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Maine-made movies are a relative rarity.

It’s surprising, really – in a state with an abundant variety of natural beauty ranging from coastlines to mountains to forests, you’d think more filmmakers would take advantage. Of course, there are a number of reasons we don’t see movies made here – some economic, some logistical – but even so, you’d expect a little more frequency, though the truth is that many people may simply not understand the true breadth of opportunity here.

John Barr understands.

The Maine native and film industry veteran has made his directorial debut with “Blood and Money,” set and filmed in Maine and available on VOD on May 15. The thriller – also written by Barr – takes advantage of the verdant and untamed forests found in the norther parts of the state, constructing a tale of taut tension about a lone man battling his demons and fighting for his life.

Tom Berenger stars, bringing his well-earned gravitas to almost every single frame of the film. His stoic quietude matches the looming intensity of the winter forest through which he makes his way; it’s a good match, one that is served well by the gentle pacing of the narrative and the sere serenity of the setting.

Published in Movies

In the summer of 1995, Rob Tod sold his first kegs of Allagash White to the Great Lost Bear. Now, 21 years later, Allagash White is literally old enough to drink itself (I realize how weird that sounds).

Published in Style
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:44

The Three Pint Stance - 06/08/2016

You gotta be fresh

Ever crack open a bottle or can of your favorite beer and noticed something was off? Maybe the malty notes taste a bit muddled, perhaps the hop flavor wasn't quite as bright as you remember it, or you even taste a cardboard or metallic flavor in the beer. Chances are, if you look around the container you will find a date stamp, and this is usually the culprit as to why your beer isn't all it can be - staleness.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 10:49

50th Anniversary Allagash Prints Available

ALLAGASH The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's Bureau of Parks and Lands is now offering 500 signed, numbered, limited-edition art prints of a painting by noted wildlife artist Mark McCollough.

Published in Adventure
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:07

Allagash Wilderness Waterway highlights of 2012

The year at the Allagash Wilderness Waterway (AWW) started out with the winter campground at Chamberlain Bridge full with almost all 48 available sites sold for the entire ice fishing season. Poor ice conditions and lack of snow limited use for the first couple weeks of the season. Those who did venture out were rewarded with excellent catches of native brook trout, togue and whitefish.

As the winter progressed, the book trout fishing slowed, but the togue and whitefish hit well the entire season.

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