Events downtown

Aug 14

Maine Outdoor Film Festival: The Bradbury Program
Location: 148 Anderson Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival, presented by Baxter Brewing, for a two hour program of outdoor adventure and conservation short films, shown outdoors, at Après for night four of the third weekend of MOFF. This evening’s event will kick off with a panel discussion, Women in Film, from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Admission to the panel is included for this evening’s ticket holders, weekend pass holders, Gold Pass holders, and Friends of MOFF.
– The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
– Panel discussion, Women in Film, from 6:30 – 7:30pm available to all ticket holders for this evening’s event.
– Please bring your own camp chair/blanket.
– Beer, and of course, Après signature seltzer available for purchase with ID.
– A Pizza Vibe Food truck will be joining us for the event.
– Dogs are welcome, but we ask dog owners be courteous and remember folks are there to enjoy a film screening.
– Film program is subject to change.
– This event will adhere to any prevailing state guidelines for public safety in light of COVID-19.
– Virtual viewing options available for those unable to attend in person.

Film Program:
FLOW – 13.5 minutes – by David N Stiles – from North Carolina – Short synopsis: Much of the trails in Maine are either mellow, grassy loops or more technical singletrack full of rocks and roots, making it hard for most riders to advance their skills. Erik Mushial and Stuart Johnson, co-owners of Maine Trail Builders, or MTB, are working to change that, by introducing machine-built trails where rake-n-ride was the standard for years. By bringing a crew of trail builders together to learn all about pitch, drainage, and berms, MTB is helping riders of all ages, from beginner to advanced, find their flow and a love for the trail.

THE TRADITIONAL BRAZILIAN FAMILY KATU – 25 minutes – by Rodrigo Sena – from Brazil – Short synopsis: Produced in the year 2007, a photographic essay realized in recognition of the indigenous roots, portrayed twelve adolescents belonging to Eleutério do katu, RN Brasil. Twelve years later the photographer returns to katu in search of these protagonists, now adults, to know about his personal trajectories and his world views.

THE EPHEMERAL ARENA – 13.2 minutes – by Rob Motley, BJ Klophaus – from Wyoming – Short synopsis: Joe Kelsey’s definitive guidebook, Climbing and Hiking in the Wind River Mountains, states “The Wind Rivers are not an ice climbing arena.” Beginning in 2019, a small group of amateur climbers from Lander, Wyoming took that as a call to action. Together they set off into their own backyard in search of first known ascents throughout the rugged 100-mile long range.


FRONTLINES – 25.6 minutes – by Zac Hoffman, Casey Dubois – from British Columbia – Short synopsis: Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, three emergency room nurses strive for balance in their lives through rock climbing.

CRAFT – 11.5 minutes – by Mattias Evangelista – from Washington – Short synopsis: Professional skiers, Micah Evangelista and Zack Giffin, have based their lives and careers around the mountains, but it’s their passions off the hill that keep them balanced and grounded.

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.