13th Annual North Valley Mountain Film Festival-
The North Valley Mountain Film Festival is celebrating its 13th annual event on March 2rd at the Silverton Memorial Hall. This year’s festival showcases a wide range of films that highlight our local landscapes, mountain sport and culture. Some also challenge us to take a hard look at how we impact the environment and to think about what we can do to minimize our footprint when we are in the mountains.
Quietly, patiently, trees endure. They are the oldest living beings we come to know during our time on earth, living bridges into our planet’s expansive past. Treeline is a film celebrating the forests on which our species has always depended-and around which some skiers and snowboarders etch their entire lives. Follow a group of snow-seekers, scientists and healers as they explore the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristlecones of Nevada, delving deeper into the rich environments they call home.
Due to climate change, ski seasons will be markedly shorter by 2050. Lower elevations will receive significantly less snowfall. The Curve of Time brought to us by director Jordan Manley and Switchback Entertainment, follows professional skiers Greg Hill and Chris Rubens as they peer into the future and have a conversation with their future selves. They contemplate the sobering forecast and the impact their thirst for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfills them. With an eye on the clock, they launch themselves into an experiment: Can they each remain committed skiers while significantly reducing their carbon footprints?
Carving Landscapes, a short film by Revelstoke based award winning photographer Agathe Bernard tells the story of the inspiring legacy of Mary Vaux. We will trace Mary’s footsteps and search for the rock that the Vaux family used to mark the retreat of the Illecillewaet Glacier, paying homage to a rebellious female pioneer and the important contributions of her early glacial research.
Enjoy these shows and more, starting at 7 pm on March 2nd. Doors open at 6:30. Proceeds go to support the North Slocan Trails Society and their work to maintain local trails. A concession with sweets, pizza and beverages will be available.
Tickets are available at Rutabaga’s and Silverton Building Supplies (adults $10 and youth/student $5). Remember that kids 10 and under are free, but still need a ticket. Get your tickets early as this event sells out every year.
The North Valley Mountain Film Festival pleased to be partnering with the Langham in Kaslo to take our festival on the road for the first time. A second showing of the 2019 festival will take place at the Langham in Kaslo in later March. For more information on this event please go to www.thelangham.ca or phone 250-353-2661
For more information about this year’s film festival please visit northvalleyfilmfestival.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.