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The Weight of Water Friday, January 24, 2020

The Weight of Water Part of the Mountainfilm on Tour

Gorton Center and Lake Forest Open Lands present…

THE WEIGHT OF WATER

Special guests director Michael Brown and executive producer Linda Buonanno will be present for a post-film discussion and Q&A with the audience.

The Weight of Water is a story of a blind man balancing fear in the chaos of kayaking whitewater rapids . . . not to mention drowning, and the powerful desire to be free from a prison of darkness. He embarks, alone in his own boat, into the home of the most iconic whitewater in the world, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

Erik has already overcome some stunning challenges for both sighted and blind people, including climbing Mount Everest. Whitewater kayaking is different, the water moves unpredictably, the rocks that make up that canyon walls are absolutely unforgiving, the roar cuts him off from his guide’s voice and threatens his kayak, his friends are also in equal jeopardy and fighting for their own survival.

He soon discovers that all of the preparation and practice are not going to be enough. As the Grand Canyon’s crowning rapid, Lava Falls draws closer, Erik’s fear grows till it nearly paralyzes him. When disaster inevitably strikes, Erik is then faced with a powerful choice and a rare chance to change the outcome. This choice defines the journey.

 

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR – LAKE FOREST

 

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. 

ABOUT MOUNTAINFILM

MISSION
Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

ON TOUR
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.

THE FESTIVAL
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

 

Our Partner

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.

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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