July 28, 2024

Red Spruce 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: Sunday, July 28, 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.
– Meet On The Street food truck will be joining us for the evening. 
– 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:

WWF – PORTRAIT OF A SEAWEED FARMER NICK MANGINI – 9.5 minutes – by Jeff Siebert – from United States – Short synopsis: Nick Mangini is a Kelp farmer from Kodiak Alaska. He has been farming kelp since the infancy of Alaska’s budding industry.
WITH THE TIDE – 25.33 minutes – by Chelsea J Jolly – from Alaska – Short synopsis: Set in the remote village of Yakutat, Alaska, “With the Tide” follows the youth of the Tlingit tribe as they further explore their relationship to the ocean, themselves, and the expanse of isolated wilderness they call home. Over the span of four years, this story documents the exploration of how surfing can increase health, wellness and value for nature in a community that is constantly facing layers of adversity and the challenges of geographic isolation.
MODIFY – 15 minutes – by Vasu Sojitra, Jessica Jane Hart – from Montana – Short synopsis: Three athletes with different disabilities gather in the backcountry to enjoy the snow and share their experiences of living in a world that has been conditioned to exclude them.
CABIN – 4 minutes – by Mason Flint – from Washington, NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE – Short synopsis: A teenager takes a visit to the valley in which rests his grandfather’s cabin. He explores the surroundings while reflecting on the cabin’s origins and its sacredness to him and his family. His meditations conclude with a note of gratitude for those who created this beautiful space.
23.4 DEGREES – 10 minutes – by Jeff Thomas – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Journey with professional skier Anna Segal across the valleys, forests, boulder fields and mountain summits of British Columbia, as she explores her affinity with seasonal change, and the role it plays in connecting our modern lifestyle to the natural world.
WAVES FOR HOPE – 6.62 minutes – by Juliette Sutherland – from Maine – Short synopsis: A non profit in rural Trinidad helps at-risk youths through free-diving and water-sports.
ECHDOE – 4.68 minutes – by Gwen Kathryn Thomson – from United Kingdom – Short synopsis: Following a life-changing climbing fall, Cheryl is told she might never walk again, launching her on a journey to heal the trauma of that day and testing her inner-resilience to the limits. Echdoe follows her anxious return to the quarry years later, where this time, she intends to get to the top.
REEL ROCK: RESISTANCE CLIMBING – 37 minutes – by Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr – from Not Specified – Short synopsis: In the strife-torn hills of Palestine, a diverse crew of Bedouins, dirtbags and urban professionals embraces climbing as a much-needed respite from the burdens of the Israeli occupation. American writer & climber Andrew Bisharat visits the West Bank to explore his own roots and the power of climbing to transform lives.

2024, Sunday, 7/28 Eastern Promenade