On Wednesday, February 22, at 6:00 p.m., the Rockport Public Library will screen the film “By the Waters of the Winds.” The 36-minute film documents a 50-mile hike by a group of Mainers in August 2019 visiting the Wind River Range of Wyoming. The film will be followed by a conversation with the filmmakers, Maureen Egan and Tim Seymour of Rockport.
The film takes viewers from sweeping mountain vistas to intimate close-ups with alpine flora. Maureen Egan’s candid narration captures the wonderment of being in such a place, as well as the discomforts and obstacles that can accompany a wilderness adventure. The filmmakers’ son, Cole Seymour, wrote the musical score for the film, which beautifully ushers the film’s emotional arch.
Maureen Egan is a 40-year resident of midcoast Maine. She formerly illustrated a column for Downeast Magazine, served as the Enrollment Director for Ashwood Waldorf school, and published the book “The Light From Here” in 2016, documenting her breast cancer experience. After raising her children, she returned to painting and has since shown her work nearly every year across the state. She currently has a show of art at the Rockport Library.
Tim Seymour, a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, is a trained photographer and graphic designer. Seymour took up filmmaking in 2015 to document his 240-mile hike on the John Muir trail in California that year.
This program is part of the library’s “Short Film Club” series. Learn more at rockport.lib.me.us.