Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Mountainfilm Festival Announces Film Line-up For 2010
With the 2010 Mountainfilm Festival drawing ever nearer, organizers of the event have unveiled an epic line-up of adventure films that will be screened at this year's event, which will be taking place on May 28th-31st in Telluride, Colorado.
You can checkout the list of films by clicking here. As you can imagine, there are a number of very intriguing and thought provoking film on the docket for this year, including the much lauded The Cove, which garnered a lot of attention last year. Most of you have probably already heard of, and possibly seen, that film, which took an in depth look at the annual dolphin slaughter in Japan. The film returns to the festival this year following a single, surprise showing last year.
But there are plenty of lesser known films that will hit the screening room as well. Some of the movies that caught my eye include Barefoot to Timbuktu, which follows Swiss-American artist Ernst Aebi on his 2008 return to the Araouane oasis in the Sahara where he once lived for three years helping inhabitants build a series of wells and gardens until he was forced out by civl unrest. The highly anticipated The WIldest Dream will also be shown. It's the Conrad Anker/Leo Holding project in which they attempt to climb Everest in vintage gear from the Mallory/Irvine era. Finally, I'm hearing great things about Restrepo, which was shot over 15-months at an advanced army base in Afghanistan that is amongst the most dangerous places on the planet for an American solider. The film is said to be an intimate and challenging look at what life is like on the front lines for the soldiers stationed at the base.
There are plenty more films to be screened of course, and the Mountainfilm blog, The Conversation, is posting trailers to some of them on a regular basis. Like the one below which is for a film called Eastern Rises, which follows a group of fishermen to The Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, where they explore remote rivers that have never been fished before.