Finding Donn Fendler: Lost On A Mountain in Maine 72 Years Later

Posted Aug. 17, 2012, at 3:05 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: The Grand, 165 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME

For more information: Zoe Scott; 207-667-9500;


7:00 pm


$10 General Admission

$7 Youth (12 and under)

Q&A after the Film with Donn Fendler

Ryan Cook, Derek Desmond. Documentary. 6o min. USA

The true story of 12-year-old Donn Fendler who was lost on Mount Katahdin for nine days in 1939, and how two filmmakers try to turn his adventure into a feature film.

Donn Fendler’s story of survival inspired the nation and continues to inspire through his book Lost on a Mountain in Maine. The documentary Finding Donn Fendler follows Donn’s story through the lens of filmmakers Derek Desmond and Ryan Cook as they try to turn Donn’s adventure into a narrative feature film. Through interviews and footage of Donn today, we discover what an amazing man Donn is and learn his story.