Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival for an evening of outdoor adventure and conservation films at The Waldo Theatre, 916 Main St. in Waldoboro Friday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. The film program will last about two hours. $10 adults / $5 under 18. Buy tickets at https://waldotheatreinc.thundertix.com/events/216057.
The films for this program are:
“The Trapline” - 11.4 minutes – by Andrea Wing – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Syd has carved out a rich life in the Yukon and she’s done it on her own terms. An avid outdoors person, she is recognized as one of the most successful hunters in the Yukon, gender be damned. Then she met Jurgen, an old trapper who would change the course of her life. This is the story of an unusual apprenticeship between an old timer and a young woman, and a disappearing way of life, changing hands.
“Wood Hood” – 16 minutes – by Alexander Cullen – from New York – Short synopsis: DeVaughn is a 15-year-old kid from New York City who loves skateboarding and craves a “quiet place” to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. The film follows DeVaughn on a weekend-long group camping trip with Camping to Connect, a BIPOC-led mentorship program that teaches leadership, brotherhood, and inclusion in the outdoors, a space that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to these kids.
“Island Lobsterman” – 22.95 minutes – by Andrew Lyman-Clarke – from Maine/New York – Short synopsis: ‘Island Lobsterman’ is the story of Malcolm Fernald, who, with his father Dan, lobsters the waters in the Acadia region of Maine, which has been home to generations of Fernald lobster fishermen. In recent years they have enjoyed record catches as climate change has driven lobsters northwards up the East Coast, but they’ve started to see a decline from the same force as waters become too warm. This film is about the unique lifestyle they lead and the challenges they face.
“Chicas Al Agua” – 17.99 minutes – by Liz McGregor – from Maine – Short synopsis: You can count the number of female paddlers in Futalefu, Chile on one hand… and they want to change that. After many riverside matés and floating conversations, the idea to create a kayak course for local teenage girls was hatched. Thanks to a committed group of women from around the globe, what started as a dream is now an inspirational contribution to the local community.
“Bravo Marcel - The Century Climber” - 21.58 minutes – by Hannes Tell – from Switzerland – Short synopsis: Still climbing on the sharp end of the rope at 99 years of age, Marcel Remy is a truly unique climbing super hero of our time that shows us in an incredible way that you are really never too old to achieve your goals in climbing and lead an inspiring life. Narrated by Claude Remy, our uncanny super hero Marcel takes us along in a slow but steady pace film as we can witness what effect this stone old climber has on his environment and peers.
“Stories From the Wood” - 3.83 minutes – by Kevin Moehlenkamp – from Maine – Short synopsis: Stories From The Wood profiles chainsaw artist, Josh Landry. Like a lot of folk art, chainsaw sculpting has been passed over, marginalized, and relegated to county fairs. Josh’s talent elevates the art form and makes you look again with deserving reverence and wonder.
“Seeds Of Change” - 26.77 minutes – by Maximilian Armstrong – from Maine – Short synopsis: An organic Farmer in Maine sets out to transform the prison food system. Seeds of Change captures the intersecting stories of life-long farmer, Mark McBrine, and several incarcerated men as they harvest their own meals from a five-acre prison garden unlike any other.
“Frozen Harvest” - 2.6 minutes – by Mark Fleming – from Maine – Short synopsis: For centuries, the people of Maine have upheld the tradition of ice harvesting. Our team had the opportunity to join volunteers at the Thompson Ice House and witness firsthand this once-thriving industry’s remarkable but vulnerable legacy. As one of the few remaining ice harvests in the world, the ice house in South Bristol offers a poignant reminder of the profound impact of global warming.