Maine Filmmaker Showcase: “The Last Pig”

Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:00 pm
Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street, Portland

Join the Maine Film Association, the Portland Media Center, and the general public for a screening of MFA Member Joseph Brunette’s The Last Pig, followed by a talk and Q&A with the filmmaker.

THE LAST PIG is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive and experiential, the film follows a pig farmer through his final season of farming pigs. The bucolic life of the pigs on the farm is ruptured by his weekly trips to the slaughterhouse. Through his sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals his growing conflict about a life spent “peddling in death.”  Quiet yet expressive, The Last Pig offers space for expansive thought within the margins of one person’s story. It is a poetic snapshot of a seminal year in one man’s life. 

Doors open at 6:30pm. Suggested Donation: $5.

Presented by the Portland Media Center and the Maine Film Association.