Events downtown

Feb 15

Maine Filmmaker Showcase: BROTHERS Portland Media Center | 516 Congress Street 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Maine Film Association and Portland Media Center are proud to present the Maine Filmmaker Showcase, a screening of the Maine-made film BROTHERS, followed by a talkback and Q&A with the film’s director, Reggie Groff.

This is a film about a family who have faced incredible adversity but continue to push forward. It centers around Mike, an artist and filmmaker, wheelchair bound with Muscular Dystrophy and only the use of two fingers, who is grappling with the recent loss of his brother and daily caregiver. Mike’s younger brother, JT, the athletic, charismatic and once potential pro-skateboarder, took his own life after years of deepening schizophrenia. We learn what it takes to be a parent and a brother with overwhelming grief and yet we see how love and creativity give the family the strength to carry on.