Telluride Film Festival 2002
Caltech Alpine Club and REI Arcadia present...
Mountainfilm in Telluride
Thursday, Nov 21, 2002
For 24 years, Mountainfilm has brought together adventure, travel, unique personalities and important social messages in a travelling evening of film. Whether it is the story of a gripping adventure, a struggle for environmental justice or an intimate glimpse into another culture, the films at Mountainfilm expose people to forward-thinking ideas, global awareness and personal integrity. With films this year about climbing, skiing, kayaking, environmentalism and wildlife, this is an event not to be missed!
Tickets available at the Caltech Box Office (1-888-2CALTECH) or at REI Arcadia (626-447-1062). Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door/$5 Caltech students.
Prospective List of Films
DOOLITTLE DOES SOMETHING
Award-Winner for Best Comedy @ Mountainfilm 2002 Gus Guscoria Join us for a comical look behind the scenes at Lissa Margett's Rocky Mountain ArkWildlife Rehabilitation Center. Jeb, the improbable summer intern, will take us on a tour of this refuge for orphaned or injured wildlife. So get ready to be educated, surprised and enlightened by the important work that goes on in the special place we call the Ark. USA, 20 min.
FRONT RANGE FREAKS
Winner: Best "Don't Do This At Home" film @ Mountainfilm 2002 Peter Mortimer Once in a while (it only seems), there is really nothing left to climb - a humorous glimpse of world class climber Timmy O'Neill in Boulder. USA, 9 min.
FRENCH FRIES TO GO
Winner: Best Environmental Advocacy film 2002 Howard Donner Environmentalism at its best in Telluride. This is a fast-paced look at how one person can make a difference. USA, 15 min.
Jean-Stephane Sauvaire Television without electricity in South America. France, 6 min.
A CONVERSATION WITH HARIS
Sheila M. Sofian Growing up during the Bosnian War has given eleven-year old Haris wisdom beyond his years. USA, 6 min.
Rob Frost There is a lot of climbing in the northeastern United States, ranging from traditional to sport climbing, bouldering to hairy first ascents. Rob Frost's film has you at the edge of your seat, holding your breath for those fingers to grip, the foot to find a hold and the rope to do its job. Excellent climbing, fun interviews and beautiful scenery meld into a great climbing film. USA, 45 min.
MINI GOLF IN THE CHUGACH
Ben Knight Forget tapping little balls around a putt-putt green, "mini-golf" is an Alaskan heli-ski term for short and steep. Alaska... where every run is the best run of your life. Eleven minutes, no plot - just loud music, video and pretty pictures. USA, 11 min.
Stefano De Benedetti and Alessio Viola There are settings in the world where the forces of nature are still full-throated, and a man recognizing his niche can get on board for a ride that places him firmly within the waves. Italy, 10 min, filmed in Iceland.