From LEWISTON – A leading Tolkien scholar will give a lecture Thursday at Bates College following a three-day Tolkien Film Festival that will begin Monday. Thomas Shippey will give his talk, “Filming the Lord of the Rings: How Peter Jackson Coped with J.R.R. Tolkien,” at 7 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center on Russell Street. The public is invited to attend the talk, followed by a reception in the Olin lobby, free of charge. Continue reading “‘Lord of the Rings’ film festival, lecture at Bates College”