Mountainfilm

Coffee & Conversation - Monday

Date: May 26, 2014
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

Dear President Obama

Town Talk

Last year, Mountainfilm screened Dear Governor Cuomo about New York state’s bitter battle over lifting the moratorium on fracking, which inspired this year’s festival film Dear Governor Hickenlooper about fracking in Colorado. Dear President Obama is in the works, so Shane Davis, a.k.a. The Fractivist; Jesse Moss, director of The Overnighters; and David Sassoon, founder and publisher of Inside Climate News, gather to discuss this fractious and complicated issue.

In Person:
  • Shane Davis
  • Jesse Moss
  • David Sassoon
  • Want to Be a Photographer?

    Town Talk

    Using their words and no pictures, three photographers talk about why they entered their challenging profession and where they see its future: ethnographic photographer Nevada Wier; photojournalist Matt Black; and Steve Winter, whose images of big cats are hanging from various trees in Telluride.

    In Person:
  • Nevada Wier
  • Steve Winter
  • Matt Black
  • Making Music in the Morning

    Town Talk

    Had enough with all this talking? Come and join Peter Yarrow and friends for a spirited singalong.

    In Person:
  • Peter Yarrow
  • Born to Fly

    Town Talk

    Some people like to have their feet on the ground; others prefer to be airborne. Extreme base jumper DEAN POTTER (When Dogs Fly) and ELIZABETH STREB, founder of the Streb Extreme Action dance company (Born to Fly), discuss the art of flight.

    In Person:
  • Dean Potter
  • Elizabeth Streb
  • James “The Amazing” Randi with Tom Shadyac

    Town Talk

    James Randi started out in show business in 1946 as “The Amazing Randi,” a magician and escapologist. This fascinating title character of An Honest Liar joins director/producer Tom Shadyac to talk about his singular career and life.

    In Person:
  • Tom Shadyac
  • James Randi
  • American Rivers Running Free

    Town Talk

    After more than a century of damming rivers in the U.S., a strong movement has surfaced to let these waterways run free. Speaking about the impact of this encouraging trend are Sinjin Eberle with American Rivers; Pete McBride, director of Chasing Water (Mountainfilm 2011) and Matt Stoecker, producer of DamNation.

    In Person:
  • Sinjin Eberle
  • Pete McBride
  • Matt Stoecker
  • Wise Women

    Town Talk

    What do these wise women have to teach us about fighting the good fight — and winning? Katie Lee is, well, the impassioned Katie Lee; and Shelly Silbert is the executive director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

    In Person:
  • Katie Lee
  • Shelley Silbert