This event is for:
__ YOUTH ONLY __ ADULTS ONLY _X_ BOTH YOUTH & ADULTS
The limit for total number of people who can participate is: 40
Mountainfilm is a dynamic organization with a festival of films, people, stories and ideas that celebrates indomitable spirit, educates and inspires audiences, and motivates individuals and communities to advance solutions for a livable world.
In addition to the annual festival held each year in Telluride, CO, Mountainfilm travels worldwide with a selection of the year's best short films. Each show is emceed by a Mountainfilm presenter who guides the audience through the program - in this case we're lucky to have the chance to get to know local adventure athlete and explorer Jake Norton, who will share personal stories about his own film and experiences.
Suggested donation: $10 for adults / $5 for students (under the age of 18).
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. Then, since ticketing is being done by a third party, please CLICK HERE to let us know that you're coming. The films will actually begin around 7, but we'd like to meet as a GOALS family around 6:15 briefly before the films begin. Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event.
---FRIDAY NIGHT'S FILM SHOWING WILL FEATURE THE FOLLOWING SHORT FILMS---
The vision came to Krystle Wright in a dream: a bird’s-eye view of BASE jumpers in flight over a stark desert landscape. When she awoke, the adventure photographer resolved to make that vision into reality. And with that, the dream turned into an obsession — one that led her on a four-and-a-half-year journey of failed attempts, uncooperative weather, disappointments and inward examination. The Mysteries follows a tenacious, and perhaps crazy, quest to chase down an elusive image and provides a glimpse into the kind of singular passion that drives people to reach their goals, regardless of what stands in the way.
Some people run for exercise and others for competition, but Johnnie Jameson runs to heal. A story about one man's legacy as he attempts to run in his record 30th race in the Los Angeles Marathon.
She survived being thrown through her windshield in a car crash at the age of 80 and then a major stroke at the age of 85. And still, at the age of 90 years young, Yvonne Dowlen continues to ice skate almost every day. Dowlen insists it’s easier to skate than walk at her age. Her elegance on ice reflects the decades she spent traveling the world as a performer in the Ice Capades and sharing her love of dancing on ice as a teacher. Indeed, skating has helped her recover and rehabilitate from the most challenging times in her life. She spends every day pursuing what makes her happy — and that is the true wisdom in her story.
Iceland is an island in the very north Atlantic where the wind is unpredictable at best, where perfect waves are almost as rare as albino elephants and where frigid temps require a full wetsuit arsenal. In other words, being a surfer in Iceland requires a particular mix of hardiness, patience, passion and insanity. And more than anything, it requires befriending that mercurial, capricious, wildly drunken and occasionally benevolent wind.
Angel Annihilates Alaska
In 2015, Angel Collinson won the award for the Best Female Freeride Performance at the International Freeskiing Film Festival. It’s not hard to see why: She’s fast, fierce and can send it with the best of them. The spines of Alaska don’t stand a chance against her.
Wasfia Nazreen doesn't just climb for the thrill; she climbs for a cause. The first Bangladeshi to scale the Seven Summits, Wasfia has made it her purpose to brave these climbs for the sake of something larger - for the women of Bangladesh. Lyrical and poetic, this short documentary is a reflective character portrait that takes us from the depths of Wasfia's struggles to the highest peaks on the planet, as we explore what it means to pursue the unknown.
Matthias Giraud — aka Super Frenchie — is a pro skier and BASE jumper who was the first person to ski BASE the Matterhorn. Six years ago, he skied off of Ingram Peak in Telluride and returned to do the same on the Heavens Eleven in 2016. The line, which can be seen from the top of Lift 9, features a narrow, rocky, hairy descent, made even more so when the egress of choice is flying. Local filmmaker Brett Schreckengost worked on this film and local skier Herb Manning guided Giraud into the Elevens.
When We Were Knights
Understanding that his life was threaded with risk, climber and BASE jumper Matt Blank embarked on a project: writing letters to his closest friends and family to let them know how much they meant to him. That way, he figured, if his life were cut short he’d leave something behind to express his affection. What he didn’t expect was that one of the recipients — his best friend and longtime climbing partner Ian Flanders — would go first. When We Were Knights, an elegiac film by Anson Fogel, explores friendship, partnership, adventure and the many iterations of love that give meaning to our lives.
A tiny sailboat named Dodo’s Delight bobbing through mountain-size waves and ducking icebergs in the Arctic. A band of scraggly and slightly malodorous climbers from all corners of the Earth, armed with instruments and climbing ropes. A Scottish septuagenarian captain wont to nod off at any moment. And a mission: to sail from Greenland to Baffin Island in search of virgin walls to climb. These are the ingredients of Dodo's Delight, a new film from REEL ROCK that combines the rollicking existence of life at sea with musical interludes, total unknowns and some incredible rock walls. The result is the epitome of adventure.
Throw – with Coffin Nachtmahr in person
Growing up in East Baltimore surrounded by poverty and violence is hard enough, and Coffin Nachtmahr had the added challenge of being different. He stutters. He never quite fit in, and he was picked on. Then he discovered a lifeline in the unlikeliest of pursuits: yo-yoing. In the subculture of “throwers,” he found purpose, acceptance and community. Today, Coffin is the city’s best, transforming the simple activity of yo-yoing into a transfixing dance of creativity, innovation and connection.