Mountainfilm on Tour
Friday, September 7, 2018
Doors: 6:00 PM
Showtime: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20.00 ($17.00 Concert Member)*
Mountainfilm on Tour visits the historic Chautauqua Auditorium this summer! Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Mountainfilm on Tour in Boulder, Colorado will feature a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and enlightening documentary short films in pursuit of Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects. There will also be a presentation by Mountainfilm’s nonprofit partner, the dZi Foundation.
Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The annual festival is held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride. Mountainfilm is a dynamic organization and 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.
Film Line Up:
Climbers Renan Ozturk and Alex Honnold have their sights set on a beautiful route up Mount Dickey – but what unfolds is not your typical climbing film. It’s a touching examination into life’s big questions.
“The Wolf Pack”
High in the San Juan Mountains above Silverton, Colorado, a pack of runners roam, jogging through meadows, hiking over mineral-stained peaks, ducking through forests and exploring the rugged landscape of their backyard. This film chronicles a family raised the right way — on fresh air, high peaks and the wonder of the outdoors.
“For The Love of Mary”
The first time 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler completed the race up the northeast’s tallest peak, Mount Washington, he was 69 years old. Despite having a pacemaker, the State College, Pennsylvania resident continues to compete. In addition to his ancient, lucky, green running shorts, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: the memory of his late wife of 68 years, Mary.
“My Mom Vala”
Life has a way of putting us where we need to be. For Vala, that’s in both Greenland – where she works at her family’s fishing lodge – and Reykjavík, where she teaches her daughter how to do it all on her own, too.
“A Letter to Congress”
Christopher Newman’s short, lyrical visual poem was inspired by and is an homage to Wallace Stegner’s 1960 “Letter to Congress,” in which the writer advocated for the preservation of the wilderness that then remained.
Twice a year, a river of raptors soars overhead between British Columbia and Argentina on their seasonal migrations. Ecologist Charles Post joins them for part of their journey south through the rugged sagebrush-covered canyons of Nevada’s Goshute and New Mexico’s Manzano mountains.
“Surf The Line”
The Flying Frenchies are back, and this time they are surfing a 2,000-foot highline in the Vercors Mountains of France — hauling at 50 miles an hour and laughing hysterically the whole way.
There is something gloriously incongruous — and almost incomprehensible — about a risk-averse, non-athletic, native Rwandan DJ finding the real meaning in his life by pedaling across Canada to its frozen Arctic Ocean shore in an attempt to break the record for the longest, continuous, fixed- gear bike ride.
Rajesh Magar has been obsessed with bikes since he was a small child growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal. When the other kids were studying, he’d be dreaming about, designing and drawing bikes. Today, Nepal’s National Champion is living proof that it pays to stick to your passion, no matter how implausible it seems.
Haters will hate. Especially when you’re Caroline Gleich in the social media age. Her ski mountaineering exploits garner attention, though not all of it positive. Follow Through chronicles the journey of Utah skiing’s poster girl as she attempts an audacious goal: completing all 90 routes of the Chuting Gallery, a collection of the Wasatch Range’s most classic and gnarly lines.
“Rogue Elements: Corbet’s Couloir Segment”
A right of passage for any Jackson Hole skier, Corbet’s Couloir is conquered here not on two planks, but two wheels.
Total running time: 112 minutes.
Ride the FREE HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle to this show! Click here for more info.
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