Mountainfilm on Tour - Savannah, a nonprofit organization working in partnership with Mountainfilm in Telluride, Colorado, will host the Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah 2021 Festival from Friday, Jan. 22 at noon through Monday, Jan. 25 at noon. The 2021 event will feature a virtual screening of a feature film as well as documentary short films program and a special family program.
We welcome everyone to enjoy a curated selection of incredible films that inspire all of us to create a better world, said Leslie Carey, director of Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah. The 2021 Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah virtual playlist offers exactly what we need to get through this challenging time: hope, inspiration, purpose, laughter and a sense of community.
The main feature documentary, Public Trust, includes a Q&A with director David Byars and journalist Hal Herring, who is featured in the film. The winner of the 2020 Mountainfilm Audience Choice Award, Public Trust explores the fact that U.S. public lands are a uniquely American experiment that welcomes everyone including hikers, campers, hunters, sightseers, anglers and ranchers to its 640 million acres. However, these national treasures and traditional homes of native people are currently under threat. Public Trust follows acclaimed outdoor journalist Hal Herring as he explores Americas public lands at a critical crossroads.
The Adventure Shorts Program includes a wide range of thought-provoking, inspirational films including:
* Bear Whisperer
* Adaptation: Kentucky
* Welcome Strangers
* Raw Run: The Cliffs of France
* A Walk Through the Land of a Thousand Hills
* Rewilding Honeybees
* Myrtle Simpson: A Life on Ice
* Slack Sisters
* Wingsuiter Flies Through Narrow Hole
The Family Program includes a curated collection of kid-friendly content, including:
* Water World Park Segment
* GoPro: Didga the Dog-Surfing Cat
* A Cycle Effect Story
* The Magic of Chess
* El Monociclo en Cuba
* Return to Earth: Time Wisely Spent
Thanks to Mountainfilms vision and leadership, our 2021 line-up covers a broad range of topics, from polar exploration, ultra-running and slacklining to black bears, honeybees and chess, said Carey. We cant wait to share this thoughtful selection of films with audiences across the Savannah area and beyond.
All Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah 2021 virtual film programs will be available on-demand from January 22-25, 2021.
Tickets for the Public Trust and Adventure Shorts program are $20 per individual and $35 per family. Tickets for the Family Program are $10 per individual and $15 per family.
Tickets are currently available at mountainfilmsav.org.
ABOUT MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR - SAVANNAH:
Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental protection, cultural diversity, adventures and social justice issues that matter. In partnership with Mountainfilm, Mountainfilm on Tour - Savannah brings these remarkable stories to the Savannah community. Mountainfilm on Tour - Savannah is committed to educating and inspiring local audiences to create a better world using the power of film. In addition to the Mountainfilm on Tour - Savannah festival, which will take place January 22-25, 2021, year-round programming is aimed at students, seniors, veterans and active-duty military. Now in its twelfth year of bringing award-winning films and documentaries to Savannah, the nonprofit organization is proud to support student creativity through the Movies that Matter program as well as scholarships and mentorship opportunities for aspiring filmmakers. For more information, visit mountainfilmsav.org and mountainfilm.org.
NOTE TO MEDIA:
Due to COVID-19, Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah 2021 will be virtual only and will not include an in-person film screening. Mountainfilm on Tour - Savannah Director Leslie Carey and Board President Tuba Benson-Jaja are available for socially distanced media interviews. Please contact Allison Hersh at 912.441.1285 or [email protected] to schedule an interview.