Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Show Time: 30 minutes after sunset (about 8:10)
Doors: 7:45 pm
Suggested Donation: $10
Pre-registration Link: Tickets will be available at the door, but pre-registration is recommended. [link]
Location: Hacker’s Hill Preserve –174-238 Quaker Ridge Rd, Casco, ME 04015
Presented in partnership with: Loon Echo Land Trust
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 safety guidelines.
RIDING THE RAILS – 10.1 minutes – by Evan Kay – from Vermont – Short synopsis: Using a bicycle modified to ride on abandoned train tracks, pro mountain bike rider Alex McAndrew and his wife Ella head out into the unknown in search of remote fishing, camping, biking, and adventure.
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.
DREAMS INHERITED – 9.2 minutes – by Jessica Wilde – from Florida – Short synopsis: Dreams Inherited is a short documentary about the search for adventure in a life away from the luxuries of land. It is about the realization of dreams that were passed down by family folklore through hard work and small moments of meaning. It features Jessica Wilde, Josh Fody and Ling Ling, their 42-year-old Kelly Peterson sailboat that they spent years renovating and eventually sailing up and down the East Coast from the Florida Keys to Maine.
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.
WE ARE LIKE WAVES – 12 minutes – by Jordyn Romero – from New Mexico – Short synopsis: We Are Like Waves is an intimate look into how surfing changes Sanu’s life, documenting the struggles and breakthroughs of becoming one of the first female Sri Lankan surfers.
NORTHERN COMFORT – 5 minutes – by Will Ballou Caswell, Sam Ballou Caswell – from Maine – Short synopsis: Northern Comfort is the syrup – but more importantly, it is a slice of beautiful simplicity and connection to the Earth. It reminds us of the sweet gift of presence; of being in the moment; of slowing down and tending to a process of transformation and reciprocity that in our current world requires the utmost intention.
CRAFT – 11.5 minutes – by Mattias Evangelista – from Washington – Short synopsis: Professional skiers, Micah Evangelista and Zack Giffin, have based their lives and careers around the mountains, but it’s their passions off the hill that keep them balanced and grounded.
SKI TOGETHER – 8.85 minutes – by Greg O’Connor – from Maine – Short synopsis: Zach McCarthy moved back to Maine from Boston and has found purpose in sharing his love of ski touring with others.
SKIN SWIMMER – 6.9 minutes – by Hannah Walsh – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Waking up on a cold, winter Vancouver morning, most people choose to stay inside sipping their steaming coffee. This is not the case for Roberta Cenedese, as her mornings look drastically different. Instead, she wakes up and heads for the ocean to dive into the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest, only wearing a bathing suit. Through triumph and failure, Roberta trains for one of the most challenging feats in action sports; an ice mile in three degree water. Join resident seals on this gripping and adventurous journey, where Roberta’s intimate connection with the Salish Sea is front and center.
THE STORY OF A TROUT – 12 minutes – by Gareth Leah – from Alaska – Short synopsis: How do you measure the success of one’s life? Though often hard to swallow, the reality for most people is that material wealth is the yardstick to which they justify their existence. A belief that excess equals success. But to the lucky ones, they understand that a life well lived is measured by the positivity of your impact on those around you. A proverbial life after death and the birth of a legacy. Curt Trout was one of those lucky few. In this film, we take a look into the life of a fishing legend and explore how one person’s passion can have a profound effect on a community, a sport, and a river. This is the story of a Trout.