About the film
The Marginal Way, once an old Native American trail, is now a famous south coastal Maine attraction. Like the trail, the film roams through the Ogunquit Village, following the artists, fishermen, hippies, hermits, and the pensioners who call this place home. A portrait of Ogunquit, Maine, The Marginal Way is told through the lives of its residents and tourists in the summer of 1973. This hour-long film was shown nationally on PBS through WNET New York.
A portrait of a community, Filmmaker Bill Benenson saw the importance of the native american trail and how the community evolved over time. Preserving both the environment and the culture is a theme Bill explores in future films like Hadza: Last of the First.
- ProductionPhotel Productions, INC
- Original MusicJIMMY BERENHOLTZ & MIKE TENZER
- Additional MusicTHE STRAWBERRY BANKE PLAYERS
- Editing & NarrationWILLIAM GORDY
- Associate ProducerDEBORAH TURBEVILLE
- PhotographyB.W. BENENSON
- Assistant DirectorTHOMAS TURBEVILLE
- StarringTHE PEOPLE OF OGUNQUIT
- Producer & DirectorB.W. BENENSON