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January 2018

Film: The Fall

January 18 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (2006) Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell

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Film: Harold and Maude

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral. (1971) Stars: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles

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Family Film: The Secret World of Arrietty

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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(2010) 1hr. 34 min. The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.

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February 2018

Film: Bridget Jones’s Diary

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's…

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Film: Manhattan

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway Woody Allen combines witty dialogue, the music of George Gershwin, and atmospheric location shooting in one of his best romantic comedies. Isaac, a neurotic writer in his forties, is romantically involved with Tracy, a 17-year-old student. But things get complicated when he starts to date Mary, his best friend's ex-mistress. (1979)

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Family Film: Castle in the Sky

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle. (1989)

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Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Anjelica Huston Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou and his crew--Team Zissou--set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. A young airline co-pilot who may or may not be Zissou's son, a beautiful journalist assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and Zissou's estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor, joins them on their voyage. They face overwhelming complications…

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Film: Dazed and Confused

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey Like George Lucas' American Graffiti, Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused is an affectionate look at the youth culture of a bygone era. While Lucas took aim at the conservative 1950's, Linklater jumps ahead a generation to the bicentennial year of 1976 to celebrate the joys of beer blasts, pot smoking and Frampton Comes Alive. Set on the last day of the academic year, the film follows the random activities of a sprawling group…

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Family Film: Moana

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped - and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson),…

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March 2018

Film: A Hard Day’s Night

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr A Hard Day's Night is a British musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. The film portrays several days in the lives of the group, with plenty of zany antics and hysterical fans. Time magazine rated it as one of the all-time great 100 films, and the film is credited as being one of the most influential of all musical films, inspiring…

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POSTPONED! Film: Strictly Ballroom

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Postponed due to inclement weather. We will reschedule in early April. Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter Written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom tells the story of an Australian ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio), and his struggle to establish his personal style of dance on his way to win the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Dancing Championship. Scott's steps are not “strictly ballroom”, and as such are denounced by Australian Federation head Barry Fife. Scott is approached by…

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Family Film: Princess Mononoke

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Come see the next in our Miyazaki film series, “Princess Mononoke.” Inflicted with a deadly curse, a young warrior named Ashitaka sets out for the forests of the west in search of the cure that will save his life. Once there, he becomes inextricably entangled in a bitter battle that matches Lady Eboshi and a proud clan of humans against the forest's animal gods...who are led by the brave Princess Mononoke, a young woman raised by wolves. This monumental struggle…

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Film: Hero

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Jet Li, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung In ancient China during the Warring States period, Nameless, a Qin prefect, arrives at the Qin capital city to meet the king of Qin, who had survived an attempt on his life by the assassins Long Sky, Flying Snow, and Broken Sword. As a result, the king has implemented extreme security measures: no visitors are to approach the king within 100 paces. Nameless claims that he has slain the three assassins and…

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Film: Mama Mia!

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. On the Greek island of Kalokairi, 20-year-old bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan reveals to her bridesmaids that she has secretly invited three men to her wedding without telling her mother, Donna. They are the men that her mother's diary reveals could have been her father: Irish-American architect Sam Carmichael, Swedish adventurer and writer Bill…

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Family Film: Matilda

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson Based on the book by Roald Dahl, this film is about a young genius named Matilda, who uses telekinesis to deal with her parents, who do not value education, and Agatha Trunchbull, the oppressive principal of Crunchem Hall Elementary School. (1996)

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Film: Rushmore

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams Directed by Wes Anderson, this film centers around an eccentric teenager named Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman in his film debut), his friendship with rich industrialist Herman Blume (Bill Murray), and their mutual love for elementary school teacher Rosemary Cross (Olivia Williams). The movie helped launch the careers of Anderson and Schwartzman while establishing a "second career" for Murray as a respected actor in independent cinema. Rushmore is considered one of Anderson's finest works…

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April 2018

FILM: Strictly Ballroom (1992)

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice, Bill Hunter Written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, Strictly Ballroom tells the story of an Australian ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio), and his struggle to establish his personal style of dance on his way to win the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix Dancing Championship. Scott's steps are not “strictly ballroom”, and as such are denounced by Australian Federation head Barry Fife. Scott is approached by Fran (Tara Morice), a "beginner" dancer at the studio, and together…

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FILM: Everything is Illuminated (2005)

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.

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FAMILY FILM: Trolls (2016)

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel An unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they've ever known.

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FILM: The Meaning of Life (1983)

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle Life's questions are "answered" in a series of outrageous vignettes. This is Monty Python at their funniest.

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FILM: Wonder Woman (2017)

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

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FAMILY FILM: Coco (2017)

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

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May 2018

FILM: Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas. A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years. Sponsored by Supplied Unlimited.

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FILM: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric. The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Sponsored by Supplied Unlimited.

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FILM: Thor Ragnarok (2017)

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett. Thor is imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, and must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, which is at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela. Sponsored by Supplies Unlimited.

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FILM: Hook (1991)

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts. When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. Sponsored by Supplies Unlimited.

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FAMILY FILM: Despicable Me 3 (2017)

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker. Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Sponsored by Supplies Unlimited.

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June 2018

FILM: La La Land (2016)

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemarie DeWitt. While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future. Sponsored by Supplies Unlimited.

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FAMILY FILM: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Matthew McConaughey. A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armour worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Sponsored by Supplied Unlimited.

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FILM: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing Co. for their generous sponsorship!

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FILM: Black Panther (2018)

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing Co. for their generous sponsorship!

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FAMILY FILM: Ferdinand (2017)

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale. After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing Co. for their generous sponsorship!

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OWL CINEMA FOODIE FILM: Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking. This film is free and open to the public and will take place in Porter Hall. Thank you to Lincoln County Publishing Co. for their generous sponsorship!

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July 2018

Film: I’m Not There (2007)

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger. Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. Sponsored by Lincoln County Publishing Company. Come check out our program The Dylan Project on July 7th and 8th!

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Screening of “A Place at the Table”

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Run time: 1 hour, 24 minutes Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

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OWL CINEMA FOODIE FILM: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. This film is free and open to the public and will take place in Porter Hall. Thank you to Lincoln County News for their generous sponsorship!

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OWL CINEMA FAMILY FOODIE FILM: Ratatouille (2007)

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt A rat who can cook makes an unusual alliance with a young kitchen worker at a famous restaurant. This film is free and open to the public and will take place in Porter Hall. Thank you to Lincoln County News for their generous sponsorship!

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Screening of “Mind of a Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton” Episodes 1: Prune, 2: Garbage, 3: Rome

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Run time: 69 minutes Enter the mind of chef Gabrielle Hamilton in the first three episodes of Season 4 of the Emmy-winning and James Beard Award-winning series THE MIND OF A CHEF.

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OWL CINEMA FOODIE FILM: The Big Night (1996)

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Porter Hall, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony. New Jersey, 1950s. Two brothers run an Italian restaurant. Business is not going well as a rival Italian restaurant is out-competing them. In a final effort to save the restaurant, the brothers plan to put on an evening of incredible food. This film is free and open to the public and will take place in Porter Hall. Thank you to Lincoln County News for their generous sponsorship!

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