July 31, 2021

The Saco Program

on the Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

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

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Watch Virtual: Click Here For Virtual Viewing Link. (or consider the virtual pass)
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show Time: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of (included in the MOFF 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: Tuesday, August 10 or Wednesday, August 11
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!

Trailer:

Scheduled Program:
BLAZING TRAIL – 9 minutes – by SouthBound Collective – from Queensland – Caine Warburton is an Australian firefighter and accomplished, sponsored trail runner. This story follows Caine through The Scenic Rim, as the worlds of a sponsored athlete and professional firefighter collide.

GO JOSIE – 12 minutes – by Gingerly Films  – from Charlotte, NC – An overachieving Asian-American woman quits her dream job to pursue a career as a paracyclist, single-handedly.

UNDERSTORY – A JOURNEY INTO THE TONGASS – 40 minutes – by Colin Arisman – from VT Short synopsis: Three women set sail on a 350 mile expedition through Alaska’s massive Tongass National Forest, exploring how clearcut logging in this coastal rainforest could affect wildlife, local communities and our planet’s climate.

INTERMISSION

IF I TELL THEM – 12.43 minutes – by Oliver Sutro – from CO – James Sampsel, a plein air painter and fly-fishing guide, comes to terms with his past and a bi-polar diagnosis that hangs over his future.

SUFFERFEST – 11 minutes – by Tyler Graim – from USA, CO, Denver – Katie and Dominic are both Ultra-Runners who run 100 mile foot races all over the country. In this film, they discuss the intense physical and mental pain that comes with running these psychotic races, but also the amazing euphoria that comes with completing such an immense physical feat.

JUNIPER RIDGE LANDFILL MEGADUMP PART 1 – 16.57 minutes – by Sunlight Media Collective – from Maine – Each year, over 200,000 tons of toxic out-of-state waste is disposed of at Juniper Ridge Landfill in Maine. A citizen proposed bill will soon be introduced in the Maine State Legislature which aims to close a loophole allowing an interstate commercial waste operation to profit by laundering regional toxic waste material into this landfill.

YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE – 10.5 minutes – by Jamie Walter, Taylor Walker, Chris Shane – from Maine – In June of 2020, Chris Bennett and Chris Shane set out on an epic Maine adventure: a 10 day, 700+ mile backpacking trip from York to Lubec. Their goal? See as much of the state’s 3,478 miles of coastline as they could. Exploring lighthouses and lobster shacks, beaches and mountains, the two discover that sometimes the best adventures can be found right in your own backyard.

Learn more about the films: