The Religion Move
November 12, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
FREE Admission

The Religion Move

Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

A walk through the footsteps of several major religions, those who are drawn to it, and those who are repelled. The first-person accounts of the faithful & the unaffiliated, from Maine to Massachusetts, explore the practices of democracy & theocracy & what lies between.

Alan Kryszak – Director/Writer/Editor/Original Music
UMM Downeast Documentary Film Crew-
Graham Lee
Lucas Boyett
Halle Brown
Lydia DeSchiffart
Henry Dunn
Jana McDonald
Joscelyn Rebello
Jo Dee White “Joan of Arc Reenactment” Cast: Lydia DeSchiffart Graham Lee Note: The view Expressed in This Film Do Not Represent the Students or the University of Maine, Except for Student Interviews – in their own words.

About the Director:

Al Kryszak is a composer, guitarist & filmmaker, with film work screened throughout New England, featured on PBS, and festivals including The Hague Global Cinema Festival, Sweden Film Awards, New Haven International, Docs Without Borders & The Toronto Short Film Festival. His concert & film music has premiered on Turner Classic Movies, Carnegie Recital Hall, The Film Society of Lincoln Center & KINO International.

Peter Keough of The Boston Globe wrote of “Privacy & the Power of Secrets” premiere: “Artful and engaging, it’s the way a movie like this should be made.” (4-21-21)

On New Media Faculties at Southern New Hampshire, Unity College & The University of Maine at Machias, Kryszak directs students in filmmaking through the Downeast Documentary project, assigning crew roles to practice the art of film production.

Recent solo music projects: “Murmur Rations” & “Soft Clowns of the Sea” were released on the FilmTrax/The Orchard labels.

This is a FREE event. Join us for an Aftertalk and meet the director and students involved in the production.


Guest Panelists for the Collins Center Aftertalk include:

Omar Conteh: Coordinator for the Islamic Center of Maine.
Rabbi Bill Siemers: Going Congregation Beth Israel
Pastors Matt & Cassandra – Union Congregational Church of Ellsworth Falls
Dwayne Tomah: Passamaquoddy Cultural Representative
Paul Weiss: The Whole Health Center (Buddhism)

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