Date: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Time: Films at 7PM (subject to change)
Location: L.L. Bean Discovery Park – 95 Main St, Freeport, Maine 04032
Rain Date: TBD
Presented in partnership with: L.L. Bean
Program Notes: You’re welcome to bring chairs or a blanket. Feel free to bring your own food and beverage, though food trucks will be on site.
Film program is subject to change.
GO JOSIE – 12 minutes – by Gingerly Films – from Charlotte, NC – Short synopsis: An overachieving Asian-American woman quits her dream job to pursue a career as a paracyclist, single-handedly.
JEFF LABREE | MAINE GUIDE – 5.2 minutes – by Lone Spruce Creative – from Maine – Short synopsis: This film explores what it means to be a registered guide in the North Maine woods.
YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE – 10.5 minutes – by Jamie Walter, Taylor Walker, Chris Shane – from Maine – Short synopsis: In June of 2020, Chris Bennett and Chris Shane set out on a 700+ mile backpacking trip from York to Lubec. Though their goal was to see as much of the state’s 3,478 miles of coastline as they could, the two discover that sometimes the best adventures can be found in your own backyard.
MAINE: BLUE HOUR ON THE MIDCOAST – 2.85 minutes – by Bob Krist – from Boothbay Harbor, Maine – Short synopsis: A look at the beauty of midcoast Maine in those special moments right before sunrise, and right after sunset.
SNOWY – 12 minutes – by Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje – from Maine – Short synopsis: Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. With help from a team of experts and his caretaker, Uncle Larry, we ask: Can Snowy be happy, and what would it take?
RUNNING THROUGH BARRIERS – 6 minutes – by Julia Ngeow – from Australia – Short synopsis: A documentary short that features the Vermont-based ultra-runner, author, and social-justice advocate, Mirna Valerio, which explores the interrelation between environmentalism and racial justice.
BLAZING TRAIL – 9 minutes – by SouthBound Collective – from Queensland – Short synopsis: 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.
ABILITY – 8 minutes – by Anna Burns and Jordyn Romero – from California (Anna originally from Maine) – Short synopsis: Born and raised outside of Portland, Maine, Clara Brown is a lifelong athlete, but her life changed forever when she had a traumatic accident at gymnastics practice at age 12, leaving her with a broken neck and damaged spinal cord.
RIDE MAINE: CAPE ELIZABETH – 3 minutes – by Greg O’Connor – from Maine – Short synopsis: Cape Elizabeth is home to some of the most scenic mountain biking trails in Maine, with wide open fields, long wood bridges, and ocean views. Follow Megan, a local, along for a ride through the many trails the Cape has to offer.
CONNECTION – 29.33 minutes – by Jan Zurek – from Utah – Short synopsis: A highline project organized by passionate woman all around the globe.