Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah (April 29-30) will screen over twenty films throughout a two-day festival to educate and inspire local audiences to create a better world through the power of film. Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is a partner of Telluride, CO, based, Mountainfilm.
Evening programs begin on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m., at Trustees Theater, with the screening of “Buried,” an award-winning feature film by directors, Jared Drake and Steven Siig. The combination of steep terrain, fluctuating temperatures and howling winds make Alpine Meadows one of the most avalanche prone ski resorts in the U.S.
By March 1982, the resort had developed a rigorous avalanche safety protocol that was in many ways ahead of its time. But then a monster storm moved in, bringing relentless snow and fierce winds, and creating conditions ripe for disaster. In this film, a taut autopsy of that fateful event, key players dig through the painful memories to relive what happens when nature overwhelms.
Directors Drake and Siig, and Jim Plehn, who is featured in the film, join the audience for a virtual Q & A session immediately following the film.
Saturday night features documentary short films, including “The Mystery,” “Born from Junk,” “How to Count a Wolf,” and” A Concerto is a Conversation,”in addition to other adventure-seeking films.
Shannon Vandivier, director of “Mighty Waters,” will participate in a live Q & A with the audience after his film screening Saturday night. The film features Bahamian sport fishing legend Ansil Saunders, who guided Martin Luther King, Jr. through the mangroves on a fishing trip just days before King was assassinated in 1968. Even though King went to the Bahamas to relax and write, he left an indelible mark on the country and Saunders.
Now 88 years old, Saunders reflects on how King inspired his interest in politics as he helped lead the island nation’s subsequent fight for independence and desegregation.
Film screenings are at Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton St., each evening at 7 p.m. On Saturday, a family matinee, featuring kid-friendly documentary short films, is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Trustees Theater.
Tickets to all film screenings can be purchased at the Savannah Box Office savannahboxoffice.com For more information about festival events and tickets, mountainfilmsav.org