Encore presentation of student documentary set for Aug. 15

Students in the 2018 Downeast Documentary filming an interview in Machias.

The University of Maine at Machias will present an encore screening of the student documentary “When the Chevy Breaks (How Small Towns Fix Big Problems)” on Thursday, Aug. 15, 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public; for more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 255.1200.

“When the Chevy Breaks (How Small Towns Fix Big Problems)” tells the story of people overcoming obstacles, big and small, against the backdrop of Downeast coastal Maine. The film is the third production to have been directed by UMM interdisciplinary fine arts professor Alan Kryszak with students in the “Downeast Documentary” filmmaking course, and is scheduled to air on Maine Public Television this fall.

A trailer for the documentary can be viewed on Youtube.