Maine has a great history in Film. There are a number of movies filmed in Maine - see below list. There are also an abundance of Film Festivals in Maine. Maine International Film Festival in Waterville, The Camden International Film Festival , Northeast Film Symposium, in Bucksport, Maine Jewish Film Festival and Maine Women and Girls' Film Festival and Space Gallery's screening program.Visit Dispatch Magazine on Facebook! Big Box Office Movies Filmed in Maine Secrets and Lies (1996) In The Bedroom (2001) Superman Returns (2006) Captain Courageous (1937) The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) The Cider House Rules (1999) Twelve Monkeys (1995) Dead Poets Society (1989) Lost in Yonkers (1993) Northfork (2003) Peyton Place (1957) Pet Semetary (1989) Man Without a Face (1993) Carousel (1956) Sunrise at Campobello ( 1960) Young Einstein (1988) Bootmen (2000) Thinner (1996) That Darn Cat (1997) Trottie True (1948) Smashing Time (1967) Empire Falls (2005) One Perfect day (2004) Blackrock (1997) Dark harbor (1998) Stealing Home (1988) Signs of Life (1989) This years Love (1999) The living Sea (1995) Turk 182 (1985) Famous Actors of Maine John Ford 1894 -1973-Born in Cape Elizabeth, John Ford is the six time academy award winning director of amercian film classics such as: "The Grapes of Wrath", "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", "Stagecoach" and many others. Judd Nelson 1959 - Present Portland native Judd Nelson is an actor who is best known for his roles in in the movies "St. Elmo's Fire", "The Breakfast Club" and "New Jack City." Judd also starred in the TV series "Suddenly Susan." Linda Lavin 1937 - Present Born in Portland, Maine, Linda is a stage and screen actress. She appeared in the TV show "Barney Miller" before she became Alice Hyatt for the hit show "Alice." which ran from 1976 to 1985. She has received four Emmy Awards, and a Tony. Stephen King 1947 - Present Born in Portland, Maine and now residing in Bangor, King is the prolific author of horror and suspense novels. Some of his most well-known work includes "The Stand", "The Shawshank Redemption", and "The Dead Zone". Anna Belknap 1972 - Present Born in Damariscotta, Maine on May 22, 1972. She currently plays the role of Det. Lindsay Monroe in the TV series "CSI: NY" Kirstie Alley 1951 - Present Famous actress but more recently known for her work with Jenny Craig. Kirstie has a home in Islesboro, an island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. John Travolta 1954 - Present Best known for his singing and dancing in the movie Grease the actor has gone on to star in many movies. John owns four houses and one of them is in Islesboro, an island in Maine's Penobscot Bay. Glenn Close 1947-present Starring in Fatal Attraction, The Natural, Mars Attacks, Glenn close and Husband reside in Scarborough Maine. Close is a dog lover and writes a blog for, where she interviews other famous people about their relationships with their dogs. Rachel Emily Nichols (born January 8, 1980) is an American model turned actress, best known for her portrayal of CIA officer Rachel Gibson on the ABC television series Alias. She has also starred in several films, including Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, The Amityville Horror, The Woods, Star Trek, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Anna Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American film and stage actress known for the roles of Natalie Keener in the 2009 film Up in the Air, and Jessica Stanley in the Twilight Saga film series. Her other work includes the films Camp and Rocket Science and theBroadway musical High Society. Kendrick is a Tony Award, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit and Academy Award nominee.