Mountainfilm on Tour
Over 30 Amazing Films
ADVENTURE, AWARENESS, ACTIVISM
Sunday, December 2 9:00am 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 shedule details.
"enlightening the world, one frame at a time"
Sunday December 2
Coffee Talk "Moving Mountains" @ 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!
~ MIKE FREEDMAN, independent writer-filmmaker, based in London via Skype, director of CRITICAL MASS.
It’s not easy to address the issue of human overpopulation, so filmmaker Mike Freedman did something clever: He told the story with mice. He uses the cautionary tale from a science experiment by John B. Calhoun to show what happens when the rodents are crowded together. It’s not a pretty sight. Mice stop weaning their young, often attack their progeny and cease normal behaviors. The conclusions of the experiment amplify the warning of many demographic experts in the film.
PLUS Short Film:
Meet Mr. Toilet directed by Jessica Yu
12:30pm Join us for a 7 mile (a 3rd world commute) bike ride with directors of "With My Own Two Wheels"
~ JACOB & ISAAC SEIGEL-BOETTNER, tireless (no pun intended) bike transport activists and co-directors of WITH MY OWN TWO WHEELS.
~ ISAAC BROWN, director of TERRA BLIGHT, via Skype.
This documentary explores America’s consumption of computers and the hazardous waste we create in pursuit of the latest technology, tracing computers from creation to disposal. Using the juxtaposed & disparate worlds of a 13-year-old Ghanaian who smashes obsolete monitors to salvage copper to a 3,000-person video game party in Texas, Terra Blight examines the unseen realities of fastest growing toxic wastes on our planet. The audience will never look at their computer the same way again.
This beautiful documentary paints a portrait of a world where bikes rule. It tells the story of 4 people drastically changed by bikes. In Africa, a nurse sees infinitely more patients after acquiring a bike; and a remarkable woman overcomes serious physical ailments to become her town's bike mechanic. In India, having a bike makes the difference between whether or not a child can attend school. And in America, a bike shop helps troubled kids stay off the streets.
Industrial Revolutions directed by Stu Thomson
~ GEORGE GAGE, venerable producer & director of the controversial activism documentary BIDDER 70.
~ LINDSAY HOWER, national director of the nonprofit organization Right To Play.
At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like. In these times of morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like. With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow.
This feel-good documentary chronicles Norwegian Johann Olav Koss, who won Olympic speed-skating gold medals in 1994, as he used the same singular determination and focus that took him to the top of his sport to make a difference in the lives of some of the planet’s most vulnerable and victimized children. Seeing opportunity where others might have seen only obstacles, Koss gave up a career in medicine for the challenges of international aid and development and created a global organization, helping over 700,000 children in 23 countries.
Yosemite Fall Line directed by Renan Ozturk
~ TOM SHADYAC, director of Hollywood blockbusters PATCH ADAMS, ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE, and THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, and documentary I AM. He is also author of a recent book, LIFE’S OPERATING MANUAL.
Tom Shadyac—director of huge blockbuster comedies, such as Ace Ventura, The Nutty Professor and Bruce Almighty, presents an autobiographical documentary that addresses how, despite his professional achievements and financial success, he felt unfulfilled.
Living Tiny directed Paul Donatelli & Paul Meyers
The Man Who Lived on his Bike directed by Guillaume Blanchet