Telluride Mountainfilm: Special Screening, “Sea Gypsies,” 7/5

Telluride Mountainfilm: Special Screening, “Sea Gypsies,” 7/5

Tickets for Mountainfilm’s July 5 event are $15 for adults, $10 for children online at or $20/$15 at the door. 

The staff at Telluride Mountainfilm knows it is impossible to catch every film during the jam-packed Memorial Day weekend. For that reason and more, Mountainfilm presents a special screening of two popular 2016 movies, “Mile 19” and “Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World.” Both docs enjoyed world premieres at the festival.

The event takes place on Tuesday, July 5 at the Palm Theater with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.; movies rolling at 7 p.m. 

 The crew of Infinity battling rough seas in Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World. [Courtesy of Mountainfilm]

The crew of Infinity battling rough seas in Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World. [Courtesy of Mountainfilm]

“This special screening is an opportunity to show some festival favorites that celebrate indomitable spirit,” Mountainfilm Executive Director Sage Martin said. “We’re honored to have the filmmaker from ‘Sea Gypsies’ and the subject of ‘Mile 19’ to celebrate the Fourth of July with us and give the audience an opportunity to engage on a deeper level.”

The event opens with “Mile 19,” a potent documentary about Johnnie Jameson, a California postal worker and Vietnam veteran who finds healing in marathon running. Jameson, who has run every LA Marathon since 1986, will be in attendance.

“Johnnie had the time of his life at Mountainfilm, and we couldn’t be happier to bring him back to see how our town celebrates the Fourth of July,” Mountainfilm Festival Director David Holbrooke said.

The main event, “Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World,” is a 2015 Mountainfilm Commitment Grant recipient.

The feature documentary follows a band of nomads aboard a boat named “Infinity” as they embark on a journey from Australia to Patagonia via some of the planet’s roughest waters. What unfolds is a rollicking story about adventure, the great unknown, and what happens when you take a path less traveled.

Film director Nico Edwards will join Mountainfilm for the event. 

“’Sea Gypsies’ is particularly close to our hearts at Mountainfilm because it celebrates adventure in its truest spirit,” Holbrooke said. “We also love that it’s a Mountainfilm Commitment grantee. It’s nice to see a film we supported be so well received by audiences.”

View the trailer for “Sea Gypsies”:



Note: “Sea Gypsies” contains adult language.


About Mountainfilm:

Established in 1979, Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Working at the nexus of filmmaking and action, its flagship program is the legendary Telluride Mountainfilm festival, a one-of-a-kind combination of films, conversations and inspiration. Mountainfilm also reaches audiences year-round through its worldwide tour and Mountainfilm for Students, an educational outreach initiative for youth. Mountainfilm has the power to change lives. To learn more, visit

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