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5Point Film Festival tickets now on sale

CARBONDALE, Colorado ” The 5Point Film Festival returns for a second year May 7-10, featuring a five-star roster of adventure films, special guests, panel discussions and other related programs. All events will take place at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center.

Tickets for 5Point Film Festival are on sale at the Carbondale Recreation Center, and online at http://www.5pointfilm.org. Advance ticket purchases are recommended as some programs sell out. For more information, visit the website, or call (970) 963-2188, or (970) 309-5249.

Among the event speakers will be world-class mountaineer Conrad Anker and his wife, National Outdoor Book award winner and mountaineer Jenni Lowe-Anker; renowned speed climber Hans Florine; award-winning climber and comedian Timmy O’Neill, famous free climber Lynn Hill, and extreme kayaker (and Cosmopolitan’s Bachelor of the Year), Brad Ludden.

Among the locals who will be participating is Glenwood Springs endurance athlete Sari Anderson, who will be part of a special Mother’s Day all-female panel discussion, “A Women’s Wilderness: Forging Paths and Pushing Limits,” taking place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 10.

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This year’s 5Point Film Festival honors inspired adventurers who have turned their own individual desire into a determined mission to help others, according to event organizers.

“5Point explores the passions behind this elemental shift away from oneself toward the greater human community: Being human, we yearn to be part of something bigger,” according to an event press release. “We manifest that fundamental longing by seeking ever-higher peaks, ever-greater distances to conquer.

“Yet, in focusing solely on these physical and mental challenges, we overlook the wilderness inside ourselves, our spiritual connection to the world ” and each other ” realized on a much deeper level.”

Event founder Julie Kennedy explained the core intention of the festival.

“Our vision this year and every year is to provide a forum where filmmakers, innovators and members of the community at large can gather together, share their films and ideas, build relationships and come away transformed by the experience,” she said. “It is a brief moment in time when the right people come together in the right place, supported by the right creative stimulation to make real change.

The complete festival program can be found at http://www.5pointfilm.org.

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