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a Peace of Forest – World Wild Premiere!

June 30

June 30

2 PM

The Lincoln Theater is pleased to be hosting the WORLD WILD PREMIERE of
a Peace of Forest – Sunday June 30 at 2pm – a quiet wildlife movie, filmed in Lincoln County, Maine, and to welcome Filmmakers and Producers, Lee Ann Szelog and Tom Szelog, who will be with us for a post-screening discussion and audience Q&A.

This first feature-length wildlife movie ever filmed and produced in Maine is a one-of-a-kind cinematic adventure. Viewers will experience the wild, peaceful and mysterious world that is filled with complex relationships and ways of wonder. A Peace of Forest celebrates the beauty and intimacy of wildlife in Maine with surprising, tender and exquisite interactions of wildlife during peaceful moments in Maine’s natural world. An original story filled with inspiration, viewers of all ages and audiences will be engaged in a fresh, entertaining and informative manner as they observe common and uncommon wildlife and the fragile balance between nature and human culture.

The starring cast includes, but is not limited to bobcat, white-tail deer, American gold finch,  coyotes, Cooper’s hawk, chipmunks, weasel, red winged black birds, barred owl, red-bellied woodpecker, gray fox, wood ducks, ravens, pileated woodpeckers, blue wing and green wing teal, otters, herons, saw-whet owl, beavers, and snapping turtles, among others, all of which were filmed in a Maine forest. Many of these creatures are often ignored or taken for granted, yet as viewers will discover, their daily behavior and antics compete with creatures of the Serengeti or Yellowstone.

“Nature is filled with inexpressible and glorious joy; I personally and profoundly invite you to experience pure joy by viewing a Peace of Forest, and continue to experience it every day for the rest of your life.”  –Tom Szelog

“Nature speaks without words. To hear her voice we must listen, look, and ponder.” –Lee Ann Szelog

Running Time: 87 minutes – Appropriate for audiences of ALL ages!

Meet Lee Ann & Tom

Known as “one of Maine’s most renowned wildlife photographers” the co-filmmaker, producer, and award-winning photographer, Thomas Mark Szelog has focused, for the past 45 years, on creating compelling photographs, documenting Maine’s rich wildlife, and nature’s gentle beauty. He is steadfast with keeping his intrusion into the homes of his subjects to a minimum. He waits for hours and days for his subjects to approach him, so he can capture their mood and behavior as naturally and discreetly as possible.

Tom paddles a wilderness pond. Photo © Lee Ann Szelog Thomas Szelog

For the past 10 years, he and his wife, Lee Ann, have been creating a Peace of Forest, documenting Maine’s wildlife within 70 acres of Maine forest with the same values Tom has had throughout his career. Viewers will see the results of his and Lee Ann’s passion, vision and patience that reflects the utmost respect and love they share for the wildlife. As active proponents of environmental awareness, they promote wildlife conservation and preservation through their films, lectures, exhibits, writings, and photographs.  www.mainewoodsnationalpark.com

Lee and Moose hiking a wilderness lake. Photo © Lee Ann Szelog & Thomas Szelog, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

 Lee Ann is the Founder and President of Simply Put, LLC, www.simplyputllc.com, specializing in presentations she delivers locally, regionally and nationally on human relations and wellness, of our planet and ourselves. Lee credits Tom for opening her eyes to the natural world; Mother Nature opened her heart.

You may recognize Lee Ann and Tom from their 2 books. The first, the multi-award-winning, Our Point of View-Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse, featuring Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde where they resided for 14 years. The second, By a Maine River – A Year of Looking Closely, explores the natural beauty found on their 70 acre forest.

All ticket sales are final – Nonrefundable and Nonexchangeable.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime, or in advance* through our online box office.

*Advance tickets or confirmation emails may be printed for admission OR you may check in with your email address at the theater box office when you arrive.