Sat. Nov 26th, 2022

ORONO — The movie Hungry Now, which was created via a documentary filmmaking course at College of Maine Machias, will premiere Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m., on the Collins Middle for the Arts, in Orono. Hungry Now’s an hour-long documentary that appears to reply the on a regular basis questions of homelessness via a collection of interviews with Mainers of all ages dwelling in a number of rural and coastal cities, together with Bangor, Milbridge, Jonesport, Machias and Eastport. 

The movie is directed by Alan Kryszak, media college on the UMaine Machias Interdisciplinary High-quality Arts Division, who teaches the Down East documentary filmmaking course. The documentary is the fifth feature-length manufacturing to return out of Kryszak’s course. The coed crew members for Hungry Now included Sam LaRusse, Nicholas Sanborn, Amanda Sawyer, Robin Hadlock Seeley, Hannah Somers-Jones, Suzie Milkowich, Aiyla Petty, Amanda Quinn, Megan Racila and Beth Staples. 

“It was vital to have the ability to stroll proper as much as strangers,” stated Kryszak in his director’s assertion. “The script is of their heads, they usually generously relay essentially the most private tales of failure, arduous hits and the way they preserve serving to the following one, it doesn’t matter what.” 

Previous pupil productions which have come out of Kryszak’s filmmaking class embrace the 2020 “Privateness & the Energy of Secrets and techniques,” which was an official choice at The Hague World Cinema Pageant, in addition to the 2018 No matter Works: Exploring Opiate Dependancy, which premiered on Maine Public tv in 2017 and acquired a 2018 Docs With out Borders award.

The UMaine Machias Performing Arts Middle will host a second screening in-person on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. 

Admission to each screenings are free. Donations on the door will go to the Manna Meals Pantry in Bangor for the premiere on the Collins Middle and the Machias Meals Pantry for the screening at UMaine Machias.

Hungry Now will even broadcast on Maine Public Tv on Nov. 24 and Dec. 15, at 9 p.m.; and Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. The documentary can be distributed on PBS and on-line following the ultimate televised airing.

In regards to the College of Maine: The College of Maine, based in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant, sea grant and house grant college, with a regional campus on the College of Maine at Machias. UMaine is positioned on Marsh Island within the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. UMaine Machias is positioned within the homeland of the Passamaquoddy Nation. As Maine’s flagship public college, UMaine has a statewide mission of instructing, analysis and financial improvement, and neighborhood service. UMaine is the state’s public analysis college and a Carnegie R1 top-tier analysis establishment. It attracts college students from all 50 states and 86 international locations. UMaine at the moment enrolls 11,571 undergraduate and graduate college students, and UMaine Machias enrolls 763 undergraduates. Our college students have alternatives to take part in groundbreaking analysis with world-class students. UMaine presents 77 bachelor’s levels and 6 undergraduate certificates, in addition to greater than 100 diploma packages via which college students can earn doctoral or grasp’s levels, skilled grasp’s levels, and graduate certificates. UMaine Machias presents 18 affiliate and bachelor’s levels, and 14 undergraduate certificates. The college promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to preserve power, recycle and cling to inexperienced constructing requirements in new development. For extra details about UMaine and UMaine Machias, go to and

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