MountainFilm Selections Announced!
As you may have heard, we're partnering with MountainFilm at Telluride this year. Here's a sneak peak at 12 of the 75 films that will air during the festival, taking place May 28-31. (The final list will be announced in early May.)
The Wildest Dream: An IMAX production recreating Sir George Mallory's fatal attempt to climb Everest. Conrad Anker plays Mallory.
Africa's Lost Eden: A National Geographic Channel documentary on the work of philanthropist Greg Carr in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park.
Restrepo: The Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger-directed documentary about the American soldier's experience in Afghanistan's brutal Korengal Valley. The film, distributed by National Geographic, airs nationwide this July, following the May release of Junger's book based on the same experience, War (Twelve Books).
Music By Prudence: An Oscar-winning documentary short about a disabled and supremely talented musician from Zimbabwe. Directed by Roger Williams.
180 South: A Chris Malloy-directed film retracing Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins's formative journey to Chilean Patagonia.
The Cove: Photographer and director Louie Psihoyos's Oscar-winning eco-thriller, which exposed the slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.
Eastern Rises: Fly-fishing porn set in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. Directed by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, who produced 2008's excellent Red Gold, about proposed mines and threatened salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Alone on the Wall: An occasionally fun, occasionally harrowing short documentary about freesoloist extraordinaire Alex Honnold, who climbs big rocks without ropes when not living in his van.
Gasland: A documentary by director Josh Fox about the nasty, hidden consequences of America's natural gas boom.
Flathead Wild: A documentary on Montana's Flathead River, which is threatened by proposed methane exploration near its headwaters in British Columbia. Directed by former pro kayaker Trip Jennings.
Tattoo Odyssey: A film following the journey of photographer Chris Rainier, who travels the globe to document tattoo culture. Directed by Andrew Gregg.
William Kunstler, Disturbing the Universe: A film by sisters Emily and Sara Kunstler about their father, the controversial lawyer and Civil Rights activist.
Folks appearing at the festival include Carr, Maya Lin, Rick Ridgeway, Greg Mortenson, Outside contributing editor and National Book Award Winner Bob Shacochis, and Lynsey Dyer, who will host Outside TV's coverage. A few of us editors will be there, too. To join the party, pick up tickets at mountainfilm.org. —ABE STREEP