A special Maine Outdoor Film Festival screening at Washington County Community College.
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Cost: Free to WCCC students and the public
Location: St. Croix Lecture Hall on the campus of WCCC, Calais, ME. Google Map Link
Presented in partnership with: WCCC Student Life.
In no particular order, here are the flms to be shown:
BACK 40 MX RACE DAY – Lukas Grube – Winthrop – 3 minutes – Every year from June to October, Back 40 MX puts on some of the best races in the state. Mixing a family friendly environment for spectators and exiting motocross action, this is the place to be in the summer. I wanted to capture some of the best moments of racing in the past few races that we have had. Featuring riders from all over the state, I put together a 3 minute video to highlight some of the best athletes in the state!
“THE MAINE LIFE” BY THE DOWNEAST COWBOY – Kelly James Hinkle – Columbia Falls, ME – 3 minutes – The Maine Life shows off people from Maine working hard and playing even harder with the beautiful scenery and wildlife Maine has to offer.
TWO COLD – Ross Knowlton – Millinocket, ME – 3 minutes
SUMMER SESSIONS – Alex Blackie – Old Town, ME 04468 – 3 minutes
THE MOUNTAIN WITHIN – Philippe Woodtli – Switzerland – 4 minutes – This the new dream of Géraldine Fasnacht: Being the first person to fly with her wingsuit from the highest peak of the Mont Rose massif, natural boundary between Switzerland and Italy. The Mountain Within is a journey which takes the spectator on the tracks of Géraldine and her newest adventure.
SOMEWHERE IN MAINE – PART TWO – Taylor Walker – Carrabassett Valley, ME – 4 minutes
DOSE Y NIEVE – Zachary Treyball and Marty Wentworth – Brooksville, ME – 4 minutes
FROZEN FINISH – Todd J Burgess – Saco, ME – 4 minutes
CLARITY – Alex Poland – Oxford – 4 minutes – A film showcasing how the Poland family enjoys Fly fishing in Maine
THE MAKING OF EXPEDITION ALASKA – Brian J. Leitten – USA – 5 minutes – A crew of 20 traveled to the Kenai Peninsula to film a 7-day nonstop race through the Alaskan Wilderness. A part of the University of Cincinnati Production Masterclass; 7 students, 2 teachers and 11 professionals filmed racers through a 350-mile course of true wilderness, battling strong winds and glacial rapids to get the most amazing story and film possible. This is their story.
THE POACHER – Nicholas Jones – United Kingdom – 12 minutes – John collects wild produce that has recently become in demand through the gentrification of East London and the influx of trendy restaurants. These popular restaurants are after the freshness of locally handpicked food and John ‘The Poacher’ knows where it’s to be found. Witnessing John walking through London with a string of rabbits is as if we we are looking at an image of the past. John has the skills to identify wild food, trap animals and fish, skills most of of us have long forgotten. They say the streets of London are paved with gold, In John’s case he simply bends down and picks it up. Following John through each season gives an insight into the rich produce that is there for us all, if only we could remember.
GEORGIA TO MAINE – Reid Lauff, Parker McBain – USA – 13 minutes – Accompanied by their three hiking companions, thru hikers Lane and Graham journey across the East Coast from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.
THE TIME TRAVELERS – Forest Woodward – USA – 23 minutes – The USA Rafting Team has never won a world championship. With full-time jobs, families, and responsibilities, these scrappy 30-40-year olds use their free time and vacation days to train, travel the world, and race against competitors sometimes half their age. They’ve been close, but never the best. On January 13, 2017, they set their sights on making history, attempting to break a legendary speed record down 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Their goal was 34 hours. In a custom-built 48 foot raft and with ultramarathon effort, “The Time Travelers” is the story of ordinary people attempting something extraordinary on one of the world’s most breathtaking stages. 34 hours – just a blip in the scope of geological history – could be both their defining moment and the ride of their lives.