Mountainfilm on Tour
Gorton Center and Open Lands present…
Mountainfilm on Tour is back for its 2nd annual run in the John & Nancy Hughes Theater! One of the longest running film festivals in America, this adventurous, conservation-driven festival brings leading documentary films from around the world to its audiences. Enriched by an interactive discussion-based format, this is catered to environmental enthusiasts!
FRIDAY NIGHT FEATURE
DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY
January 26 – 7:00pm
Fred Beckey is a towering figure whose innumerable first ascents cemented his legacy as one of the greatest climbers of all time. Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey looks back at this singular life, following the nonagenarian climber over the last decade as he’s slowed but never stopped doing what he loves most. Beckey, like so many people of great accomplishment, is a controversial figure, having alienated fellow climbers by stealing their routes (and even their girlfriends). While the film delves into those peccadilloes, it is ultimately an affectionate portrait of a remarkable man in the sunset of his career.
This Mountainfilm Commitment Grant recipient required great persistence and endurance from director and Telluride local Dave O’Leske, who pursued the story for the last 10 years.
Director Dave O’Leske will be in attendance at the screening, and will take questions after the film.
2017| Directed by Dave O’Leske | $15/ticket – $10/student ticket
‘BEST OF FEST’ SHORTS
January 27 – 7:00pm
A collection of the top shorts from this year’s festival with a wine & cheese reception before the films . More information will be announced soon.
$15/ticket – $10/student ticket
FAMILY SHORTS & ENVIRONMENTAL EXPO
January 28 – 2:00pm
Learn how you and your family can engage with the outdoors! Experience Mountainfilm shorts curated specifically for the whole family to enjoy and then visit our expo to learn more about the outdoor adventure and environmental opportunities in Lake County. More information will be announced soon.
$8/film ticket – $20 for a family of 4 – Expo/free admission
Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.
Year-round and worldwide, we take a selection of festival films on the road. We present both single-event and multi-day shows, hosted by a wide array of organizations, including schools and colleges, corporations, community groups and theater operators. Through the tour, we touch the lives of some 65,000 people every year and visit more than 120 locations on five continents.
Started in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.
In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.
For more information visit www.mountainfilm.org
Gorton Community Center will take and may use photos and videos from this event for its promotional purposes. Your attendance indicates your consent to the above.
Seating is general admission
If you have any questions please contact Special Events & Film Director, Jamie Hall at email@example.com