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Maine Outdoor Film Festival 2021

Opens on September 12

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Run Time: 120 min. Release Year: 2021


The Gem’s Outdoor Theater

Saturday, September 11th

Doors@6pm, Films@7pm

Every year, in mid-September, MOFF makes its way to Bethel to bring outdoor films to the Maine people, where they are. We feel super privileged to be one of the stops on The MOFF tour of Maine. Please join us for this special event! Make sure to bring a lawn chair and blanket to enjoy this outdoor event!

Here is a list of films MOFF will bring to The Gem:

UNDERSTORY – A JOURNEY INTO THE TONGASS – 40 minutes – by Colin Arisman – from VT – Short synopsis: Three women set sail on a 350 mile expedition through Alaska’s massive Tongass National Forest, exploring how clearcut logging in this coastal rainforest could affect wildlife, local communities and our planet’s climate.
IF I TELL THEM – 12.43 minutes – by Oliver Sutro – from CO – Short synopsis: James Sampsel, a plein air painter and fly-fishing guide, comes to terms with his past and a bi-polar diagnosis that hangs over his future.
THE SEA FARMERS – 9.13 minutes – by Nathan Golon & Emilie Silvestri, GoodFight Media – from Portland, Maine – Short synopsis: All Amanda did was give Emily one floating line of rope in the ocean, but that action sparked a livelihood. Amanda’s small gesture of kindness allowed Emily to imagine a life on the water she hadn’t considered before: as an oyster farmer.
SNOWY – 12 minutes – by Alex Wolf Lewis and Kaitlyn Schwalje – from Maine – Short synopsis: Snowy, a four-inch-long pet turtle, has lived an isolated life in the family basement. With help from a team of experts and his caretaker, Uncle Larry, we ask: Can Snowy be happy, and what would it take?
FREE AS CAN BE – 31 minutes – by Samuel Crossley – from CA – Short synopsis: When a young climber infatuated with climbing history meets an old legend, he commits to helping him accomplish his lifelong goal of free climbing El Capitan.


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