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The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

Maine International Film Festival

July 20, 2019 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm | Waterville Opera House

Supported by a Maine Humanities Council Major Grant

When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a forest snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. Together, the woman and snail share an intimate journey of survival and resilience. Their captivating and graceful explorations expand the boundaries of the bedroom. An intimate and surprising live action story. Adapted from the award-winning nonfiction memoir of the same title. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating is in a program of 8 short films lasting 1 hour and 20 minutes in total.

Two earlier screenings take place at Railroad Square Cinema:
Monday, July 15, 6:30
Wednesday, July 17, 3:30


MHC Major Grants support a variety of larger humanities projects such as exhibits, conferences, films, and other initiatives.