The world famous Kendal Mountain Festival Tour is coming to American cinemas for the first time in its 42-year history and will be screening at Damariscotta’s historic Lincoln Theater for one night only, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. This special film event, which features eight of the very best short adventure documentaries, allows audiences to experience incredible stories from award-winning filmmakers. You will discover new people, places, and characters you’ll instantly warm to. And you’ll find yourself immersed in amazing locations that will instantly rise to the top of your bucket list.
Over 40 years ago, “Kendal Mountain Festival” hosted what was then a new, low-key, two-day event, the “Kendal Mountaineering Film Festival.” Visitors experienced art, seminars, films, photography and more. Little did ‘Kendal’ know what they had started, or how influential the event would become. As the event developed and grew in both stature and popularity, it attracted greater audience numbers, along with a veritable 'who's who' from the world of climbing and mountaineering. The “Kendal Mountain Festival” became globally respected as a launchpad and international showcase for mountain and outdoor film, premiering or screening such classics as “Free Solo,” “14 Peaks” and “The Rescue.” The Festival became recognized as the main annual social event for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK and Europe and built a strong international reputation. Kendal has gone on to become a global touring film festival spreading across the United Kingdom, China, and now coming to the United States and Canada for the first time ever.
The program for the 2022 North American Tour has been carefully selected by the festival’s team located in the U.K. The quality of their selections have brought over 20,000 outdoor enthusiasts to their legendary event every year. The selected films feature the world of cutting-edge outdoor storytelling, action sports and adventure. ‘Kendal’ is all about adventure, stories of extreme human endurance, breathtaking environments, and adrenaline-fueled excitement. This 2022 tour includes eight short films about crack climbing, base jumping, skiing, exploration, and more! With a running time of just over an hour and a half, this collaboration of short films will take audiences on the adventure of a lifetime!
Lincoln Theater is located at 2 Theater St. in downtown Damariscotta. Tickets for the event are $15 for adults, $13 for members, and $5 for youth ages 18 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at the door beginning 30 minutes before showtime, or in advance through the theater’s online box office at LincolnTheater.net.
For more information, visit the website, email info@LincolnTheater.net, or call the theater office at 563-3424. Learn more about the Festival at www.kendalmountainfestival.com.