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New 35mm restoration! “‘The Lubitsch Touch’ is a brief description that embraces a long list of virtues: sophistication, style, subtlety, wit, charm, elegance, suavity, polished nonchalance, and audacious sexual nuance”— Richard Christiansen. When thief Gaston Monescu meets his true love in pickpocket Lily, they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet. But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with… Continued

New digital restoration! A ghost story, a deeply felt appreciation of women, a work of cinematic beauty and poeticism of the most sublime order, Ugetsu is the masterpiece of Kenji Mizoguchi, who eclipses even Kurosawa as the greatest of all Japanese filmmakers. By the time he made Ugetsu, Mizoguchi was already an elder statesman of Japanese cinema, fiercely revered by Kurosawa and other… Continued

  • Saturday, July 15, 10:00 am / Special Events

Workshop with LumenARRT! Members of LumenARRT!, whose work will be on display at MIFF’s Opening Night Party, will show you how they create their largescale video projections. After a brief history of video projection, the LumenARRT! crew will delve into the world of video-mapping and video activism. They’ll take you through their process and take ideas for future projects/sites in Maine. Participants can… Continued

In this bold and deft comedy, an attack by a group of extremists on a theatre production has unintended consequences for one of the patrons. Part of Shorts Program: International. Sunday, July 16, 12:30 pm / Railroad Square Cinema 1 / Buy Tickets » Thursday, July 20, 9:15 pm / Railroad Square Cinema 2 / Buy Tickets » Continued

In Nashville, Robert Altman concocted a narrative with 24 characters. On something like a dare, he doubled that in A Wedding, which has 48. Lauren Hutton’s memorable Florence Farmer is among actors including Carol Burnett (nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance here), Lillian Gish, Mia Farrow, Viveca Lindfors, Geraldine Chaplin, John Cromwell, Vittorio Gassman…well, we have to stop somewhere. “The two… Continued

Lauren Hutton is one of a luminous, true, and remarkable ensemble of actors—in the style of first-time director Alan Rudolph’s long-time mentor, Robert Altman—in Welcome to L.A., which also features MIFF Mid-Life Achievement Award Honorees Sissy Spacek and Keith Carradine, MIFF returning fave Mike Kaplan, MIFF vet Allan Nicholls, and Geraldine Chaplin, Harvey Keitel, Sally Kellerman, Viveca Lindfors, and Diahnne Abbott—quite a cast!… Continued

North American Festival Premiere! Welcome to the Men’s Group is a new indie American comedy-drama that takes us inside the dynamic of an all-male support group when they gather one morning for a ritual breakfast and their unique form of male bonding. One Sunday each month, these eight men refrain from beer and football to sit in a circle where they share their… Continued

It was 30 years ago that audiences packed Railroad Square, then a single screen theater located across the parking lot from where it is now, to see one of the theater’s biggest hits to that point, The Whales of August, set and shot on the coast of Maine and featuring screen legends Lillian Gish, Bette Davis, Vincent Price, and Ann Sothern. We are… Continued

Is wanting to watch a final episode of your favorite TV show too much to ask? Yes, when it’s Saturday night and your friends begin dropping by! Part of Maine Shorts. Tuesday, July 18, 9:30 pm / Railroad Square Cinema 1 / Buy Tickets » Saturday, July 22, 3:30 pm / Railroad Square Cinema 1 / Buy Tickets » Sunday, July 23, 3:30… Continued