience. This event is sponsored by Goodfriend.

August 4 and 5: Based on his bestselling book, “The Hidden Life of Trees,” renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guides participants through his most valuable insights and understanding of how trees work in this documentary. Showcasing ecological, biological and academic expertise with a pragmatic frankness, he inspires people to truly see the forest for the trees.

Traveling through Germany, Poland, Sweden and Vancouver, he discusses, debates and explains the processes of life, death and regeneration he observed in the forest, and the scientific mechanisms behind these wonders that many ignore. perhaps. The film is in German with English subtitles. Uncategorized, 101 minutes, documentary. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows This event is sponsored by Goodfriend.

August 11 and 13: “The Water Man” – A boy sets out on a quest to save his sick mother by searching for the Water Man, a mythical figure who holds the secret of immortality. After enlisting the help of a mysterious local girl, they travel together to the remote Wild Horse Forest, but the deeper they venture, the stranger and more dangerous the forest becomes. Their only hope for rescue is the boy’s father, who will stop at nothing to find them. Rated PG, 92 minutes, adventure, drama, family. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows This event is sponsored by Goodfriend.

August 12: SEE July 16 for more details.

August 25 and 26: “Summer of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” is a feature-length documentary about the legendary Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, which celebrated African American music and culture and promoted pride and black unit. Rated PG-13, 117 minutes, documentary, music. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows This event is sponsored by Goodfriend.

August 27: The Fly Fishing Film Festival will present brand new films, which showcase various bucket list fly fishing trips from around the world. Tickets cost $ 15 per person. Adult refreshments and theater snacks will be available at the concession booth in support of Rangeley Friends of the Arts. The event will also include a raffle and silent auction featuring art, materials, travel and more to support the museum’s programs. Profits support the Outdoor Heritage Museum. Tickets available at the Outdoor Heritage Museum in Oquossoc, or at the Lakeside Theater on the day of the show.

September 3: Maine Outdoor Film Festival, celebrating and inspiring expression in the outdoor community since 2012, has a show at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the RFA office at 207-864-5000 or visit RangeleyArts.org.


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