Date: Sunday, August 29, 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.
RAISED ON RAINBOWS – 8.9 minutes – by Matt Coddaire – from Gunnison River, Colorado – Short synopsis: Having kids and still pursuing a passion for fly fishing can be a challenge. For this Colorado couple though, sharing the sport with their children has brought new depth, patience, and an even stronger desire to preserve the rivers they love for generations to come.
THE SURFBOARD BUILDER – 3.97 minutes – by Juliette Films – from South Portland, Maine – Short synopsis: 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.
24 LEECHES – 10 minutes – by Aaron Peterson Studios – from Michigan – Short synopsis: Though filmmaker Aaron Peterson’s 10-year-old son died in 2019, the boy lived an adventure-filled and wise life. In 24 LEECHES, that same boy narrates a family canoe adventure to the Slate Islands of Ontario, Canada while making reflections on the world around them. This film serves tribute to Aaron’s best friend and adventure partner.
SAILING CITA – 5.75 minutes – by Anna Wilder Burns – from Portland, Maine – Short synopsis: SAILING CITA tells the adventurous story of Maine sailors Lauren Topchik and Teagan Tanner as they attempt to sail around the world. This film delves into what it takes (mentally & physically) to prepare for a worldwide sailing voyage.
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.
THE SEA FARMERS – 9.13 minutes – by Nathan Golon & Emilie Silvestri, GoodFight Media – from Portland, Maine – Short synopsis: All Amanda did was give Emily one floating line of rope in the ocean, but that action sparked a livelihood. Amanda’s small gesture of kindness allowed Emily to imagine a life on the water she hadn’t considered before: as an oyster farmer.
THE TEARS OF SHIVA – 31.33 minutes – by Mikel Sarasola – from Spain – Short synopsis: Change is part and parcel of development and Nepal is undergoing a major transformation. Under the threat of disruption from hydropower, four kayakers descend the fierce waters of the Karnali to learn the secrets of this sacred river before power production leaves it forever changed.
THE GILDED TRAP – 17.1 minutes – by Ashley Siana – from Montana – Short synopsis: THE GILDED TRAP profiles Jamien Hallowell, a young Maine lobster fisherman, and Dr. Richard Wahle, a marine biologist studying the changing lobster population within the Gulf of Maine. The film depicts the shallow and sheltered Gulf of Maine as a microcosm of climate change as it is experiencing an array of ecological changes.
SCHOOLIES – 4.75 minutes – by Camden Spear – from Boothbay, Maine – Short synopsis: Charlie, Kelsey and Hannah are female anglers who also happen to be medical students. In the midst of their busy school schedules, these future physicians root themselves in fly fishing, a male dominated sport, and recharged amidst their beloved striped bass fishery. Schoolies conveys the importance of pushing past barriers and finding one’s inner grit.