May 16, 2012

A Taste of Mountainfilm in Telluride’s 2012 Selections

Ten Films That Will Move You

Telluride, Colorado (May 15, 2012) –Mountainfilm in Telluride will hold its 34th annual festival over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, with a program of roughly 70 films and,as always, an eclectic roster of scientists, artists, writers, adventurers and filmmakers. True to the festival’s roots, there are plenty of films about life in the mountains, but there are also a host of films about the greater world.

“With the symposium theme of population, we have several outstanding films that look at critical environmental, cultural and social issues that will blow people away,” said festival director David Holbrooke. “And then, sometimes there are films that don’t fit any particular genre, but they have a place at Mountainfilm because they’re outstanding and celebrate indomitable spirit.”

Holbrooke highlighted ten picks from the upcoming festival, not, he emphasized, because they’re his favorites: “I don’t believe in ranking the films we play because they’re all, in their own way, worthwhile. And much of what you take away from a film is what you bring to it —your mood, energy and receptivity to new ideas — but I feel that all of these films in the list will resonate with audiences in a real and sustained way.”

A Taste of Mountainfilm’s 2012 Selections

Holbrooke points out that this year’s festival will continue in the same direction it’s been heading: “The guests, films and artists all cover a broad range of interests, and we’re sure that everyone will find something at Mountainfilm that moves them.” For more information on the good things to come and a detailed schedule, check out

About Mountainfilm in Telluride: Established in 1979, Mountainfilm in Telluride is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about environments, cultures, issues and adventures. Working at the nexus of filmmaking and action, its flagship program is the legendary Mountainfilm Festival — a one-of-a-kind combination of films, conversations and inspiration. Mountainfilm also reaches audiences year round through its worldwide tour, on Outside Television, with its online Minds of Mountainfilm interviews and in classrooms through its educational outreach initiative, Making Movies That Matter. Mountainfilm has the power to change lives. To learn more, visit To join the conversation, please visit the Mountainfilm in Telluride blog, follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.