Library set to host 6th annual Mountainfilm on Tour event next week
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What: Mountainfilm on Tour - Steamboat Springs
When: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11
Where: Library Hall, Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.
Cost: $10 tickets at the door
Steamboat Springs — Prepare to be transported to places around the globe through the Bud Werner Memorial Library’s sixth annual Mountainfilm on Tour screenings next week.
Adventure, mountaineering, fascinating personalities and captivating stories will be featured in the 13 hand-selected films from Telluride’s Mountainfilm Festival in Library Hall on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
A special lineup of films for kids 12 and younger will be showing at 4 p.m. that day at the Boys and Girls Club of Steamboat Springs.
“These are real, true stories that are always a little quirky or different than our everyday realities,” said Jennie Lay, adult programs coordinator for the library. “They nail just the right combination of humor, serious issues and ideas. It’s such a great treat to get to see these films.”
The MountainFilm on Tour curates a selection of the best short films from the annual festival that takes place in Telluride over Memorial Day weekend.
The featured films coming to Steamboat next week cover a wide variety of topics, including protecting the Canyonlands, climbing with Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold, biking from Oregon to the southern tip of Patagonia and surfing epic swells in Australia with Ryan Hipwood. One of the films also features a deeply moving story from a Tibetan Buddhist Rinpoche on the destruction of “beyuls” or sacred places in the Himalayas.
“I love how dynamic it is; the lineup is ever-changing,” said Molly Wilson, a local who has attended the library’s event and the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. “It broadens my horizons and takes me outside of my normal life, way outside of it.”
This vast array of content, Wilson said, is something that a community like Steamboat doesn’t always have access to.
“They have films that make you think about things you didn’t even know existed in the world,” Wilson said. “I go to leave there inspired and to have a new conversation and to ruminate, wonder and sometimes explore the ideas and content of the films.”
To keep the kids Mountainfilm portion of the event free during the day, Lay said the cost for the two and a half hours of film showings — with an intermission and free popcorn and lemonade — will be $10 at the door.
“Every year, this is one of my personal favorite nights at the library, hands down,” Lay said. “It’s such a treat to get to see these films.”
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