Screen Asia: Mountainfilm on Tour—Houston

Screen Asia: Mountainfilm on Tour—Houston

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Mountainfilm, through a dynamic spectrum of content, generates energy and inspiration, hope and exhilaration, love and tears.

Join us for this 2-evening event, which includes delicious food, drinks, and of course some of the very best thought-provoking and exciting documentaries on the planet.

 

Schedule

Light Reception: 5:30 pm
Doors Open: 6:15 pm
Screenings: 6:30 pm

Refreshments will be available during intermission.

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Featured Films

Slomo

Directed by: Joshua Izenberg, 2013 USA
Duration: 17 min.


How has John Kitchin found a way to connect physically to the center of the world and spiritually to the divine? By rollerblading. Sounds crazy, but before you write Kitchin off as certifiable, you should consider that his actual certifications are in neurology and psychiatry. If you’re someone who questions the sanity of daily life on the success treadmill, this film may push you to do what you want—and reap the rich psychic rewards that come with rolling through life.

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Slomo

 

The Burn

Directed by: Jeff Thomas, 2012 USA
Duration: 6 min.

Every summer, forest fires burn wildly across the mountains. As destructive as they are, they have a purpose and beauty that often goes unappreciated: When winter arrives in these charred forests, so do skiers.

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The Burn

 

Duk County

Directed by: Jordan Campbell, 2013 USA
Duration: 37 min.

Mountainfilm audiences have come to know the hyper-achieving Dr. Geoff Tabin, a world-class climber who has ascended the Seven Summits and who is best known for dramatically changing the rates of curable blindness in Nepal and Rwanda. Tabin and his team from the Moran Eye Center in Park City, Utah, took their operation to South Sudan to work with John Dau (one of the original Lost Boys of Sudan whose remarkable story of survival was featured in the film God Grew Tired of Us 2007). Duk County, which was directed by Jordan Campbell, tells the story of this collaboration in which the sight of more than 200 people was restored. Unfortunately—and perhaps inevitably—this triumph is tainted by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

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Duk County

 

Split of a Second

Directed by: John Boisen and Bjorn Favremark, 2012 USA
Duration: 9 min.

Prepare for a mix of goose bumps and nausea as finely calculated risk meets pure insanity. Split of a Second gets inside the thoughts and motives of wingsuit world champion Espen Fadnes.

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Split of a Second

 

Honor the Treaties

Directed by: Eric Becker, 2012 USA
Duration: 14 min.

Aaron Huey is a photographer whose evocative and richly textured work has graced Mountainfilm’s gallery walls more than once. This short piece profiles his work at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to some 300 Lakota Sioux Indians. It’s a dark world of poverty and violence but one in which Aaron has allowed himself to be deeply drawn. Why? So that he can give voice to a people’s unspoken pain and suffering and the injustice that caused it and sustains it.

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Honor the Treaties

 

Keeper of the Mountains

Directed by: Allison Otto, 2013 USA
Duration: 25 min.

It’s odd to consider that the one person who has exhaustively tracked, detailed and archived Himalayan expeditions of the past half century is someone who has never climbed a mountain herself. Elizabeth Hawley has interviewed thousands of expedition leaders and is a force of nature every but as impressive and indefatigable as any alpinist, but she has never been interested in joining them on any of the routes that she’s come to know intimately in her mind’s eye. This portrait of Miss Hawley reflects the character it chronicles by being direct, sharp and not without a sense of humor.

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Keeper of the Mountains

 

Je Veux

Directed by: Joachim Hellinger, 2012 Germany
Duration: 13 min.

You’ve never seen a climbing film like Je Veux. Joachim Hellinger, who has been bringing his inventive and well-produced mountaineering and adventure films to Mountainfilm in Telluride for 20 years, is a bit of a Francophile. He fell in love with the music of French singer Zaz ( one of the most popular and identifiable musicians in France today) and was in the unique position to help her carry out her dream: performing on the top of the tallest mountain in Europe.

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Je Veux

 

Additional Screening

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:30 pm
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About Mountainfilm

Started in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the Mountainfilm in Telluride Festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.

In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a critical contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, a book signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.

Year-round and worldwide, we take a selection of festival films out on the road. We present both single-event and multi-day shows, hosted by a wide array of organizations, including schools and colleges, corporations, community groups and theater operators. Through the tour, we touch the lives of some 20,000 people every year and visit more than 70 locations on five continents.

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In collaboration with Mountainfilm Telluride and ICE: Issues, Cultures, and Environments Worth Sustaining. Asia Society Texas Center is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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Event Details

21 February 2014
6:30pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

$30 each day/$50 weekend pass Members, $35 each day/$60 weekend pass Nonmembers. All sales final.
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