FFIM is very excited to be partnering with Coastal Conservation Association-Maine to bring you a special advanced, fundraising showing of “CONNECT.” All proceeds from this event will be split between the Stripers Forever Myco Research Project and a collaborative program between Bowdoin, USM and Bates to study alewife populations in the Kennebec and Androscoggin.

From Chris Patterson and Jim Klug – the filmmakers who created the highly acclaimed movies DRIFT and RISE comes CONNECT, the most ambitious, large-scale fly fishing film ever made. Continuing in the tradition of the multisegment, multi-story format that Confluence Films has become known for, CONNECT introduces a number of new locations, exotic species, and compelling characters that epitomize and exemplify the sport of fly fishing. Shot on location in Japan, Yellowstone National Park, the Yukon Drainage of Alaska, the flats of Cuba, the coast of Maine, and in the wilds of Tanzania, Africa, this feature length movie will once again transport viewers around the world in search of new waters and exhilarating travel experiences. CONNECT features well-known anglers Greg Vincent, Jeff Currier, Jimmy Bartschi, Craig Mathews, Masa Katsumata, Brian Porter, and Captain Eric Wallace, and more than a dozen different fish species, both freshwater and saltwater. As with DRIFT and RISE before, the cinematography, sound, and feel of CONNECT come together in a visual masterpiece that promises to re-set the bar for fly fishing films.

The event will be held in 2 screenings on October 28, 2011 at the Frontier Cafe theater in Brunswick, ME. The Frontier is a stunning intimate venue with great eats and awesome beer. The film features nationally recognized Casco Bay guide Capt. Eric Wallace, as well as CCA-Maine’s own Mac McKeever as one of the featured anglers


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