Mountainfilm: 2018 Film Lineup, Preview

Mountainfilm takes place in Telluride over Memorial Weekend, May 25 – May 28. Passes to the 2018 festival are selling out very fast., very few remain. To get your passes or for more information about Mountainfilm, visit here.

Telluride author Susan Dalton captures Mountainfilm‘s best memories in “Mountainfilm: 40 Years.” The beautiful coffee table book costs just $49 (tax included) and can be pre-ordered now here.

Look for an announcement of the full schedule for the weekend here. Below is insider info on the 2018 films.

Mountainfilm will celebrate its 40th anniversary over Memorial Weekend with tributes to its past, special parties and of course, a killer lineup of documentaries.

This year’s films range from incredible shorts to epic features, plus a notable selection of films that fall in line with the 2018 theme of Migration.

Among those films is the world premiere of The Interpreters, a doc that chronicles the courageous interpreters who aid America’s troops abroad, only to be left vulnerable when armed forces leave their country.

Another is On Her Shoulders, is a deeply impactful film by Mountainfilm alum Alexandra Bombach that follows Nadia Murad, a former captive of ISIS who becomes the voice of her Yazidi people following a horrific genocide in Iraq.

And Soufra, a film produced by Telluride’s own Trevor Hall, follows an inspiring group of women in a refugee camp in Beirut working to elevate their lives through catering.

And there’s much more in store.

Mountainfilm is thrilled to screen The Dawn Wall, the new feature from the team at Sender and Red Bull that chronicles the epic quest of Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson to free climb El Capitan’s hardest route.

The festival will host the world premiere screening of Return to Mount Kennedy, which tells a multi-generational story of the sons of Bobby Kennedy and Jim Whittaker retracing a route that changed their father’s lives.

The lineup also features the definitive biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, RBG; an uplifting look at young geniuses, Science Fair; and a delightfully touching portrait of the life of Mister Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor.

And to honor its roots, Mountainfilm has dug into its archives for a best-of list of films from festivals past. Follow the link below to see the full film lineup. Look out for the full schedule announcement on Tuesday, May 15.

Click on the films here.

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