Sunday April 20th 2014

WATCH VINTAGE FILM

By: Shannon Bryan

Ground Floor Film Series at Portland Flea-for-All

First Wednesday of the month

The staff at most department stores don’t appreciate it when shoppers make themselves at home on one of the well-dressed beds in the bath and bedding department (often, it’s just a box under that enticing duvet. And your body will crush it). They don’t encourage you to loiter, to invite friends and to watch movies. And they certainly don’t call in a food truck to conveniently ease the hunger that calls out from your insides.

But during the Ground Floor Film Series at Portland Flea-for-All this Wednesday, you’re encouraged to hang out among the goods-for-sale, have some dinner, and watch a movie.

The monthly series, put together by Portland Maine Film Festival and MENSK, screens vintage films on the first Wednesday of the month. Prior to the feature, there’s also a screening of a local short film, curated by PMFF. Street food is on hand before the show and admission is by donation.

This Wednesday’s feature: “Annie Hall.” The local film, “Partie,” comes from area filmmaker and producer Sally Levi. There will be some seating available, but feel free to bring your own – like maybe a big, durable box covered in an ultra-fluffy microfiber bedspread.

Doors open at 6 pm, grub from 6-7 pm, films begin at 7 pm.

FMI: Facebook: Ground Floor Film Series

Upcoming films:
Jan 2: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Feb 6: Chinatown