Film fans turned out in recent days for the first showings of the 24th Maine International Film Festival, which included screenings at the Waterville Opera House, Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville and the Skowhegan Drive-In Theatre.

At the Skowhegan Drive-In, fans arrived Sunday evening for a showing of the documentary “Fighting Indians,” about the local school’s recent debates about a mascot that was ultimately changed from “Indians” to “River Hawks.”

The festival, which held opening ceremonies Friday last week, continues this week and concludes Saturday, with about 50 films scheduled to be screened. “Fighting Indians” is among three films in the MIFF lineup that were either filmed, produced, or set in Maine. The two others are “The Catch” and “The Bride in the Box.”

Information about tickets and a full schedule of film screenings is available at the festival website,

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