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Indigenous Film Festival Lead Up Series: Kissed By Lightning

  • 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.

Our featured film in March is Kissed by Lightning directed by Shelley Niro (Mohawk). Mavis Dogblood is a Mohawk painter who keeps the memory of her dead husband Jessie Lightning alive through the recreation of stories he would tell her. Jessie was a musician whose compositions continues to haunt Mavis. Mavis has a potential lover waiting for her to absolve her grief and continue in the world of the living. Mavis is delivering a series of paintings to New York. On the trip to New York she decides to visit Jessie's grandmother Josephine. Here Mavis is given permission to love her friend and lover Bug.

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

Earlier Event: March 21
wolankeyutomun Exhibit Opening
Later Event: April 12
AMIM Collections Program