WATERVILLE — The Maine Film Center will show “As I Open My Eyes” at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5, at Railroad Square Cinema.

This music-filled, French-Tunisian production is set in Tunis, summer 2010, a few months before the Revolution, and depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life, as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s feature offers a nuanced portrait of the implications of the Arab Spring on the lives of young people in the region, while also creating a complex story about a young woman using art to transform her reality. Unrated; 102 minutes.

Individual tickets to Cinema Explorations screenings cost $8; festival passes (each pass admits one to all six films) cost $30. Railroad Square Cinema punch cards, complimentary tickets, and Maine Film Center membership benefits may also be used.

For more information visit www.railroadsquarecinema.com or call 873-6526.

Cinema Explorations is a venture of the Maine Film Center dedicated to fostering the voices and choices of our community of film lovers. The winter film series is programmed by a local, volunteer steering committee. Program goals are to present works of cinema from around the world that will enrich, educate and entertain filmgoers and encourage the shared experience of communal film viewing and thoughtful discussion. Series support is generously provided by SBS Carbon Copy, Bagel Mania, Buen Apetito, and Grand Central Cafe.

The Maine Film Center is a non-profit organization devoted to strengthening Maine culture through education, dialogue, and the celebration of film and art. Programs include the Maine International Film Festival, the operation of Railroad Square Cinema, and special events and series such as Cinema Explorations and Monday Night Movies. For more information visit www.mainefilmcenter.org.

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