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Mountainfilm on Tour: Adventure Shorts

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Mountainfilm on Tour: Adventure Shorts

Sat, January 28, 2023
4:00 pm
- 6:00 pm

$5 – $10


Sat, January 28, 2023 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


$5 student ticket, $10 general admission/adult ticket




Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

Gorton Center and Lake Forest Open Lands present… Adventure Shorts!

The Mountainfilm on Tour: Adventure Shorts program provides an eclectic mix of stories about appreciating the natural world and competing in extreme sport. Like any great adventure, the program has its share of grueling climbs and breathtaking descents, as well as more contemplative moments that focus on the beauty of the wild.  It’s a program that’s sure to bring out the nature lover and thrill seeker in all of us!

Adventure Shorts films:

Flow ( With Sam Favret)

Skier Sam Favret embarks on an adventure of epic proportions, traversing the slopes =of a closed ski resort on a majestic bluebird day. Moulin takes us on a cinematic aerial and symphonic journey as we are enveloped in powerful skiing and the complete unreality of such a serene landscape.

France/ Duration: 5 min

Directed by: Maxime Moulin


A couple of world-class wingsuit flyers, Espen and Amber, attempt an unlikely -routine together as professionals and – partners. The film takes us through a narrative of romance in freefall, diving through narrow windows of completion that redefine the stakes by which trust and compatibility in partnership is defined. The two discuss the beauty and challenges of freefalling through partnership, the importance of trust and what it’s like to fly.

Norway/ Duration: 11 min

Directed by: Stefan Witts

Breaking Trail

Filmmaker and Film Subject Emily Ford sets out with a borrowed Husky sled dog, Diggins, to complete the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in the midst of winter. Not only is she the first woman to attempt the feat, but she is also the first LBGTQ+ person of color to embark on the adventure. As her story gathers momentum in local, national and international press, Emily learns she’s become a figurehead to encourage those who don’t feel like they belong in wild places — especially people of color — to spend more time in nature.

USA/ Duration: 30 min

Directed by: Jesse Roesler

North Shore Betty

Betty Birrell has been biking the fast, flowy, wooden roller coasters of British Columbia for nearly 30 years. She’s a pioneer and legend who pushes limits and instills her love for the outdoor lifestyle in her son. At 73, Betty continues to reinvent herself and inspire younger generations with the belief that life is just one big playground.

USA/Duration: 12 min

Directed by: Darcy Hennessey Turenne &Travis Rummel

Finding Hetch Hetchy

When the O’Shaughnessy Dam was constructed in 1923, the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park became nearly inaccessible to visitors. It has since become the subject of great environmental controversy. Eager to explore this wild and largely unvisited corner of Yosemite, veteran climbers Timmy O’Neill and Lucho Rivera set out to experience Hetch Hetchy firsthand, scaling its granite walls and advocating for its restoration.

USA/Duration: 10 min

Directed by: Chris Burkard & James Q Martin

This is Home: Jackson Goldstone

Join young ripper Jackson Goldstone in his hometown of Squamish, B.C as he rips big jumps and rides trails with style, dreaming about his favorite sport; mountain biking. Watch the film to witness the magic that Squamish offers, and all that Jackson is capable of while behind the handlebars. –Lilah Lerner, age 17

Canada/ Duration: 8 min

Directed by: Colin Jones

Powder Snow Hokkaido

The essence of Hokkaido skiing is as pure and unique as each snowflake that falls on this Japanese Island.

Japan/ Duration: 3 min

Directed by: George Knowles




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Sat, January 28, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$5 – $10
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Gorton Center – John & Nancy Hughes Theater
400 E. Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045 United States