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Hear and see Olas: The Film

Usually, when you've "just gotta see that band live," it's because the recordings don't quite do justice to the energy or "vibe" with which the band performs or there's an improvisational quality to what they do that just doesn't translate to recordings
Moving pictures
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 14, 2012

Review: Dancin' just thinkin' about it

Whether it was hilariously gruesome female assassins or the soft-touch smiles of a family enjoying daily life, the fifth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival spanned genres well. We had roller-skating, pantomiming, art-creating, cannibalist
Our fifth annual short-film festival really moves
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 26, 2010

Review: Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed

I lost track of the body count of "Damnationland," a program of seven short and locally-grown horror films screening across the state from Thursday-Saturday, about halfway through its second installment.
Seven short and locally-grown horror films
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 29, 2010

Peepshow returns after a long hibernation

Hey, maybe Maine Public Broadcasting does know that there’s music being made this century!

Random rules

25 more local musicians meet, greet, and rock at the second 48 Hour Music Festival
25 more local musicians meet, greet, and rock at the second 48 Hour Music Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 05, 2010

We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010


Nickelodeon to screen local flicks

Eddy Bolz, a projectionist at the Nickelodeon Cinemas, wants local filmmakers to send him their feature-length movies for possible showing on the big screen.
Show Your Work
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 05, 2010

50 ways to leave 2009

We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we'
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 01, 2010

Conquer the cold

Any New Englander worth his salted cod knows that the key to beating seasonal hibernation-induced depression is adherence to one simple motto: Leave The House.
Banish winter blahs with energizing outdoor fun
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009

Camera crazy

With a large number of new entrants, and several returning filmmakers, the fourth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival was a rousing success.
Local filmmakers show off their talents in our fourth Short-Film Festival
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 27, 2009

Behind the (local) music

“Working in a studio for so many years, we get to work closely with musicians when they are at their most creative — and most vulnerable,” says Marc Bartholomew, audio engineer and co-runner of Hanover Street’s Acadia Recording Company.
A new show shines a light in the recording studio
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 09, 2009

48 list

Creative manifesto

"Is it fair to say we're a Marxist city in spirit if not law?"
Capturing Portland's collaborative spirit, with $90 and a borrowed car
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  May 29, 2009

Teach a woman to fish...she'll never want to leave

The cluster of small shacks that comprise Jim's Smelt Camp in Bowdoinham look like a tiny shantytown; were that it was so — I would move right in.
Love letters to Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2009

Moving pictures

It was a great night at One Longfellow Square, a really good spot for showing movies (including a curved wall onto which the films were projected!).
The second annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 01, 2007

Free pilgrimage

Early in the documentary The Sacred and Profane , a bald man and the camera, manned by director David Camlin, go off to see a man about some goats.
The Sacred and Profane , the movie
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 27, 2006