Join MOFF and screening presenter Teens to Trails for a night of outdoor films, shown outdoors under the stars at the Eastern Promenade. Bring your own camp chair and/or blanket. Outside food and beverages are welcome, and there are many food trucks parked nearby. Doors open at 6:30 and films begin at 8pm. Unfortunately no pets allowed, per city park rules. These in-person screenings will follow the letter and the spirit of prevailing safety guidelines, including crowd limits, social distancing and face mask recommendations. This screening features the following films, listed in order they will play (schedule subject to change!):

SAILING CITA – 8 minutes – by Anna Wilder Burns – from Portland, Maine
Short synopsis: SAILING CITA tells the adventurous story of Maine sailors Lauren Topchik and Teagan Tanner as they attempt to sail around the world. This film delves into what it takes (mentally & physically) to prepare for a worldwide sailing voyage.

A JOURNEY UPSTREAM – 12 minutes – by Eric & Andrew Braker – from Brookeville, Maryland
Short synopsis: A personal overview and reflection of the Braker brothers’ love for their home watershed— the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It’s a view into how things have changed and how two pivotal species can distinguish the health of this massive ecosystem.

RATTLESNAKE TO WESTWATER – 20 minutes – by Hank Leukart – from California
Short synopsis: Two lifelong friends, Hank and Jake, travel to Colorado to attempt backpacking, with packrafts, into the Colorado River on a seldom-used, steep route through Rattlesnake Canyon. On the River, they head into Utah in the tiny boats, hoping to tackle whitewater in the narrowest part of the entire Colorado River: Westwater Canyon.

SCHOOLIES – 4.75 minutes – by Camden Spear – from Maine
Short synopsis: Charlie, Kelsey and Hannah are female anglers who also happen to be medical students. In the midst of their busy school schedules, these future physicians root themselves in fly fishing, a male dominated sport, and recharged amidst their beloved striped bass fishery. Schoolies conveys the importance of pushing past barriers and finding one’s inner grit.


HIDDEN WILD – 26 minutes – by Neil Losin, Nathan Dappen – from Florida
Short synopsis: Behind the homes and freeways of suburban Palm Beach County, an incredible network of swamps, scrub, and waterways lies waiting to be discovered. Join science educator Alex Freeze as she takes three South Florida students on an expedition to discover the wilderness hidden in their own backyards.

TREE TO BOARD – 16 minutes – by Torsten Brinkema – from Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and currently residing in Waterville, Maine.
Short synopsis: This film follows Filmmaker Torsten Binkema’s journey from tree to board as he shapes a surfboard from sustainably harvested North Atlantic Cedar.

DURGA: FORGING A NEW TRAIL – 20.47 minutes – by Emily Hopcian – from Michigan
Short synopsis: 34-year-old Durga Rawal is the only guide of any gender from her village in northern Nepal. In a country where gender roles are well-defined, DURGA is a story of defying cultural, societal and familial expectations to pursue an independent life.