Three days of inspiring adventure - Adventure Film Fest comes to Downtown Boulder
If high energy, fast-paced action gets your adrenalin pumping, be sure to check out the fifth annual Adventure Film Festival - presented by Patagonia - happening in Downtown Boulder from November 12-14. Venues, including the Boulder Theater and b.side Lounge, will host a lineup of 20 indy films with subject matters ranging from surfing, climbing, biking and skiing to focusing attention on environmentalism, global awareness and social issues. Click here to check out a selection of films showing this year.
Adventure Film was created in 2004 by "an international community of risk takers, provocateurs, artists, dreamers, athletes, activists" led by Boulder's own, elite mountain climber Jonathan "Jonny" Copp. Tragically, Copp was killed earlier this year in an avalanche in western China. During the festival, a special episode from the new National Geographic series 'First Ascent: Point of No Return,' will show. The documentary recounts Copp's final expedition to make a first ascent of the 6800-meter Mount Edgar where he lost his life along with Micah Dash and Wade Johnson. This year's festival is sure to celebrate his vision, spirit of adventure and love of life.
Beneficiaries of this year's festival are the Jonny Copp Foundation (dedicated to providing opportunities to bring creative expression and adventure to life through grants, outreach programs exhibits and forums) and Leave No Trace (a non-profit organization that supports sustainable outdoor recreation for the benefit of people and the natural environment.)