John and Francis Ford Film Festival 8/18-20

August 18 @ 8:00 am August 20 @ 5:00 pm

Save the weekend of 8/18-20!


Plans are coming together for a city-wide John and Francis Ford Film Festival in Portland! It’s truly a collaboration with great partners and sponsors. The State Theatre will host the premiere of some recently discovered and restored Francis Ford silent films and serials. We’re excited to welcome Joseph McBride to town, John Ford’s biographer, to guide us through an impressive film collection with screenings of some crowd-pleasers along with lesser-known films. Portland Downtown will host a free Saturday night outdoor screening of an Academy Award-winning film, and the Portland Museum of Art will host interviews, panel discussions, lectures, and Q&As with experts. We’ll reach beyond Portland with a fantastic midcoast matinee at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta, plus there will be screenings at many indie theaters around Maine on the weekend of 8/18-20.

Tickets go on sale June 1st. Register here for advance ticket notifications and celebrate the Maine brothers who made their indelible mark in Hollywood!

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Maine Irish Heritage Center


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Maine Irish Heritage Center

34 Gray St
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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(207) 780-0118
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John and Francis Ford Film Festival

Friday August 18 through Sunday August 20. Let us know you're interested!

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Tickets will be available on June 1, 2023