Mountainfilm: Films Announced
Telluride Lit Fest is the soft opening, but the official launch of Telluride’s summer festival season is Mountainfilm. The event uses the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Mountainfilm anticipates another sold-out festival this year. A limited number of Palmyra passes are still available. Buy your pass now. Go here for presenters. Go here for information about The New Normal, the symposium and initiative. Go here to find out about more films and more about the films mentioned below.
Mountainfilm’s 2017 film lineup features documentaries about extraordinary adventures, remarkable activists, legendary climbers, crucial environmental issues, and cultures in peril.
Mountainfilm features amazing shorts and epic features, but what is most notable about this year is the number of quality films that dovetail with our theme of The New Normal, among them: “Chasing Coral,” which follows the journey of a team of photographers and scientists racing to document coral bleaching in the oceans; “An Inconvenient Sequel,” which is the worthy follow-up to Al Gore’s seminal climate change film; and “Bill Nye: Science Guy,” which profiles the iconic science educator in his new role as climate change defender.
To whet your appetite, check out the trailer for “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Mountainfilm is also thrilled to host the world premiere of several Mountainfilm Commitment Grant recipients this year, including “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey,” a film by Telluride local Dave O’leske that chronicles the life of pioneering 94-year-old climber Fred Beckey; “Albatross,” a film by Chris Jordan about the devastating effects of plastic pollution on these magnificent birds on Midway island; “The Last Honey Hunter,” a new documentary by Ben Knight that captures the ancient, strange, and dangerous practice of collecting mind-altering honey from cliffs in Nepal; and “No Man’s Land,” a film by David Byars about the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve by anti-government occupiers in January 2016.
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