July 30, 2021

The Penobscot Program

on the Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

Join MOFF and presenting sponsor Baxter Brewing Co. for a two hour program of outdoor adventure and conservation short films under the stars on the Eastern Promenade.

Date: Friday, July 30, 2021
Watch Virtual: Click Here For Virtual Viewing Link. (or consider the virtual pass)
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show Time: 8:00 pm
Tickets: Sold OutMOFF Gold Pass)

Location: Outdoors on the Eastern Promenade, on the grass near the tennis courts at the end of Montreal St.
Program Notes: The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission. Please bring your own camp chair, blanket and refreshments. There is plenty of free parking on the street. The Eastern Promenade is a popular spot for Food Trucks. Film program is subject to change. This event will adhere to any prevailing state guidelines for public safety in light of COVID-19..
Rain Date: Monday, August 2 or Tuesday, August 3
Unable to make it in person?: This program is also available on MOFF’s Virtual Platform.
After-party: After the screening, join filmmakers, other MOFF attendees and Baxter Brewing at Après for an opportunity to discuss the night’s films, network with filmmakers and enjoy Portland’s friendliest swanky cider + seltzer bar. 10:30 midnight at Après – 148 Anderson St in Portland!


Scheduled Program:
BORN FROM JUNK – 14.5 minutes – by Mike Horn, Galin Foley – from CO – Born From Junk traces the outlaw roots of mountain biking back to its raw beginnings in Crested Butte, where a crew of unlikely pioneers in pursuit of wild times in the mountains blossomed into a global phenomenon.

HOME OR HIGH WATER – 11.5 minutes – by Dave Weich – from Portland, Oregon – Battered by stronger, more frequent storms, residents are faced with an impossible decision: rebuild their home, or abandon their property and find a way to start again somewhere else. This film brings the conversation about the climate crisis into the practical reality of people’s lives. How are communities at risk adapting to these ever-progressing challenges?

DIRTBAGS – 5.18 minutes – by E.C. Brego – from Maine – Through her company, Oterra Designs, Erin O’Toole designs and manufactures handmade, one-of-a-kind chalk bags that are tough enough to withstand winter climbing in her home state of Maine.

TO ROW AND LET GO – 27.5 minutes – by Doug Welch – from Maine – MITA Executive Director Doug Welch started ocean rowing, built a wooden boat, and set out on an island adventure. He packed a video camera throughout, compressing three years into 30 minutes. As he navigates both nature and his own life, Welch presents a rich portrait of the Maine Island Trail and the adventures it inspires.


DECISION – 12.33 minutes – by Beau Gaughran – from Maine – Decision is the story of wild Alaska shorelines, a remote lighthouse and the ongoing problem of marine debris. This film will show you the realities of wilderness beaches choked with plastic debris and the volunteers working to clean them up.

THE SURFBOARD BUILDER – 3.97 minutes – by Juliette Sutherland – from Maine – Richard Dennis is a surfer and board shaper in York, ME. He waxes poetic in his way about life, learning how to surf, and his journey learning to build surfboards.

MORE THAN A MOUNTAIN – 37.6 minutes – by Maine Mountain Media – from Maine – A short feature that follows the Saddleback comeback journey and the resort’s vision for a vibrant future.

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