September 7, 2023

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 7, 2023
Time: Doors: 7:00PM Films: 7:30PM
Location: Memorial Park – 5 Durant Drive, Scarborough, ME 04074
Admission: Suggested donation $10 to $15, with proceeds going to Scarborough Land Trust.
Donation Link: Advance donations are appreciated. Do that 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:

WILD AND STILL – 13.35 minutes – by hugo clouzeau – from France – Short synopsis: Wild And Still, a short film with kayaking.
RENAISSANCE – 5 minutes – by Mike McKay – from Canada – Short synopsis: A ballet dancer finds her true expression through rediscovering her passion for movement in the mountains.
THE FEEDING FRENZY – 6.57 minutes – by Roger Scott McCord – from Maine – Short synopsis: A brood of five Phoebe hatchlings is obsessed from nest to first flight.
THE UNDERSTORY – 15.5 minutes – by Hannah Irvine (Salt) – from Maine – Short synopsis: The Understory refers to the younger generation of trees that live below the forest canopy, growing in the bursts of light. Set on an off-grid homestead in Temple, Maine, this film follows an ecological immersion program for young adults. With guidance from Director Chris Knapp, participants learn homesteading and hand crafting skills, and reflect on their motivations to live in a conscious and connected way with the living world around them.
BORN CURIOUS – 18.45 minutes – by Julia de Guzman – from Maine – Short synopsis: ‘BORN CURIOUS’ explores the life of J.R. Harris, an explorer, psychologist, and self proclaimed “curious dude.” He unwinds by getting WAY out there. Northern Alaska, Northern Sweden, Greenland, Lapland, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Tasmania, Patagonia, the Andes Mountains? Not only has J.R. been, but he’s probably made friends with the locals and sipped cognac on top of the tallest mountain – which is a little unusual for a Queens kid from the projects.
WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR GOAT – 5.66 minutes – by Jack Lewis Elder – from Colorado – Short synopsis: Nico is a woman in her late 20s who lives in her sprinter van with 2 goats, 3 chickens and a dog. In this quirky 6 minute film you’ll spend a day with Nico goat-packing a raft up to a high mountain lake. We take a dive into her lifestyle, the goats’ personalities, and Nico’s deeper mission to use her unique lifestyle for sustainability education.
INVASIVE. – 6.04 minutes – by Paul Friedman, Spencer Mendell – from Maine – Short synopsis: This is a film about the battle to retain biodiversity in our plant species while we weather the changing climate. While many plants we are familiar with will die off in the coming decades, what will replace them? If we aren’t careful, invasive plant species will use this transition period to take over the forests. Our hero, Amanda Devine, is fighting hard to help combat this invasion and to help educate others so we can all work together to protect our ecosystem.
ELEVATED – 15 minutes – by Palmer Morse – from California – Short synopsis: Effective communication is a challenge every climber faces. It’s a sport that requires intense focus, dedication, and overcoming fear. For Deaf climber Sonya Wilson, communication and community is of vital importance. Elevated is a non-verbal film sharing Sonya’s experience as a Deaf woman and outdoor advocate working to bridge the gap between the Deaf community and the outdoor industry, one crag at a time.