Telluride Mountainfilm fest comes to Squamish March 8
VentureWeb presents an epic night of adventure story telling in support of Squamish Search & Rescue.
One of America’s longest-running film festivals, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival (Mountainfilm), will stop in Squamish for one night of epic adventure story telling through film, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Eagle Eye Theatre.
Mountainfilm is being presented by VentureWeb as a fundraiser for Squamish Search & Rescue (SSAR). Dating back to 1979, Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, Mountainfilm has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring.
“The films chosen to be shown in Squamish on March 8 will thrill a local audience and truly inspire, just as they inspired me when I first saw them at Moutainfilm in Telluride,” says James Morris, of VentureWeb. “The films are diverse and a great fit for the Squamish/Whistler community. The night will celebrate the spirit of adventure and will also generate valuable funds for SSAR. It’s going to be a great night with a film to suit all adventurous tastes!”
Mountain Life Magazine editor Feet Banks will be the evening’s emcee, ensuring the program remains lively and entertaining with his quality banter.
When: March 8, 2012
Time: Doors open at 6pm; show starts at 7pm
Where: Eagle Eye Theatre, Howe Sound Secondary School
Tickets: $25 available for purchase at Escape Route and Corsa Cycles, Squamish
Food/Drink: Complimentary appetizers will be provided before the show; cash bar. Sorry no minors.
The Line up Includes:
Yosemite Falls High-Line
Filmmaker Renan Ozturk (Towers of Ennedi and On Assignment) shows us a new angle on slack lining as Dean Potter attempts a perilous crossing at Upper Yosemite Falls.
Way Back Home
With trial bike in hand, Danny MacAskill returns to the old country to try a few new school tricks. Filmmaker Dave Sowerby captured MacAskill at play in his hometown of Dunvegan, Scotland. Lundberg Loses It Filmmaker Kenny Luby followed a day in the life of professional downhill skateboarder Eric Lundberg who has to transition from breakfast to trying not to lose it at 70 miles per hour.
"Kadoma" was a nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who had explored some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December of 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck. Coetzee was paddling tip to tail in between the other two men when a fifteen-foot crocodile surfaced silently and swiftly pulled him underwater. He was never seen again.
Sweetgrass Productions (Mountainfilm 2010, Signatures) offers a poetic ski film set to the haunting Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes song, “Desert Song.” The film provides a glimpse into the beauty of late season skiing in Haines, Alaska, as well as the extreme turns that still can be had as evenings deepen with long spring shadows.
Dark Side of the Lens
Surf photographer Mickey Smith artfully crafts and narrates an immensely powerful and brooding glimpse at some of Ireland’s heaviest, and coldest, waves.
Ascending an 8,000-meter peak is never easy. In winter, with temperatures plummeting to 30 below and colder and with snowstorms raging, it is nearly unthinkable. In fact, of the seventeen efforts to ascend an 8,000-meter peak in Pakistan in winter only one has been successful. That winter ascent of Gasherbrum II by Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards is the subject of Cold.
North Fork of the Payette The North Fork of the Payette has long been fabled as one of the classics of big water kayaking. WildWater—beautifully filmed by Anson Fogel (who also edited Chasing Water and Cold)—takes us along as kayakers attempt to run this classic during a record high water year.