Mountainfilm on tour arrives in Seattle

Mountainfilm is a 31-year-old environmentally focused film and culture festival held high up on the Rockies in Telluride, Colorado. Nearly a decade ago, the festival’s organizers decided to expand their reach by sending part of the festival on the road in a tour across the nation. This year a selection of the 2009 festival’s films will be arriving in Seattle for a showing on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25.

Presented locally by the Outdoors for All Foundation, screenings take place at the Magnuson Park Community Center and Theater, Magnuson Park Building 47 (7110 – 62nd Ave NE) with doors at 6:00 pm and films at 7. Buy tickets online or take your chances at the door.

A ten minute segment of Play Gravity (two Swiss skiers perform crazy, scary stunts in the mountains of Alaska) opens both programs, but otherwise the selection of films varies. Friday nights films include a kayak tour of the stunning and dangerous Pandi River in New Guinea, rehabilitating elephants and a young woman boxer. Saturday take a look at a small town barbershop, a metaphorical examination of the world’s water cycle and a couple’s bicycle trip from Mongolia to India.

Festival ticket sales go to support the Outdoors for All organization whose admirable mission is to provide year-round instruction in outdoor recreation for people with physical, developmental and sensory disabilities; among the activities they offer are showboarding, snowshoeing, skiing, cycling, rafting, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, rockclimbing and camping.

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