September 1, 2022

Camden Public Library Amphitheater

Camden, Maine
Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Camden for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films shown under the stars in the field at the Camden Public Library Amphitheater.

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022
Time: Doors: 7:00PM Films: 7:45PM
Location: Camden Public Library Amphitheater Atlantic Ave, Camden, ME
Admission: Free, with suggested donation of $5 to $10 split between the Camden Public Library and Teens To Trails
Presented in partnership with: The Town of Camden and the Camden Public Library
Program Notes: The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
Please bring your own chair for comfort and safety
This event will adhere to any prevailing State Safety Guidelines (including social distancing, crowd limits and face mask recommendations).
Film program is subject to change.


 

Screening Program: 

MANDATORY GEAR 15.7 minutes – by Emily Hopcian – from Michigan – Short synopsis: Three women and one man challenge history and stereotypes in adventure racing, competing as a reverse co-ed team in Expedition Oregon, North America’s toughest race.

FIRE IN THE WILDERNESS – 11.6 minutes – by Mark Kreider – from Montana – Short synopsis: This film shows leading fire ecologists working to better understand wildfire in Western U.S. wilderness areas and highlights the importance of allowing fire to express itself as a fundamental natural process.

MORNING ZOOM 5.2 minutes – by Jesse LaFountaine, Mercedes Mehling – from Maine – Short synopsis: It’s Monday morning. Tom is getting ready for his Zoom meeting at 8am. A text from a coworker buzzes on his phone – “Boss just called. The meeting got pushed back until 9.” Tom has an extra hour. And he knows exactly what to do with it.

UNSINKABLE SHIPS 7.8 minutes – by Lamia Lazrak, Josie Colt – from Maine – Short synopsis: Unsinkable Ships is an animated film that explores the ideas of theorist Buckminster Fuller through the voices and stories of Maine Islanders.

DANCING IN THE MOUNTAINS 18 minutes – by Samuel T. Scofy – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Mountain biking is one of the fastest-rising sports in the world. It’s a huge driver of tourism and travel. We’ve also seen tremendous growth among women in the sport and the calibre is rapidly increasing. Now, we’re seeing big mountain lines, jump lines, and freeride in general being tackled by women. In this, Hailey Elise, one of mountain bikings top female prospects, and her crew have gone into the Whistler woods and delve into the origins of freeride, building their own line over two years with natural features that pushes what she thinks is currently possible for herself. Hailey is undoubtedly so talented at MTB. She’s also very honest about the mental struggles of performing at such a high calibre all the time. The pressure, the injuries, the mental blocks. After a big crash in the spring, she was on the mend for the second time in a year. She’s been recovering, rehabbing and back on the bike ready for her next big move. This short docu-film is a meditation on physical & mental pain/growth, a crew of friends profoundly connected by bikes and wild ideas.

A PAINTING FROM THE EARTH 15.8 minutes – by Jeshua Soucy – from Maine – Short synopsis: The story of a young artist who transforms natural material from the earth into a painting of an old log cabin.

SPIRIT OF THE PEAKS 41.25 minutes – by Connor Ryan, Tim Kressin – from United States – Short synopsis: Produced in partnership with REI Co-op Studios, Wondercamp and NativesOutdoors, and co-directed by Hunkpapa Lakota skier Connor Ryan, “Spirit of the Peaks” is a film about the struggle for balance between two worlds. For Connor, skiing in Ute Territory has always raised questions about being in reciprocity with the land and its people. As a skier who connects with the land through sport, he empathizes with the injustices that have displaced the Utes and ongoing colonization, erasure and extraction impacting the Ute people. This story connects conflicted pasts to an awakening in cultural awareness that can create an equitable future for Indigenous people and skiers. Connor’s mission with the film is to do his part in restoring balance with all inhabitants of these mountains by illuminating the Utes’ culture and traditional knowledge that can benefit everyone in the fight to preserve the land and dissipating snowpack.