Mountainfilm on Tour
Over 30 amazing films
ADVENTURE, AWARENESS, ACTIVISM
Saturday, December 1 9am Coffee Talk, 11am/2pm/5pm/8pm Films
Friday Opening Night Pass $28
Saturday or Sunday Day Pass $48
$95 All Event Pass
Saturday and Sunday Individual Blocks $14
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142 Throckmorton Theatre is proud to announce our first annual Throckmorton Theatre Mountainfilm On Tour (TTMF). The event will feature over 30 amazing documentary films on topics ranging from extreme adventure sports to environmental activism and awareness. World-renowned Guest Filmmakers will be in attendance. Most film screenings are followed by a Q & A session with guest speakers and/or filmmakers. See individual days for details.
"enlightening the world, one frame at a time"
Saturday December 1
"Risk or Wreckless" Coffee Talk @ Vascos Restaurant
Start your day off with a cup of coffee and compelling conversation at a Coffee Talk, where you can engage with guests in an intimate setting. These sessions provide attendees a rare opportunity to experience some of the festival's Guest Speakers and Filmmakers in an informal, free-wheeling forum. Don't forget to bring your own reusable mug!
~ NICK BRANDESTINI, director of DARWIN, via Skype from Switzerland.
This hauntingly poetic documentary features some of the most oddball misfits imaginable living in the isolated town of Darwin (population 35) on the edge of Death Valley, California. Propelled from society by quirky and sometimes tragic turns, Darwin’s inhabitants must find ways to coexist in a place without government, church, jobs or children.
A Desert Life directed by Austin Siadak
Ernest directed by Sam Bricker
Island directed by Liberty Smith & Sophie Windsor Clive
~ JEB BERRIER, the everyday “Joe” who became the ultimate seeker of plastic enlightenment and star of environmental awareness documentary BAG IT.
Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes; single-use disposable bags that we mindlessly throw away. But where is "away?" Where do the bags and other plastics end up, and at what cost to our environment, marine life and human health? Bag It follows "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he investigates the question: "Is your life too plastic?"
Dark Side of the Lens directed by Mickey Smith
Blue Obsession directed by Alan Gordon & Jordan Halland
~ TERRY ROOT, Nobel prize winning climatologist and Stanford professor, who appears in our environmental activism films CHASING ICE and BIDDER 70.
~ MICHAEL JAMES SALINGER, lead researcher for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Nobel prize winner and Stanford professor.
~ERIC SLATKIN & TESS THACKARA, filmmakers behind ONE PLASTIC BEACH.
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate.
ONE PLASTIC BEACH
Directed by Eric Slatkin & Tess Thackara 2010 USA 8 minutes
For 12 years, Judith Selby and Richard Lang have collected plastic trash on a beach near their home in Northern California...and produced art with it! Their sculptures and abstracts were recently on exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Check out their art in the Theatre lobby!
Season's Winter directed by Skip Armstrong
Moonwalk directed by Mikey Schaefer
~ STEVE SWENSON, world-renowned mountaineer, star of THE OLD BREED, successful businessman and first-ascent guru.
~ JOSH DUECK, world's most inspiring extreme chair-skier and star of FREEDOM CHAIR.
~ RICH RUDOW, Grand Canyoneer extraordinaire, star of LAST OF THE GREAT UNKNOWN.
At 7518 meters high, SKII was the second-highest unclimbed mountain in the world. It was climbed in 2011, by Mark Richey, Steve Swenson, and Freddie Wilkinson. Besides being one of the highest first peak ascents ever accomplished in alpine-style, the climb is notable for the fact that Richey and Swenson were 53 and 57 years old, respectively, at the time.
This is the ultra-inspiring story of Josh Dueck, an aspiring pro-skier, who suffered ski accident in 2004 that paralyzed him from the waist down. Within 1 year he was back on snow doing what he loved, and his determination made him a champion at Sit-skiing in the 2010 Paralympics.
Deep within the vast wilderness of the Grand Canyon are secret spots and intimate tributaries rarely visited by man. In this gorgeous documentary Dan Ransom and Rich Rudow take you to these magical places.
Towers of the Ennedi directed by Renan Ozturk
Last Light directed by Ben Sturgulewski