A 5Point Film Festival encore at the Wheeler Opera House
May 18, 2017
Did you miss out on the 5Point Film Festival in Carbondale last month? Did you snooze on getting a ticket before it sold out? Did you skip some of the award-winning films?
Fret not: The nonprofit is staging an 11-film encore of the prize winners and other favorites from the 2017 adventure film festival on Saturday at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.
The program includes the six-minute "Five Stone of Lead," which won Best Cinematography, 5Point Award winner "Chocolate Spokes," Spirit of Adventure winner "Frozen Road," Most Inspiring Winner "A Blind Man and His Armless Friend Plant Trees" and the Jury Award winning "Freezing."
Also included is "Big Air Max," which was made by Colorado Mountain College students about Snowmass Village's Max Grange, whose paraplegia doesn't slow him down. The film received three standing ovations after its premiere at the Carbondale Festival.
"Where the Wild Things Play," Krystie Wright's film about women in the backcountry, which was made with support from the 5Point Film Fund, will also screen at the Aspen encore.
5Point celebrated its 10th anniversary festival in April. It included best-of screenings of memorable films from the last 10 years and additional film programs that executive director Meaghan Lynch, who took the reins of the nonprofit in November, hoped would allow more of the community to experience the always sold-out 5Point.
"We're mountain people, we're not planners," Lynch said. "So we've added a few programs to try to open it up more."
An encore of 5Point movies in Aspen is in the same spirit. The screenings begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $22, available at the Wheeler Opera House box office and aspenshowtix.com.