Join Durango Nature Studies for our 6th annual fall fundraiser.

Place: Durango Arts Center
Date: Saturday, November 21

Mountain Film On Tour
Time: Doors at 5:30, Films at 7:00
Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, $10 students/kids
See Film List Below

Kids Mountain Film on Tour Matinee
Time: Doors at 2:30, Films at 3:00
Cost: Kids $8 advance/$10 door
Adults $10 advance/$13 door
See The Film Line-Up Here

Food and drinks from Fired Up Pizza, Hot Tomatoes, and Zuberfizz at first show; Zia, Hot Tomatoes, Steamworks, 6th Street Liquor will be available for purchase at the second show.

Special Auction for Ski Passes and sports gear!!!
Purchase advance tickets at Maria's Bookshop, Zia Taqueria (north and south), 4 Corners River Sports, and Pine Needle Mountaineering.

Mountainfilm is one of the premier outdoor film festivals in the country. To see more about it, or check out clips from the films to be shown, visit www.mountainfilm.org/tour/films.

List of Regular Films -7:00 pm

Angel Collinson's Part From TGR's Almost Ablaze - 6 min
In her Almost Ablaze segment, 24-year-old Angel Collinson makes an indelible mark in ski history, while also making the best of some incredibly challenging conditions in Alaska. The segment also won Powder Award’s Best Female Performance, and it was the first female segment to ever open a Teton Gravity Research film.

Beat Down - 4 min
There’s a man named Anson Fogel, and when he comes up with an idea for a short film, everyone listens. Fogel put out a call to friends last fall that simply said: “Meet me in the desert — I have an idea.” Without hesitation, his crew assembled near Moab, Utah, and pulled off one of the most extraordinary stunts in Mountainfilm Adrenaline program history.

Eddie Masters Gets Fat - 5 min
Pro rider Eddie Masters takes a little time out from his enduro schedule to extol the virtues of fat bikes, crush cheeseburgers and shred downhill on what is considered by many to be the minivan of the mountain bike world.

Gnarly in Pink - 8 min
Gnarly in Pink is a short film that shows girls can be as good, if not better than, boys. What I like about this film is you can be two things: gnarly and pink.

Knee Deep - 15 min
In 2013, the city of Boulder, Colorado, was devastated by floods following a 1,000-year downpour. Small communities nestled in the foothills above the city were the most damaged — with homes destroyed, roads washed out and lives forever altered. With the infrastructure that allows access to those communities swept away, evacuations were orchestrated using helicopters. Long-term disaster recovery and assistance, at least the type offered by big aid organizations, had to wait until the roads were repaired — or so everybody thought.

Nature RX - 2 min
Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Try nature. This harmless prescription has been shown to relieve the crippling symptoms of modern life — indifference, cynicism, narcissism, even murderous rage — and is healthy for people of all ages and even pets. Side effects may include authenticity, confidence, spontaneous euphoria or being in a good mood for no apparent reason.

Rinpoche Speaks - 10 min
Ngawang Tenzin Norbu, who was born in Nepal in 1935, is believed to be the first reincarnation of Lama Gulu, the Tengboche Rinpoche. Over the course of his lifetime, he has witnessed a seismic change in his homeland, which has gone from a remote and unvisited landscape to the bustling hub of a multi-million-dollar Everest expedition industry. In this short film, the Rinpoche speaks about the destruction of beyuls, sacred places high in the mountains, caused by the presence of too many people.

Strange Rumblings - 6 min
Amazing cinematography, stunning landscapes, brave surfing and beautiful direction by Joe G. Surfers Nate Tyler, Dion Agius and Brendon Gibbens trace graceful lines amid icebergs in the frozen waters of Iceland.

Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine, AKA 34 Pieces of Choss and 5 Horrendous Experiences - 25 min
Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold drag us with them on an exhausting quest to bag more than 40 desert towers in a couple of weeks by bicycle, we vicariously spelunk deep into their pain cave.

Taxco Urban Downhill - 4 min
Margaritas, mariachi and something you’ve never done in Mexico. Kelly McGarry rides an outrageous urban line down cobbled alleys and otherwise.

The Coast - 7 min
This short film by Skip Armstrong is a meditation on the power of the ocean and the lessons it can impart about what truly matters in life.

The Important Places - 9 min
This poignant short about the father-son bond teaches us that although we may sometimes go astray — stuck in eddies and in life — the path back to the important places is never too far away.

The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon to Patagonia - 5 min
Jedidiah Jenkins quit a job that he loved to ride his bicycle from Oregon to the southern tip of Patagonia. The Thousand Year Journey is a paean to travel, adventure and, as Jenkins puts it, “turning your 100 years on this planet into 1,000.”

We Are Fire - 8 min
Orlando von Einsiedel's documentary Virunga mesmerized audiences at Mountainfilm 2014 and was later nominated for an Oscar. His new short features an impressive collection of Indian women, called the Gulabi Gang, who live in Uttar Pradesh in northern India, one of the poorest districts in the country and a place where domestic and sexual violence is common. The Gulabi Gang's goal is to help victimized women gain economic security, emotional confidence and physical safety. With their bright pink saris and fierce-looking bamboo sticks, members of the Gulabi Gang are emblematic of courage, resilience and the power of women united by a cause.

X Boundary - 6 min
An open-pit mining boom is underway in northern British Columbia. The massive size of the mines, coupled with their proximity to the headwaters of major salmon rivers, has neighbors in Alaska concerned about pollution risks. Those concerns become all too real in August 2014 with the catastrophic failure of a tailings dam near Mount Polley Mine in B.C.’s Fraser River watershed.

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