Dec 1 – 4
Announcing 4 Nights of some of the best Environmental and Mountain Culture Films on the Festival Circuit!
Screenings at the Edison Theatre
100 College Parkway
Opening Night! EXPOSURE
Thursday Dec. 1 at 7:00pm
Director Holly Morris
Against all odds and polar advice, a Muslim chaplain, a French biologist, a Qatari princess and 8 other women from the Arab World and the West attempt to ski across the melting Arctic sea ice to the North Pole. Director Holly Morris captures the struggle of these boundary-breaking adventurers who, led by veteran polar explorer navigate everything from frostbite and polar bear threats, to sexism and self-doubt in an intimate story of resilience, survival and global citizenry. This is the story of the audacious women who are, to date, the last ever to ski over the ice to the North Pole.
Friday Dec. 2 at 7:00pm
Director Oden Few Roberts
1996. After discovering his factory, Ford Glass Plant, is polluting a major Tennessee River, Vic Scoggin, a union autoworker, reports the devastation to local authorities. Unanswered, he takes matters into his own hands. Armed with a camcorder he plans a 696 mile protest swim to document the pollution and save the river, but soon discovers something far worse threatens the river.
AN ACCIDENTAL LIFE
Saturday Dec. 3 at 7:00pm
Director Henna Taylor
Story of climber Quinn Brett, who suffered a horrific fall in Yosemite at the height of her athletic career that left her paralyzed from the waist down and forced to question her identity and community. Soon after her accident Quinn’s relationship ends throwing her into a lonely place where she wonders if this new version of herself is lovable – until an expected romantic connection reveals that she is indeed still Quinn Brett, and nothing can take that away from her. Over the course of the film, viewers watch Quinn’s raw recovery and return to the world she almost lost as she eventually comes to accept the things she cannot change.
Closing Night –
Sunday Dec. 4 at 7:00pm
Directors Jessica Chen & Jeremiah M. Bogert Jr.
As China trains its first generation of Olympic surfers, two promising young athletes – Alex and Lolo – navigate adolescence, freedom and their love of the sport. With unprecedented access, Surf Nation is an observational documentary that tells a story beginning in Hainan, China’s southernmost province where hundreds of athletes as young as 9-years-old train as part of the Chinese National Surf team. These young recruits have left their families around the country and are paid to become surfers with Olympic aspirations.
(From Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre)