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A Lifelong Love

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1 Sep , 2010   Posted by:


This documentary short focuses on John Reuter, a Gorham, Maine resident and world-class pinball player. John has slowly built a personal collection of over 100 pinball machines, most of which are set up in his home and are able to be played with the flick of a switch. John recounts his early pinball-playing days, talks of his zeal for the game and the worldwide community that surrounds it, and relates his own pinball-tinged philosophy on life. Throughout the film the stunning artwork and craftsmanship of the machines is on display through their bells, buzzers and lights. The film is produced by students at the University of Southern Maine.

Film Details

Director: Shawn Harmon

Year of Release: 2010

Running Time: 10

New England Connection: John Reuter (subject) lives in Gorham, Maine. Shawn Harmon (director), Dave Lovejoy (director of photography/editor), and Wade VonAllmen (sound/editor) all live in Portland, Maine.

Director(s) Bio:: Shawn Harmon is a Media Studies major at the University of Southern Maine. He lives in Portland with his wife and daughter. This is his first effort in directing.