Sep 08, 2016 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium

7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, United States

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Presented as part of We Are Takoma

Have you ever wondered what happened to a work-in-progress you saw at a screening or roundtable? Docs In Progress is pleased to bring back films and filmmakers who have since finished their works for a screening and Q&A.


by Sarah Katz

Go on a journey to Maine’s stunning Moosehead Lake Region while exploring the risks and opportunities facing a small, struggling community in the biggest undeveloped forest east of the Mississippi River. 

In 1998, Plum Creek Timber Company -- the country’s largest private land owner -- bought nearly one million acres of nearby land around the forty mile long, and largely undeveloped, Moosehead Lake as a Real Estate Trust. The sale came as part of a wave of sales in the midst of divestment by timber companies who have managed the land for more than a century. 

The film is told by local community members who have different opinions on what the ,new land owners' business models will mean for their lifestyle,  the environment, and the local economy. The state's decision on this development could set a precedent for other land owners and the future of forests in Maine and beyond. 

Following the screening of the film, director Sarah Katz will answer audience questions.

Thursday, September 8, 2016 
7:30-9:00 pm 

Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium 
7500 Maple Avenue 
Takoma Park, MD 20912

The Community Center is off Philadelphia Avenue between Piney Branch and Carroll.  Parking is free.  If taking Metro, the walk from the Takoma Park Metro Station is about 20 minutes or you can take Ride-On Buses 25 (towards Langley Park) or 12 (towards Silver Spring) to the Community Center.  Click here for a Google Map

No advance tickets required but you can RSVP here.  

While this is a free screening, we will be collecting voluntary donations to support those affected by the Flower Branch Apartments fire in the nearby Long Branch neighborhood. 100% of donations will go to the Montgomery Housing Partnership, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to assist the affected residents. You may bring cash or checks made out to "Montgomery Housing Partnership" with "LONG BRANCH FIRE" in the memo line.

This program is free thanks to the support of

City of Takoma Park

Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland Film Office

Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912, United States
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