Cookout starts at 4:30
Screening starts at 5:30
“Paper Tigers is a moving and profoundly important film that offers critical insights into one of the most widespread educational and health challenges in American society. It should be mandatory viewing for teachers and principals across the country, and anyone who works with vulnerable youth” said David Bornstein, New York Times author and Co-Founder of The Solutions Journalism Network. The film follows a year in the life of Lincoln High Alternative School in Walla Walla, Washington. After radically changing its approach to disciplining its students, Lincoln High School saw a dramatic turnaround in everything from the number of fights to test scores to graduation rates. The school has become a promising model of how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families through the practice of ongoing trauma-informed educational strategies. Told with intimate verite and diary cam footage, Paper Tigers is a testament to what the latest research on childhood adversity is proving: that one caring adult can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.
Come on out to our first film screenings of the summer this weekend at the Kezar Falls Theater!
We're looking forward to having the Parsonsfield/Porter Historical Society back to the theater again this June in what is becoming an annual tradition. This year we'll be revealing the 37-Star American Flag that was found in the attic of the theater and preserved/framed by Silas Hagerty thanks to a donation from local veteran Ralph Watson. We'll be showing a few of the latest films from Smooth Feather Productions and also hearing the latest news relating to the work of the historical society as well.
We're very excited to welcome back the Roxbury Youth Orchestra from Boston who will be the first ones to perform on our newly renovated stage at the theater! I spoke the director David France recently and he said the orchestra is very excited for their trip to Maine and to perform for us at the theater once again. The past shows have been incredibly inspiring and I'm sure we're in store for another amazing performance this year.
Come on out for the 2nd annual Sacopee Valley High School Art Show where we celebrate the amazing talent of our local artists. The event is from 4-7pm and features many drawings, paintings, photographs and short films which will be displayed throughout the theater. Hope to see you there!
Right now we're working hard to install a heating and cooling system at the theater. Once this is complete we will be having free monthly movie nights sponsored by local businesses once again. If you'd like to sponsor an upcoming screening feel free to be in touch. Thank you and see you at the movies soon! Silas