Discussion in 'Events and Activities' started by waday, Oct 22, 2007.
I promised I would change it after LSU pouded on 'Bama.
Just as soon as I get home I will remove that most diturbing image and replace it with an equally offensive 'tar
I am having Mountain Film withdrawal.
Just for the record....they didn't pound us, they beat us, but they didn't pound us.
Thanks for the info John R. Wish I could have been there.
Hey, a win is a win, and we won! (OK so pound was a stretch, how about woopin');-)
Loved it all!!! Loved the movies, the commentary, the company, friends and hot chocolate!! Loved staring at the amazing stars in the sky and wish I had tried those brownies!!!!!
MountainFilm was great (as usual) this year though it seemed like the array of films was more limited than in past years. I miss the mix of light humor entries alongside extreme sports/challenges and eco-based and social-issues-based entries. I felt like it was mostly eco and social this year. Still a great event, though. The higher temps this year made it more pleasurable than last. No need for a sleeping bag and ski cap.
One thing I could've done without was the pontificating from the podium on Saturday night. The dude who served as MC made his point ... expounded ... repeated his point ... expounded some more ... re-re-made his point ... ad nauseum. Enough already! People around me started saying, "Just show the damn film!" I agree. The films are expertly designed and produced. Let them stand on their own merit.
Looking forward to next year's MF, er, MountainFilm.
Glad someone else thought so too! Thought I was just being cranky about the repetitive and boring announcers and figured the claymation film we missed just before intermission friday (we wanted to get a jump on the women's restroom line) was the really funny one.
Couldn't agree more about the announcers!! I missed Jim Pettigrew - he always did a great job announcing the films.
We had our minister from our church in Lexington, Ky as our guest for the film festival. Every Monday he sends out a fax to the business community in Lexington. This is what he wrote for this weeks fax.
Fax of Life/LIFemail
A Monday Morning Service to the Business Community from Glen Schneiders
Celebrating Indomitable Spirit
November 5, 2007
Friday and Saturday, my wife and I attended the Mountainfilm Festival appearing at Watercolor, Florida. The festival, which originates in Telluride, Colorado, tours the country with new releases by private film entrepreneurs. Watercolor was one of 94 showings this season.
Two short films underscored the theme of Mountainfilm: ?Celebrating Indomitable Spirit.?
One was ?Emmy: The Story of an Orphan? and the other was ?Granny D Goes to Washington.? Kenny is an eighteen-year-old young man that found himself drawn to a young Ugandan named Emmy. Emmy?s mother dies of AIDS and his father was a victim of the Lord Risistance Army?s reign of terror over Northern Uganda. The story is about Emmy and his cruel circumstances, but I was drawn to Kenny. He went to Uganda because of some friends, but he returned to the United States determined to make a difference as part of the Invisible Children Movement.
Doris ?Granny D? Haddock found herself so frustrated by political campaign finance inequities that she walked 3200 miles across America to draw attention to her cause - at eighty-nine years of age! It took her fourteen months, and a stay in the hospital for dehydration in the Mojave Desert, but she completed the walk.
Two very different settings, two distinctly different generations, but both are living their lives fully. Have you noticed the groundswell among younger people to make a difference with their lives? It should encourage us all.
Since I am closer in age to Granny D than Kenny, I found her story even more challenging. At a time when she has every right to coast, she is living life fully. Granny D did indeed influence campaign finance reform laws passed by Congress. She then ran for the Senate in her home state of New Hampshire at ninety-four years of age (when a candidate dropped out from her political party). She received 34% of the electoral vote.
So, as I come back from a relaxing time away, I have to ask myself, ?What am I doing with my one and only life? Will I leave the world better than I found it??
It was said of Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation, ?Abraham breathed his last and died in a ripe old age, an old man and satisfied with life?? Genesis 25:8 (New American Standard Version)
Are you satisfied with how you are investing your one and only life? Whether you are eighteen or eighty-nine, make the world a better place today.
Until next Monday, Glen
Crossroads Christian Church
4128 Todds Road Lexington, KY 40509
phone 859.263.4633 fax 859.263-4074
I forwarded Justin the link to this thread so he could see talk generated regarding Mountainfilm, before and after the event. From Justin:
Hello SoWal-ers, I want to thank you again for such a great experience along 30-A this year. As I mentioned each night, I can see why John, Jim and other Telluriders were lured away from the mountains of Colorado to this magical place. Between the beautiful setting, incredible coast and the warmth and soul of the people I find it difficult to leave myself.
I also want to thank you for your comments. I knew coming into the show this year that it would be impossible to fill Jim's shoes at the podium and we may have over-compensated a bit. Sorry about that. Sometimes presenting these films becomes a battle between passion and brevity. Passion obviously won. I had the fortune to see Jim at work last year and was really looking forward to seeing him up there again this year. It was simply not in the cards. Maybe next year we'll summon our inner Jim a bit more proficiently.
I am extremely excited to see that the impact of the films is already resonating throughout the SoWal community and into the lives of the audience at Watercolor. Thanks for posting the fax and the great feedback.
Thanks for your patience. I'll see you next year - with less to say .
Director, Mountainfilm on Tour
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Wow, what a gracious, thoughtful response. The Mountainfilm crew are collectively a class act, kudos to them. And they play a mean game of kickball, too.
This will be our first time at the event and we're looking forward to a wonderful evening.
...it's either too early or too late.
a great photo from Ben and Travis' blog
I got a little nostalgic today and watched something that made me smile the whole time I was watching:
YouTube - Running Down The Man Trailer
A reminder that 08's dates are 11/7-8
Here's a couple of our old intros. The first one is a slideshow of Ben's cover shots for the Daily Planet. The second one is from '97 that still gets a lot of play on tour. There's more good viewing here
YouTube - Telluride Daily Planet
Mountainfilm in Telluride in three weeks. Hope to see you there.
Ben and Travis have made available for viewing pretty much everything Felt Soul Media has created. Go here: http://www.feltsoulmedia.com/main.html and click on 'Craft'. Enjoy.
Mark your calendars. November 7th and 8th. Make your reservations soon. We had our first meeting yesterday.
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