July 27, 2024

The Hemlock Program

at the Eastern Promenade

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

Date: Friday, July 26, 2024
[click here for full MOFF Schedule]
Location: Eastern Promenade  at the end of Montreal Street.
Parking: Free on-street parking.

7PM: Doors Open
8PM: Film Program begins.

Tickets: $15 adv / $18 day-of  (Included In The MOFF Gold Pass)

Rain Plan:
-In the chance of bad weather the screening will be moved to Maine Studio Works, 170 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101. Chairs will be provided at the indoor screening.
-MOFF will email all ticket purchasers if this occurs and will also post to our social media pages and send a newsletter notifying all of the change

Other Info:
– The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
– Please bring your own camp chair/blanket.
– No pets allowed per city ordinances.
– 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).

Film Program: 

SCHOOL OF FISH – 19.05 minutes – by Colin Arisman, Oliver Sutro – from Colorado – Short synopsis: SCHOOL OF FISH offers an intimate portrait inside one family’s seasonal salmon rituals and their connection to the Bristol Bay Guide Academy, where local youth are empowered through flyfishing to serve as guides and conservationists. Can the next generation step up to defend the most prolific salmon run left on earth?
IAN – 8 minutes – by Matt Raimondo – from Australia, MAINE PREMIERE – Short synopsis: “IAN” is a short cinematic portrayal of the incredible 72-year-old Aussie climbing legend Ian Elliott. Defying age stereotypes, Ian’s prowess challenges societal norms as he scales cliffs with the vigor of climbers half his age, inspiring awe and defying expectations.
SOUNDSCAPE – 14.8 minutes – by Timmy ONeill – from Nevada – Short synopsis: Soundscape shares the sightless experience of climbing a mountain via echo location, touch and imagination. Soundscape features Erik Weihenmayer, a global adventure athlete and author who is fully blind, as he ascends a massive alpine rock face deep in the Sierra Nevada. Using expert camera work and emotive, novel animation to bring to life a concept by adaptive climbing pioneer Timmy ONeill, the film is a surprising and soulful adventure.
THE BLACKCOUNTRY JOURNAL Р9 minutes Рby Mallory R Duncan, Patrick Elmore Рfrom Oregon РShort synopsis: A skier contemplates his connection to skiing and the mountains. As he hurries through the streets of LA, his path takes a turn after bumping into a jazz musician who helps him discover the correlation between jazz and skiing—an expression of art, skiing, and black culture.
WEEKLONG – 3.78 minutes – by Brooke Raines – from California, WORLD PREMIERE – Short synopsis: WEEKLONG follows the transformative journey of foster and underserved young adults as they embark on an ambitious mission to summit one of Southern California’s most grueling peaks – San Gorgonio. This deeply human story explores each participant’s inner and outer experiences during their first weeklong backpacking trip led by the nonprofit Foster the Earth.
REFLECTION – 18.53 minutes – by Casey Dubois – from British Columbia, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Short synopsis: After traumatic experiences in competitive gymnastics sparked a decade-long downward spiral, Tori Wood seeks to reconcile and build from her past through her 2023 season of mountain bike racing.
CANADA VERTICAL – 44.62 minutes – by Laurent Poliquin – from Quebec – Short synopsis: This film follows the jounrey Nicolas and Guillaume during their 8 month journey through the Candian wilderness. Known as one of the longest wilderness expeditions in Canadian history they travel by means of skiing, canoeing and cycling, completing an expedition that covers an area equivalent to 19% of the Earth’s circumference.

Films From This Program:

2024, Friday, 7/26 - Hemlock Eastern Prom