No mid-life crisis for director Jonathan Demme (“Silence of the Lambs”, “Caged Heat”) because he’s too busy collecting mid-life achievement awards. On July 17th, at the 5th Annual Maine International Film Festival, Demme will be presented a mid-life achievement award. The award presentation will be followed by a screening of his film Something Wild. Other Demme films to be screened will include Stop making Sense, “Married to the Mob” and “Silence of the Lambs”.

“It’s a pretty outstanding festival, for the degree of sophistication and the consistent quality of the films, which is something you don’t often see in a small town in an out-of-the-way region,” said Boston-based filmmaker Devon Demonte. “The location probably helps, because it attracts bigger-name filmmakers who want a vacation.”

The 5th Annual Maine International Film Festival begins July 12th and continues through July 21st at the Waterville Opera House and Railroad Square Cinema.

For more information, check out the website for the Maine International Film Festival.

Posted on July 12, 2002 in Festivals by

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