8th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival on 11/7/2015

Posted on Nov 7, 2015

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Date(s) - Saturday, November 7, 2015
4:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Abromson Center, University of Southern Maine


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 Thank you for attending our 8th Annual
Wild & Film Festival on November 7th!

You can see photos from the sold-out event on our
Facebook page.

The Film Festival featured 17 great films. In case you missed it, you can find one of the crowd favorites on youtube: Danny Macaskill:The Ridge. Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike on his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.

Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors, and YOU!

Save the date: Saturday, Nov. 12, for our 9th Wild & Scenic Film Festival!

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.


Thank you to our sponsors:

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Ocean Navigator
TD Bank
Yelp Maine
KMA Consulting, LLC
Oakhurst Dairy
Woodard & Curran, Inc.
Woodin & Company Store Fixtures, Inc.
Dufour Tax Group, LLC
East Coast Yacht Sales
Poole Group of Companies
Whaleback Partners, LLC
Bayview Rigging & Sails
Clark Insurance
Crockett Furniture
Garbage To Garden
Pierce Atwood, LLP
Plimsoll Mark Capital
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Scott Simons Architects LLC
Sevee & Maher Engineers, Inc
Friends of Peary’s Eagle Island
Water Resource Protection, City of South Portland


This year’s films are:

  • Earthbook, a wry interpretation of what Planet Earth might post if it had its own Facebook page.
  • River of Eden, a film about the highlands of Fiji and efforts to protect one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
  • Monarchs and Milkweeds, a miniature safari through a meadow in Yosemite Natural Park, where you’ll encounter hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies stalking the wild milkweed and other native plants.
  • Twenty- Eight Feet, the account of one man who realizes his dream of restoring a fifty-year-old sailboat and cruising it across the Caribbean.
  • American Lawn, a film that explores our complicated relationship with lawns in an insightful and non-judgmental way. It will get you thinking about what your lawn means to you.
  • Catch It, a film about surfing in northern Norway all year round. You’ll never complain about the frigid waters of Casco Bay again!
  • Sufferfest, a film about attempting to scale all of California’s 14,000-foot peaks in three weeks, a challenge that can best be described as “only fun when it’s over!”
  • Birdsongs a film that explores the amazing variety of soundscapes that that birds use to define their  territory, attract a female, or warn of predators.
  • Sense of Place, a film about how the landscape shaped the human history of southeast Utah and the ancient cliff dwellings of the Greater Canyonlands, a proposed new national park.
  • The Curious Snail, a film about the surprisingly charming  life story of a common garden snail.
  • Ocean’s North Canada, a film that attests to the importance of protecting healthy estuaries like western Hudson Bay, where thousands of belugas whales return each year to meet, mate, and relax.
  • The Ridge, a film about mountain biking over the craggy hills on the Isle of Skye. It will make you cringe and cheer.
  • School’s Out, a film about a truly alternative kindergarten,  where Swiss children ages 4 to 7 learn creative play–and survival skills–in a forest classroom. This is not a film for helicopter parents.
  • The Lobster Pot Heats Up, a film that presents a serious message about how warming water in the Gulf of Maine threatens Maine’s iconic lobster industry, but you won’t be able to stop yourself from smiling at its winsome animation.
  • Apart of Casco Bay, a loving bio of the Bay by a young filmmaker.
  • An Armchair Tour of Casco Bay, a film that takes us on a boat trip around the Bay and explains  how even those of us who don’t get out on the water can protect it.


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.