BRTA is putting on its 12th annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival at the Roman Theater March 1, 2019. For 14 years, WWA has created and distributed this Film Fest for organizations like BRTA to fundraise and continue our missions. (WWA also has an excellent Snow School program for kids, which can be used to get those kids out there in winter).
Show up early or buy tickets in advance from redlodge.com/romantheater. We usually sell out and Mike has to honor the fire code maximum capacity rules (about 200). Show begins at 7:00. Adults $10; kids $5; beer & wine available; AWESOME RAFFLE, too.
This is a major fundraiser for BRTA, so you are not only enjoying quality movies about human powered recreation, winter, and the environment this all happens in, but you’re also supporting BRTA, your local summer & winter, all volunteer trails organization.
Click https://youtu.be/BOpHWwzZ5FQ for Film Fest promo trailer. And here are the movies:
ODE TO MUIR Teton Gravity Research – Our exclusive Festival cut of Ode To Muir speaks the entire feature-length film as professional snowboarder, adventurer and founder of Protect Our Winters Jeremy Jones joins forces with two-time Olympian Elena Hight to embark on a 40-mile foot-powered expedition deep into California’s John Muir Wilderness.
SKI THE WILD WEST In 2017 Drew Petersen sought to ski the 11 highest peaks in the American West on one epic road trip. Accompanied by filmmaker and Winter Wildlands Alliance Ambassador, Thomas Woodson, this film is sure to be a pleasant walk down memory lane for anyone who has adventured throughout the West.
THE ABBEY DPS Cinematic – A spiritual view into any snowbird’s head waiting for the season to start.
THE BACKCOUNTRY SNOWSPORTS INITIATIVE In this upbeat, Sunday morning op-ed of a short film we learn about the human-powered recreation advocacy organization, the Backcountry Snowsports Initiative, and their annual hut trip near Leadville, Colorado where they host a variety of stakeholders to ski, cook, and talk about winter recreation policy.
ABANDONED Another exclusive Festival cut focusing on Berthoud Pass, a crew of backcountry skiers set out to explore Colorado’s lost ski areas hopes to find adventure amongst the ruins.
BLUE Blue is a testament to the inherent creativity, innovation and strength forged in women of the north. In it we present a spectacle of winter innovation—the icy playground providing a visual journey as never seen before by bike.
I AM HERE “My parents never even thought about climbing a mountain.” Yesenia grew up living in a small farmer’s cabin in the apple orchards of Oregon’s Hood River Valley. Watch Yesi’s journey to climb Mount St. Helens, pursue her own American dream, and inspire Latinx outdoor enthusiasts everywhere.
SURFER DAN Beyond the tale of his frosted beard, this is a story about Dan Schetter’s passion for surfing and how he credits the sport to saving his life.
SEARCHING FOR CHRISTMAS TREE A university teacher looking to break free from a life of routine in China and a mysterious frozen waterfall that no one knows the whereabouts, spins this story of seemingly futile quests and ultimately transcending climb.
WESTWARD: BRENNAN LAGASSE An important message from Winter Wildlands Alliance Ambassador, educator and athlete, Brennan Lagasse, on the significance and the impact of the backcountry.