August 21, 2021

Riverbank Park

Westbrook, Maine
Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Westbrook for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films shown under the stars at Riverbank Park.

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Time: Doors: 7:00PM,
Films: 8:00PM
Admission: This is a free community event.
Location: Riverbank Park, Main St, Westbrook, ME
Presented by: Discover Downtown Westbrook, Westbrook Arts & Culture, Westbrook Recreation & Conservation Commission and the Westbrook Chamber of Commerce
Program Notes: The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
Please bring your own camp chair and/or blanket. This event will adhere to any applicable prevailing state and Safety Guidelines.
Rain Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Scheduled Program:
DIRTBAGS – 5.18 minutes – by E.C. Brego – from Maine – Short synopsis: Through her company, Oterra Designs, Erin O’Toole designs and manufactures handmade, one-of-a-kind chalk bags that are tough enough to withstand winter climbing in her home state of Maine.
JEFF LABREE | MAINE GUIDE – 5.2 minutes – by Lone Spruce Creative – from Maine – Short synopsis: This film explores what it means to be a registered guide in the North Maine woods.
SNOWY – 12 minutes – by Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje – from Maine – Short synopsis: Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. With help from a team of experts and his caretaker, Uncle Larry, we ask: Can Snowy be happy, and what would it take?
FAKA’APA’APA – 14.1 minutes – by Scott Sporleder – from California – Short synopsis: In the years since Tonga banned whale hunting, an important piece of the local economy has become swimming with whales. But will this new form of ecotourism be sustainable?
THE GHOST – 15 minutes – by Carlo Nasisse, Maria Luisa Santos – from Athens, Georgia (Based in Mexico City) – Short synopsis: Heather Anderson may be the greatest hiker to ever walk the earth – and yet she has remained a mysterious figure to most. In this short documentary we explore Heather’s personal journey from unknown hiker to the holder of some of the most coveted records in the hiking world.
YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE – 10.5 minutes – by Jamie Walter, Taylor Walker, Chris Shane – from Maine – Short synopsis: In June of 2020, Chris Bennett and Chris Shane set out on a 700+ mile backpacking trip from York to Lubec. Though their goal was to see as much of the state’s 3,478 miles of coastline as they could, the two discover that sometimes the best adventures can be found in your own backyard.
DANI BURT – 11 minutes – by Brian Olliver – from Los Angeles, CA – Short synopsis: For the first few days after she awoke from her coma, Dani Burt didn’t know her right leg, from just above the knee down, was gone. When the doctors finally told her the full extent of her injuries, Burt, an active, hungry-for-life person, wasn’t sure if she could go on. But she found the courage to continue through surfing, which led her on a path to becoming the first-ever women’s World Adaptive Surfing champion.
THE TEARS OF SHIVA – 31.33 minutes – by Mikel Sarasola – from Spain – Short synopsis: Change is part and parcel of development and Nepal is undergoing a major transformation. Under the threat of disruption from hydropower, four kayakers descend the fierce waters of the Karnali to learn the secrets of this sacred river before power production leaves it forever changed.