Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Cookin’ in the kitchen serves up a jazz performance

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor On Friday, April 28, USM’s jazz faculty played a concert called Cookin’ in the Kitchen. This concert was the result of work by band members and organizer Chris Klaxton, who devised a set of tunes from traditional jazz as well as popular music. The idea was to blend […]

Film Review: Free Fire Misses the Target

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls Free Fire is an action crime film directed by Ben Wheatley. It follows two shady groups as they meet at an abandoned warehouse for an unlawful weapons exchange liaisoned by Justine (Brie Larson). When an unexpected occurrence causes the deal to go south, the warehouse quickly becomes a battlefield […]

The Deaf Film Festival 2017

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff The 15th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival took place this year at USM’s Portland campus on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29. This event is the only annual festival in the world to show films and innovative videos for and by people of the Deaf community. Put together […]

HUD gaming lounge offers growing community

Posted on May 04, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By Dionne Smith, Staff Writer HUD Gaming Lounge is a comfortable spot for people who want to enjoy playing games at a low price. It also turns playing video games into a social experience rather than just playing games alone at home. The atmosphere allows for people to relax, play games with their friends or […]

BFA exhibition celebrates student art

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Jordan Castaldo, Free Press Staff The 2017 BFA & BA Exhibition is the celebration of exhibits done by graduating USM Art Department students obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts or a Bachelor of Art degree. Displayed at the USM Art Gallery on the Gorham campus, the exhibit features work from various artists, including Melissa […]

Rocker and Halls Reviews: I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Staff Writers Ruth (Melanie Lynskey) is a woman who’s fed up with the jerks of the world. She is pushed to the edge when her home gets broken into. She, along with her crazy neighbor Tony (Elijah Wood), are out for vengeance, seeking to bring to justice those who […]

Molded by the Flow: Multiple USM departments present original work

Posted on April 22, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Matthew Craig, Arts & Culture Editor On Friday, April 21, Molded by the Flow opened on the Gorham campus. “A poetic, visual and musical narrative inspired by Southern Maine’s rich natural and human history,” the performance is a collaborative effort between the art, music and theatre departments at USM. It also also the result […]

Film review: Personal Shopper not worth the purchase

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By: John Rocker and Aaron Halls, Free Press Staff Personal Shopper is directed by Olivier Assayas. It follows Maureen (Kristen Stewart), a young woman who’s been living in Paris since her twin brother’s death, who works as a personal shopper for a rich and busy celebrity figure. When not working, Maureen frantically searches for a […]

WWI Propaganda in correlation with politics today

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Dionne Smith, Free Press Staff During World War I, participating countries produced a large output of propaganda. America used propaganda to encourage people to do their part in the war, insinuating that they weren’t seen as true American citizens otherwise. Even though it has been a little over a century since the war, there […]

Largest community event brings drag competition to Portland

Posted on April 18, 2017 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture

By: Julie Pike, Free Press Staff The USM Center of Sexualities and Gender Diversity (CSGD) held its 17th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Competition and Show on Saturday, April 8. The event was the largest campus and community drag show in northern New England. The CSGD had help from other campus organizations, including the Queer Straight […]