Wednesday, November 22nd, A Pre-Thanksgiving Treat for the Family
Doors at 5:30pm, The pizza oven will be on - you can feed the family and relax before Thanksgiving!
Introduction with Jackie Paaso at 6:30pm followed by her film Here, Hold My Kid (38 minutes)
Cody Townsend’s Film The Polar Star (44 minutes)
Q & A with Jacki Paaso to follow
Tickets are Pay What You Can and, thanks to Jackie's generosity, will go to Maine West Project Play's Youth Ski Programming, a local program that gets Bethel area students out skiing all winter.
Here Hold My Kid: Professional skiers and Super Moms, Elyse Saugstad and Jackie Paaso, announce their NEW 38 minute, offbeat documentary film chronicling two professional female skiers, with an appearance by pro snowboarder and mom, Leanne Pelosi, who are all trying to embrace new motherhood without missing a turn in their heart-stopping athletic careers. The women, who are competitive by nature as they’ve built their professional status on podiums and award winning film segments, can’t help but develop a competitiveness with each other in the quest to becoming “the mom that can do it all.” From the pressures we bring upon ourselves to societal expectations, the characters come at this project with a hilarious, sometimes bordering on ridiculousness, take. With babies and husbands in tow, these mothers are taking the snowsports industry by storm in a way that was never quite seen before. From exhaustion to laughter, discomfort to fun, this will be a movie to which anyone can relate regardless of their athletic prowess. The heart of this film is an homage to all the parents who have dragged their kids to the mountains.
The Polar Star: The Polar Star Couloir is a nearly perfect couloir set in one of the most remote, wild and inhospitable places on the planet; Baffin Island, Canada. Named as one of “The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America” by the book of the same name, the reason to travel thousands of miles through the arctic wilderness, camp for ten days on the surface of the frozen ocean and battle glacial winds, piercing cold temperatures and polar bears is obvious; checking it off the list as Cody Townsend attempts to climb and ski all of the classics in his documentary ski project called “The FIFTY”. The checklist though, that’s the smallest part of the journey as Townsend teams up with legendary steep skier Vivian Bruchez to partake in a master class of moving through the mountains, towering couloirs and tight walled steeps of Baffin Island.