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Get to Know: Mountainfilm on Tour and Why You Should Go!

September 8, 2014

A shot from “El Sendero Luminoso,” a film about a rock climb at El Potrero Chico, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Mountainfilm in Telluride, one of the country’s longest running festivals, screens leading independent documentary films from around the world that explore culture, preservation and adventure.

Mountainfilm on Tour will bring a selection of the documentaries to Charlotte on Sept. 26 at McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square. Click here to get $15 general admission tickets. The films will begin promptly at 8 p.m. A Mountainfilm presenter will introduce the films as well as host an engaging dialogue with the audience.

Mountainfilm in Telluride began in 1979 as three nights of films about mountain sports and cultures at the Sheridan Opera House. Thirty-five years later Mountainfilm is a four-day event over Memorial Day weekend, with films in dozens of venues, guest speakers, workshops, lectures, panel discussions, art exhibits and a main street ice cream party.


Mountainfilm always has been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.


The winners at the 2014 festival featured a look at the investigators on the Emergencies Team of Human Rights Watch (“E-Team”); a former monk’s challenges of running an orphanage (“Tashi and The Monk”); and the growing movement to remove big dams across the U.S. (“DamNation”).


Mountainfilm’s social media accounts often give updates on the films in its festival. The Facebook page is a great resource for news about the topics covered in the films. Click here to “Like” the Facebook page.

So, what’s it like to attend the actual Mountainfilm Telluride Festival? Check out Outside magazine’s highlights list to get a good sense of what goes down. Imagine: a party in a mine shaft, spirited 8 a.m. coffee talks about activism, Neil Young rumors and snow, all on Memorial Day weekend. Click here to read the report. 


Get your tickets now for Mountainfilm on Tour on Friday, Sept. 26, at McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square. Click here to get $15 general admission tickets. 

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