Maritime film festival returns to Bucksport



BUCKSPORT — The 4th annual International Maritime Film Festival returns to the Alamo Theatre from Friday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 29.

The festival kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with a reception in the lobby of the Alamo. Following film screenings on Friday night, Bucksport artist Tara Law will project archival film on the sails of the schooner Actress at the town dock. That event is free and open to everyone thanks in part to the Maine Arts Commission and will take place around 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday morning, the festival will screen a special film made by Bucksport High School students. The film, “The Way Life Should Be,” was made possible by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

A complete schedule and a list of all films are available at maritimefilmfestival.com. The festival features a wide variety of films on a range of maritime subjects and flexible ticketing options are available.

Tickets will be sold at the door but it is recommended to buy tickets in advance, as many screenings are likely to be sold out.

Tickets are available at the website, at BookStacks in downtown Bucksport and at Archipelago in downtown Rockland.

The festival is still looking for volunteers. In exchange for a few hours of their time, volunteers will receive a festival pass.

For information about volunteering, contact Brook at [email protected]

The International Maritime Film Festival is a project of Main Street Bucksport and World Ocean Observatory and is supported by media sponsor WoodenBoat Publications and community sponsor The Island Institute.

Additional support is being provided by business sponsors Front Street Shipyard, Yachting Solutions, Ocean’s Edge Realty, and the Bucksport Motor Inn.

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