The Royal River Film Series is back for another year of great films, free and welcoming to all. The Royal River Conservation Trust and the Yarmouth Historical Society are again working together to bring you interesting and engaging films. This year, four of our six films focus on powerful, extraordinary women who have made great contributions in their respective fields. Join us at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St. Yarmouth ME. 04096 on Thursdays evenings through the fall and winter. Check out the trailers below and schedule below.
Thursday September 20, 2018 7pm FREE
Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey
An award winning documentary about unconventional mountain climber Fred Beckey, the Bob Dylan of Mountain climbing who inspired generations of climbers with his monumental first ascents and eloquent books spanning an audacious seven-decade climbing career. Many consider him to be the greatest and possibly the most prolific first ascensionist on the planet.
Thursday October 18, 2018 7pm FREE
The Eagle Huntress
Follows a 13 year old girl as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.
November 15, 2018 7pm FREE
The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young
An insanely difficult ultra-marathon endurance race that few have ever finished is chronicled in this delightful documentary. The footrace that takes place in rural Kentucky is so arduous, so downright daft in certain regards that only 20 people managed to finish the course in its first quarter-century of its existence. Originally conceived as a sort of mockery of the brief escape of James Earl Ray from the state penitentiary in 1977.
Thursday January 17, 2019 7pm FREE
Using a trove of over 100 hours of never-before-seen-footage, the film offers an unprecedented intimate portrait of Jane Goodall’s trailblazing early explorations and research in Tanzania, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with her cameraman and husband Hugo Van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that were the subject of her study.
Thursday February 28, 2019 7pm FREE
More than four years in the making, Mission Blue is legendary oceanographer Dr.
Sylvia Earle’s eye-opening wake-up call to save the ocean. The film follows Dr. Earle on her global quest to protect the ocean- and the extraordinary marine life that call it home. The film also sheds light on Sylvia’s remarkable personal story and professional journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading daring undersea missions, offering insight on the sacrifices, difficulties and tough choices she faced along the way.
Thursday March 21, 2019 7pm FREE
Losing Sight of Shore
This film follows the extraordinary journey of four brave women as they set out to cross the Pacific Ocean, from America to Australia in a 29-foot pink ocean rowing boat without support of any kind- alone with no escape! As they row over 8,000 miles during their nine months at sea, they must overcome extreme mental and physical challenges to make history.