April 22, 2019

Falmouth – Maine Audubon – 4/22/19

Falmouth, Maine
EARTH DAY SCREENING, Monday, April 22, 2019

Special price for members of Maine Audubon and AMC
This event has sold out the last few years. Please pre-purchase tickets from Maine Audubon. Presented by Maine audubon, AMC and Allagash Brewing.

The screening takes place at Gilsland Farm, the home of Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth, Maine. There will be refreshments available. This event is 21+.



Doors: 6:00 pm
Films: 7:00 pm



Director: Makewild – Total Running Time: 2.00
Synopsis: You have to be creative to find good places to skate in Havana, Cuba. Perhaps no one understands this better than Yojani Perez Rivera. While most skateboarders are overcoming obstacles in the form of ledges, rails and security guards, skateboarders like Yojani in Cuba struggle to even find a board to skate on. Political and economic conditions mean that imported boards are scarce and materials to make your own are just as hard to find. This, however, did not deter Yojani who has become a pioneering figure in the Cuba skate community. Against the background of the old city, a young and vibrant community of skaters is thriving with Yojani at the helm.


Director: Cale Green, and Paxson Woelber – Total Running Time: 3.00
Synopsis: “Backcountry skating” is the practice of hunting for wild ice, whether on on a river, lake, glacial lagoon, or inside an ice cave. Filmed in southcentral and southeast Alaska over the course of two winters, “Wild Ice” features members of Alaska’s backcountry skating community including nordic bladers, hockey players, and figure skaters. Shot locations include Kenai Lake, the Portage Lagoons, Turnagain Arm, Wasilla Lake, Sheridan Glacier, Byron Glacier, and Portage Glacier.


Director: Dominic Joyce – Total Running Time: 17.00
Synopsis: An eccentric french skipper builds his own wooden boat and heads through the arctic circle on a quest to find icebergs.


Director: Chris Olson, Austin Elliott – Total Running Time: 2.50
Synopsis: After Jimmy Smith’s first season racing Enduro across United States and securing the overall title for the National Enduro Series, he got to spend a few days back in Missouri and Northwest Arkansas doing all the things that made him the mountain biker he is today.


Director: Ocean Tracking Network – Total Running Time: 9.75
Synopsis: Darren Porter’s fishing weir sits on the idyllic Minas Basin, a pristine slice of Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy that lends itself to First Nations legend, iconic amethyst shores and a sought-after hikers paradise. Tidal turbines and other human developments threaten the marine ecology of Minas Basin, trends Darren has observed for years as a commercial fisher and which impact his livelihood at the weir and that of the community. This short film documents Darren’s mission to incorporate his own knowledge of the Minas Basin, including traditional (First Nations) knowledge, with that of academic-led western science as well as the success of such community-level collaboration to address resource management issues by those who understand it best – the people that live there.


Director: Nicole Ellena, Erick Vigouroux – Total Running Time: 16.00
Synopsis: The Unseen Mountains is a documentary that seeks to discover the Nahuelbuta mountain range through the descent in kayak of one of its most emblematic rivers: the Carampangue. The journey will initiate from the birth of the river to to the mouth in order to highlight the natural richness of this territory, while also seeking to emphasize how the expansive forestry industry has had a profound environmental and social impact.


Director: Taylor Keating, Cedar Wright – Total Running Time: 25.00
Synopsis: Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber…she just wants to be a plain good climber.


Director: Pamola Creative – Total Running Time: 11.33
Synopsis: Local and national controversy has surrounded Maine’s recently established Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument in recent months. While there has been plenty of noise generated by these debates, none of it has touched on the reason the monument was created in the first place: to protect and encourage public access to Maine’s natural beauty and outdoor adventures. World-class camping, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, fishing, wildlife, and sightseeing are all at every visitor’s fingertips. In September of 2017, a team of four Maine-born photographers and filmmakers set off into Katahdin Woods & Waters to document the land in hopes of encouraging more public use. Their film, Monumental, documents a five day, 64-mile-long human powered circumnavigation of the park by canoe, bike, and foot.