July 29, 2022

The Bigelow Program

at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Location: Outdoors behind Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Doors: 6:00pm – Films: 8:00 pm
Panel: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (“Climate Change Storytelling“)
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of (included in the MOFF Gold Pass)
Other info:
-Please bring your own camp chair/blanket.
-Beer and Wine available for purchase with ID, Outside water/snacks are allowed.
-No pets allowed, sorry.
-A Panel discussion on Climate Change Storytelling will occur from 6:30 – 7:30pm and is available to all ticket holders
-A pay-what-you-can STREAMING OPTION is available on the night of the screening.
In case of Foul Weather:
-If a screening is postponed because of rain or inclement weather, it will take place the following Monday night at the same location of the originally scheduled screening.
If two screenings are postponed, the second screening will take place Tuesday, etc.
-We’ll attempt to make any postponement call by 4pm on the day of the screening, and will email all ticket purchasers. We’ll also post on our home page, social media and the event screening page.
-Tickets purchased for the original screening will be honored at the makeup screening.
-Ticket purchasers will also have the option of transferring their ticket to another screening or transferring to a virtual ticket.

Film program:

Film program will last about two hours and is subject to change
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.

THE PEOPLE’S PERCH 7.42 minutes – by Patrick Bonsant and Susan Kimball – from Maine – Short synopsis: Ian and Montana bought a watertower.

INNER MOUNTING FLAME 24.3 minutes – by Andrew Kornylak – from North Carolina – Short synopsis: The story of North Carolina musician and rock climbing legend Mike Stam and the second ascent of his high country bouldering test piece, The Inner Mounting Flame.


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.

SNOWSTORM 4.5 minutes – by David Busse – from Wisconsin – Short synopsis: A meditative glimpse of birds navigating a snowstorm on Lake Michigan.

CONTINUUM – 2 minutes – by Harrison Mendel – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before. Each reentry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds on one another toward a flow state of endless progression. Only the settings and perspectives change along this continuum. In this film by Brett Rheeder and Harrison Mendel, the sequence of individual movements are all linked together as a cohesive collection, with each maneuver unique yet forming a coherent visual journey across ever-changing landscapes by maintaining a locked perspective. Creating this visual trick of relentless flow and seamless transitions from one scene to the next was a technical challenge for both rider and cinematographer, and it required intense planning and dedication from the entire team to work through these problems. Anchoring the point of view to bring the audience along on Brett’s journey as everything else moves seamlessly along the continuum.

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.

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