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SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 5:00 p.m.

(one show only)


2 hours, 11 minutes

Harbor Theater Special Event: “CHINATOWN” (1974)
Wine and Cheese served in lobby from 4:30 p.m.
Ken Eisen, co-founder of Maine International Film Festival (MIFF) and Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, will introduce the film and stay after for Q & A.

“Chinatown” was one of the hits of the recent festival celebrating MIFF’s 25th anniversary. “Chinatown” received 11 Oscar nominations when it opened in 1974. It centers on Los Angeles private eye J.J. “Jake” Gittes (Jack Nicholson) who is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband in a routine infidelity case. Jake’s investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray’s sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn’s father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.

Ken Eisen, a graduate of Colby College, co-founded Railroad Square Cinema in 1978. He has been its programming director for 44 years and co-founded the film festival in 1998. He has also been an adjunct professor of film at both Colby College and three branches of the University of Maine, and wrote film reviews for The Maine Times for 15 years.

ADA-mandated Audio Descriptive (AD) and Closed Caption (CC) devices available for the visually and hearing-impaired. Inquire at the concession stand.