Maine International Film Festival
July 14 thru 23
This year’s film festival includes 100 great new films and restorations and revivals from around the world and close to home, including premieres of features and shorts from here in Maine and every other continent!
In fact, the 20th annual Maine International Film Festival is bringing the Maine to MIFF right out of the gate by presenting The Sounding, a film shot on location on Monhegan Island, as its Opening Night film on Friday, July 14 at 7:00 pm at the Waterville Opera House. But that’s not all. Actress Lauren Hutton will be on hand for screenings of A Wedding; Welcome to L.A.; The Gambler; and American Gigolo and will receive the MIFF 2017 Mid-Life Achievement Award.
MIFF will also present a new award, the Karl Struss Legacy Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cinematography, to legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins. Deakins’ films at MIFF will include: Prisoners (with the award presentation), The Shawshank Redemption, No Country for Old Men, and Skyfall. As part of the 20th anniversary celebration, MIFF will also welcome at least ten returning guests who will present films of their own or films that have inspired them in their careers. MIFF’s Centerpiece Film event includes a 75th anniversary screening of Disney’s Bambi, which was inspired by Maine and Katahdin, along with a special conversation with animator and film scholar John Canemaker. The Centerpiece Gala will be held Wednesday, July 19 at 6:30 pm at the Waterville Opera House.
The screening venues include the Railroad Square Cinema, the Waterville Opera House and Common Street Arts in Waterville. Click HERE to see the entire schedule.
Maine Public members do receive a ticket discount to this exciting festival. Either order your tickets online at miff.org and use the discount code MEPUB2017 at checkout OR print out the coupon below and present it in person at any festival venue.