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MountainSummit: MountainFilm in Aspen Festival

8/22/2018 - 8/26/2018

MountainSummit: Mountainfilm in Aspen is a documentary film festival - in partnership with Telluride Mountainfilm showcasing nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, speakers, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of the indomitable spirit.


2017 Schedule of Events, 2018 Coming Soon

Wednesday, August 23

12:30pm - Lunch Film Series @ The Cooking School of Aspen - "The New Normal": The End of Snow (21 min), The Seed Vault (17 min), Adaptation Bangladesh (12 min)

7:00pm - Wheeler Opera House - "An Evening of Adventure" includes new shorts: Denali's Raven (9 min), Ascend (6 min), A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends (14 min), Doing It Scared (12 min), John Shocklee: A Fairy Tale (7 min), Safety Third (30 min), and Tatun Monod (4 min). In person: Tyler Dunning.

Thursday, August 24

12:00pm - Lunch Discussion @ The Little Nell - "The New Normal" moderated by Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron with panelists Cultural Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrére and Auden Schendler, Board Chairman, Protect Our Winters and VP of Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company, plus a local farmer (TBA).

12:30pm - Lunch Film Series @ The Cooking School of Aspen - FISHPEOPLE (60 min). In person: Lynne Cox

4:00pm - Explore Booksellers - Book Signing: Lynne Cox ("Fishpeople" and Author of "Swimming to Antarctica" and "Grayson") & Tyler Dunning ("A Field Guide to Losing Your Friend")

5:00pm - Wheeler Opera House Lobby - Panel Discussion: Game Change: Documentary Film & the New Frontier of Streaming Media. Laura Theilen (Moderator; Film Writer & Festival Consultant) and Dennis Aig (Producer "Charged" & "Unbranded"), Jeff Orlowski (Producer & Director "Chasing Coral"), Netflix Ex TBD, Medical Professional TBD

7:00pm - Wheeler Opera House - CHARGED: THE EDUARDO GARCIA STORY (110 min). In person: Dennis Aig (Producer), Eduardo Garcia, Jennifer Jane

Friday, August 25

12:00pm - Lunch Discussion @ The Little Nell - NATURE, ADVENTURE & THE POWER TO HEAL: Special Guests Jenny Jane ("Charged"), Tyler Dunning ("Field Guide") and Lynne Cox ("Fishpeople") for a special lunch discussion surrounding the "art of adventure."

12:30pm - Lunch Film Series @ The Cooking School of Aspen - THE LAST HONEY HUNTER (60 min). In person: Jim Nowak (founder & director, dZi Foundation), Ben Knight (director)

5:30pm - Wheeler Opera House - DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY (116 min). In person: Dave O'Leske (director)

8:30pm - Wheeler Opera House - CHASING CORAL (111 min). In person: Zach Rago and Jeff Orlowski (director)

Saturday, August 26

12:00pm - Lunch Discussion @ The Little Nell - WORLD UNDER THE WAVES: Special guests from "Fishpeople" (Lynne Cox), "Chasing Coral" (Zach Rago and Jeff Orlowski), and "Take Every Wave" (Buzzy Kerbox) discuss their experiences in the "World Under the Waves."

5:30pm - Wheeler Opera House - BLOOD ROAD (115 min). In person: Rebecca Rusch (via Skype)

8:30pm - Wheeler Opera House - TAKE EVERY WAVE (128 min). In person: Buzzy Kerbox

Sunday, August 27

12:00pm - Wheeler Opera House - SUNDAY FUNDAY: KIDZ KINO (65 min). Hands on educational activities, and an hour afternoon program of family-friendly short films.

5:30pm - Cooking School of Aspen - COMMUNITY DINNER & CELEBRATION with Chef Eduardo Garcia

Wheeler Opera House
Location Address: 
320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611
Admission Price: 
Full pass $140, Pick 3 pass ($60), single tickets $25
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