Mountainfilm

Masons Hall - May 30, 2010 - 7:00 p.m.

Date: May 30, 2010
Start Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Masons Hall

11 Degrees

Film Screening — Duration: 8 mins

You might not think of Scotland as the place to link turns, but despite a warming climate, a little Scottish ski resort continues spinning the motor on its rope tow. Skiers keep descending on one small swatch of browning snow. And whatever the conditions, Scottish humor and enthusiasm shine in the ski attendant, a mild-mannered man of the mountains.
—EL

180° South

Film Screening — Duration: 9 mins

In 1968, Yvon Chouinard, Doug Tompkins and Lito Tejada-Flores were part of a group that drove from Ventura, California, to Patagonia to climb a new route on Mt. Fitzroy. The epic trip spawned a great mountaineering film (Fitzroy) and two major outdoor companies (Patagonia and The North Face). Four decades later, director Chris Malloy followed mountaineer Jeff Johnson as he tried to retrace part of the route and recapture the same spirit on his own trip to South America. Of course you can’t just recreate an epic, but if you bring Timmy O’Neill along, sprinkle in the wisdom of Chouinard and Tompkins and fortuitously pick up a beautiful surfer girl from Easter Island, you can create a lovely and thoughtful film. 180° South is about the true nature of adventure and how it’s changed and how it hasn’t. —DH