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"Far from Afghanistan"

"Far from Afghanistan"

 "Operation Enduring Freedom," otherwise known as the War in Afghanistan, grinds into its tenth year today. It is now longer than the previous longest-lasting conflict...
By Peter Keough  |  October 06, 2011

A world of cinema

The 13th Maine International Film Festival begins in Waterville next Friday, and along with the usual unusual array of (political, music, and eco-)documentaries, Amerindies, classic and foreign films, and a special night at the drive-in, MIFF has a coupl
Young filmmakers shine at this year's Maine International Film Festival
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 02, 2010

Cinema paradisos

Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010

Mexico City abuzz with Beantowners

Where’s New York?  Where’s LA?
A report from the International Mexico City Festival of Contemporary Cinema
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 07, 2008

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

Lengthy, beautifully composed shots of gravestones and historical monuments encourage us to mourn fallen heroes as well as to recognize our own vulnerability to larger forces.
A meditation on 400 years
By ROB NELSON  |  November 20, 2007

Open city

In the pioneering early-’80s days of the Toronto Film Festival, the audience actually rose before movie showings for a canned recording of “God Save the Queen.”
The 2007 Toronto Film Festival
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 18, 2007