by Robin Rosenberg

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is sponsoring the 2nd annual Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour.  This year the event will take place at the Crestone Charter School on Saturday, October 5 from 10am-10pm.  The program is broken into three sessions; choose your favorite or come for whole day!  There will be movie refreshments and an incredible silent auction of services.

The 26 films selected for this year’s event run from 3 to 46 minutes in length and showcase the full range of festival offerings: adventure, mountaineering, remarkable personalities and important environmental and social messages.

The Morning Program is for children, presenting 10 films: Gloop, Human Rights Are For Everyone, Secrets of Winter, The Pencil That Didn’t Know How to Write, The Squeakiest Roar, The Scared Is Scared, Rock Wall Climbing, Joy of Air, Watermelon Magic and Paper Shredder.  The films start at 10am and run until noon with a short intermission.  Children under 12 are free accompanied by a paying adult, $5.

The Afternoon Program is from 2-5:30pm, and costs $10: Split Second, Return to the Tepuis, Tempting Fear, Flutter, A New Perspective, Duk County, Badrus Story, Slomo.

The Evening Program begins at 6:30, running to approximately 9:30: Gimp Monkey, Paradise Found, Irish Folk Furniture, Cascada, Honnold, The Burn, Scavengers and Nord for Sola.  Cost is $15.00.

You can enjoy all three programs, an all-day pass for just $20!  If you would like to see a clip of the movies and get additional information about the directors and content, please go to: www.mountainfilm.org.

Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving and conversations worth sustaining.

With independently crafted films by some of today’s most gifted filmmakers from all over the world, Mountain Film on Tour “inspires us—it informs us; it challenges us; it makes us laugh; it even makes us cry; it makes us mad as hell and, above all, it shows us the power of film to change the world.”  This is a unique experience not to miss!

Neighbors Helping Neighbors would like to thank Lee Temple, Tom Dessain, Scott McCumber, Lynn & Nick Drake, Michael Pacheco, Peter Taylor and Crestone Performances for their technical support, The Crestone Charter School for offering the venue and  sponsors, supporters and friends who have come together to make this event possible.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization in operation in Saguache County since 1998, whose mission is to support individuals and families in crisis. Over the last fifteen years, they have helped to stabilize and offer support to hundreds of families in Saguache County. Along with their fundraising events, they receive financial contributions from local businesses, friends and residents, and monies from The Saguache County Sales Tax Grant.  All funds from this event will go to help support someone in crisis in Saguache County.