Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: Doors: 5:30PM
Films Begin: 6:00PM
Location: The Beach at Sugarloaf – 5092 Access Rd, Carrabassett Valley, Maine 04947
Tickets: Free to Sugarloafers!
Program Notes: The film program will last about 70-minutes, including a 5-minute intermission. Please bring your own chair and blanket. The beer garden will be open! Film program is subject to change. This event will adhere to any prevailing state guidelines for public safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hosted by: Sugarloaf
THE LONG GAME – 5.33 minutes – by Herman Mantis, Inc. – from PORTLAND – Short synopsis: Resiliency takes many forms in this story of overcoming obstacles, finding hope in devastation and transforming adversity into positive action. Nature is powerful, healing, humbling and a vital human right. Follow Ryan Dunfee on his journey to recovery through the power of the Maine wilderness and the lessons learned along the way.
BORN FROM JUNK – 14.5 minutes – by Mike Horn, Galin Foley – from CO – Short synopsis: Born From Junk traces the outlaw roots of mountain biking back to its raw beginnings in Crested Butte, where a crew of unlikely pioneers in pursuit of wild times in the mountains blossomed into a global phenomenon.
HOME OR HIGH WATER – 11.5 minutes – by Dave Weich – from Portland, Oregon – Short synopsis: Battered by stronger, more frequent storms, residents are faced with an impossible decision: rebuild their home, or abandon their property and find a way to start again somewhere else. This film brings the conversation about the climate crisis into the practical reality of people’s lives. How are communities at risk adapting to these ever-progressing challenges?
ABILITY – 8 minutes – by Anna Wilder Burns and Jordyn Romero – From Falmouth, Maine and New Mexico – Born and raised outside of Portland, Maine, Clara Brown is a lifelong athlete, but her life changed forever when she had a traumatic accident at gymnastics practice at age 12, leaving her with a broken neck and damaged spinal cord. Clara was determined to partake in an athletic pursuit powered by her own means, and in college discovered she could modify a road bike to work with her limitations. She fell in love with cycling instantly. Her passion for bikes led her to being invited to the Olympic Training Center and given a spot on Team USA, and since then, she has become a dominant competitor and has found huge success on the world stage, solidifying her spot on the Tokyo Paralympic team.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY TRAILS – 6.5 minutes – by Bike Borderlands – Short synopsis: Tucked away in the far northwest corner in the shadows of the Bigelow Range, Carrabassett Valley is quickly becoming a destination within the northeast riding scene. With the techy rock garden-laden singletrack, core bikers have come to know and love.
MADE BACK EAST – 22 minutes – by V A G R A N T S – from Massachusetts – Short synopsis: This film follows six skiers’ love affair with backcountry skiing in our own backyard. To us, the mark of a true New England skier is a deep appreciation for the bad days just as much as the good ones. As they say, “If you can ski the northeast, you can ski anywhere.”