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Bangor – 11/13/15

John Bapst High School Auditorium, Bangor, Maine,
Friday, November 13, 2015

Doors open at 6:30, Films will begin at 7pm and run for approximately 90 minutes.
Admission is $10 with proceeds to benefit Teens to Trails and the John Bapst Outing Club.

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SCREENING SCHEDULE:

NATURE-RX, PART 2 – 2 minutes – Justin Bogardus – Colorado – Nature and humanity have a terrible marketing problem. Polar bears, hurricanes, and ice caps are not waking people up fast enough. It’s too impersonal and too easy to ignore. Here comes NATURE-RX, a hilarious, unflinching, timely look at what a person really needs to save themselves, each other, and our planet.

MARINA’S OCEAN – 16 minutes – Cássio Pereira dos Santos – Brazil – A group of countryside students are preparing a special trip to the beach. Marina, a 15-year-old girl with Down syndrome has a strong wish to visit the sea for the first time. Forbidden to travel with the other kids, Marina starts her own journey towards the Atlantic Ocean.

TRAVEL. OUTSIDE. 2 minutes Bartholomew Singer – Cherryfield, ME – A short film highlighting the beautiful nature of DownEast Maine.

NATURE-RX, PART 3 – 2 minutes – Justin Bogardus – Colorado – Nature and humanity have a terrible marketing problem. Polar bears, hurricanes, and ice caps are not waking people up fast enough. It’s too impersonal and too easy to ignore. Here comes NATURE-RX, a hilarious, unflinching, timely look at what a person really needs to save themselves, each other, and our planet.

WINDY OASIS – 3 minutes – Bernardo Negri – Brazil – To find an Oasis, one must cross a desert. With a lot of wind, sand and sun, this movie is about the importance of overcoming challenges for those who want to live their dream.

STRATTON BROOK HUT PROMO – 3.5 minutes – Alex Hughes – Kingfield, ME – Broke and Stoked Entry

THAI BOXING – 4 minutes – Eliza Earle – Colorado – Professional athletes Mason Earle and Sean Villanueva team up to take on “Thai Boxing,” an unforgiving offwidth crack nestled in the granite cliffs behind Chamonix, France.

CLOSE TO THE EDGE: LIFE IN THE KHUMBU – 11 minutes – Alison Hudson – Southwest Harbor, ME – Life in the Khumbu explores the lives of high-altitude workers in Nepal who lead climbers through the Khumbu Icefall, the most dangerous stage of the ascent to Everest’s summit – where extreme perils in mountaineering are merely the way to a steady paycheck.

SNAPSHOT OF A SKATEPARK – 4 minutes – Tim Ouillette – Portland, ME – Snapshot of of a Skatepark is a film that does just that. It captures the essence of community, freedom, and movement that can be found at any skatepark in any town, any state, in any country. . Snapshot of a skatepark melds documentary style interviews with cinematic actions shots. If you have ever wondered what the allure of skateboarding is, look no further

THROUGH THE ARTIST’S EYES – 4 minutes  -Charles (Stan) Grunder – Kennebunk, ME – While in competition during the 2013 Camden Plein Air paint-out, Camden Falls Gallery represented Aline Ordman shows off her plein air painting skills. Ordman walks the viewer through her process of creating a painting in the field under constantly changing weather conditions and subject matter. As she enters ‘the zone’, a place all artists aspire to reach, Ordman shares her thoughts on doubt, the human condition, and the importance of art.

THE HUNT FOR AQUATIC INVADERS – 9 minutes – Stephen Underwood – Scarborough, ME – Set upon the backdrop of Maine’s mighty Moosehead Lake, “The Hunt for Aquatic Invaders” takes the viewer on a very different kind of outdoor adventure, one that not only speaks to the urgency of the task of preventing the spread of aquatic invaders in Maine, but also provides guidance and inspiration as it explores the vital role that volunteers can play in local and statewide early detection efforts.

CHAOS THEORY: POINT OF DIVERGENCE – 4 minutes – Mike McKay – Ottawa ON – Point of Divergence is part 3 of the 3 part series Chaos Theory: It is a long and reflective journey for the paddler. He takes to the sky, to the streets of the. far off city; the faces around him oblivious to his purpose. The river, a destination at once known and unknown to him, reveals itself and a blank canvas is given life. He closes his eyes (the silence within) and the path out of chaos is clear

XBOUNDARY – 6 minutes – Ryan Peterson – Alaska – An open-pit mining boom is underway in northern British Columbia, Canada. The massive size and location of the mines–at the headwaters of major salmon rivers that flow across the border into Alaska–has Alaskans concerned over pollution risks posed to their multi-billion dollar fishing and tourism industries. These concerns were heightened with the Aug 4, 2014 catastrophic tailings dam failure at nearby Mt. Polley Mine in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed. Take action to help protect our rivers, jobs, and way of life, at salmonbeyondborders.org.

DRIFTING CLOUD – 7 minutes – Yuta Sukegawa – Japan – A lost cloud wanders the sky making new friendships, experiencing heartbreak and soaking in the wonders of life.

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL – 4 minutes – Joe Radano – Portland, ME – Broke and Stoked Entry

 

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