Wednesday, January 4, 2012

CMC to host Backcountry Film Festival Across Colorado

For the second year in a row, the CMC is proud to host the Winter Wildlands Alliance’s Backcountry Film Festival at several locations around Colorado. The seventh annual world tour of the festival highlights the beauty and fun of the winter backcountry experience. The films comprising the 90-minute program feature some of the most amazing backcountry and extreme winter athletes in the world.

Proceeds from the CMC-hosted screenings will support the work of CMC's Backcountry Snowsports Initiative (BSI), the leading advocate for human-powered winter recreation on our public lands in Colorado.

This year’s program includes nine different films including festival award winners “Solitaire” (festival cut) from Sweetgrass Productions, voted Best of Festival. Two years in the making, this film from the wilderness of South America is worth the wait. The Best Short award goes to “Chalk and Ski.” Produced by Chris Dicky and Purple Orange LLC, it’s a chalk-in-hand daydream about skiing and winter. And the Best of the Backcountry award goes to a “Breaking Trail” (festival cut) from Powderwhore Productions. Known for their amazing ability to capture deep powder and fresh lines, brothers Noah and Jonah Howell remind us why we venture into the backcountry.

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Thursday, January 12, 7:00 p.m.
American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth Street, Golden, CO 80401
Thursday, January 19, 8:00 p.m.
Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway #A, Boulder, CO 80305

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m.
Pine Needle Mountaineering, 835 Main Avenue, Durango, CO

Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 p.m.
Evergreen High School, 29300 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen, CO 80439

Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen, CO 81611

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