Premiere Screening of At Home in Winthrop

BRUNSWICK, MAINE.  It is the eve of solstice, June 2010.  Jenn and James Currier stand on a quite neighborhood street engaged in what appears to be a slow, swaying dance.  In fact, Jenn is having a contraction; labor is the rhythm she moves to. Later that evening, in the dining room of her home, she will give birth to her son Robbie in a birth tub supported by her husband, her mother, her doula and her professional midwives, Sarah Ackerly ND, CPM and Josie Skavdahl ND, CPM of Northern Sun Family Healthcare and Birth Center.

This story is presented in a new documentary film, “At Home in Winthrop, Maine” by Belfast, Maine–based filmmaker Nicolle Littrell and will have it’s premiere screening at the Frontier Café on Wednesday, July 27th from 6:30-8pm.

A discussion with Littrell, the Curriers, Ackerly and Skavdahl will follow the screening.  Admission is by suggested donation:  $5 for individuals and $10 for families.

The film is part of “At Home in Maine”, a film series and educational resource about the choice to have a homebirth and receive professional midwifery care in Maine.  To learn more about At Home in Maine visit: www.mainehomebirth.wordpress.com  

The premiere of “At Home in Winthrop” is part of a weeklong celebration of events centered on the opening of a new birth center at Northern Sun Family Healthcare, one of two freestanding birth centers in Maine and staffed by CPMs.  For info about Northern Family Sun Healthcare visit:  www.northernsunfamilyhealthcare.com

For more information about the screening and to see a trailer for “At Home in Maine” visit: www.explorefrontier.com

To visit the event Facebook page click here.

new moon, two new films for at home in maine

july 1, 2011.  belfast, maine.  new moon and solar eclipse in cancer.  woman in the moon films proudly announces the release of two new films for the “at home in maine” series.  click each image to go the film page:

At Home in Waldo, Maine Screening at Belfast Free Library Tuesday, April 12

BELFAST, MAINE  “At Home in Waldo, Maine” will screen on filmmaker Nicolle Littrell’s home turf, at the Belfast Free Library, Tuesday, April 12th, 6:30-8pm.  The film is one of the recent releases from the “At Home in Maine” film series, which focuses on homebirth and professional midwifery care in Maine.

“At Home in Waldo, Maine” features the Weavers, a family from Waldo who are semi-homesteaders, homeschoolers, entrepreneurs and rock’n’rollers!  Integrating footage from the Weaver’s day-to-day life with their home birth, “At Home in Waldo, Maine” explores the relationship between how we live and how we birth.  The film includes a single performed by Jerry Weaver’s band, Odlaw.

The film also features Morningstar Midwifery (morningstarmidwifery.com/) a professional midwifery practice located in Belfast. Discussion with the filmmaker, film participants and refreshments will follow the screening.

For more information about “At Home in Maine” visit: www.mainehomebirth.wordpress.com.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information call 338-3884 ext 10.

At Home in Maine Film Screening at U Maine Next Wednesday, March 16th!!

Hey Friends and Subscribers of At Home in Maine!  Please share this link with your friends/fans to help promote this event.

At Home in Maine at U Maine for Women’s History Month

Looking to drum up some major interest in this event–and with this, attention on and support for Women’s Reproductive Health Choices and Choices in Childbirth.

With the recent (and ongoing) political onslaught on Women’s Reproductive Health Choices, we need more support than ever in this area–and for Women’s Studies Programs in Higher Education.  Please share away!!!  Thank you!!  Hope to see you on the 16th!!

Full Moon/New Film: At Home in Waldo, Maine

January 19, 2011. To celebrate today’s full moon, Woman in the Moon films is releasing a brand new homebirth film:  At Home in Waldo (click link to view film), as part of the At Home in Maine film series and web project.

At Home in Waldo presents the homebirth experience of the Weavers–Melinda, Jerry, Ravi and Gideon–a family living in midcoast Maine.  The film observes Melinda’s approaching delivery in context of the Weaver’s daily activities and documents the pre-natal planning and support the family receives from their professional midwives.

The Weavers are (semi) homesteaders, home/internet-based entrepreneurs, homeschoolers–and rock and rollers!  This 46-minute film is both an intimate document of their experience and an exploration into the relationship between how we live and how we birth.

The Weavers were assisted by Morningstar Midwifery, located in Belfast, Maine.  This film is signficant in that it features a long (but gorgeous) labor and birth with an “older” mama; Melinda was 42 at the time she gave birth to Gideon.  The film shows how professional midwives address such labors. 

I mentioned that the Weavers were rock and rollers–they have a band called Odlaw.  One of their songs, “Learn to Love”–from their new album “Odlaw 1”–is featured in this film. To hear more of Odlaw’s music visit:  www.odlaw.org

You can also visit the Weavers online store, which features art, antiques and collectibles at: www.rubylane.com/shop/kingsburyfarm

Please take some time to check out this new film–and offer feedback!  It runs about 46 minutes long.

Many thanks to the Weavers, Morningstar Midwifery and Teri Gallo for their ongoing participation in and support of this project.