Telluride MountainFilm Festival shows in Carbondale, Aspen |

Telluride MountainFilm Festival shows in Carbondale, Aspen

Staff Report

Telluride MountainFilm on Tour, a collection of some of the best films screened at the renowned Telluride MountainFilm Festival, is coming to Carbondale and Aspen Feb. 7 and 8.

This is MountainFilm’s third year at Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn in Carbondale and its first appearance in Aspen. Both showings are benefits for the unique college-preparatory program.

Telluride MountainFilm is known as America’s premier festival of mountain, adventure, environmental and cultural films and video.

The films will be shown introduced by poet and inspirational speaker Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. Among the approximately seven short films to be shown are MountainFilm 2002 award-winners “Front Range Freak,” named Best “Don’t Do This at Home” Film; Best Environmental Advocacy Film, “French Fries to Go;” Best Comedy, “Doolittle Does Something;” Special Human Spirit Award winner, “The Second Step” and Best Biographical Film, “Wade Davis, the Explorer.” The films in this lineup are from the U.S., Australia, Canada and Poland.

Friday, Feb. 7, these and other films will be shown at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under.

Saturday, February 8, the same program screens at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn in Carbondale. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. ticket are available at Sounds Easy and Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. Adult tickets at the door are $12.

Both nights the show starts at 7:00 p.m., and the doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsors include Alpine Bank and the Woody Creek Tavern. For more information, please call Colorado Rocky Mountain School at 963-2562.

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