Mountainfilm

Base Camp Outdoor Theater - May 26, 2017 - 8:45 p.m.

Date: May 26, 2017
Start Time: 8:45 p.m.
with Q&A

A Field Guide To Losing Your Friends

Film Screening — Duration: 14 mins

Nate Henn was full of humor, generosity and spirit. He was so alive. But then, in 2010, a series of terror-related bombings devastated Kampala, Uganda, leaving 74 people dead, including Henn. The news was a devastating blow for his best friend Tyler Dunning, who plunged into darkness, grief, anger and self-medication. His only solace? Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park, where the cliff faces, pine forests and wildlife softened his raw emotions. It was a failed attempt to climb Longs Peak that really changed him: The humbling experience sent him on a quest to visit all 59 U.S. national parks. From Glacier to Bryce, Saguaro to Kenai, the Everglades to Yellowstone, he roamed. And through the adventures that unfolded, he pieced his life back together. He started to let others in. And, finally, he was able to say goodbye.

Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story

Film Screening — Duration: 86 mins

It was just a dead bear in a metal can. But unbeknownst to Eduardo Garcia, the animal was concealing a live electrical wire. As he stooped to poke at it with his knife, he was hit with 2,400 volts of electricity, which left him with gruesome, life-threatening injuries and forever altered the course of his life. Charged: The Eduardo Garcia Story recounts the heart-wrenching recovery of the “bionic chef,” adventure-seeker and Montana outdoorsman. Returning to nature and the kitchen, as well as finding ways to give back, help Garcia heal. But the emotional challenges prove more difficult than the physical. Garcia grapples with a painful family history, a complicated romantic relationship and finding a way to be himself again as he realizes recovery is not one dramatic reveal, but the never-ending process of a million tiny achievements.