Thursday, January 20, 2011

This Weekend: Telluride MountainFilm on Tour

Telluride MountainFilm on Tour
2 Day Event: Fri/Sat Jan. 21 & 22
Charles H. Morris Center, Savannah, GA

A few films of interest in the line-up..

Friday, Jan. 21 7:00pm
Film: "Eastern Rises" - Featuring special guests Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, and Georgia's own, Frank Smethurst.

"The Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East may as well be at the end of the earth. Its enormous, wild landscape is threaded with rivers, swimming with massive mouse-eating trout and swarming with bugs and bears. In other words, this place is the Holy Grail for truly obsessed, halfway insane fly fishermen. Felt Soul’s Ben Knight and Travis Rummel last brought Mountainfilm audiences the story of Alaskan salmon at risk in Red Gold, and this film reunites the filmmakers with Frank Smethurst (the star of their short Running Down the Man) as he and other anglers head to Kamchatka during the summer of 2008. In this gorgeous film, fishing is poetry; Bigfoot lurks in the fog; and fishermen risk life and limb in decommissioned Cold War helicopters to explore rivers that have never been fished before."

Film: "Fish Out of Water"

"Most fly fishermen say that being out on the water is therapeutic in some ways. The good people of Sun Valley Adaptive Sports would certainly agree: They use the experience to help veterans of the Iraq War who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and fly fishing seems to be a highly effective treatment. In an almost timeless environment of natural beauty, far from the intrusions of counselors, clinics and medication schedules—not to mention IEDs and snipers—the soldiers make real progress toward coping. As one of them puts it, “You made me feel normal again.” Just as succinctly, Fish Out of Water manages to hook both the horror of war and the hope of healing."

Saturday, Jan. 22
Film: Expedition Kayak Film: "Hotel Charley"
Featuring special guests Jesse Coombs and Darin McQuoid

"For the past year, in addition to partnering with some of the world’s best guides, Eddie Bauer and First Ascent have joined forces with some of the world’s most inspirational adventurers. Meet Jesse Coombs, Darin McQuoid and Ben Stookesberry, expedition kayakers, seeking first descents around the world. Travel with them in their new film, Hotel Charley Vol. 5, which documents their pursuit of never before paddled waterfalls in three countries."

Event Details:
Ticket Prices: $10 Adult / $5 Child and Student
Online ticket address:
Box Office Address: Charles H. Morris Center - 10 E. Broad St., Savannah
Phone: 912.443.3277

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