January, 2014 Events

     Artist Marie Galland will be exhibiting  her Mixed Media Art Work on the First Friday Downtown Art Walk Jan. 3rd, 5:00-8:00pm and will be on exhibit for the month January in the library.

            MCMA First Tuesday Book Club
     Jan.7th, 2014-Mr.Churchill’s Secretary by Susan E. MacNeal.
Mr. Churchill's Secretary (Maggie Hope Mystery #1)
by Susan Elia MacNeal (Goodreads Author)
3.6 of 5 stars

For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, Mr. Churchill’s Secretarycaptures the drama of an era of unprecedented challenge—and the greatness that rose to meet it.

London, 1940. Winston Churchill has just been sworn in, war rages across the Channel, and the threat of a Blitz looms larger by the day. But none of this deters Maggie Hope. She graduated a...more
Paperback, 354 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Bantam (first published January 1st 2012)

    Meeting held in the Maine Charitable Mechanic Assoc. Library at noon.519 Congress St. Portland ME, second floor
                    Elevator accessible
    Bring a lunch; dessert and drinks (tea or lemonade) provided.  
    All are welcome. Pre-reading of the book is not required.
    FMI call Pat at 773-8396
                    JANUARY 8TH, 2014
    The next Quarterly Member Meeting is on Wed., Jan. 8, 2014 at 4:00PM in the MCMA Library.

    We have a lot of exciting things going on and this would be the best way to be a part of it.  Come meet the Board and bring your ideas for keeping the MCMA vibrant.

                Hope to see you there,
                                    Donna Knoblock
                                            MCMA Secretary

    Because of the icy conditions on Dec.9th the film Nanook of the North was canceled at the last minute because of the weather's changing conditions making travel unsafe. And the Maine Historical was very gracious and helpful in rescheduling the film to Monday evening Jan 13th, 2014.
                MCMA Winter Lecture Series
    Monday, Jan.13th, 2014, "Nanook of the North" by Robert J. Flaherty
Nanook of the North (also known as Nanook of the North: A Story Of Life and Love In the Actual Arctic) is a 1922 silentdocumentary film by Robert J. Flaherty. In the tradition of what would later be called salvage ethnography, Flaherty captured the struggles of the Inuk Nanook and his family in the Canadian arctic. The film is considered the first feature-length documentary....................The film was shot near Inukjuak, on Hudson Bay in northern Quebec, Canada. Having worked as a prospector and explorer in Arctic Canada among the Inuit, Flaherty was familiar with his subjects and set out to document their lifestyle.....copied from Wikipedia
Monday Jan.27th, 2014
Man of Aran (1934)
Flaherty's 'Man of Aran'
Published: October 19, 1934

Robert Flaherty, the mellow wanderer with a camera, has made a memorable film out of the tragic and beautiful fundamentals of human behavior in his "Man of Aran," which British Gaumont presented at the Criterion last evening. With the fervor of a poet and the skill of a magnificent cameraman he once more examines the theme which lies close to his heart, the grim and ceaseless struggles of primitive beings to preserve their lives against the crushing assaults of their environment. As in his "Nanook of the North," he strips his new work of dramatic artifice and plunges it to the heart of earthy and basic experience. It is bare, cruel and authentically real; it is ardent with life, and it represents the pure cinema at its best. Expelling everything which is artistically alien to the camera, Mr. Flaherty employs only one ally, and that is music.”       

Internet source

The films will shown at the;
            Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. Lecture Hall 
         Maine Historical Society
    489 Congress St., parking off Brown St. in the rear of MHS
    film begins at 7:30pm, Doors open at 7:00pm            
                Admission- Open to the public, free for MCMA members, $5.00  for non-members and $4.00 for Seniors

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