July 27, 2024

Black Cherry Program

Maine Studio Works

Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, for a two hour program of short films focusing on outdoor conservation and recreation, shown indoors, at Maine Studio Works.

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
[click here for full MOFF Schedule]
Location: Maine Studio Works, 170 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101
Parking: Free street parking along with the Marginal Way Park & Ride 
Time: Doors: 4PM – Show time: 6PM 
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of (Included In The MOFF Gold Pass)

Other Info:
– Outside water is allowed.
– email moff@maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com with questions!


Films From This Program:

300 MILES MELTING – 24.4 minutes – by Ansel Dickey – from Vermont – Short synopsis: Climate change is our planet’s number one threat. And one of its biggest targets is being overlooked: New England. We set out to make a film that paints this picture in a real and informative way by traveling Vermont’s 300-mile Catamount Trail on skis and learning from brilliant minds along the way.
KNOW TO RUN: YATIKA – 9.97 minutes – by Jordan Marie Whetstone – from Virginia – Short synopsis: When representation is everything, it can make a difference and have a profound impact when community is included in spaces that lack inclusion and diversity.
WINTER’S EVE – 9 minutes – by Max Lowe – from Not Specified – Short synopsis: While many of us associate the winter with darkness, restraint, and lifelessness, polar bears see the opposite. It is a time of vitality and vigor, and the anticipation of hunting and mating can be seen and felt when visiting them as they gaze upon the unfrozen ocean, waiting for it to freeze. Unfortunately, due to global warming, the arctic ice is melting, and the winter is setting on later and later is remarkably shorter, causing an incredible strain on the polar bear population.
NATURE ALWAYS FINDS A WAY – 12 minutes – by Jordyn Romero – from United States – Short synopsis: The story of five women who boldly embark on a ten day trek with total strangers to conquer the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc. Their goal? To heal their past traumas, together. An uplifting tale of reliance, female friendship and the incredible power of using nature and community to heal and forge a brighter future.
CRACK BABY – 14.45 minutes – by Mario Heller – from Switzerland – Short synopsis: On 15 February 1993 at the Breitwangflue above Kandersteg in Switzerland, Xaver Bongard and Michael Gruber made the first ascent of Crack Baby. A year later, Bongard died in a BASE jumping accident. In this film Siegrist and Gruber return to pay homage to Bongard.
IT GOES – 12 minutes – by Jack Knellinger – from Ohio, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: Bound by time, a group of Ohio State University students satisfy their hunger for rock climbing by looking to the walls already around them.
RIDE TO SLIDE – 5.9 minutes – by Greg Cairns – from United States – Short synopsis: A skier takes on a solo multi-week bikepacking and ski mountaineering journey. With a simple change of perspective, it turns out our home range is all we need.
DEATH OF THE ETERNALS – 6.57 minutes – by Jane Geisler – from Louisiana, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: Using archival film and contemporary digital footage, “Death of the Eternals” places bald cypress felled in the 1920s in conversation with descendants threatened by climate change and continued logging practices. Unfolding in reverse, this experimental horror speaks to the violence perpetrated on the land then and now in the name of capitalism.
DESCENDANCE – 35 minutes – by Michael Haunschmidt, Mathias Kögel – from Austria – Short synopsis: DESCENDANCE is Dennis’ story: the story of a kid who, in the town where he was born and raised, had to answer the question, “Where are you really from?” It’s a story of identity, everyday racism and self-discovery, as Dennis seeks to define himself not only as a skier, but as a Black man who’s spent his life in predominantly white spaces.