BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL

Reno

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Patagonia Outlet
130 S Center St
Reno, NV 89501

Raffle, Silent Auction, Refreshments

Admission is free
(A donation of $15 is suggested)

Doors open at 7:00 pm for socializing and silent auction bidding

Films start at 7:45 pm

Snacks and beer provided

Immerse yourself in a night of films that capture the spirit of winter. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture - you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup.

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Film List

The films scheduled to be shown are:

lonely skier The End of Snow (20:35)
Jane Zelikova and Morgan Heim
Dr. Jane Zelikova is a tropical ecologist living in the mountains of Wyoming and Colorado. She dreams of snow in the summer and tropical forests in the dead of winter. But her snow-capped Fourteeners are changing – no longer bringing the deep winter snowpack once promised. This is a future from which she and the people of the West can’t run. What’s a wildly curious, adventurous girl to do? Embark on a journey into the mountains to find the tales of the past, present and future of snow. There will be adventure. Friendships will form. She will dig holes, and fall down those holes. But like any good story, the characters she meets will help show her the way, a map for living in a world beyond the end of snow.

extreme skier Follow Through (21:48)
Anya Miller and Becca Cahall
People have opinions about skier Caroline Gleich: Inspirational. Gumby. Social media star. Role model. Model masquerading as a mountaineer. At sixteen, she stumbled upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook The Chuting Gallery. Irreverent and wonderfully arbitrary, the guidebook lays out a set of 90 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. They were difficult and dangerous. When she first said out loud she wanted to ski them, she was met with laughter. “Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good” says Gleich. After a decade building her skills, Gleich set out to complete her vision and become the skier she dreamt of being. ‘Follow Through’ is a story of loss, belonging and desire for respect. In this age of hyperconnectivity, which voices do we choose to hear and which do we ignore?

Skiers contemplating slope

The Space Within (5:28)
DPS Skis Cinematic
Exploring the tidepools of a deserted tropical beach, a young boy finds a mysterious treasure washed upon the rocks. The space within whispers of another world, holding magic unlike anything he has seen before.



Ruth Gorge (8:01)
Noah Howell
In this short expedition skiing piece, Noah Howell and Ben Peters head into Alaska’s Ruth Gorge to see what they can find. With great weather, good preparedness and a ton of luck they tick off two incredible steep skiing lines in one of the most beautiful settings on the planet. Shot in light and fast gorilla style, these two ski mountaineers provide a well documented epic adventure sharing what they love to do most.

Below 0 (4:54)
Itai Hagage
Below 0 ° is an animated short film that uses fictional documentary as its main narrative resource. The main theme concerns the life of Vladimir Kozlov, a 50-year-old Russian-born meteorologist, who by the time of the alleged audio recording would have had about 20 years of living in the Arctic. The events narrated in this audiovisual were based on the decade of the fifties of the twentieth century.

Genesis (5:50)
DPS Skis Cinematic
A trio of powder professors ascend Alaska’s Chugach, rising above the desolate and rain-soaked primordial soup of lower elevations, and evolving upwards into the purple-hued peaks that tower above the clouds — a world of brilliant color and life. The mountains become the laboratory in which they embark upon extensive study and experimentation, in order to form theories on some of mankind’s oldest questions: how did life begin, and what makes this life worth living?

Idaho 12vers Project (12:10)
Mark Ortiz
Join Mark Ortiz on his self-filmed venture to ski all of Idaho’s Twelve-Thousand footer peaks last season. Project alternatively known as “It’s just right over there”.

Adventure Not War (7:35)
Max Lowe
Some of my friends came back in boxes. Others filled those boxes Stateside. Climbing and skiing kept me out of the grave. In order to come all the way home and to leave war behind, I’m going back to ski and climb with a few friends.” Follow Stacy Bare in this film with his ongoing project Adventure Not War: To promote world peace and understanding through adventure.