Outdoor Adventure Program 1
This film program has been generously sponsored by YETI; and by Cathy Poral.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - 9 PM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Simon Perkins (USA, 2017, 6 mins) | click for director bio |
As a young adult Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer; mountain biking plays a critical role in getting him back into life. Ascend articulates how passion can feed, nurture, and elevate one’s physical and spiritual potential. An utterly remarkable film.
INTO TWIN GALAXIES - A GREENLAND EPIC
Jochen Schmoll (Germany, 2016, 52 mins) - Colorado Premiere | click for director bio |
In our favorite adventure film of the year, three National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year “ embark on a massive crossing of Greenland. Using touring and kite skis they tow their kayaks over 1000 km of the Greenland Ice Cap to reach the most northern river ever paddled, culminating in one of the most harrowing descents ever filmed. Featuring Erik Boomer.
WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY
Krystle Wright (USA, 2017, 4 mins)
Friday night at the local watering hole and…where the ladies at? Answer: BASE jumping from high desert cliffs, climbing granite routes, shredding singletrack, and generally leaving you fellas behind. This rowdy ode to female athletes leaves no doubt about the state of women in today’s outdoor world: badass.
Renan Ozturk (USA, 2016, 9 mins)
For Leighan Falley, Alaska is more than home — it’s a calling. Leighan spent years as a ski guide and climber on the Alaskan range, focusing much of her energy on Denali. But after becoming a mother, she found herself unwilling to pursue guiding (and the dangers that come with it), instead taking to the skies as mountain pilot. Follow Leighan on the Alaskan adventures that enrich her life and legacy in Denali’s Raven.
Outdoor Adventure Program 2
This film program has been generously sponsored by YETI and by Cathy Poral.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 - 10 AM CENTER FOR THE ARTS
THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
Zak Emerson (UK, 2017, 5 mins )| click for director bio |
Arriving on Iceland's official first day of summer, journalist Pete Coombs and his small group of splitboarding friends hit the road, heading into the deep winter of Iceland’s far north and the untouched Troll Peninsula.
Mike Hopkins (Canada, 2017, 5 mins) | click for director bio |
Take an adventure into a world where the trails never end. Through jungles, across volcanos, into caves, and down frozen rivers... there's no place your imagination can't take you.
CHINA: A SKIER’S JOURNEY
Jordan Manley | click for director bio |
Laura Yale, producer, in person
(Canada, 2016, 17 mins)
How does skiing in China have to do with America...? Skiing as a sport is in its infancy in China - a phenomenon of the country’s exploding middle-class. As a means of survival however, it is thousands of years old - a stone age hunter-gatherer technology born in the Altai mountains. As one segment of the population rapidly expands, the other is at risk of disappearing. Produced by Crested Butte resident, Laura Yale, and CBFF alumni Jordan Manley.
Fitz Cahall & Isaiah Branch-Boyle (USA, 2016, 38 mins)
Paul Evans died in July of 2015. Left behind were boots and a backpack for his dream hike - the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail. “How good would it be,” asked his wife, “for his boots to hike, even if Paul couldn't?” Follow the incredible journey of Paul’s boots and the people who carried them.