Maine Outdoor Film fest tour in Unity

Feb 01, 2014
The award-winning short “Ma Foret” by young Belgian filmmaker and writer Sebastien Pins has a man recalling the joy he took in exploring the forest as a young boy.

Unity — The Maine Outdoor Film Festival will present its 2013/14 selection of curated short films Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. Tickets are $8 in advance and will be $10 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit Teens to Trails. This screening was rescheduled from Valentine’s Day.

The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, which launched its inaugural event on the banks of the Kennebec in West Forks in the 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.

Films in this year’s tour program include: “A Life Well Lived: Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest” (four minutes) by Eric Becker of Washington State; “Ma Forêt” (seven minutes) by Sebastien Pins, Belgium; “The Way We Live” (20 minutes) by Taylor Walker of Millinocket; “Stan Herd: Down To Earth” (27 minutes) by Bradley Beenders of Missouri; “No Regrets” (12 minutes) by Brian Donaghy of Unity; “Riding Knife's Edge” (five minutes) by Owen Cassidy and Nick Bowie of Portland; “Inspired to Explore” (eight minutes) by Joel Osgood of Lewiston; and “Donnie Vincent The River's Divide” (47 minutes) by Kyle Nickolite of Wisconsin.

Teens To Trails is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting high school outing clubs in the state of Maine. For more information, visit teenstotrails.org. For more information on the screening or to purchase tickets, visit uccpa.unity.edu or call 948-7469.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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