July 27, 2024

Cedar Program

at Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, for a two hour program of outdoor adventure and conservation short films, shown outdoors, at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

This screening is brought to you by L.L.Bean.

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
[click here for full MOFF Schedule]
Location: Gulf of Maine Research Institute , 350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101 
Parking: On site or street parking
Time: Doors: 7PM – Show time: 8PM
Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of (Included In The MOFF Gold Pass)

Rain Plan: If the screening is postponed due to weather the makeup date will be Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at the same location. We’ll attempt to make any decision about postponement before 4pm on the day of the screening and will announce the decision via email to ticket purchasers, event page on website and Instagram.

Other Info:
– The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
– L.L.Bean will be onsite with the Boot Mobile!
– Please bring your own camp chair/blanket.
– On A Roll food truck will be joining us for the evening. 
– Film program is subject to change.
– We follow a leave no trace policy and so please be sure to throw away and recycle all trash (bins will be present at the screening).

Films From This Program:

THE NORTH FACE PRESENTS: EARTHSIDE – 33.2 minutes – by Kaki Orr, Rob Wassmer – from United States – Short synopsis: In 2022, Hilaree Nelson, Emily Harrington, Christina Lustenburger, and Brette Harrington embarked on an expedition above the Arctic circle with a vision to climb and ski first descents on Baffin Island. What they found was a celebration of where they’ve been and of where they’re going – and the trip’s success was contingent not on what they skied but the time they had together.
JOJO – A TOAD MUSICAL – 9 minutes – by Chelsea J Jolly, David Herasimtschuk – from Oregon – Short synopsis: JOJO celebrates a creative and musical portrait of JoJo Nyaribo, a young nature lover and wildlife advocate as he explores the meaning of biodiversity and stewardship in his own backyard. This story weaves together Jojo’s love for the natural world with his journey in learning about and fighting against a specific fungus that has been wiping out a staggering number of amphibians around the globe.
DOLLY’S SONG – 12.4 minutes – by Sarah Hamilton – from Colorado, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: Dolly’s Song is a 13 minute documentary following retired trailbuilder Dolly Chapman as she passes on the art of the crosscut saw. She never had a mentor herself and is looking to give that to the next generation of stewards.
SEVEN PHASES OF MADNESS – 6.78 minutes – by Zacharie Turgeon – from Quebec – Short synopsis: Welcome aboard the rollercoaster that is Mathos’ twisted mind while experiencing yet another journey on a gravel bike. Mad or not mad? Yours to judge.
FREELAND ~ A WHITE GRASS STORY – 30.73 minutes – by Justin Harris – from West Virginia, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Short synopsis: The film focuses on nordic skiing at the iconic White Grass Ski Area, and the mountain’s relationship to the Blackwater River kayaking community. The Blackwater links the two communities, and its water is the lifeblood of both cultures. This documentary explores the ephemeral nature of the sport of nordic skiing and whitewater creek boating in West Virginia.
4DWN – 17 minutes – by Danny J Schmidt – from Utah, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Short synopsis: 4DWN tells the unconventional and deeply personal story of a South Dallas skatepark whose mission is to change the lives of everyone who walks through the gate. The 4DWN skatepark is a resilience hub rooted in skate culture, tackling the challenges of food insecurity and social justice in one of the city’s poorest communities.
BEYOND NORMAL – 28 minutes – by Anna Wilder Burns, Jordyn Romero – from Massachusetts – Short synopsis: Beyond Normal chronicles the journey of professional surfer Becca Speak as she fights her way back to the water after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The film is an intimate portrait of self-discovery and a vulnerable look into the gravity of the injury.

2024, Saturday, 7/27 - Gulf of Maine Research