Date: Wednesday, March 8 (International Women’s Day)
Venue Name: Après
Street Address: 148 Anderson St, Portland, ME 04101
Time: Doors at 6:00PM, films begin at 7PM, end approximately 9PM
Tickets: $15 Advance On Eventbrite / $18 at the Door
Portion of Proceeds To Benefit: The Maine chapter of the Pink Boots Society who aims to assist, inspire and encourage women and nonbinary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry to advance their careers through education.
Screening Sponsor: MOFF ‘s Women in The Wild screening is presented by Baxter Brewing,
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Production Still from We Are Like Waves – Directed by Jordyn Romero
SKIN SWIMMER – 6.9 minutes – by Hannah Walsh – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Waking up on a cold, winter Vancouver morning, most people choose to stay inside sipping their steaming coffee. This is not the case for Roberta Cenedese, as her mornings look drastically different. Instead, she wakes up and heads for the ocean to dive into the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest, only wearing a bathing suit. Through triumph and failure, Roberta trains for one of the most challenging feats in action sports; an ice mile in three degree water. Join resident seals on this gripping and adventurous journey, where Roberta’s intimate connection with the Salish Sea is front and center.
MANDATORY GEAR – 15.7 minutes – by Emily Hopcian – from Michigan – Short synopsis: Three women and one man challenge history and stereotypes in adventure racing, competing as a reverse co-ed team in Expedition Oregon, North America’s toughest race.
DREAMS INHERITED – 9.2 minutes – by Jessica Wilde – from Florida – Short synopsis: Dreams Inherited is a short documentary about the search for adventure in a life away from the luxuries of land. It is about the realization of dreams that were passed down by family folklore through hard work and small moments of meaning. It features Jessica Wilde, Josh Fody and Ling Ling, their 42-year-old Kelly Peterson sailboat that they spent years renovating and eventually sailing up and down the East Coast from the Florida Keys to Maine.
UNSINKABLE SHIPS – 7.8 minutes – by Lamia Lazrak, Josie Colt – from Maine – Short synopsis: Unsinkable Ships is an animated film that explores the ideas of theorist Buckminster Fuller through the voices and stories of Maine Islanders.
WE ARE LIKE WAVES – 12 minutes – by Jordyn Romero – from New Mexico – Short synopsis: We Are Like Waves is an intimate look into how surfing changes Sanu’s life, documenting the struggles and breakthroughs of becoming one of the first female Sri Lankan surfers.
NORMAL PEOPLE WOULD DRIVE – 22.7 minutes – by Olivia Holt, Patrick Wood – from Australia – Short synopsis: A team of middle-aged women, who have never considered themselves athletes, head to the remote Australian outback to test their physical and mental limits in a desert ultramarathon.
WALKING TWO WORLDS – 29 minutes – by Maia Wikler – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: It’s more than just polar bear scenes in the Arctic. With the threat of oil drilling in the Refuge and Yukon Flats along the Yukon River, Indigenous communities face grave threats to their way of life, food security and identity. Fueled by an unwavering love and responsibility for the land, Han Gwich’in 19-year old, Quannah Chasinghorse, and her mother, Jody Potts, are taking a stand to defend their sacred homelands. Protecting the Arctic is often advocated from a polarizing perspective of old school conservationism pitted against economic development. This documentary film instead wields the power of empathy and relationships through the untold perspective of an Indigenous, women-led fight to protect the Arctic and reclaim Indigenous identity.