River City Cinema’s mission isn’t only to bring films to the Bangor, Maine region that wouldn’t normally be shown up here. We also educate the public about the art, technique and history of the movies. That includes discussions with filmmakers and other experts about the subjects of our screenings. Take a look at what we’ve shown, and some of the special events that make our screenings more proactive than just watching.
December 1, 2012—Betting the Farm screening and discussion
River City Cinema brought the Maine-made “Betting the Farm” on December 1st, 2012 at the Brewer Performing Arts Center. Winner of the Camden International Film Festival’s 2012 Audience Award, this moving documentary chronicled the story of a group of Maine dairy farmers who launched their own milk company in order to save their farms.
October 28, 2006—American Magic Lantern Theater’s Halloween Show
With the help of a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, Klyne Photography Studio, and Bangor Savings Bank, we were able to bring Terry Borton and his magic lantern to Bangor for a creepy, creaky Halloween show, turn-of-the-centry style.
Since July 2004, RCC has made Pickering Square in Downtown Bangor into an al fresco movie theater. Thanks to our many sponsors, volunteers and audience members, our “All Outdoors! All Downtown! All FREE!” series have become a Queen City staple, which Bangor Metro called, “…a simple, powerful piece of summer joy”
At River City Cinema, part of our mission is to inform the audience about the art of film. We often have guests join us to discuss the topics of our movies, share their memories of making films, and sometimes we even have demonstrations of the films’ subjects. We have also partnered with various local organizations to screen pertinent films.
Independent, documentary, Maine-made, comedies, classic—take a look at some of the films River City Cinema brought to the BIG screen! How many have you seen with us?