Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Time: Doors: 6:30PM
Location: Absolem Cider Company, 799 Winthrop Center Rd, Winthrop, ME 04364. NOTE: Google maps sometimes sends you to the neighbor if you type in that address. Look for the white house and barn. Correct Google Map Pin
Tickets: $10 Suggested Donation.
Program Notes: The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission. Please bring your own chair, blanket and refreshments. There is plenty of free parking. Film program is subject to change.
Films to be screened:
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.
SAP TIME – 4.2 minutes – by Roger Scott McCord – from Maine – Short synopsis: Two brothers, who own a Maine dairy farm, also make maple syrup to help make ends meet.
NORMAL PEOPLE WOULD DRIVE – 22.7 minutes – by Olivia Holt, Patrick Wood – from Australia – Short synopsis: A team of middle-aged women, who have never considered themselves athletes, head to the remote Australian outback to test their physical and mental limits in a desert ultramarathon.
SUPERIOR STOKE – 3.1 minutes – by Nick Ryan – from Utah – Short synopsis: Superior Stoke follows Nick Ryan on a MTB ride across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This project was created to show off the riding, beautiful landscapes and bike culture across the UP. Also this was the first ever MTB film created in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This project is also the first created by Downhill Production Company, which was founded in Nick’s dorm room at Northern Michigan University in June of 2020 (at the height of the pandemic). Please enjoy!
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.
KEYSTONE: VOICES FOR THE LITTLE FISH – 11.2 minutes – by Jerry Monkman – from New Hampshire – Short synopsis: The people of Gardiner, Maine work to provide fish passage around three historic dams on Cobbossee Stream for the first time in 270 years. The goal: restore an ecosystem that can support millions of river herring and other wildlife.
FLOW – 13.5 minutes – by David N Stiles – from North Carolina – Short synopsis: Much of the trails in Maine are either mellow, grassy loops or more technical singletrack full of rocks and roots, making it hard for most riders to advance their skills. Erik Mushial and Stuart Johnson, co-owners of Maine Trail Builders, or MTB, are working to change that, by introducing machine-built trails where rake-n-ride was the standard for years. By bringing a crew of trail builders together to learn all about pitch, drainage, and berms, MTB is helping riders of all ages, from beginner to advanced, find their flow and a love for the trail.
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.
WINTER SWIMMING – 3 minutes – by Art Bell – from Vermont – Short synopsis: Maybe the best medicine in winter in the Northeast, is regular swimming in the frozen northern lakes of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
FRONTLINES – 25.6 minutes – by Zac Hoffman, Casey Dubois – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, three emergency room nurses strive for balance in their lives through rock climbing.