The sport of wife-carrying originated in Finland as women prodded men to show their strength by carrying them away from their protective fathers. Over the years, this courtship ritual transitioned into a sport. Today the sport draws many people from different backgrounds to Newry, ME to compete in the North American Wife Carrying Championships. Directors Evan Bochetto and Daniel Pastewka capitalized on this annual event and filmed their movie "Couples of Wife Carrying" at Sunday River last Fall.
Evan and Daniel will premiere their film in the outdoor theater at The Gem over Indigenous People's Weekend! Please join us Friday or Saturday evening for this special event!
Tickets for this event are $15 (Free for Cinema Club Members) and must be purchased/reserved online. This event is limited to 50 people. Please make sure to read The Gem's Health & Safety Guidelines online before purchasing a ticket.
This is an outdoor event ONLY and is rain or shine. Refunds will be available only if event is cancelled. Please bring blankets and folding chairs for your own comfort and safety.