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The Forks – 8/15/15

Three Rivers Fun’s Base, The Forks, Maine,
Saturday August 15, 2015

Outdoor Films, Shown Outdoors at Three Rivers, The Maine Outdoor Film Festival

Doors will open at 7pm. Food and drinks will be on sale.
Films will begin just after dark (around 8:30 pm) and go until 10:30 pm or so.

SCREENING SCHEDULE:

NATURE-RX, PART 1 – 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 PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH, a hilarious, unflinching, timely look at what a person really needs to save themselves, each other, and our planet. Set in the perfect post-modern capsule – a drug commercial, PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH reminds us that those who spend time in Nature are not only statistically more happy, relaxed, free, and joyful, but also importantly more likely to make sound environmental decisions. PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH is a small film with a big message. We believe everyone should see this film – to benefit from Nature and to enjoy the wild outdoors!

WHITE WAVES – 44 minutes – Jeremy Jensen – Utah – A documentary film about the history, contemporary, and future of true binding-free powdersurfing from an insider’s perspective. Watch how a new style of mountain riding has emerged from the hearts, hands and minds of a few pioneers who are paving he way into the future by nodding to the past and re-approaching the way riders interact with mountains. Take a ride in the shoes of the most experienced shapers and riders in the powsurfing world and learn more about the pursuit of what they feel is the most incredible feeling on earth.
White Waves features pure binding-free powsurfing, there are no bungi ropes, hooks, magnets, or any other type of binding used in this film. Just as a surfer rides the ocean and the skateboarder rides the cement, these riders are able to surf the snow on specially designed boards using gravity, balance and skill to harmonize with nature’s endless snow-covered playgrounds.

INTERMISSION

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

SNAPSHOT OF A SKATEPARK – 4 minutes – Tim Ouillette – Portland – 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

52 WEEKENDS IN CHILE – 5 minutes – Pier Paolo Colonnello – Chile – The idea of the project is that the filmmaker travels throughout Chile during 2014, in search of a different adventure each weekend.

CLOSE TO THE EDGE: LIFE IN THE KHUMBU – 11 minutes – Alison Hudson – Southwest Harbor – 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.

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 PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH, a hilarious, unflinching, timely look at what a person really needs to save themselves, each other, and our planet. Set in the perfect post-modern capsule – a drug commercial, PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH reminds us that those who spend time in Nature are not only statistically more happy, relaxed, free, and joyful, but also importantly more likely to make sound environmental decisions. PRESCRIPTION STRENGTH is a small film with a big message. We believe everyone should see this film – to benefit from Nature and to enjoy the wild outdoors!

GO AROUND AGAIN: THE STORY OF CIRCUMNAVIGATOR RICH WILSON – 22 minutes – Rick Groleau – Massachusetts – In 2008, Rich Wilson competed in an around-the-world, single-handed sailboat race. The only American in the race and the oldest, he placed ninth out of the 11 who finished. It was a tough experience — one characterized by injury, extreme fatigue, and a weird, 18-hour hallucination. In this one-on-one conversation, Rich recounts his experiences during this voyage and previous voyages and talks about his motivation, which is to create online learning adventures for middle-school students around the world. Rich’s boat, Great American IV, is managed and fitted out by Brian Harris and his team at Maine Yacht Center in Portland, Maine.

CHEERS TO THE MEATZ – 4 minutes – Mike Mcvey

TRAVEL. OUTSIDE. – 2 minutes – Bartholomew Singer – Cherryfield

MH&T TRAIL CREW – 2 minutes – Mercedes Mehling – Stratton

TOO HOT, TOO COLD. – 3 minutes – Ross Knowlton – Millinocket

WHITE GOLD FOOTHILLS – 3 minutes – Nathan Woodsum – Auburn

OUTDOOR FESTIVAL – 4 minutes – Joe Radano – Portland

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Sugarloaf
Oakhurst Dairy
Shipyard
Skowhegan Savings
LL Bean
HoverFlow
Three Rivers Whitewater
No Umbrella Media
Abbie McGilvery Social Media Strategist
Meadowmere Resort
Flowfold
Aromaflage
Maine Whitewater Championships
Evo Rock and Fitness