RANGELEY — The Maine Outdoor Film Festival at Rangeley Trail Town Festival will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Rangeley Inn, 2443 Main St.
The screening schedule is:
“K2 and the Invisible Footman,” directed by Iara Lee of Pakiston. Run time is 55 minutes. Shot in stunning northern Pakistan, it is about the plight of the indigenous porters of majestic K2, the Earth’s second-highest peak. Amid breathtaking scenery, the film depicts the everyday sacrifices of porters and the courage of those indigenous climbers who choose to return to scale K2 in spite of past tragedies.
“Something to Live For,” directed by Mick Follari of Colorado. Run time is 12 minutes. Alpinist Mick Follari fled to the mountains from a tragic past, finding solace on alpine expeditions. His dreams of a climbing legacy are suddenly — and unexpectedly — interrupted by the impending birth of his child. He struggles to embrace a new life and a new identity, but not before a dangerous and remote expedition in Afghanistan.
“Endurance: Ultra Marathon,” directed by J Earle of the Netherlands. Run time is 9 minutes. Ultra-marathon runner Matt Williamson shares personal insights from his dedication to endurance and how he has overcome challenges in becoming an international athlete. His story evokes emotion and, combined with stunning imagery, this short film takes the viewer on an inspiring endurance adventure.
“More Than Just Parks/Acadia,” directed by Will Pittiz. Run time is 5 minutes. This film is, in part, a celebration of Acadia’s upcoming centennial. It is dedicated to renowned philanthropist and conservationist George Dorr. Sculpted by glaciers and landscaped by beavers, Acadia is full of wonderfully unique features. Rounded mountains, tranquil ponds, rocky coastline and some of the most beautiful trails in the world comprise this marvelous wonder.
The screening will also feature Abigail Bennett’s “Tumbledown,” a selection from our “Broke and Stoked” competition, in which local filmmakers produce short films in the hopes of winning a cash prize.
Donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and younger includes appetizers and dessert bar. There will be a cash bar.
For more information http://maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/rangeley-090216/