Second Mountainfilm on Tour is Monday in Breck |

Second Mountainfilm on Tour is Monday in Breck

Daily Staff ReportVail CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

BRECKENRIDGE The second session of Mountainfilm on Tour will play at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre on Monday.Breckenridge-based nonprofit organization Mountain to Mountain will again present selections of adventure, cultural and environmental films from the Telluride film festival. Eighty percent of the show proceeds will go to the nonprofit.Tickets for the group of short films will go on sale beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults or $8 for kids younger than 12. There will be door prizes including Marmot and Horny Toad gear.According to Tara Dugan Kusumoto with Mountain to Mountain, the group needs to raise $20,000 by February to help finish projects in Nepal before monsoon season comes.Mondays lineup:Trial & Error: Progression, by Bjorn Enga (Canada, 2006, 10 minutes)Ryan Leech is given a challenge: create the most progressive and challenging mountain-bike line possible through an old-growth forest and then ride it. A short expose of a top biking talent who pushes his skills in a new environment one that is slated to be destroyed. Paving Shangri-La, by Andrew Stevenson (Bermuda, 2005, 15 minutes)An annual visitor to the Annapurnas, author and photographer Andrew Stevenson uses a video camera to record a way of life that will soon fade into the lost horizon of a forgotten time. Walking 100 miles in the middle of winter through the Himalayas, Andrew stays in the homes of locals he has befriended over the past two decades. These spectacular images of mule trains, yak caravans and local traditions depict the cost of completing the military highway. First Ascent: The Obscurist, by Peter Mortimer (USA, 2006, 12 minutes)In a quest for first ascents in Yosemite, two partners climb the most outrageous roof cracks they can find. Fridays at the Farm, by Richard Power Hoffman (USA, 2006, 19 minutes)Feeling disconnected from their food, a photographer-filmmaker and his family decide to join a community-supported organic farm. Hoffman moves from passive observer to active participant as he photographs the natural processes of food cultivation. Featuring lush time-lapse and macro photography sequences compiled from nearly 20,000 still images, this personal essay is a meditation on the miracles of life.Beyond Iraq, by Tom Eldridge (USA, 2005, nine minutes)The war in Iraq has already created a new generation of U.S. veterans injured in combat. Beyond Iraq follows a few of these young soldiers as they overcome their significantdisabilities to find freedom and adventure swooshing down ski slopes in the Colorado Rockies. IntermissionRita, by Alison Blehert-Koehn (USA, 2006, six minutes)Rita is a true story based on the filmmakers childhood. Brought up in a worldwide whirlwind of adventure by her outdoor-photographer/travel-guide parents, Alison Blehert-Koehns early life was filled with the stuff of dreams. It was not until the family set out on an expedition to Mount Everest, however, that 7-year-old Alison was able to experience her own dream. High Fly Summits, by Dominique Janiszewski (France, 2005, 13 minutes)In 2004, the French Soulflyers Team Loic Jean-Albert, Val Montant, Pascal Zunino and Pierre Desmet concoct a grand plan: to fly over each of the emblematic summits of the Earth, including Frances Mont Blanc and Japans Mount Fuji. Join the Soulflyers as they snow ski, free fly, wingsuit skydiveand paraglide. Harvest Moon, by Rob Frost (USA, 1995, 40 minutes)Harvest Moon documents a Swiss expedition to climb a new route on 22,650-foot Thalay Sagar in the Garwhal Himalaya of northern India. The filmmaker follows four men Stephan Siegrist, Denis Burdet, Thomas Senf and Ralph Weber as they set out to tackle the ominous northwest ridge of the mountains 4,600-foot north face and includes interviews with first ascentionist John Thackray (1979), north-face first ascentionist Andy Lindblade (1997) and Americans Jay Smith and Kitty Calhoun.

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