The Eighth Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance – Backcountry Film Festival
returns to Denver’s historic Oriental Theater
Thursday, January 24th, 2013.
Doors open at 6:00pm. Films at 8:00pm.
$10 tickets are available at www.theorientaltheater.com (or at the box office)
Highlights include beer from Upslope – Skis and other gear from Wilderness Exchange Unlimited – Jackets from Dynafit and Fly Low – Rescue gear from BCA and lots of other prizes, including the Grand Prize: an AIARE Level 1 avalanche course from Alpine World Ascents. Proceeds benefit FOBP’s grassroots avalanche education program.
This year’s program includes seven excellent films:
*Winner of the Best of the Backcountry award, Skiing the Void from Sweetgrass Productions is a reflection on taking chances during their two-year odyssey in the Andes.
*A festival cut of Further, from Teton Gravity Research, brings the return of Jeremy Jones and friends to push the limits of their mountain experience under their own power.
*Luc Mehl, winner of the Hans Sari Scholarship and winner of this year’s Best Grassroots Film, chronicles an epic trip across the wild in Alaska Wilderness Classic.
*A Story of Trust is a call for climate recovery from a nine-year-old activist and the winner of this year’s Best Environmental Film.
*Denali Experiment is a look at a different type of expedition film from Camp4Collective.
*From Switchback Entertainment comes Freedom Chair, an athlete’s journey back to the slopes and his love of winter.
*Unicorn Sashimi from Felt Soul Media highlights the amazing winter snowscapes of Japan