WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — This summer’s Maine International Film Festival gets under way this Friday in Waterville.

The festival
is growing in popularity and attendance last year reached an all-time
high, with nearly 9,400 admissions. Now in its its 12th year, the festival will feature about 100 films from around the world at two venues — the Waterville Opera House and Railroad Square Cinema.

Arthur Penn will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. His credits
include “Bonnie and Clyde” and “The Miracle Worker.”

New this year: The festival’s programming will migrate south over the following weekend to the Portsmouth Music Hall in New Hampshire.

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