Admission for Two or Four to Maine International Film Festival Screenings at Waterville Opera House (Up to 58% Off)


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Screenings at 15th MIFF include Jim White's "Searching for the Wrong Eyed Jesus" featuring a live concert, and local thriller "Nor'easter"

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Promotional value expires Jul 22, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Online redemption required. Operates in all weather conditions. Tickets are only valid for Maine International Film Festival shows at the Waterville Opera House; no other shows are valid with the purchase of this Groupon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $15 for admission for two to any show at the Waterville Opera House (up to a $30 value)
  • $25 for admission for four to any show at the Waterville Opera House (up to a $60 value)<p>

As part of the Maine International Film Festival, the Waterville Opera House will be showing new, old, local, and international films from Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 22. This year’s special guests include Thelma Schoonmaker, an Oscar-winning editor favored by Martin Scorsese, actress Karen Black, and independent producer Jim Stark. These stars and more might be spotted at the screenings of their films in the upcoming weeks, including Goodfellas (Tuesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m.), Five Easy Pieces (Sunday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m.), and The Pier (Thursday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m.). Other classic films and world premieres populate the lineup, including:

With the assistance of director Andrew Douglas and his beat-up 1970s Impala, alt-country soul searcher Jim White traces a forgotten path threw some of the marginalized edges of the creative South. The singer-songwriter explores prisons, truck stops, biker bars, and coal mines, reveling in the homemade culture that surrounds him and making chance connections with other maverick musicians such as The Handsome Family, Johnny Dowd, and old-time banjo plucker Lee Sexton. G. Allen Johnson of the San Francisco Chronicle noted “One lady in a small town describes her tattoo. There is traveling in a swamp. There are, of course, cultlike church services, loud and demonstrative . . . Douglas has crafted a beautifully shot and edited film that treats its subjects fairly.”<p>

Local filmmaker Andrew Brotzman’s world premiere, this buttoned-up psychological thriller follows a newly transferred priest investigating the decade-old disappearance of the son of one of his parish members. The well-meaning priest initially sides with the boy’s mother, who wishes to hold a funeral ceremony and move on with her life, but the father’s unbelievable hopes bear fruit when their child returns, 10 years older and utterly enigmatic about his whereabouts.<p>

Reuniting with the team that adapted her acclaimed novel Persepolis to film, Marjane Satrapi returns to tell the story of Nasser Ali, an obsessive violinist in 1958 Tehran. His music is eternally uplifting, but his talent comes at the price of any attention paid to his family. When his priceless violin is damaged beyond repair, Ali sees only two possible courses of action—violent suicide, or passive waiting for death. Through a series of dreams and ambiguously magical happenings (rendered stylishly in a combination of live action and animation), the film follows Ali’s search for meaning and redemption, without losing sight of the foibles and personality flaws that make him human. This screening also includes the festival’s closing ceremony.<p>

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