Local films featured at MountainFilm

Brave the dark winter night for an evening of adventure, intrigue and inspiration when select films from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival reach Salida. The two-hour show will be held in the auditorium of the new Salida High School on Thurs., Jan. 17.

Among a variety of adventure and environmental films, two local films will also be featured. “Ernest,” made by Sam Bricker, touches on the winter escapades of San Luis Valley legend Ernie Wilkinson. Wilkinson has lived a storied life in the outdoors and shot one of the last-known grizzly bears in Colorado. Ernest is on World Tour with Mountainfilm.

People who missed the packed show in November get a second chance to see “The Spirit of Browns Canyon,” an environmental film that explores the beauty of our backyard within the Browns Canyon Proposed Wilderness Area. Nathan Ward, Bricker and the Friends of Browns Canyon teamed up on the project this fall. Both filmmakers will be at the show to answer questions.

A wild, must-see film in the lineup is “The Shark’s Fin” about an incredible climb up the 20,697-foot high Meru Massif in Central India. Shot by Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, this film has amazed viewers throughout the world for its incredible scenery and on-the-edge climbing.

The eight other short films include: “Moonwalk” with Dean Potter, “Shattered” with Steve House and “Paraiso,” featuring immigrant urban window washers, and more exciting films.

Mountainfilm in Salida has been co-sponsored by Outside TV, Brick+Mortar Productions, Salida Mountain Bike Team and LiveWell Chaffee County.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. You can purchase tickets at Salida Mountain Sports (110 N. F Street) or at the door the night of the show.

For more information, contact Brick+Mortar Productions at beda.calhoun@gmail.com or 970.309.3502.

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2 Responses to “Local films featured at MountainFilm”

  1. Laura Donavan

    From Beda Calhoun Brick and Mortar Productions
    Dear friends who are planning on atteding Telluride Mountainfilm Festival in Salida! Due to an emergency meeting called by the school district, regarding last weeks tragedy, we have decided to re-schedule our event to give them the space and time they need. Please please join us on January 17th for this fine evening of films!

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