WATERVILLE — The Maine Film Center plans to host a wintertime weekend matinée film series, which will be free and open to the public.

Each film will screen at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, at at Railroad Square Cinema, at 17 Railroad Square.

The series was curated by a committee of Railroad Square Cinema community members, and it encompasses a wide array of films from around the world that might not otherwise be screened in Maine.

“Those Who Remained” (2019), Jan. 8 and 9: A lyrical story showing survivors healing in post-war Hungary.

“Truth Tellers,” Jan. 15 and 16: Q&A with Robert Shetterly and Director Richard Kane (Jan. 15 only). A documentary about long-time activist and artist Robert Shetterly, who has painted 250 portraits of courageous Americans fighting for peace.

“Luzzu,” Feb. 5 and 6: Malta’s submission for the Best International Feature Film Oscar. Maltese fisherman Jesmark faces an agonizing moral choice trying to provide for his wife and newborn son.

“How They Got Over” (2017), Feb. 12 and 13: This music documentary spotlights the mid-20th century Black gospel quartets that helped usher in a musical revolution that changed the world forever.

“After Antarctica,” Feb. 26 and 27: Polar explorer Will Steger recounts both a lifetime of exploration and the life-changing journey that led him to where he is today.

“Wife of a Spy,” March 12 and 13: This Japanese World War II-era thriller follows Satoko, who finds herself torn among loyalty to her husband, the life they have built, the country they call home, and a moral universe that exceeds national boundaries.

“Winged Migration,” March 19 and 20: This innovative film about migratory birds takes viewers along on their magnificent journeys.

Cinema Explorations is sponsored by the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, and masking at all indoor events is required.

For more information, visit mainefilmcenter.org.