Thank you for a great Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

 

Thank you to our sponsors, raffle item donors and to everyone who bought tickets. You made this event a success!

Films to change your world. Our 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returned Saturday, November 9th, 2013 with another incredible selection of films. The event included amusing “shorts”, entertaining films, and inspiring documentaries. This year the film festival featured 13 films for a total viewing time of about two and a half hours. The complete list of films is below.

 

This year’s films:

 

Man Who Lived On His Bike, The

The Man Who Lived on His Bike

I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad. After 382 days spent riding through the streets of Montreal, being sometimes quite cold, sometimes quite hot – and sometimes quite scared, I dedicate this movie to him.

Georgena Terry

This short documentary is about Georgena Terry, founder of Terry Bicycles. Terry revolutionized the women’s biking industry by creating a frame specific to a woman’s body. This is the story of how she got her start and the challenges within the women’s biking movement.

Into the Middle of Nowhere

Into the Middle of Nowhere

This documentary celebrates the uniqueness of childhood and the nonexistence of limits to a child’s imagination. In an outdoor nursery in the woods, children create their own individually constructed worlds and can test out the boundaries of reality.

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Eric Carle: Picture Writer, The Art of the Picture Book

A portrait of Eric Carle, international icon of picture books, champion of children, and nature-lover. Now 83, Eric is the author of over 70 books for children including the best-selling, classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. In this new documentary Eric invites us into his quiet studio and shows us how he creates his beautiful picture books.

Mr. Smith’s Peach Seeds

In 1968 Roger Smith ate a peach during a break from work. When he was finished he took out a pocketknife and began carving the peach pit into a tiny pig. 43 years later the retired meter reader and cattle rancher from Culloeka, Tennessee has carved hundreds of peach seeds into hummingbirds, stingrays, gospel choirs, entire villages, even a baseball stadium with 100+ figures.

Young Voices for the Planet - Olivias Birds

Young Voices for the Planet, Olivia’s Birds and the Oil Spill

Olivia loves her New York forest and the Louisiana gulf coast where her grandparents live. When the BP Oil Spill devastates the coast, Olivia creates 500 paintings of her feathered friends to raise funds for Audubon’s bird rescue.

Baymen

A film that focuses on Casco Bay Clammers. The filmmaker worked closely with the Freeport Shellfish Commission and the clammers themselves who show us the true meaning of hard work and commitment.

MOONWALK

Moonwalk

Dean Potter is nothing if not creative. In this short piece, he highlines across a desert landscape with a massive full moon as his backdrop.

Julio Solis, A MoveShake Story

The MoveShake film series presents the story of Julio Solis, a sea turtle conservationist in Puerto San Carlos, Mexico. In his youth, Julio was a poacher of sea turtles until a life changing mentor shifted his perspective about his relationship with the ocean.

Song of the Spindle

Song of the Spindle

In this animation, a man and a sperm whale have a conversation about who is smarter. Each one lists various upsides and downsides of human and cetacean brains, but eventually come to an understanding.

The Summit

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High on a mountain, a rope ties together a climber and a mountaineer. They climb or fall as one. This bond is worn and strained as they ascend the treacherous peak.

 

The Water Tower

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Three decades ago, filmmaker Pete McBride had the opportunity to climb Linana, the false summit of Mt. Kenya. He was 9. He discovered his first glaciers and became enthralled with this African mountain, the second highest in the continent, which produces 70% of Kenya’s water supply. Today, it is changing. It’s glaciers are retreating.

 

Thank you to our

2013 Wild & Scenic Film Fest Sponsors:

98.8 WCLZ, Ocean Navigator, TD Bank, Oakhurst, UBS

98.9 WCLZ

Ocean Navigator

TD Bank

Oakhurst Dairy

UBS

Woodard & Curran, Inc.

Key Bank Millcreek Financial Center

Bath Savings Institution

Brunswick Dental Health Associates

P and W Real Estate Corp

ReVision Energy

19 Oaks

Bayview Rigging & Sails

Casella Organics

Casco Bay Estuary Partnership

Crockett Furniture

Jensen Baird Gardner & Henry

Macdonald Page & Co., LLC

Pierce Atwood, LLP

Plimsoll Mark Capital

Scott Simons Architects, LLC

Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc.

The Whole Dog Market

Water Resource Protection, City of South Portland

 

To learn how the Wild & Scenic Film Festival got started visit SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour information page.