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Indigenous Film Festival Lead Up Series: Dance Me Outside

  • Reel Pizza Cinerama 33 East Kennebec Street Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (map)

Join the Abbe Museum education team at Reel Pizza Cinerama for a celebration of Indigenous films each month as we gear up for the second annual Abbe Museum Indian Market Film Festival this May 17-20.

This lead-up series will feature a film each month until May, starting with the cult classic , Dance Me Outside (1994).  The story examines the tension between Native Canadians and Anglos in Canada from a Native perspective. Silas Crow, who lives on a Northern Ontario reserve, wants to take a mechanic's course in Toronto with his friend Frank Fencepost. But before he can enroll, the teen must write a short narrative describing his home. The film is a series of vignettes from Crow's narrative. The teenagers deal with everything from relationships to trying to find their place in this world today; but when you are from a Native community, fitting in is harder than you may think.

This is a free program with a suggested donation of $5. Have questions? Contact us at

Earlier Event: November 6
WHOOPIE! Archaeology
Later Event: February 3
Screening: Stagecoach (1939)