Kidz Kino

Date: May 28, 2012
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

Kids, films and mountains are a pretty good combination. As important as films and the ideas they generate, however, is the reminder that people on both sides of the camera—adventurer and those who document such deeds—are folks our children may grow up to be. Telluride is uniquely positioned to provide access to these roles because of its terrain, community and resources. Kidz Kino, therefore, in its mix of elements, is designed to inspire and educate the younger crowd.

All.I.Can JP Auclair Street Segment

Film Screening — Duration: 5 mins

JP Auclair teams up with Sherpas Cinema in this short, mind-blowing segment from the 2011 Powder Magazine Movie of the Year All.I.Can to tame the mean streets of British Columbia on skis. You might have seen this footage on your computer, but check it out on the big screen.

Do Unto Otters

Film Screening — Duration: 11 mins

When a family of otters move in next door, an anxious rabbit worries about whether they will be nice neighbors.

Fresh Guacamole

Film Screening — Duration: 2 mins

Western Spaghetti was at Kidz Kino in 2009. PES returns to serve up another tasty meal with Fresh Guacamole. No one but PES could make grenades, dice, pincushions or chess pieces look so appetizing.

Hi! I’m a Nutria

Film Screening — Duration: 5 mins

This cheeky little rodent lives in Lake Washington and questions how long it takes to become a “native.” He lists a whole slew of other animals who aren’t native to North America, including, well, us.

Lady B’s First Winter

Film Screening — Duration: 25 mins

Dogs can be man’s cutest best friend, but with the right training, they can also be lifesavers. That’s why local filmmaker Scott Ransom followed the story of an avalanche dog from puppy through its rigorous training with Telluride Ski Patroller Gary Richard. For the film’s world premiere at Mountainfilm 2012, both two- and four-legged special guests will be in attendance.


Film Screening — Duration: 7 mins

In this world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.

Roberto the Insect Architect

Film Screening — Duration: 11 mins

Everyone is creative — they just have to follow their dream like Roberto.

The Man Who Lived on His Bike

Film Screening — Duration: 5 mins

What can you do on a bicycle? For Guillaume Blanchet, the question is what can’t you do? In this two-minute homage to bikes and the bike obsessed, Blanchet eats, sleeps, showers, shaves, works, cooks and even dates — all from atop his man-powered machine.

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery

Film Screening — Duration: 6 mins

Seventeen-year old activist Alec Loorz takes on the U.S. government.  In an unprecedented legal filing, Loorz and youth from across that country that are members of iMatter — the climate group he founded — sued the U.S. government, calling upon the courts to put in place "Climate Recovery Plans" that will protect the atmosphere for future generations. Produced by WITNESS, Montana State University's MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking, Our Children's Trust and Kids v. Global Warming, the hope is that seeing and hearing from those who will be most affected by the fallout from climate change will inspire others to fight for justice. “Young people aren’t always heard,” Loorz says — but he’s trying to change that.