Captain January

Maine in the Movies -- POSTPONED

Our MAINE IN THE MOVIES screenings have been POSTPONED -- please stay tuned for reschedule dates!

This screening includes the historic short film "Jean the Match-Maker" (1910).

Shirley Temple plays Star, a child of divorce who is looked after by crusty-but-lovable lighthouse keeper Captain January (Guy Kibbee). Truant officer Agatha Morgan (Sara Haden) determines that the Captain is not providing Star with suitable surroundings or a proper education, and before long our sobbing heroine is whisked away to a boarding school. She is rescued by kindly Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (George Irving and Nella Walker), distant relatives who try to provide the girl with a decent home, but the poor child still yearns for the company of Captain January and his friends Paul (Buddy Ebsen) and Nazro (Slim Summerville). All ends happily when January and his two chums are hired as crew members on the Morgans' yacht. One of Shirley Temple's best films, Captain January would be memorable if only for her singing-dancing duet with Buddy Ebsen, "At the Codfish Ball.

Directed by David Butler

Starring Shirley Temple, Guy Kibbe, June Lang, Buddy Ebsen

USA | 1936 | G | 77min

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Jean the Match-Maker

Maine’s oldest narrative movie, Jean the Match-Maker, features the first certifiable animal movie star: Jean, the Vitagraph Dog. Before Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, and Toto, Eastport-born Jean was the most famous dog in the world. She and her owner, trainer, and eventual director–Robbinston native Laurence Trimble–made 25 silent films together. Jean the Match-Maker was thought lost until a print was discovered in the New Zealand Film Archive and restored by the Library of Congress. A new musical score has been commissioned from LA composer Mikel Hurwitz specifically to accompany the film.

Directed by Laurence Trimble

USA | NR | 1910 | 13min

These screenings are part of a statewide presentation taking place March 5 - 15. Visit the Maine Film Center/Maine Movies 200 website for the full schedule of screenings.

This Official Maine Bicentennial Event is a project of the Maine Film Center


Show Dates & Times:

3/15/20 - Sunday

1:00 pm,

$9/ Adults
$8/ Seniors, Under 12, Matinees
$7/ Strand Members

Available at the box office 30 min. prior to show time

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