Taxco Urban Downhill with Kelly McGarry
Margaritas, mariachi and something you’ve never done in Mexico. Kelly McGarry rides an outrageous urban line down cobbled alleys and otherwise.
First screening at Mountainfilm 1999, this pioneering short surely inspired many of the adrenaline films that have followed. Pre-GoPro and wingsuits, these intrepid base jumpers head into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison with 16mm cameras mounted on helmets and a classic ’90s soundtrack.
Afterglow — Light Suit Segment
Hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski films ever made, Afterglow is a testament to the Sweetgrass legacy of creating bold, uncompromising, creative imagery. Filmed at night in B.C. and Alaska’s backcountry with powerful lights and ski suits studded with LED lights.
Strange Rumblings – Iceland Segment
Amazing cinematography, stunning landscapes, brave surfing and beautiful direction by Joe G. Surfers Nate Tyler, Dion Agius and Brendon Gibbens trace graceful lines amid icebergs in the frozen waters of Iceland.
Dark Woods BMX
Somewhere deep in a dark forest of South Wales, BMX riders Drew Benzanson and Morgan Wade built their dream playground of ramps, rollers and walls — an ideal setting for physics-defying tricks that don’t even make sense.
Didga the Skateboarding Cat
We heart cats, especially the talented ones.
Japan by Van
If you’re tired of drooling on your phone while scrolling through your friend’s eyelid-deep “Ja-pow” vacation photos, this film won’t help. Sweetgrass rents a van and explores some top-secret backcountry on the main island.
Eddie Masters Gets Fat
Pro rider Eddie Masters takes a little time out from his enduro schedule to extol the virtues of fat bikes, crush cheeseburgers and shred downhill on what is considered by many to be the minivan of the mountain bike world.
Sufferfest 2 : Desert Alpine, AKA 34 pieces of Choss and 5 Horrendous Life Experiences
Sequels are like chicken pox; you’ve suffered once and thus earned the right to never suffer through it again. Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold break that stereotype with Sufferfest 2. Dragged with them on an exhausting quest to bag more than 40 desert towers in a couple of weeks by bicycle, we vicariously spelunk deep into their pain cave.
One of Those Days 2
Candide Thovex makes it look easy at his home mountain of Val Blanc.
Gnarly in Pink
Gnarly in Pink is a short film that shows girls can be as good, if not better than, boys. What I like about this film is you can be two things: gnarly and pink. —Bella, age 12
Mountainfilm Kidz Kino Selection
Mountainfilm's Kidz Kino program is curated by a committee of local Telluride kids who also write the synopses. The program screens at Telluride Mountainfilm in May every year, and is available as a stand-alone or add-on show for Mountainfilm on Tour. The films address themes of adventure, environment and culture and the program is geared toward kids of all ages.
Angel Collinson's part from TGR's Almost Ablaze
In her Almost Ablaze segment, 24-year-old Angel Collinson makes an indelible mark in ski history, while also making the best of some incredibly challenging conditions in Alaska. The segment also won Powder Award’s Best Female Performance, and it was the first female segment to ever open a Teton Gravity Research film.
For mountain bikers, the sounds of the trail and the bike are as visceral a part of the experience as the sights that flash by. Puddles exploding, brakes screeching and tires rolling complete the experience.
James Kelly — Burn it Down
Too fast to be sorry, James Kelly. Thanks for skating that one so we never have to.
There’s a man named Anson Fogel, and when he comes up with an idea for a short film, everyone listens. Fogel put out a call to friends last fall that simply said: “Meet me in the desert — I have an idea.” Without hesitation, his crew assembled near Moab, Utah, and pulled off one of the most extraordinary stunts in Mountainfilm Adrenaline program history.
Drainage Ditch Kayaking
In the suspense novel Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn writes, “...if you're about to do something, and you want to know if it's a bad idea, imagine seeing it printed in the paper for all the world to see.” But sometimes bad ideas become brilliant films.
Some waves are not meant to be surfed, and this is arguably one of them. Located off the coast of Western Australia, The Right is the scariest-looking wave in the world. After a near drowning in 2012, surfer Ryan Hipwood heads back for a shot at redemption.
JP Auclair Street Segment — All.I.Can
In memory of the peerless skier JP Auclair, who was killed in an avalanche in Patagonia in September, we decided it’s time for an encore screening of the timeless and brilliant street segment from the feature film All.I.Can by Sherpas Cinema.