Friday, February 8, 2013; 7 p.m.
Location: Highlands Coffee House, 189 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine
Contact: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166
The Georges River Land Trust and The Highlands Coffee House, are pleased to announce the screening of In the Blood, the third film in the IT’S A WILD LIFE Winter Film Series, on Friday, February 8, at 7 p.m. at the Highlands Coffee House in Thomaston. This exciting series of films celebrates the wild and wonderful ways we live our life on the land and water here in Maine. The public is welcome and admission is free.
In the Blood serves as a vivid illustration of the skills, life and character of turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen and river drivers. The film features rare and stunning archival films, photographs and oral histories, enhanced by sound design and a compelling original music score. Viewers are taken on a virtual journey into a period Maine logging camp. Investigating the character of the men who lived in the logging camps sheds a new light on a vital era in Maine’s history. In the Blood is a highly praised documentary by Sumner McKane that depicts the skills, courage, integrity and driven personalities of the men who made the these lumber camps successful.
The IT’S A WILD LIFE SERIES, presented every second Friday of the month at the Highlands Coffee House, is part of Georges River Land Trust’s annual Walks & Talks series, an ongoing program designed to introduce the community to the exceptional resources available to them in the St. George River watershed. The next film in this series to be screened is Turning Tail on March 8, 2013.
Organized in 1987, the Georges River Land Trust works to conserve the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region through permanent land protection, stewardship, education and outdoor experiences. The watershed extends from Montville in the north to Port Clyde and Cushing in the south and includes streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands, farms, hills, mountains, blueberry barrens and forest, as well as a rich tidal estuary of salt marsh, clamflats and productive fishing grounds. For more information, please visit the Land Trust’s website (www.georgesriver.org) or call at (207) 594-5166.