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26 Overlooked Movies to Watch This Fall

Moviegoing is at a strange, tenuous moment. With pandemic fears still circulating, and many studios still delaying their films’ release dates, not everyone is comfortable going back to theaters yet. But this is also a time of extraordinary at-home accessibility for cinema, with many thousands of titles available to stream, or digitally rent and buy, every day. So I’ve returned to a topic that sustained me during 2020’s most isolated moments: celebrating underrated and unique movies in need of wider appreciation. The following 26 films cross every genre and range from art-house to blockbuster. They were all unappreciated by

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Michael Lewis, art professor at UMaine for a half-century, dies at 79

Michael Lewis, a gifted painter and longtime art professor at the University of Maine who taught hundreds of students about drawing, painting and life, has died. He was 79.

He died June 27 following “a long illness,” the university said.

UMaine art instructor Michael Lewis poses for a portrait in 2016 in Lord Hall Gallery, where 20 pieces of his art were displayed. Kevin Bennett photo

Lewis joined UMaine’s art department in 1966 and retired in 2016. He taught painting and drawing courses and offered one-on-one counsel to students. He chaired the art department twice for a total of 12

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