August 2, 2024

Simard-Payne Memorial Park

Lewiston, Maine

Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Lewiston for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films shown under the stars at Simard-Payne Memorial Park.

Date: Friday, August 2, 2024
Time: Doors: 7:30PM, Films: 8PM
Admission: Suggested admission of $10 with proceeds going to Androscoggin Land Trust
Location: Simard-Payne Memorial Park
Presented by: Androscoggin 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.


Scheduled Program:

*Film Program Subject To Change*

RIVER MAMMA – 10 minutes – by Sarah Hamilton – from United States – Short synopsis: River Mamma – follows Elisha McArthur – a lifelong raft guide and single mom, and her relationship with her teenage goth daughter, Charlotte, who has no interest in rivers at all. It is an intimate portrait of an eclectic family dynamic, teenage angst, and the way the nature can help a mother and daughter reconnect.
COURTS OF BELONGING – 10 minutes – by Santiago Tijerina – from Maine – Short synopsis: East Bayside in Portland, Maine historically has been and continues to be home to many of the city’s new immigrants. Kennedy Park with its futsal (street soccer) court is at the heart of this neighborhood, and “Courts of Belonging” authentically and movingly captures the stories of young immigrant court players.
WOLF OF WINGSUIT – 3.68 minutes – by Aaron Garcia – from Australia – Short synopsis: In the beautiful and towering mountains of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, a paradise for Wingsuit professionals seeking thrills during the off-season, the lives of two men converge. Avalon, an American Wingsuit pilot, and a Filipino-Australian documentary filmmaker unite to capture Avalon’s audacious quest to leap from the mountainside as many times as humanly possible.
THE CARETAKER – 12.83 minutes – by Dan Dunn, Josh Bogardus – from United States, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Short synopsis: At the doorstep of Huntington Ravine, sits The Harvard Cabin — a remote respite for ice climbers and backcountry skiers to escape the elements. “The Caretaker” follows the story of Jack Kingsley, who spends his days meticulously observing and documenting the snowfall, weather patterns, and wildlife in the area.
LOST, GOING EAST – 30.42 minutes – by Charlotte Simons, Gen Liu – from New York – Short synopsis: A man jettisons his life in New Hampshire to run across America and find his own way to live.
SCHOOL OF FISH – 19.05 minutes – by Colin Arisman, Oliver Sutro – from Colorado – Short synopsis: SCHOOL OF FISH offers an intimate portrait inside one family’s seasonal salmon rituals and their connection to the Bristol Bay Guide Academy, where local youth are empowered through flyfishing to serve as guides and conservationists. Can the next generation step up to defend the most prolific salmon run left on earth?
MODIFY – 15 minutes – by Vasu Sojitra, Jessica Jane Hart – from Montana – Short synopsis: Three athletes with different disabilities gather in the backcountry to enjoy the snow and share their experiences of living in a world that has been conditioned to exclude them.
ECHDOE – 4.68 minutes – by Gwen Kathryn Thomson – from United Kingdom – Short synopsis: Following a life-changing climbing fall, Cheryl is told she might never walk again, launching her on a journey to heal the trauma of that day and testing her inner-resilience to the limits. Echdoe follows her anxious return to the quarry years later, where this time, she intends to get to the top.