WATERVILLE — The 20th annual Maine International Film Festival is bringing the Maine to MIFF out of the gate by presenting “The Sounding,” a film shot on location on Monhegan Island, as its Opening Night film. The film will feature a post-screening Q&A from the director, co-writer and star of the film, Catherine Eaton, and will be screened at 7 p.m. Friday, July 14, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St.

Following the screening will be the Opening Night Party in Castonguay Square featuring the musical stylings of Muddy Ruckus, outdoor projections by LumenARRT!, and food and libations from Silver Street Tavern.

“The cast and crew of The Sounding braved the cold and the sea as we shot on the remote island of Monhegan, 12 miles out to sea off the coast of Maine,” says Eaton, according to a news release from Nate Towne, Waterville Creates! marketing manager. “The island and the islanders gave incredible support and the sheer raw beauty necessary to lend Liv’s world its own narrative voice. The use of Monhegan Island as well as other authentic locations is intended to give a level of honesty to The Sounding that reflects Liv’s own.”

Tickets cost $12 and are available at miff.org or by calling 866-811-4111. The full festival program can be found online.

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