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  • Where: Bangor, Monson, and surrounding areas
    When: September 30-October 4, 2013

    FILM FORWARD partners with the Town of Monson, Mt. Desert Island High School, and Bangor High School for a first time program in Monson, Bangor and surrounding areas. FILM FORWARD will tour with Michael Gottwald (Producer, Beasts of the Southern Wild) and Laura Nix (Director, The Light In Her Eyes) to do a series of screenings, discussions and workshops. 

    Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee where a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphan hood. The Light in Her Eyes tells the story of Houda al-Habash, a conservative Muslim teacher who challenges the women of her community to live according to Islam, without giving up their dreams.

    Other films that will be screening with this program but without filmmaker representatives are: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, Chasing Ice, The Loving Story, Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna), Town of Runners, and Valley of Saints.

    Schedule Of Events

    All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

    Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
    6:30pm: Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna) 
    Discussion following the film
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
    2:00pm: Valley of Saints
    Discussion following the film
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
    2:00pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography  
    Discussion following the film
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    6:30pm: The Loving Story 
    Discussion following the film
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
    2:00pm: Chasing Ice  
    Discussion following the film
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
    8:15am: Beasts of the Southern Wild (private event)
    Discussion following the film
    Hermon High School Auditorium 
    2415 Route 2, Maine

    8:15am: The Light In Her Eyes (private  event)
    Director Laura Nix will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Bangor High School
    885 Broadway, Bangor, Maine

    11:45am: Beasts of the Southern Wild (private event)
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    MDIHS Higgins Demas Theater
    1081 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Maine

    4:10pm: Beasts of the Southern Wild
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    College of the Atlantic
    105 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Maine

    Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
    8:15am: Beasts of the Southern Wild (private event)
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Hermon High School - Auditorium 
    2415 Route 2, Maine

    11:25am: Beasts of the Southern Wild (private  event)
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Bangor High School
    885 Broadway, Bangor, Maine

    11:45am: The Light In Her Eyes (private  event)
    Director Laura Nix will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    MDIHS - Higgins Demas Theater
    1081 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Maine

    6:30pm: Town of Runners 
    Discussion following the film
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    6:30pm: The Light In Her Eyes
    Director Laura Nix will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Hermon High School - Auditorium 
    2415 Route 2, Hermon, Maine

    7:00pm: The Loving Story
    Discussion following the film
    The Abbe Museum 
    26 Mt. Desert St.,  Bar Harbor, Maine

    Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
    10:15am: Beasts of the Southern Wild (private  event)
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Dover Foxcroft Academy
    975 W. Maine Street Dover Foxcroft, Maine

    6:30pm: Under The Same Moon (La Misma Luna)  
    Discussion following the film
    Mano en Mano
    2 Maple St, Milbridge, Maine

    6:30pm: The Light In Her Eyes
    Director Laura Nix will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
    8:30am: Beasts of the Southern Wild (private  event)
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Greenville High School
    130 Pritham Ave., Greenville, Maine

    5:30pm: Beasts of the Southern Wild Filmmaker Reception
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance 
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    6:00pm: Beasts of the Southern Wild 
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Monson Community Center
    35 Greenville Road, Monson, Maine

    6:00pm: Bones Brigade: An Autobiography
    Discussion following the film
    Northeast Harbor Library - Mellon Room
    1 Joy Road, Northeast Harbor, Maine 

    7:00pm: The Light In Her Eyes
    Director Laura Nix will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Greenville High School
    130 Pritham Ave., Greenville, Maine

    Friday, Oct. 4, 2013
    8:30am: Beasts of the Southern Wild (private  event)
    Producer Michael Gottwald will be in attendance for a discussion following the film
    Piscataquis Community High School
    25 Campus Drive, Guilford, Maine

    Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
    2:00pm: The Light In Her Eyes
    Discussion following the film
    Reel Pizza
    33 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor, Maine

    Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
    2:00pm: Valley of Saints
    Discussion following the film
    Reel Pizza
    33 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor, Maine

    Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
    2:00pm: Town of Runners
    Discussion following the film
    Reel Pizza
    33 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor, Maine

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    Town of Monson
    Monson is a small, rural community on the shores of Lake Hebron in central Maine. Monson is proud that black slate from the local quarry was used for the headstone markers of President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.  Monson’s cultural heritage was once composed primarily of families of Finnish, Swedish and English decent who moved to the area to work in the slate quarries and timber industry. Some of the traditions from these early settlers are still reflected in the popular Finn dances held on summer Saturday nights at the local Finn Hall.  

    Mt. Desert High School
    Mount Desert Island High School is a comprehensive 4 year public high school with an enrollment of approximately 571 students, 70 faculty members, and 20 support staff. It is a Regional Community High School serving not only Mount Desert Island, but also 5 surrounding mainland communities and 4 outer island communities. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by the State of Maine.

    Bangor High School
    Among the largest comprehensive high schools in Maine, Bangor High School serves approximately 1,250 students in grades nine through twelve.  Our students have a history of distinguishing themselves as outstanding academic, athletic, and community leaders. With a state-leading number of National Merit Semifinalists, an Advanced Placement Program that consistently yields student performance above state and national levels, dozens of AP Scholars, and over 110 co- and extra-curricular state championships, the culture of achievement at our school is special. As a recent BHS graduate shared, “It’s cool to be smart here.”

     

     

     

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