The second annual Maine Outdoor Film Festival (MOFF) will be at Down East Gallery this Saturday, Sept. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. Bring blankets, chairs, a picnic and beverages. Suggested donation: $3-$5. All proceeds benefit Teens to Trails. If the weather is inclement, the films will be shown in the Gallery Barn.
Since 2013, MOFF has raised funds and awareness for Teens to Trails, which supports Maine high school outing clubs with cash grants, organizational support and programming. MOFF has raised well over $5,500 for T3 in that time.
The films to be shown at Down East Gallery, 146 Boothbay Road, Edgecomb are:
“Chu Bien” - (Vietnam and Colorado) - Set amidst the emerald waters and soaring limestone islets of coastal Vietnam, Captain “Chu” Bien spends more time in a modest boat at sea than at home. Embodying simplicity – the items he uses daily can be counted on one hand – he confirms that happiness and fulfillment are found in the relationships we forge, not the things we accumulate.
“Guidance” - (United States) - John Thomas Mastriano lost his hard-fought battle with cancer on Oct. 25, 1989 at the age of 31. John M. Mastriano (director): “He was my dad. I was too young to remember much about him, but I was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by people who knew him well and enjoyed telling stories about him. Fathers can guide you through life in all sorts of ways. This is the story about me and my father’s shared passion for nature, wildlife, and exploration; and about how learning about him guided me to that passion.”
“Making Cape Point: A Coastal Maine Collage” - (Maine) - A middle-aged bohemian reflects on his adventures as he “paints” on a promontory on Maine’s remote Waas Island using an innovative technique he developed. Run time: 0:31:45.
“The First Coast” - (Maine) - When you sell yourself as a place for people to visit, you risk losing your community. And there is no place like Maine. Run time: 04:34.
“The Living Plant” - (United States) - The 2019 MOFF Official Selection - Every once in awhile, a product comes along that changes everything – a revolutionary product that increases productivity, creativity, health, well-being. The future is here. Gorgeous to look at, beautifully and perfectly designed for the work space of the future. NatureRX introduces the game-changing, paradigm-shifting LIVINGPLANT™. Run time: 2:31
“The Sacred Place Where Life Begins” - (California) - It’s always best to experience what you’re fighting for. When two adventurers embark on a dangerous four-month expedition documenting the world’s longest land mammal migration through the Arctic Refuge of Alaska, they soon discover an incredible ecosystem protected by the Gwich’in Nation for more than 25,000 years, yet held on the precipice of collapse by resource development corporations. Run time: 0:16:52.
Artist Brad Betts of the Down East Gallery will be raffling off an original oil painting, the 9” X 12” “Spring Surf off Boothbay” in support of Teens To Trails. Raffle tickets will be sold on-site: $5 for one ticket or $20 for 5 tickets.
For more information about this venue visit www.downeastgallery.com
For more information about films playing in other locations this month, visit http://maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com
Parking is available at Edgecomb Eddy School across from Down East Gallery. Look for the big sign!
Broke and Stoked Contest short film entries can be viewed and voted on at brokeandstoked.com through Sept. 20. The film director with the most audience votes is awarded $500; the film with the most juried votes is also awarded $500. Prize winners or the prize winner (one film can win both awards) will be announced Sept. 24.