August 11, 2022

The Doubletop Program

at Après

Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, presented by Baxter Brewing, for a two hour program of outdoor adventure and conservation short films, shown outdoors, at Après for night one of the third weekend of MOFF.

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Location: Outdoors at Aprés in Portland
Doors: 7:00 pm
Show time: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of (included in the MOFF Gold Pass)
Other info:
-Please bring your own camp chair/blanket.
-Beer, and of course, Après signature seltzer available for purchase with ID.
Ghee food truck will be joining us for the evening.
-Outside water/snacks are allowed.
-Dogs are welcome, but we ask dog owners be courteous and remember folks are there to enjoy a film screening.
-A pay-what-you-can STREAMING OPTION is available on the night of the in-person showing.

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: 

The film program will last about two hours, 15 minutes, including a 10-minute intermission, and is subject to change
SUPERIOR STOKE 3.1 minutes – by Nick Ryan – from Utah – Short synopsis: Superior Stoke follows Nick Ryan on a MTB ride across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This project was created to show off the riding, beautiful landscapes and bike culture across the UP. Also this was the first ever MTB film created in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. This project is also the first created by Downhill Production Company, which was founded in Nick’s dorm room at Northern Michigan University in June of 2020 (at the height of the pandemic). Please enjoy!

UPROOTED – 8.85 minutes – by Hillia Aho – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Robin is a recluse who prefers nature and solitude to the comforts and companionship of civilization. Her lifestyle reflects her resourcefulness: stolen food, a shelter crafted from salvaged materials, decorated with found treasures. One winter day, a logging operation launches nearby, and the forest that was her salvation is threatened by the encroachment of civilization. To avoid discovery, Robin must flee home with only the bare essentials, trading her painstakingly earned contentment for the uncertainty of displacement. Uprooted centers on one individual who has chosen to opt out of society. Through focus upon the small details of her life, we find a character whose challenges reflect larger societal issues. Robin’s journey speaks to the near impossibility of escaping societal expectation, and the unseen casualties of careless modern civilization.

ISLAND RUNNER – 7.56 minutes – by Connor William Davis – from Maine – Short synopsis: What really is a marathon? Does it have to be a race? Do you have to wear a bib? Or can you just get on a boat in Maine and run around a bunch of islands until you hit 26.2 miles? This film is all about finding out. Follow 6 runners as they venture across three islands off the coast of Maine‚ circumventing each in search of 26.2 miles with plenty of beer, tacos, and hot dogs in between.

INNER TERRITORY – 6.8 minutes – by Marie France L’Ecuyer – from Quebec – Short synopsis: Returning from a long expedition, adventurer, musician and author Samuel Lalande-Markon finds himself confined to his apartment in Montreal. He takes this opportunity to escape into the green spaces of the metropolis, reclaim his insularity, and revisit the memories of his recent journeys to the confines of Northern Quebec. Over the course of an urban bike-rafting odyssey, this film offers a reflection on the exploration and appropriation of our immediate territory, and offers an introspective look at the very essence of adventure.

A PAINTING FROM THE EARTH – 15.8 minutes – by Jeshua Soucy – from Maine – Short synopsis: The story of a young artist who transforms natural material from the earth into a painting of an old log cabin.


THE RANGE OF LIGHT 79 minutes – by Paul Ingram – from United States – Short synopsis: A 400 Mile Journey to Discover the High Sierra. The Range of Light is an intimate look into the lives of three hikers as they tackle the high routes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The film explores the creation of high routes with the people who forge them, the addictive nature of long-distance hiking, and the threats that wild places face.

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