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Mountainfilm on Tour
Saturday night is now sold out. Please join us for one of the other three screenings, filled with excellent content.
Gorton Center and Lake Forest Open Lands present…
Mountainfilm on Tour is back for its 3rd 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
RETURN TO MOUNT KENNEDY
January 25 – 7:00pm
Sauced Pizza & Concessions sold starting at 6PM
In March 1965, Bobby Kennedy became the first person to summit Mount Kennedy. The peak is located in Canada’s Yukon Territory; the Canadian prime minister named it in honor of John F. Kennedy in the wake of the U.S. president’s assassination. Accompanying Bobby was Jim Whittaker, the mountaineering icon who was the first American to summit Mt. Everest. Fifty years later, Bobby’s son and Jim’s sons honor that historic ascent, and the close friendship that evolved between their families, with their own summit attempt.
Return to Mount Kennedy world premiered at this year’s Mountainfilm Festival.
2018| Directed by Eric Becker | $15/ticket – $10/student ticket
This film contains adult language and topics.
SATURDAY SCREENINGS & EXPO
January 26 – 1:00pm
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. 1 hr, 15 min
January 26 – 2:30 – 6:30pm
Learn how you and your family can engage with the outdoors! Visit our expo to learn more about the outdoor adventure and environmental opportunities in Lake County. More information will be announced soon.
January 26 – 4:00pm
A collection of the top shorts from this year’s festival. More information will be announced soon. 1 hr
‘BEST OF FEST’ SHORTS – SOLD OUT
January 26 – 7:00pm
A collection of the top shorts from this year’s festival. More information will be announced soon. 2 hrs
$20/ticket – $10/student ticket
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 email@example.com