Back by popular demand, Mountainfilm on Tour will return to Baltimore on April 27- 28, 2018, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Theatre and Baltimore School for the Arts. Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed, and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm Festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Generously sponsored by the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, the weekend will include two evenings of free screenings open to the general public, as well as educational outreach events.
“The Saul Zaentz Foundation supports a passion for the arts in cities like Baltimore and encourages all communities to embrace the arts as a way to appreciate the best in us,” said Elliot Steinberg, director of the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation.
On Friday, April 27, at 7 pm, there will be a screening of No Man’s Land at the SNF Parkway Theatre. No Man’s Landprovides a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protestors occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities. Director David Byars will be present and engage in a Q&A after the film screening.
On Saturday, April 28, at 6:30pm, there will be a screening of documentary shorts at Baltimore School for the Arts. This carefully curated selection of fast-paced films touches on themes of the environment, the outdoors, science, and culture. Chocolate Spokes, which tells the story of an African-American bicycle shop owner in Denver, will be included in the screening. Gregory Crichlow, the subject of the documentary, will be present and will participate in a Q&A with the audience.
Free tickets to the film screenings can be reserved here.
Mountainfilm on Tour is also dedicated to educating and inspiring beyond theatre audiences, when possible. Friday afternoon, Byars will host a masterclass with undergraduate film students from Johns Hopkins University from 2 to 3:30 pm. Byars and Crichlow will co-host a masterclass for film students from the Baltimore School for the Arts, Johns Hopkins University, and MICA from 10 to 11:30 am on Saturday morning.
The festival is co-presented by the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Johns Hopkins University, MICA, and the SNF Parkway Theatre. The SNF Parkway Theatre is located at 5 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21201. Baltimore School for the Arts is located at 712 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.