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Adrenaline Shorts Saturday, January 25

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Adrenaline Shorts Part of the Mountainfilm on Tour

  • Date: January 25, 2020
  • Time: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Price: $5 – $8
    $8 general admission, $5 student. Festival Pass gives access to all Mountainfilm events Friday & Saturday

Gorton Center and Lake Forest Open Lands present…Adrenaline Shorts


A collection of adventure shorts that will have you on the edge of your seat with excitement! We’ve hand picked the most adrenaline pumping films from the whole tour and put them into one power packed 60 minutes.




“Am I a crazy person?” downhill mountain biker Casey Brown asks in this short film. Decide for yourself as you watch her negotiate the massive drops, huge gaps and puckering lines of southern Utah.

USA/Canada / Duration: 4 mins
Directed by: Ryan Heffernan, Grayson Schaffer



“I like to run out the door and see where my legs take me,” Hazel Findlay says. This film follows the professional climber as she lets those legs venture into the Welsh mountains of Snowdownia, where she scales cliffs and retreats into the landscape of her mind.

UK / Duration: 4 mins
Directed by: Paul Diffley



Cowboys and chairlifts are both iconic to the American West. Here’s where they meet.

USA / Duration: 3 mins
Directed by: Clayton Vila



French freerider Kilian Bron takes his mountain bike on a via ferrata in the Dolomites, where he faces impossibly tight turns, hair-raising exposure and massive consequences for the smallest error in line choice. No you didn’t, Kilian Bron. Yes, he did.

France / Duration: 6 mins
Directed by: Kilian Bron



Tune in for a tutorial on how to absolutely shred Alaskan spines.

USA / Duration: 4 mins
Directed by: Scott Gaffney



Climbing — the fringy, grungy sport of dirtbags — is headed to the biggest athletic stage on Earth: the 2010 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Disciplines will include lead climbing, bouldering and … speed climbing? Yes, it’s a thing. This new film by Sender introduces us to the blistering subdiscipline, a much-scoffed at world of interesting warm-up dances, powerful vertical sprinting and competition that’s nothing to joke about.

USA / Duration: 21 mins
Directed by: Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen



Yosemite isn’t just for climbing anymore. Consider this a world class kayaking destination for outrageous creeks and water freaks.

USA / Duration: 3 mins
Directed by: Dane Jackson




Mountainfilm on Tour is back for its 4th 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! Click here for the full lineup of Mountainfilm on Tour — Lake Forest.

Mountainfilm on Tour’s presenting sponsor is The Butler Family Foundation. It is also supported by the Community Church of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff and the Deer Path Inn. 


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


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Film and Event Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is no refund given for unused film or event tickets.

Seating is general admission


If you have any questions please contact Special Events & Film Director, Jamie Hall at jamie@gortoncenter.org


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