Maine Outdoor Film Festival

September 3, 2021
7:00 PM
Lakeside Theater
Call (207) 864-2771 for more information

Start your Labor Day weekend with the Maine Outdoor Film Festival on Friday, September 3, at
7:00 p.m. in Rangeley’s Lakeside Theatre, 2493 Main Street. This year’s films take us from our
own Saddleback Mountain to the coastline and north woods of Maine, on to Montreal, and west
to Colorado. Admission is $6 for adults, and $3 for Appalachian Trail hikers and children under
12. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The festival opens with “More Than A Mountain” (37.6-minutes), a film about Saddleback’s
comeback journey and the resort’s vision for a vibrant future. Filmmakers Spencer Mendell and
Paul Friedman worked at the Mountain from 2009 to 2015, when Saddleback closed. They shot
most of the photography and video for the marketing office during those years, so their footage
helped them tell this exciting story of Saddleback’s revival.

“You Can’t Get There From Here” (10.5 minutes) documents Chris Bennett and Chris Shane’s
10 day, 700+ mile backpacking trip from York to Lubec in June 2020. They wanted to see as
much of the state’s 3,478 miles of coastline as they could. Exploring lighthouses and lobster
shacks, beaches and mountains, the two discover that sometimes the best adventures can be
found right in your own backyard. By filmmakers Jamie Walter, Taylor Walker, Chris Shane of

Set in the Gunnison River area of Colorado, “Raised on Rainbows” (8.9 minutes) by filmmaker
Matt Coddaire from Massachusetts shows why having children still pursuing a passion for fly
fishing can be a challenge. For this Colorado couple though, sharing the sport with their children
has brought new depth, patience, and an even stronger desire to preserve the rivers they love for
generations to come.

“Jeff Labree: Maine Guide” (5.2 minutes) explores what it means to be a registered guide in the
North Maine woods. Jeff works for Libby Camps, which has been run by the Libby family for
five generations. To access the camps, you need to travel about 4.5 hours north of Portland and
then take another 1.5-hour journey down dirt logging roads. Filmed by Maine’s Lone Spruce

In “45 Minutes By Plane” (9.83 minutes), filmmaker Guillaume Knobloch from Massachusetts
was looking for a way to get from Montreal, Quebec, to Portland to surprise his girlfriend. In
desperate need of adventure, and with the aim of helping the environment, he decided to bike
home. Little did he know that his idea would turn out to be his greatest adventure yet.

Greg Caruso’s office is an 18 foot canoe on a remote section of Maine’s Kennebec River. In
“The Ferryman” (8.4 minutes), filmmaker Carlo Nasise shows Greg’s work as a ferryman for
hikers completing the 2,190 mile long Appalachian Trail. An exploration of Greg’s lifelong
connection to rivers, this film also documents his occupation—a simple, beautiful, daily passage
across the Kennebec.

In “If I Tell Them” (12.43 minutes), a film by Oliver Sutro of Colorado, James Sampsel, a fly-
fishing guide and plein air painter comes to terms with his past as well as a bi-polar diagnosis
that hangs over his future.

Heather Anderson may be the greatest hiker to ever walk the earth, and yet she has remained a
mysterious figure to most. In “The Ghost” (15 minutes), filmmakers Carlo Nasisse and Maria
Luisa Santos explore Heather’s personal journey from unknown hiker to the holder of some of
the most coveted records in the hiking world.  or