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IMFF Off-Season 2018

IMFF OFF SEASON is a series of three documentary films presented in the lead up festival weekend, September 28-30, 2018 at the Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport. 


IMFF OFF SEASON includes the following films, all presented at 6pm at the Alamo Theatre located at 85 Main Street in Bucksport.


IMFF OFF SEASON films are offered for free thanks to a generous grant from the Maine Expansion Arts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. Donations to support the IMFF are greatly accepted at the door. 




The story of Chilean big-wave surfer Ramón Navarro and his efforts to save the environment and the culture of his home, Punta de Lobos, when it came under the threat of massive corporate development. Ramon used his voice and power to create a campaign to protect his home. (film has Spanish subtitles) Watch the trailer here. 


Meet Alex Rust, a farm boy turned day trader from Indiana who, at 25, abandoned his yuppie life in Chicago, bought a modest sailboat, and set out to sail around the world. Alex taught himself how to sail with the help of a Sailing For Dummies book. On New Years Eve 2008, Alex set sail from Florida with two friends, and headed towards the Bahamas, never looking back. What followed was a four year adventure that took Alex to the farthest corners of the globe. Alex's relentlessness and appetite for risky behavior made for a grand adventure every American boy once dreams of - but at what cost? Chasing Bubbles is the story of one man's search for fulfillment by pushing everything in his world to the absolute limit. Director and Producer Topher Cochrane will be in attendance to introduce the film and take audience questions. Watch the trailer here.


The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati citizens are already seeking safe harbor overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote’s struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Sermary, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Sermary’s family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of ­Kiribati culture. Anote's Ark premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Stacey Cook, a Maine summer resident who served in the Peace Corps in Kiribati, will take audience questions after the film. Watch the trailer here. 

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