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Maine in the Movies: The Shawshank Redemption

Maine in the Movies: The Shawshank Redemption

Mar 11, 2020
7:00 PM
Spotlight Cinemas
6 Stillwater Ave, Orono, ME 04473

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"Arguably the greatest film adaptation of Maine author Stephen King's career, The Shawshank Redemption follows the story of a Portland banker named Andy Dufresne, who's convicted in a double-murder and ordered to serve back-to-back life sentences at Shawshank State Penitentiary. Despite its fictionality, that prison was modeled after a real-life facility in Thomaston: the former Maine State Prison, demolished in April 2002 after nearly two centuries and relocated to Warren. Fast-forward 25 years, and "Shawshank" is considered one of the most popular films ever made, a feat the Washington Post attributes to its coming of age in the Internet Era and rich themes of hope, faith and perseverance of good." -
Liam Nee, NewsCenter Maine