September 15, 2022

Memorial Park

Scarborough, Maine
Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival and the Scarborough Land Trust for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films shown under the stars in the field at Memorial Park.

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Time: Doors: 7:00PM Films: 7:30PM
Location: Memorial Park – 5 Durant Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074
Admission: Suggested donation $15, with proceeds going to Scarborough Land Trust.
Pre-registration link: Please pre-register here
Presented in partnership with: Scarborough Land Trust
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.

 

Scheduled Program:

ISLAND RUNNER 7.56 minutes – by Connor William Davis – from Maine – Short synopsis: What really is a marathon? Does it have to be a race? Do you have to wear a bib? Or can you just get on a boat in Maine and run around a bunch of islands until you hit 26.2 miles? This film is all about finding out. Follow 6 runners as they venture across three islands off the coast of Maine‚ circumventing each in search of 26.2 miles with plenty of beer, tacos, and hot dogs in between.

ABOVE THE LAW 14 minutes – by Bryony Dunne – from Ireland – Short synopsis: Above the Law links the routes of migratory birds with the journeys of people who traverse the same bodies of land and water. Unfolding atop a pigeon coop in Cairo, across bird watching towers on a Greek island as well as the border in Northern Ireland, these parallel journeys depict the laws of nature vis-à-vis the rule of man, reminding us that geopolitical are irrelevant to some species. The film features a literal bird’s-eye view as eagles, carry cameras on their backs, becoming instruments of surveillance, capturing nature, both human and nonhuman.

I NEED TO GET OUT 2.8 minutes – by John Jenkins – from California – Short synopsis: A autobiographical story of a man needing to find silence away from the screens, sounds and sirens of a major city. During a pandemic.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DON’T FEED THE COYOTES 33.4 minutes – by Nick Stone Schearer – from California – Short synopsis: don’t feed the coyotes’ observes several years in the intertwined lives of San Francisco’s urban coyotes. The story centers around a three year-old coyote, fondly-named Scout, and her territorial challenger, the scientifically-dubbed 15F. Chronicling their lives through the two starkly different researchers observing them, it’s about humans, the natural world and the lines we’ve drawn between the two.