LEWISTON — The L/A Film Forum series will continue at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, with a screening of the film “Betting the Farm,” a 2012 documentary on Maine’s Own Organic Milk (MooMilk) company. The showing is free and open to adults 18 and older.

The Film Forum is a monthly program co-sponsored by the Lewiston and Auburn public libraries and the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival featuring a variety of independent films. The evening opens with light refreshments and social time with the film screening beginning at 6:15 p.m. A short discussion will follow the 84-minute film.

“Betting The Farm” is the story of a group of Maine dairy farmers who, dropped by their national milk company, are suddenly confronted with the real possibility of losing their farms. Banding together, the farmers launch their own milk company, MooMilk.

Farmers Vaughn Chase, Richard Lary, and Aaron Bell — along with their families — struggle to make ends meet as they get the company off the ground. But faced with slow sales and mounting bills, can the farmers hang together long enough for the gamble to pay off? Or will they be left worse off than before?

For more details, contact 207-513-3135 or [email protected]

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