Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour back in Steamboat Springs this week |

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour back in Steamboat Springs this week

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour will make its way to Steamboat Springs Monday.

Featuring a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and inspiring documentary films, the show kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

"It started out as a scrappy celebration of mountaineering all over the world and has turned into this gorgeous celebration of documentary filmmaking that honors not only epic feats on the world’s most dramatic landscapes but also the state of our environment, the human condition, quirky outdoor adventures in wild and urban places and a general wonder in engaging with wild planet Earth," said Jennie Lay, the library’s adult programs coordinator.

In addition to the Monday night screenings, Mountainfilm for Students offers a lineup of films for kids 12 and younger with a screening at 4 p.m. Monday in the Boys and Girls Club gym on Eighth Street between Pine and Aspen streets.

Lay said the offering will give kids insight on environmental, cultural and social issues with age-appropriate films.

"They will learn stuff and laugh," Lay said. "It’s short and sweet, with lots of animation to draw them in."

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Lay said choosing the custom-tailored lineup for Steamboat Springs was a challenge due to the number of films from which to choose.

"I like to make sure we have a quirky, diverse lineup of adventure, profiles and environmental and social themes," Lay said. "We go skiing in Greenland with a climate change scientist, then we ski Iran with local women. We get to watch a really unusual cowboy story from New Jersey — a story that I think will really resonate with our local ranchers and anyone who cares about agricultural heritage here in the Yampa Valley. We meet some hilarious wildlife and laugh hard at some silly human feats. Prepare to be amazed."

The films range in length from two to 37 minutes with content that includes history in “The High Five,” conservation themes in “Cowtown,” swimming under the frozen sea in “Johanna Under the Ice,” comedic elements in “Owl Dance Off” and a mix of skiing, adventure and science in “Guilt Trip.”

"It's always one of my very favorite nights of the year at the library," Lay added.

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1.

Mountainfilm on Tour line-up:

Denali’s Raven


120 Days: Tarpon Season


The High Five

The Perfect Flight

Owl Dance-Off Part II

Johanna Under the Ice

Iran: A Skier’s Journey

Guilt Trip

La Langosta

If you go:

What: Mountainfilm On Tour

When: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4

Where: Bud Werner Memorial Library, 1289 Lincoln Ave.