Independent Film Series Continues at The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center!




Featuring: Sensation of Sight

The Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center continues their

Independent Film Series with Sensation of Sight on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 7:30p.m. This film is Rated R; individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students and are available for purchase online at or by calling the Box Office at (207) 935-9232. The theater is located at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, ME. Parking is free.

A fusion of dream/reality, The Sensation of Sight contemplates relationships, communication, and the meaning of life as it follows Finn (David Strathairn), an English teacher whose involvement with a tragedy has left him asking the age-old question “Why?” Leaving his family and his job, he sets about selling encyclopedias to town locals, including Dylan (Daniel Gillies), a former student who’s estranged from his father (Scott Wilson) and sister (Elisabeth Waterston); Alice (Jane Adams), a waitress and single mother with whom he has a brief and awkward romantic encounter; and Drifter (Ian Somerhalder), a musician grieving the death of his brother (Joe Mazello). The interaction of these characters affects and alters each of them, while leading Finn ultimately to the end of his quest and a sublime awakening.

Here’s a special sneak preview of other events coming up at the Leura Hill Performing arts Center:

Thursday, 4/12/2012: Stephen Sondheim’s Company at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Four sold-out performances brought audiences to their feet. Relive the excitement provided by the star-studded cast and the New York Philharmonic, as you enjoy this recording of Sondheim’s Company. Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Rent) leads a star-studded cast that includes Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko and Martha Plimpton.  FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit

Saturday, 4/14/2012: The Met Opera Live in HD! Presents: La Traviata at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center from 1pm to 4:10pm. Natalie Dessay will put on the red dress in Willy Decker’s stunning production, in her first Violetta at the Met. Matthew Polenzani sings Alfredo, Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Germont, and Principal Guest Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit

Wednesday, 4/25/2012: Fryeburg Academy Author Lecture Series: Terry Teachout at 7:30pm. Recorded at The Free Library of Philadelphia (and shown on our screen), Teachout, offers new insights on the life of the legendary jazz musician, Louis Armstrong in his book POPS: A Life of Louis Armstrong. FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit

Thursday, 4/26/2012: The Fryeburg Academy Independent Film Series continues with The Sensation of Sight at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. This off-beat drama about a man’s search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as he sets afoot selling encyclopedias to the town locals. Starring David Strathairn. RATED R. FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit

Friday, 4/27/2012: Fryeburg Academy’s Monthly Family Entertainment Series continues with The Theater at Monmouth’s production of The Fool of the World & the Flying Ship at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7pm. Few people had faith in the Fool of the World, but he was determined to prove everyone wrong. When the czar declares he will marry his daughter to the man who brings him a flying ship, the Fool sets off on an adventure to change his life. Along the way he learns the power of believing in yourself, the value of friendship, and the importance of following your dreams. FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit

Thursday, 4/28/2012: Jazz Artist, Gretchen Parlato at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 7:30pm. Gretchen Parlato has been turning heads ever since she won the 2004 Thelonious Monk Institute International Vocal Competition. Her sultry, intriguing voice and unique, rhythmically agile phrasing came with inescapable centripetal force; the more intimate and understated she sang, the more she drew listeners in. Since then she has toured worldwide to sold out audiences. Her latest album, The Lost and Found, is ranked #2 on NPR’s The Best Jazz of 2011! FMI call the box office at 207.935.9232 or visit

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