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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Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., May 3 at 10:00 pm
Sat., May 5 at 11:00 am

For nearly a century, the paper mill in Bucksport, Maine served as the biggest and most important regional employer. This changed one winter day, when the plant shuttered, shedding over 600 well-paying blue collar manufacturing jobs.

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

This film explores how Acadian heritage has been preserved and has evolved in the St. John Valley to the present day.

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Thur., April 19 at 10:00 pm

Merrymeeting Bay is an important ecosystem by any standard. This program explores the strong network of stewardship and preservation happening all around the bay.

To learn more about the Merrymeeting Bay: The Rising Tide of Stewardship visit M.I. Media.

Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra & Dudley Laufman

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Sat., April 14 at 11:00 am

On Sunday March 20, 2016, sixteen musicians came together in the Chapel at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts to make a recording. It was familiar territory for some, as the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra first recorded there in 1972.

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Thur., April 12 at 10:30 pm

An acclaimed comedian, author and New Hampshire celebrity, Cindy Pierce is on a mission to bring the truth about sex and relationships to the forefront through comic storytelling. In tackling these uncomfortable topics, Pierce delivers information, advice and personal stories spiked with her trademark bawdy wit.

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

This film explores the finer points of extremism and patriotism, as 22 interviewees from the North Atlantic Coastline share their thoughts on immigration in 2017 America.

Alnoba is a 13,000-square-foot, mixed-use facility in rural New Hampshire
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Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., March 29 at 10:30 pm
Sat., March 31 at 11:30 am

Traditional timber framing and innovative passive standard design come together in this extraordinary new building, redefining exactly what "conservation" means.

Blachford Lake Lodge

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., March 29 at 10:00 pm
Sat., March 31 at 11:00 am

Canadian Journalist Brandy Yanchyk explores Western Newfoundland's Quirpon Lighthouse Inn, Viking history and Gros Morne National Park. Next, she learns to fish on Blachford Lake Lodge, Northwest Territories with her Dene First Nations guide.

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., March 29 at 10:00 pm
Sat., March 31 at 11:00 am

Throughout the summer of 2014, a corporate food fight played out in dozens of communities impacting tens of thousands of workers and the economies of three states. When the faction of the Market Basket board headed by Arthur S. Demoulas fired his cousin and arch-rival Arthur T. Demoulas as long-time CEO of the successful supermarket chain, it set off a firestorm that sparked one of most unique corporate dramas in American history.

A still frame from 1000 Feet and Below

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Feb. 22 at 10:30 pm
Sat., Feb. 24 at 11:30 am

Explore the existing small ski areas of Maine. It will discover the history of Maine skiing and the community spirit that is alive and well at these small ski areas.

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

Prince Edward Island

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

Canadian Journalist Brandy Yanchyk explores Canada's Maritime provinces; Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, followed by a trip to Quebec City, where she participates in the annual Winter Carnival.

Film poster for High Water Mark

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Feb. 15 at 10:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 17 at 11:00 am

In the last days before the internet changed the music industry forever, one small-town band’s will to succeed became the stuff of legend.

The Pants ruled the Burlington, Vermont music scene in the 1990s, combining the lo-fi underground aesthetic of bands like Guided By Voices and Pavement with songwriting chops reminiscent of The Pixies and Weezer’s River Cuomo. The Pants played “indie rock” before it had a name. They could tear the roof off with crunching post-punk noise suffused with jazzy chords and rhythms. They could just as easily leave ladies swooning and guys crying in their beers with their bittersweet ballads. Their singular sound garnered the attention of music labels as well as the enduring admiration of Vermont contemporaries such as Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, James Kochalka Superstar, and Trey Anastasio of Phish.

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Feb. 8 at 10:00 pm
Sat., Feb. 10 at 11:00 am

Shadows Fall North delves deep into the overlooked history of racism in Northern New England — to set the record straight and most importantly, to rally us to recognize that Black history is New Hampshire history and American history.

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

A 74 year old Maine man retraces the journey of his pioneering, 19 year old great-great-grandfather, who left his home in Canada in 1845 and walked nearly 200 miles to Biddeford, Maine.

Oil painting of the original Spruce Mountain. c. 1959. Artist: Fonnie Austin
Artist: Fonnie Austin

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., Jan. 25 at 10:00 pm
Sat., Jan. 27 at 11:00 am

It took a lot of effort to move this Maine mountain, but it led to a local ski revolution that benefited the entire community; and resulted in an odd lapse in memory. There's only one mountain in Jay, Maine, but most of the locals don’t know its name, much less its curious history. If you do mention its name, Spruce Mountain, they’ll direct you to a cow pasture across the river. A quirky tale of memories lost, “The Town that Moved a Mountain” tells how in the late 1950s, a group of ski enthusiasts built a successful ski area on Spruce Mountain and then just two years later, moved the whole operation to a new location. Including the name! In doing so, they brought together a community and made an impact that carries on to this day.