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Maine potato fields backdrop for feature film

4:40 PM, Sep 6, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The filmmakers who won acclaim for their documentary focusing on the so-called troop greeters at Bangor International Airport are again using Maine as a backdrop.

The first feature film by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly is set among the blue potato farms in Van Buren in northern Maine. "Beneath the Harvest Sky" focuses on two best friends, the challenges of life in rural America and the illegal drug trade between Maine and Canada.

It debuts Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival.

The husband-and-wife team previously collaborated on "The Way We Get By," a documentary that followed the trials and tribulations of several of the so-called troop greeters who've made it their mission to thank troops whose transports stop in Bangor while returning from war or heading overseas.

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