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This film is FREE for members of the Harbor Theater, to learn more about becoming a member, click below. All other adult tickets are $10.00.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 6:30 P.M. ONLY! 

6:30 PM – A reception and light refreshments will kick off the evening with Portland director Matt Cascella’s debut film “Hangdog” (2023). Director Matt Cascella and writer Jen Cordery will introduce their work and answer audience questions following the film.


91 minutes

"Walt’s search is a journey as idiosyncratic and detoured as Portland itself and Walt himself, whose forlorn face more befits the 'hangdog' name than the dog’s ever could. Director Matt Cascella and writer Jen Cordery have made a film that’s charming, original, and sweet in its own deliberately shaggy way. Hangdog is a real Maine-made discovery.” —Ken Eisen, MIFF

Hangdog was an Opening Night Feature at the 2023 Maine International Film Festival, where it was enthusiastically received. We originally ran the film in September 2023, but were just about “rained out” by last fall’s hurricane! We loved it so much and feel so that confident Harbor Theater’s audience will enjoy this comedy/drama about anxiety-ridden Walt who embarks on a desperate quest around Portland Maine to retrieve his stolen dog, that we decided to show it again!

Walt (Desmin Borges, PRIVATE LIFE, FX’s YOU’RE THE WORST) is a fish out of water in his own skin. He’s now also a fish out of water in Portland, Maine, having recently moved with his girlfriend, Wendy, to be closer to her parents. Without a job or a plan, and with a new dog (Tony) competing for Wendy’s affections, Walt has reached peak anxiety. When Wendy leaves town for the most important business trip of her career, she entrusts Walt with one task: taking care of her fur baby, Tony. After a careless mistake gets Tony stolen, Walt embarks on a wild goose chase to retrieve the dog before Wendy returns, or risk losing them both. Along the way, he connects with locals Marianne (Barbara Rosenblat, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), a wisecracking nonconformist, and Brent (Steve Coulter, SHE-HULK, A LITTLE PRAYER), a recent widower, who force him to confront his anxieties and embrace human (and canine!) connection.

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