FRYEBURG — Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest-running short film exhibition, returns to the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, with an eclectic lineup of shorts from around the world.

To celebrate the organization’s 35-year milestone, Asbury Shorts staff will present audience favorites from previous years.

Asbury film “concerts” combine classic, world-renowned films with new festival honorees, providing a rare opportunity to see internationally honored selections on a real cinema screen rather than YouTube or smartphones.

Highlights of the Nov. 11 show include:

“The Little Violinist:” Laowang, a trash picker in New York City’s Chinatown, hides a secret from his daughter. He decides to reveal all to her after her heartfelt violin performance. Director Yang Wang’s short won the Best Directing Award at The Women’s Independent Film Festival and Best Actor at the Asians on Film Festival.

“In the Dark:” A story of modern love in New York City with many twists and turns. Bettina Bilger’s film was featured in the Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Festival in 2015.

“Tulip:” This Academy Award nominee for Best Live Action Short Film is directed by acclaimed Australian actress Rachel Griffiths (HBO’s “Six Feet Under.”) It’s the story of a recent widower who has to reluctantly take care of his deceased wife’s pet cow, named Tulip.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They can be purchased online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac or by calling 207-935-9232. They will also be available at the door.

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is at 18 Bradley St.


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