The one conclusion I will make is that just the perception of the founder of the festival being involved in such criminal activity has done irreparable harm to the film community. A festival we have loved is gone and many filmmakers and patrons are out money and time and now six days later people are starting to get refunds. The worst part is the lost opportunity for filmmakers that had intended to screen their work at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival who now have to find other ways to get their work out to the public and start all over again.
Now that the shock is wearing off a little, I have good news to share. If you have not heard about it yet, some filmmakers and former festival organizers have formed the new Emerge festival which will happen this June 14th at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston. This ma(FMI: Emerge Festival).
More inspiring to me though is the showings that will be held at the Saco Drive-In of How To Kill a Zombie and Hanover House on May 9th and 10th. The drive in is a great location to screen these horror films and you can buy your tickets in advance via Eventbrite. I already have my ticket for Friday night. i hope to see you there.