August 9, 2024

Maine Craft Distilling

Portland, Maine

Join MOFF at Maine Craft Distilling for an evening of Outdoor Adventure films from across Maine and around the world.

Date: Friday, August 9, 2024
Timing: Doors: 7:00PM, Films at 8:00PM
Admission: This is an All Ages event (under 21 must be accompanied by adult), with pre-registration requested because of space limitations. Suggested donation of $15.

Location: Maine Craft Distilling, Washington Ave, Portland, ME
Program Notes:The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.


Scheduled Program:

*Film Program Subject To Change*

THE BIRDS & THE BEANS – 11.77 minutes – by Pete Warren – from United States, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: Pete Warren tells the story of Zorzal Cacao. Reserva Zorzal turned to organic and sustainable cacao production to fund a protected area designed to help preserve the wintering habitat of one of North America’s rarest birds – the Bicknell’s thrush. Today, Reserva Zorzal and the Bicknell’s thrush are thriving; thanks to the success of Zorzal Cacao.
IAN – 8 minutes – by Matt Raimondo – from Australia, MAINE PREMIERE – Short synopsis: “IAN” is a short cinematic portrayal of the incredible 72-year-old Aussie climbing legend Ian Elliott. Defying age stereotypes, Ian’s prowess challenges societal norms as he scales cliffs with the vigor of climbers half his age, inspiring awe and defying expectations.
THE BLACKCOUNTRY JOURNAL Р9 minutes Рby Mallory R Duncan, Patrick Elmore Рfrom Oregon РShort synopsis: A skier contemplates his connection to skiing and the mountains. As he hurries through the streets of LA, his path takes a turn after bumping into a jazz musician who helps him discover the correlation between jazz and skiing—an expression of art, skiing, and black culture.
CANADA VERTICAL – 44.62 minutes – by Laurent Poliquin – from Quebec – Short synopsis: This film follows the journey Nicolas and Guillaume during their 8 month journey through the Canadian wilderness. Known as one of the longest wilderness expeditions in Canadian history they travel by means of skiing, canoeing and cycling, completing an expedition that covers an area equivalent to 19% of the Earth’s circumference.
DOLLY’S SONG – 12.4 minutes – by Sarah Hamilton – from Colorado, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: Dolly’s Song is a 13 minute documentary following retired trail builder Dolly Chapman as she passes on the art of the crosscut saw. She never had a mentor herself and is looking to give that to the next generation of stewards.
PEOPLE LIKE US – 23 minutes – by Ryan-Paul Collins – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Ryan Collins explores the implications of being a gay man in Revelstoke, BC, while seeking to frame a larger picture of queer life in a mountain small-town. After moving to Revelstoke in 2020 to work in the mountain sports industry, Ryan felt welcomed, building a strong friend group and work opportunities. Despite this warm reception, he started to feel that there was something missing, a connection with people like him.