Events downtown

Aug 13

Maine Outdoor Film Festival: The White Cap Program
Location: 148 Anderson Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
7:00 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 three of the third weekend of MOFF.
Make it a full day adventure and check out MOFF Field Day before the screening, from 2 to 6pm. Maine Outdoor Brands will be hosting the MOB Yard Sale with warehouse deals on apparel and gear from their awesome member companies, plus live music, food trucks, beer & seltzer and of course the t-shirt swapaganza facilitated by Toad & Co!
– The film program will last about two hours, including a 10-minute intermission.
– Please bring your own camp chair/blanket.
– Baxter beer, and of course, Après signature seltzer available for purchase with ID.
– Eat It or Beat It 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:
WRITE YOUR LINE – 3 minutes – by Augey Marc, Collet Andy – from France – Short synopsis: As a kid, Ben dreams of reaching the level of his favorite athletes, who have become legends today. During his ski descent, he finds himself sharing his ride with the greatest. This descent will go viral on the internet, provoking the craze of future generations, all curious to see such a sharing.

THE MAKER – 6.2 minutes – by Joe Pierre Azar – from Lebanon – Short synopsis: A short portrait documentary on the only professional surfboard shaper in the Arab region Paul Abbas.

REVERIE – 5.2 minutes – by Claire Wiley – from Utah – Short synopsis: Encaustic artist and outdoor adventurer, Bridgette Meinhold lives among the Wasatch Mountains in Utah. Her paintings reflect the aspen groves and peaks that surround her. On a frigid March morning, just before her birthday, Meinhold turns her muse into her canvas to create a snow labyrinth.

UNCHARTED WATERS – 7 minutes – by Jack Armstrong – from California – Short synopsis: Uncharted Waters tells the life-changing story of 50 active and inactive gang members experiencing an overnight whitewater rafting trip for the first time.

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.

*NOTE – this film is not available for virtual screening due to a licensing conflict. Thanks for your understanding.

TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH: STOKE THE FIRE – 73 minutes – by Todd Jones, Steve Jones, Jon Klaczkiewicz – from United States – Short synopsis: Stoke the Fire explores our athletes’ evolution within skiing and the pure joy that manifests from that process. The stoke means different things to different people based on where they are in their evolution. For some it is about committing to a new world, a lifestyle, and the friendships that blossom from that commitment. The choice to enter this world is a spark, and with every new experience the fire grows. With more knowledge comes more exploration, both physically and geographically, that helps to understand what those raw experiences connected with nature do for the soul. With more experience an examination of our shared history becomes important, and ultimately some of us might want to test our limits at the upper echelon of what is possible by drawing upon the sum of our knowledge and experiences. While the answers we find are different for everyone the pursuit of this evolution is something sacred, the pursuit is what stokes the fire.