Ninth Annual Mountainfilm Festival on Tour at WaterColor, November 6 & 7

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  1. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    Great job John R et al. In my opinion this event stands above all of the annual affairs in this area. Looking forward to version X!
     
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    Today is like the day after Christmas- the day after Mountain Film letdown has set in.
     
  3. 30A Skunkape

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    Perhaps a new unicycle for the young ones would provide sufficient distraction?;-)
     
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    I reallllly can't wait for next year! Thanks to all of you for such great info.

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    So what did you think of Food, Inc? I just added it to my queue at Netflix.

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    Or a hatchet? Oh oh oh....the hatchet kid movie just about sent me over the edge.
     
  7. Smiling JOe

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    over the edge, as in wearing a bat suit and jumping off a cliff?

    Here are the 2009 films shown at Mountain Film, several which were also shown at Mtn Film on tour at WaterColor.
     
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    Or snow skiing while being pulled by a horse galloping at full speed?
     
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    Agreed... Many thanks to you John, and all the people who work with you to bring us Mountainfilm! I will be (im)patiently counting down to #10...
     
  10. John R

    John R needs to get out more

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    Thanks for coming to Mountainfilm again everyone. It's my favorite event to work on during the year. We're thinking of using Year 10 as a 'Best Of' retrospective, so possibly adding a third night, or devoting one or both nights to past favorites. But, still want to be able to bring you the new stuff also. Additionally, Mountainfilm in Telluride is looking at our event as one of the locations to expand to a mini festival; adding a day, multiple venues, daytime programs, etc... All this is still being hammered out, and is not set in stone yet. As things develop, I'll be sure to let you know.

    To get some feedback on our programming this year, could you post what was your favorite film, and what you liked or disliked about the weekend(it doesn't have to be related to just the films, we want to improve your experience every year)?

    thanks.
     
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    Thanks John - another great job. It looks like you're about to need a bigger venue. Maybe have a free film the day or week before the festival for promotion and ticket sales.

    Please let us know if we can help you sell more tickets.
     
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    That is great. IMO, with quality films like the ones submitted, I think two evenings is not enough. I'd love to see all of the films, and think that adding an additional evening would be awesome. I also like the idea of having an indoor venue to screen some movies during one of the days. Also, I think that you could tie in the theme of Mtn Film for each year, into a daytime (free) expo on the same topic, maybe tying in local stuff like the Farmer's Market.

    Loved the second screen set up this year! Maybe for the early crowd, who wait in line for an hour for the gates to open, short out-takes, or bloopers from the films, could be shown on that second screen while we wait.

    I was thinking as I sat in a mostly packed lawn this year, "I wonder if they will have to expand next year?" Camp WaterColor's field would be a good potential location, though I like the amphitheater feel of Cerulean Park.

    I definitely liked the brighter front projection this year. It was a huge improvement. Thanks.

    I watched a Mtn Film submission not shown at this year's show, Carts of Darkness. It was by far my favorite film. Food, Inc was a great wake up film, and is much appreciated, but I didn't "enjoy" it so much as a film. Very good, and very well done, and very important, but just not entertaining. I had no problem with the length of the film, and heard no comments from others about the length, so I think that is a non-issue. It worked.

    I loved Vern's Watermelon film, and also liked the monastary restoration film. The animation of the Spaghette Western was really cool, too, and a great balance to the film like Food, Inc. Speaking of which, I think you guys were right on to show Vern's film on the second night (in addition to Fri), following Food, Inc. That balanced out the seriousness of Food, Inc, with something as serious, but with a very light and happy twist. :clap:

    Bridal Veil Falls was a great film, loved the idea of an amputee and blind guy ice climbing the tallest iced over waterfall in Colorado -- makes me get excited about what I could do with vision and extra leg.

    Deep Shinsetsu was cool, even though I don't ski.

    Drift (Bahamas) was good. I really like these films on interesting characters. Same goes for the Last Butcher in Little Italy.

    Samsara really digs in deep, and was one of my favorites!

    Careful with that Ax was an intersting idea, but not well executed. (my least favorite)

    Overall, 2209 was a great show. Regarding 2010, I like the idea of having an additional night of the hits of the past, but keeping the existing two nights for the new stuff.

    Thanks again to all who make Mtn Film on tour at WaterColor possible! It is by far, my favorite event in South Walton. :clap:
     
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    Smiling Joe, thanks for the thoughtful comments & critique ... stay tuned!
     
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    I would LOVE another night of films! :wub:

    Was rather disappointed that w/ the limited time we had, one (Vern)was shown twice - it went very well after Food Inc, but I would rather have seen another film during one of its slots.

    My favorite thing about MountainFilm is seeing films about things I know nothing about or topics that make me think - so more Mustang, spaghetti, and extreme unicycling, fewer winter climbing or fishing is my vote.

    Red Helmet rocked, the ax just freaked us out.

    Still an amazing line-up! Just critiquing! :wave:
     
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    I loved everything I saw Friday night. Esp. Six Farms, The Last Butcher, just everything. Suggestion, more bathrooms. Two was not quite enough for the ladies.
     
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    Actually this year's bathroom situation was MUCH better than the past - never had more than 6 people in front of me - instead of 15+ like previous years.

    Though I certainly wouldn't complain if there were even more!
     
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    Cool. I had a little more of a wait and it was not during a break, but I was very thankful for a real bathroom and not a port-o-potty setup.:D
     
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    FYI, this is much safer than the popular alternative of 3 wheel ATV w/ tire inner tube. :D
     
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    Baithouse was open- girls had both the girls AND boys!!
     
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    Yep - can't believe it took years to figure that one out, but it made such a great difference!

    P.S. Why do women take so damn long in the bathroom? :idontno:
     

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