Archive for the 'Film Series' Category

24 Apr

Film: “An American, Portrait of Raymond Luc Levasseur

Sunday, May 20, 6pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Event is free and open to the public This documentary profiles the early radicalization of French-Canadian Maine native Raymond Luc Levasseur in the 1960s-1970s and his imprisonment for political crimes. Ray will join us for this showing, and speak after the […]

25 Mar

Film: “Awake; A Dream from Standing Rock”

Sunday, April 22, 6pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Film is free – discussion to follow FMI:  info@peacectr.org, 942-9343 The Water Protectors at Standing Rock captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, AWAKE, A Dream from Standing Rock captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed […]

18 Feb

Film: “The Barefoot Artist”

Sunday, March 18, 6:00pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FMI:  info@peacectr.org, 942-9343 Free – discussion to follow There is much healing in “The Barefoot Artist,” Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub’s fascinating documentary portrait of the artist Lily Yeh. Ms. Yeh is also what you might call a global community organizer: She […]

21 Jan

Film: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Sunday, February 18, 6:00pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FMI:  info@peacectr.org, 942-9343 Free – discussion to follow Whatever you think about the past and future of what used to be called “race relations” – white supremacy and the resistance to it, in plainer English – this movie will make you […]

22 Nov

Film: “The Power of Song”

Friday, December 15, 6:30pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Free – Discussion to follow Pete Seeger helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. With his deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the […]

05 Nov

Film: “Prisoner of Paradise”

Friday, November 10, 6:30 pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Free film; discussion to follow Prisoner of Paradise is a 2002 documentary film that tells the true story of Kurt Gerron, a well-known German-Jewish cabaret and film actor in the 1920s and 1930s. He sang the song “Mack the Knife” […]

26 Sep

Film showing: “13th”

Friday, October 13, 6:30 pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Free admission – discussion to follow 13th is Ava DuVernay’s 2016 documentary exploring the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. It is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the […]

24 Apr

Film: “Making a Killing; Guns, Greed & the NRA”

Friday, May 19, 6:30pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Free – discussion to follow Making a Killing tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by […]

28 Mar

Film: “Changing Hearts, Inspiring Action”

Friday, April 21, 6:30pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Free – discussion to follow In this uplifting and thought-provoking film, 13 Maine people of diverse ages, cultures, and gender identities — your neighbors — passionately share their experiences and wisdom addressing climate injustices. Some challenge institutions and their own communities […]

20 Feb

“Paying the Price of Peace” – Film

Friday, March 17, 6:30pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Vietnam Veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government‟s defiance of international law through waging endless […]

31 Jan

“Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement” – Film

Friday, February 17, 6:30pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor Free – Discussion after film Dubbed the “new civil rights movement‟, #BlackLivesMatter launched a transformative grassroots movement that moved from social media to the streets across America. As news and images of the senseless deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael […]

19 Nov

“Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India” – Film Showing

Friday, December 16 6:30 pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FREE!  Discussion to follow film The year is 1893 and India is under British occupation. In a small village, the tyrannical Captain Russell has imposed an unprecedented land tax on its citizens. Outraged, Bhuvan, a rebellious farmer, rallies the villagers […]

31 Oct

“Embrace of the Serpent” Film Showing

Friday, November 18, 6:30pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FMI:  942-9343, info@peacectr.org At once blistering and poetic, the ravages of colonialism cast a dark shadow over the South American landscape in “Embrace of the Serpent.” Filmed in stunning black-and-white, Serpent centers on Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and the last survivor […]

18 Sep

“Joanna Macy & the Great Turning” – Film Showing

Friday, October 21 (Re-scheduled from September) 6:30pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FMI:  942-9343 or info@peacectr.org This beautiful, wise and evocative film captures the crisis and possibility of our times. In Joanna Macy and the Great Turning, Joanna shares her understanding of these times we live in, when everything we treasure […]

10 Sep

“Sun Come Up” – Film Showing

Friday, September 16 6:30pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FMI:  942-9343 or info@peacectr.org Sun Come Up shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the […]

18 May

“Pay 2 Play” Film Showing

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 6pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FMI:  942-9343 or info@peacectr.org Pay 2 Play explores the status quo, and offers a set of simple solutions we can all work on together to take back our democracy. The film follows filmmaker John Ennis’ quest to find a way […]

29 Mar

“This Changes Everything” – Film showing

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 6pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FMI:  942-9343 or info@peacectr.or Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there, this film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder […]

07 Mar

“The Vigil” – Film Showing

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 6pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100, Bangor FMI:  942-9343 or info@peacectr.org The Vigil is the story of undocumented immigrant mothers who, armed with their faith and traditions, set out to stop America’s most controversial immigration law, Arizona’s groundbreaking anti- immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. Gina is an […]

26 Jan

“The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory” – Film showing

Sunday, February 21, 6:00 pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100 This film illustrates the history of the Penobscot Nation’s tenacious fight to retain their territory and their inherent, treaty-reserved sustenance fishing rights in the Penobscot River, from the 1700’s to the present-day legal battle in Penobscot Nation vs. Mills.  

24 Nov

“Pride” – Film Showing

Sunday, December 13, 6pm Peace & Justice Center, 96 Harlow St, Suite 100 The award-winning British film PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story.  It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise […]