Mountainfilm in Telluride began as a homespun gathering of outdoor enthusiasts 34+ years ago has evolved into a colorful tapestry of talks, exhibits, music and films. And along the way Mountainfim  grew legs, good news for Telluride because there could be no better ambassador for the “brand.”

The road show that travels the world as Mountainfilm on Tour spreads the gospel according to the Festival, which is all about supporting endangered cultures, species, and ideas. In September, Mountainfilm’s World Tour landed in Sao Paolo, Brazil. In October, the Tour is back in North America, scheduled for a visit to The Big Apple.

Friday – Sunday, October 19 – October 21, Mountainfilm returns to Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater for a weekend of outstanding adventure programming, cutting-edge environmental films and incisive explorations of cultures far and near, with filmmakers and documentary subjects in attendance at almost every screening.

James Balog

The Festival weekend in New York kicks off with the awarding winning film Chasing Ice, directed by Jeff Orlowski. Photographer James Balog travels to the far extremes of the earth to document the disappearance of ice. Along the way, he battles a faulty knee, faulty equipment, and essential questions about our own uncertain future.

Other featured films include Big in Bollywood, a lively tale about Omi Vaidya, a struggling actor in L.A. who lands a small role in a Bollywood film and becomes an overnight household name.

Stuff Everywhere is a quirky documentary by Judith de Leeuw who decides one day to count up all of her possessions.

Also playing this weekend is Chanda Chevannes’s provocative film about Sandra Steingraber: Living Downstream. Diagnosed with cancer at 20, biologist Sandra Steingraber grew up surrounded by toxic chemical discharge from industrial agriculture and now sets out to bridge the gap between what scientists and the medical community regard as the causes of the disease.

Among the many featured speakers is John Turk. Explorer and author, Turk is scheduled to talk about the 1,500-mile kayak journey that nearly killed him.

A slate of environmental films such as Terra Blight, an excellent film about the path of computer waste, will be followed by Q & A’s. The Mississippi Blues Film, True Delta, will be followed by live music.

  • judith hall
    Posted at 09:38h, 15 October

    View (The Company Trevor Hall is running)
    They are sponsoring a Telluride Mountainfilm event on Nov.10th in Malibu.

    • admin
      Posted at 16:33h, 04 November

      Please send details. We will post.