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Maine Outdoor Film Festival tour to stop in Unity to raise funds for Teens to Trails

Posted Feb. 16, 2014, at 12:28 p.m.
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On Friday, February 28th, The Maine Outdoor Film Festival will present its 2013/14 selection of curated short films at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. The event was originally scheduled for February 14th, but was postponed due to a snow storm. The event starts at 7:00PM. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Proceeds from the event benefit Teens to Trails.

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, which launched its first annual event on the banks of the Kennebec in West Forks in summer of 2012, features outdoor films and shorts. Films in the festival represent a diverse selection of outdoor disciplines that celebrate the active outdoor community and inspire expression.

Teens To Trails is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to promoting high school outing clubs in the state of Maine.

Films in the program include:

A Life Well Lived | Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest – 4 minutes

Eric Becker, Washington, USA

Jim Whittaker summited Everest on May 1, 1963 with the Sherpa Nawang Gombu (a nephew of Tenzing Norgay), becoming the first American to achieve this summit.

Ma Forêt – 7 minutes

Sebastien Pins, Belgium

With the view of a child, travel throughout the forest to discover its magic, its mysteries and its meetings.

The Way We Live – 20 minutes

Taylor Walker, Millinocket, Maine

While Maine sits on the outskirts of the whitewater world there is a core group of dedicated paddlers here that are pushing the sport and their own personal limits every day.

Stan Herd: Down To Earth – 27 minutes

Bradley Beenders, Missouri, USA

An intimate portrait of International Earthwork artist Stan Herd as he creates large-scale images on the earth which are best viewed from above. Stan found his canvas in the field on the family farm working with wheat, sunflowers, other crops, and found objects. Two of his first Kansas installations were the 160 acre portraits of Kiowa War Chief Satanta and Will Rogers.

NO REGRETS…. – 12 minutes

Brian Donaghy, Unity, Maine

Riding Knife’s Edge – 5 minutes

Owen Cassidy / Nick Bowie, Portland, Maine

A snowboarding first descent of Knife’s Edge on Katahdin.

Inspired to Explore – 8 minutes

Joel Osgood, Lewiston, Maine

Last summer, a Lewiston-Auburn youth group discovered nature and adventure – and in the process found their voice, their power, their potential.

Donnie Vincent The River’s Divide – 47 minutes

Kyle Nickolite, Wisconsin

The documentary film of Donnie Vincent’s bowhunting journey in to the Badlands of North Dakota, chasing a whitetail deer known as ‘Steve’.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit uccpa.unity.edu or call 207-948-7469. The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts is located at 42 Depot St in downtown Unity. Built from a one hundred year-old barn with attached farmhouse, the UCCPA is a vibrant cultural and arts center that offers an eclectic mix of music, films, art, lectures, and more.

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