25 Mar 2014

“Emerge” Film Festival Announced for Saturday, June 14 in Lewiston

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Richard 3 to Premiere on Saturday, June 14, at 7 at the Franco Center

Auburn, Maine—The Lewiston Auburn Film Festival (LAFF) was officially canceled as announced at a press conference at the Franco Center today. But, film celebration will live on thanks to a group of community members who are determined to keep film alive in the community.

Local filmmaker, Ramsey Tripp, announced that “Emerge” a new film festival and a completely separate entity from LAFF, has been announced and will be held Saturday, June 14, at the Franco Center in Lewiston.

“I know personally how much it means as a filmmaker to have the amazing support of this community,” said Tripp who premiered his documentary, The Peloton Project at the 2013 Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival. “I want Michael Miclon, Corey Norman and other filmmakers who had planned to premiere their films here in L/A to have that opportunity.”

The one-day festival at the Franco Center will include films originally slated for LAFF, including “The Hanover House” from Maine filmmaker, Corey Norman, “How to Kill a Zombie” from Maine filmmaker Bill McLean and the premiere of “Richard 3” from Michael Miclon of Boo Dog Films in Maine. 

“Ever since I watched the premiere of The Peloton Project at the Franco Center last year, I’ve been envisioning the premiere of Richard 3 here,” said Miclon. “I am so thankful to Ramsey, the Franco Center and everyone who was instrumental in putting together ‘Emerge’ on such short notice and making this premiere and new festival possible.”

For more information on Emerge, please visit http://www.facebook.com/EmergeFilmFestival.