Down East 2013 ©
Portland’s State Theatre proudly hosts the world premiere of five short Maine-‐made films as part of an annual showcase of titled Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed. The program—in its third year—presents genre-‐defying original works from Maine filmmakers that redefine the classic thriller and horror categories, leaning toward visions that are surreal, comedic, and artful, while still providing scares, shocks, and surprises. This event is the first of many screenings, and the program will travel to other theaters in Maine, Ohio, New York City, and Los Angeles. A trailer and information about all other screenings will be available in the coming weeks on the Damnationland website: http://damnationland.com 
The world premiere will begin with an opening reception at 7pm, including live music, mingling with the filmmakers and casts of the films, merchandise, and a Damnationland-‐themed photobooth. At 8pm, the program will begin, followed by a talkback from the filmmakers, moderated by the producers. Additional secret surprises are planned for this screening, making it a unique one-‐night-‐only experience that should not be missed. While these films are not rated, they do contain strong language and depictions of violence, and therefore may not be appropriate for younger children or sensitive viewers.