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Maine Outdoor Film Festival in Unity

Posted Jan. 25, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 25, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street, Unity, Maine

For more information: 207-948-7469; uccpa.unity.edu

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, which launched its first event on the banks of the Kennebec in West Forks in summer of 2012, features outdoor films and shorts, all with Maine roots. Films in the festival represent a diverse selection of outdoor disciplines, representative of the vast Maine outdoor experience.

Select filmmakers will be at the event for Q&A, including “Hardwater” director, Ryan Brod.

Films include:

Hardwater — A 2012 documentary film about Maine’s tribal, oft-misunderstood ice fishing sub-culture, by Ryan Brod and Dan Sites, 75 minutes.

Turning Tail — A 2012 short documentary about the plight of the Wild Atlantic Salmon by Carter Davidson Grey Ghost Productions, 13 minutes.

Mainely Boating –A 2012 film celebrating the daring and endearing adventures of Maine’s whitewater kayaking enthusiasts by Taylor Walker, 19 minutes.

D-Rail — An excerpt from the 2011 film “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” and chronicles the comeback of injured snowmobile athlete Daryl Tait by Chris Malenfant, 5 minutes.

For Those Who Love Paddlers — A 2012 short about kayaker’s love for the West Branch Penobscot River by Nick Bowie and Nick Callanan, 6 minutes.

One Day at a Time — A 2012 short about a day in the life of a sky-dive outfitter by Nate Lawson, Spencer Hodge and Tyler Dale, 2 minutes.

Moments from Hogback — A 2011 short which touches on the re-emergence of runner sledding in central Maine, by No Umbrella Media, 6 minutes.

Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge — A 2012 short which chronicles an annual mountain bike race in Carabassett Valley, by Andy Gillespie, 3 minutes

Life is Good in AK — A 2012 film which follows Maine skiers and snowborders to Tailgate Alaska, by Will Caswell and Ken Hess, 15 minutes.

Also being presented in this encore event is a short film directed by Unity College students Eli Walker and Alex Bach about Friends of Sears Island.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.uccpa.unity.edu or by calling 207-948-7469. The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts is located at 42 Depot St in downtown Unity. For information about the festival, visit maineoutdoorfilm.com.

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival is presented at the Unity College Center for The Performing Arts in partnership with the Unity College Center for Environmental Art and Humanities.

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