August 8, 2021

The St. Croix Program

on the Eastern Promenade, Portland, Maine

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

Date: Sunday, August 8, 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: Monday, August 9 or Tuesday, August 10
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:
RY’S WAY – 4.75 minutes – by Bailey Beltramo – from NH – Tucked away in the suburbs of Concord, Ry’s Way is a trail for everyone that pays tribute to a longtime community member, avid cyclist, and impactful person.

CONNECTION – 29.33 minutes – by Jan Zurek – from Utah – A highline project organized by passionate woman all around the globe.

THE FERRYMAN – 8.4 minutes – by Carlo Nasisse – from Athens, Georgia (Lives in Mexico City) – Greg Caruso’s office is an 18 foot canoe on a remote section of Maine’s Kennebec River. Greg is a ferryman for hikers completing the 2,190 mile long Appalachian Trail. This documentary short explores Greg’s lifelong connection to rivers, and his occupation that is defined by a simple and beautiful daily passage across the Kennebec River.

NEVER IN THE WAY – 6 minutes – by Colin Jones , Anthill Films – from United States – Chicago-based bike messenger Nico Deportago-Cabrera departs from the hectic bustle of his normal life by venturing into the Arizona desert, an unknown landscape that’s starkly different from the daily chaos of the city. Guided only by the spirit of adventure, he finds something you only get when you’re far from what you know: perspective.


RIDE MAINE: CAPE ELIZABETH – 3 minutes – by Greg O’Connor – from Maine – 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.

CRUX – 34 minutes – by Zac Hoffman, Casey Dubois – from BC – Harvey is a recovering addict who uses rock climbing to work through his ongoing struggle with mental health. As trauma, depression, heartbreak and declining mental health were woven into Harvey’s internal fabric, so was rock climbing. Crux tells the story of Harvey’s recovery as he learns to love himself amidst the mountains of his life.

THE MAROON BOMBER – 9.95 minutes – by Joshua M. Thomas – from CA – Four siblings delve into the love they share for the family’s old, beat up truck. This love gets tested.

DANI BURT – 11 minutes – by Brian Olliver – from Los Angeles, CA – For the first few days after she awoke from her coma, Dani Burt didn’t know her right leg, from just above the knee down, was gone. When the doctors finally told her the full extent of her injuries, Burt, an active, hungry-for-life person, wasn’t sure if she could go on. But she found the courage to continue through surfing, which led her on a path to becoming the first-ever women’s World Adaptive Surfing champion.

2021 Award Winners, 8/8 Eastern Promenade, Darkness and Light Program