In the early 2000s, filmmaker Ian McCluskey happened upon a roadside plaque in Wyoming commemorating an audacious 1938 river expedition by three young, French explorers. Intrigued, he delved into the topic and, after finding their journals, photographs and 16mm film, decided to retrace their route. Read More
El Niño has been generous to Telluride this ski season, lashing the town in blizzards, lavishing the slopes in snow and aiming storm after storm at the San Juan Mountains. Drifts grow taller by the week, snowplows work overtime, bikes and cars disappear under blankets of snow, powder days stack up and skiers revel in the glorious conditions. High fives and hollers abound.
No ticket? No money? No problem. That’s the philosophy at the heart of No Cameras Allowed, the excellent music documentary by James Marcus Haney about sneaking into festivals, refusing to bend to establishment rules, and chasing your passions in the most unorthodox ways. Read More
Doug Tompkins was my longtime friend for over 50 years, a dear friend, a great friend and even in a roundabout way a friend of Mountainfilm, as well as a friend to trees and grasslands, to free-flowing rivers, to animals driven out of their native habitats and to the edge of extinction, a friend to nature, to our planet, to more friends than he knew he had. And now he is no longer here—yet still here. That’s the way real friendship works. Read More
Telluride Mountainfilm is giving the gift of documentaries this holiday season with its annual winter film night at the Sheridan Opera House. The event, which takes place on Dec. 26 at the Sheridan Opera House, will feature winter shorts, a special tribute and the new feature documentary Jumbo Wild from Sweetgrass Productions, which delves into a complicated ski resort proposal in British Columbia. Read More