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Rhythms of the Heart Film Presentation

April 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Rhythms of the Heart Film Presentation

Honoring the life of Passamaquoddy Craftsman David Moses Bridges

Ellsworth, Maine–The Grand Theatre, in partnership with the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center and the Abbe Museum, is proud to present “Rhythms of the Heart”, a film by Maine filmmaker Thom Willey. This is the story of David Moses Bridges, a Passamaquoddy craftsman who specialized in birch bark canoe making and basketry. David balanced his family life, artwork, and culture while undergoing treatment for cancer. His legacy is one of perseverance, tradition, and passion. David’s widow has launched a lovely website to continue David’s legacy. David Moses Bridges

David was a dear friend and trustee to the Abbe Museum. He was a natural educator, who used his empathy and patience to promote the importance of traditional art and knowledge. The Abbe is proud to open their collections for this special evening to share examples of David’s artwork.

This fundraiser aims to celebrate David’s life and legacy while offering hope and inspiration to all who attend. Ticket prices are $25 and include hors d’oeuvres, the film, and a curated exhibit of David’s work. A cash bar will be available. The event will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, and begins with a social hour at 6 pm and the film will be shown at 7 pm, at The Grand 165 Main St. in Ellsworth. Tickets are available in advance and can be purchased at the Grand online at https://tickets.grandonline.org/; by calling the Box Office at 207-667-9500; or in person at The Grand Box Office, Tuesday through Friday 9 am – 4 pm. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center, an organization supported by David and his family. The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center provided guidance, support, and services to David and his wife during his cancer recurrence.


April 21, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Grand
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The Grand
165 Main Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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