Adventure Film Festival

Feel the power of nature in an international celebration of Adventure and Environment!

Wednesday June 22, 7:00PM

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Tickets: General Admission, $18 (Or Buy a 2 Day Pass for $30 Here)
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Adventure Film mobilizes the finest 2010 award winners, bringing them to life on the big screen in venues around the world. Audiences will travel through the lens with the world’s foremost adventure filmmakers, stirring contemplative and emotionally charged journeys within.  As an international community of risk takers, provocateurs, artists, dreamers, athletes, and activists…every year the international Adventure Film selection committee chooses the best new outdoor adventure and environmental activism films from around the world. Award winners in nearly a dozen categories are selected. They cover risks both mighty and absurd; tap the fringes of the unknown; and portray those experiences that bring us to the edges of our seats with our hands over our eyes or our fists in the air. Feel the power of nature in an international celebration of Adventure and Environment.

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Wednesday’s Schedule:

Wild Water
When ordinary people share a singular passion, the extraordinary emerges. Wild Water is a journey into the mind and soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go, places of discovery, solitude and risk. It’s a visually stunning feast for the senses, and an expedition into new ideas. This is a new kind of adventure film - one where image, sound and ideas trump all else. The result crosses beyond whitewater to look at the soul of adventure sports and what they mean to all of us as a practice that is about far more than just fun. (31 min)
Play a clip from Wild Water

Point of No Return
This special episode of the new Nat Geo Adventure series follows Adventure Film founder Jonny Copp, his climbing partner Micah Dash, and Sender Films cameraman Wade Johnson on their fateful expedition to the unclimbed east face of Mt. Edgar, in western China. The episode documents the lives of these climbers leading up to the expedition, and features extensive footage of the expedition recovered from the massive avalanche that tragically took their lives. This is Wade Johnson’s final masterpiece, and homage to three people who were an integral part of the Adventure Film family. (30 mins)
Play a clip from First Ascent: Point of No Return

Second Nature
In an exploration of the abstract and the extreme, Second Nature examines the natural boundaries of the human body. Noah Sakamoto, Patrick Rizzo and J.M. Duran star as test subjects wielding skateboards and blue suits as they race down the roads of California’s High Sierras. (14 min)
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The Fall Line
After losing his legs in a grenade blast in Iraq, 101st Airborne Ranger Heath Calhoun endures a tortuous recovery. Years later, the Virginia native finds freedom in an unlikely location, on the ski slopes of Aspen, Colorado. Calhoun discovers an innate talent for ski racing, earning a coveted chance to represent his country again—as an athlete on the 2010 Paralympic ski team.
Play a clip from The Fall Line

Eastern Rises

Eastern Rises is an incredible film about a fly fishing adventure on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Eastern Russia, which has long been shrouded in mystery. Only since the disintegration of the Soviet Union have we begun to understand that what lies behind its jagged North Pacific coastline - the most abundant and biologically diverse population of wild rainbow trout, salmon and steelhead that has ever existed on Earth. Ben Knight’s cynical narration pulls you along on this humorous and intriguing tale of fishing Far East Russia. The cinematography is superb, the storytelling excellent, and the angling inspirational.
Play a clip from Eastern Rises