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Mountainfilm on Tour: Shorts

October 25, 2019 at

6 PM Popcorn Reception


Back by popular demand, Mountainfilm on Tour returns to Baltimore! Held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, CO, Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art, and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. This year’s theme was equity and access, so please join us for a diverse collection of film shorts, including R.A.W. Tuba, the story of BSA alumnus Richard White, and The Mystery of Now, which explores life on the San Carlos Reservation in southeast Arizona. Special guests from both films will join us for a brief Q&A.

The line-up:

Please click on the film titles below to view the trailers, when available.

Brotherhood of Skiing (10 min)

Born of necessity – safety in numbers in the aftermath of the Civil Rights Movement – the Brotherhood of Skiing has been uniting African American ski clubs across the country while fundraising for youth programs since 1973.

Broken (7 min)

Jon Wilson lost a leg to cancer at 23. He found joy some years later by developing a solitary routine of skinning and climbing up a ski mountain on a remaining leg, at night, and skiing back down.

Mission Dolomites (6 min)

French freerider Kilian Bron takes his mountain bike on a via ferrata in the Dolomites, where he faces impossibly tight turns, hair-raising exposure, and massive consequences for the smallest error in line choice.

Sweetheart Dancers (14 min)

Indigenous dancers Sean and Adrian challenge the rulebook of San Manuel’s Native American Sweetheart Special as they attempt to compete in the annual couple’s competition.

The Litas (7 min)

Growing up gay and black in Los Angeles in the ’60s, Gevin Fax felt alone. Then at age 12, she discovered dirt biking. Later, finding the Litas, a 5,000-strong global women’s motorcycle collective founded in 2015, was a revelation for Gevin.

The Mystery of Now (16 min), followed by director’s Q&A with Audrey Buchanan

The San Carlos Reservation in southeast Arizona is known by the dubious nickname “Hell’s Forty Acres.” This gritty, mystical profile of Douglas Miles Sr., founder of Apache Skateboards, shines a light on a community where art, agency, faith, skateboarding, and tradition have planted the seeds of resurrection.

Jágrlama (3 min)

In the high steppe of Little Tibet, a young boy develops an unlikely obsession: ice hockey. And he has his heart set on an outsized dream.


Every Nine Minutes (5 min)

Artists find a unique way to raise awareness about plastic waste.

Safe Haven (8 min)

The heart of the city of Memphis is not the likeliest setting for an enormous rock-climbing gym. But Memphis Rox – open to all, regardless of ability to pay – has proven the challenges of technical climbing have strong appeal and can provide benefits well beyond the traditional outdoor recreation community.

Detroit Hives (5 min)

Honeybees lead the charge in Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey’s fight against urban blight in Detroit. Their fast-growing Detroit Hives has resurrected seven of the city’s approximately 90,000 abandoned lots by setting up flourishing bee hives.

R.A.W. Tuba (29 min), followed by Q&A with special guests

The life story of BSA alumnus Richard White, who grew up intermittently homeless on the streets of Baltimore and went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor.

Danny Daycare (4 min)

In his latest film Danny Macaskill takes on some child care the only way he knows how…by taking them for a wee bike ride around Scotland!

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