Maritime Film Fest

BUCKSPORT — Tickets are now on sale for the inaugural International Maritime Film Festival, a juried contest of documentary films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. It is the premier event for maritime-themed filmmaking. Festival weekend takes place Friday to Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Festival attendees will enjoy a variety of short and feature-length documentary films, as well as archival maritime-themed footage from Northeast Historic Film’s collection.

There also will be a non-juried Spotlight Series showcasing two spectacular films: “The Restorer’s Journey” and “Vanishing Sail.” “The Restorer’s Journey” tells the story of Jonathan Wilson, who founded WoodenBoat magazine in Brooksville in 1974 in an off-the-grid cabin; “Vanishing Sail” tells the story of the revival of traditional wooden sloops on the Caribbean island of Carriacou.

The full festival program will be announced in early September.

Screenings will take place in the historic Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport. Tickets are $50 per person and include all screenings during festival weekend, as well as an opening reception on Friday night and coffee and pastries on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Tickets are limited. Early purchase is recommended.

The International Maritime Film Festival is a joint venture of Northeast Historic Film and WoodenBoat Publications Inc.


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