5Point film festival announces lineup
Schedule of Events
Thursday, April 21
5-7 p.m. KICKOFF PARTY AND VAN LIFE RALLY: Gather at the Carbondale Rec Center to kick off the weekend with food from Slow Groovin’ BBQ and beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Enjoy an “open house” of livable vehicles at our Van Life Rally along Colorado Ave and get stoked with our special guests for a great weekend ahead! Lawn games and music too! Carbondale Rec Center.
7-10 p.m. FILM PROGRAM
Friday, April 22
10-11 a.m. THE ENORMOCAST LIVE: Coffee and conversation with special guests and Chris Kalous, 5Point emcee and host of the Enormocast podcast.
5-7 p.m. EARTH DAY TOAST: Come listen to some music on the lawn and chill as we toast the planet.
7-10 p.m.: FILM PROGRAM II: A night filled with short films inspiring the adventurer in all of us.
10 p.m.-dawn LATE NIGHT CARBONDALE LIVE: Music and late night menu at Beer Works. The Davenports: ‘70s and ‘80s smooth rock covers with Chris Kalous and Sarah Wood at The Black Nugget.
Saturday, April 23
8:30 a.m. to noon CLEANUP: Help Roaring Fork Conservancy and NRS with the 18th annual Frying Pan River Cleanup. Food trucks and flowing Sierra Nevada at the Carbondale Rec Center to follow. Lions Park, Basalt.
8:30 a.m. HIKE: Group hike with Ace Kvale, Genghis and Brendan Leonard hosted by Vasque. Meet at Independence Run and Hike, located next door to Dos Gringos.
11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. DIRTBAG DIARIES LIVE: Come enjoy Brendan Leonard’s presentation of his latest book “60 Meters to Anywhere” as Fitz Cahall records a special podcast episode with us. Hosted by Fitz Cahall.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. FILM PROGRAM III: Youth Adventure Film. All ages are welcome to see some inspiring stories together.
12:30-2:30 p.m. ICE CREAM SOCIAL + COMMUNITY PICNIC: Brought to you by Alpine Bank, free ice cream from Whole Foods, outdoor lawn games, climbing with FiveTen, and live music. For the over 21 crowd, beer from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co will be available for purchase.
1 p.m. UNICYCLES with UNI-SADERS: Join Jimmy Agnew and the Uni-Saders from Austin, Texas, as they wheel around the Rec Center.
2 p.m. BIKE PACKING: Joey Schusler, Brice Minnigh, Ross Measures, Thomas Woodson and Sam Seward and the whole BUS crew from the films “Trail to Kazbegi,” “Huayhuash” and “Altai Traverse” to learn more about bike packing adventures, best practices and how to plan and pack. Group ride to follow if weather and trail conditions allow. Carbondale Rec Center
2-4 p.m. FILM PROGRAM IV: Dog Power + The Great Alone. A two pack of great films featuring 5Point veteran volunteer Kale Casey’s first film “Dog Power” and Lance Mackey’s story of triumph “The Great Alone.” Casey and Mackey will be in attendance.
4 p.m. DOG POWER: Join Kale Casey and the Dog Power Team as they demonstrate the fun of Dog Powered Sports around the Rec Center with their furry friends. Learn about the athletes and try a dog powered run for yourself. Carbondale Rec Center
5-7 p.m. COME TOGETHER PICNIC: Live performance of Let Them Roar with beer from Sierra Nevada and food trucks. Carbondale Rec Center
7-10 p.m. FILM PROGRAM V: An inspiring set of stories to leave you ready to get after it.
10 p.m.-dawn 5POINT AFTER PARTY: 201 Main St, Free entry for pass holders and ticket holders, $10 cover for the public after 11 p.m.
LATE NIGHT CARBONDALE LIVE: Music and late night menu at Beer Works.
Sunday, April 24
10 a.m. UNICYCLES with UNI-SADERS: Join Jimmy Agnew and the Uni-Saders from Austin, Texas, as they wheel around the Rec Center on unicycles.
Noon-2 p.m. COMMUNITY BRUNCH: Brought to you by Aspen Valley Land Trust. Hang out with our special guests and filmmakers for one last time. Team 5Point and Aspen Valley Land Trust will serve it up for a $10 donation to the 5Point Film Fund.
2-4 p.m. FILM PROGRAM VI: We will celebrate the National Parks’ centennial with a Grand Canyon-centric program featuring special guests, film and performances including local adventure filmmaker Pete McBride and Flagstaff adventure filmmaker Q Martin.
The 5Point Adventure Film Festival has announced its 2016 lineup, which will include the world premiers of “The Coldest Crossing,” “Dog Power,” “The Fledglings, “When We Were Knights” and “Joy of Walking.”
The flagship event takes place in Carbondale April 21-24. Founded in 2008 by former Climbing Magazine owner Julie Kennedy and founder of outdoor brand Patagonia Yvon Chouinard, it has grown to include regional festivals in Bellingham, Washington, and Asheville, North Carolina.
The Carbondale event also includes include a Kick-Off Party and Van Life Rally, Earth Day toast, Dog Powered Sports demonstration, an ice cream social, outdoor lawn games, climbing and live music.
Sunday’s film program will incorporate a celebration of the National Park Service Centennial with a special Grand Canyon-centric program featuring special guests, film and performances, including local adventure filmmaker Pete McBride and Flagstaff adventure filmmaker Q Martin.
Other prominent speakers and panelists include Lance Mackey, a four-time Iditarod champion and cancer survivor; Adventure Journal editor Steve Casimiro; Sierra Club director Stacey Bare; professional climbers Emily Harrington and Cedar Wright; as well as filmmakers Krystle Wright, Skip Armstrong, Steph Davis and Anson Fogel.
“Every year we aim to evolve and bring more depth to 5Point’s signature event,” said Sarah Wood, executive director of 5Point Film. “We are proud of this year’s film lineup. We have more world premieres than ever before, and that’s one indication of the community we’re cultivating here. We’ll continue to support filmmakers and artists through our Film Fund while connecting them to our outdoor industry network.
“We are also focused on inspiring young adventurers through our Dream Project teen scholarship program. Without great stories and filmmakers to tell them, we wouldn’t be here.”
Tickets and festival passes on sale April 1, 2016, from $25 for early bird rates, $30 the week of the festival, festival passes are $130/$250, and can be purchased at http://5pointfilm.org/tickets.
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