Mountainfilm on Tour coming to Monte Vista on April 8


MONTE VISTA — Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride.

The tour will visit Monte Vista at the Vali 3 Theater on Friday, April 8 with films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. There is also a virtual program option the following weekend from April 15-17.

Mountainfilm on Tour in Monte Vista is hosted by the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce in partnership with San Luis Valley Great Outdoors.

This will be the third year the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce has brought Mountainfilm on Tour to the San Luis Valley. While hosting an inspiring collection of films, the show is also an opportunity to raise funds to support the work of San Luis Valley Great Outdoors (SLV GO!), a local nonprofit.

SLV GO!’s mission is to provide visitors and residents with accessible and inclusive outdoor recreation opportunities that balance conservation, connect communities, improve wellness, encourage stewardship, and contribute to the economic vitality of the region.

The Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce and SLV GO! will welcomes guests on April 8 at Rain Brews beginning at 4:30 p.m. for a silent auction fundraiser, drinks, and appetizers while learning more about the current and future work of SLV GO!

Silent auction items include local artwork, gift certificates for local eateries, outdoor gear, hot spring passes, and more. The Vali 3 Theater opens its doors at 6:30 and the show kicks off at 7 p.m.

Tickets for Mountainfilm on Tour in Monte Vista can be purchased online at www.mountainfilm.org/tour. Tickets will also be available at the door of the Vali 3 Theater the day of the event. Tickets for both the live and virtual showing are $15 and support the work of SLV GO! For a sneak peak, see the complete playlist at www.mountainfilm.org/tour/schedule.

Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues. Mountainfilm is held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride.

Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a multi-dimensional celebration of indomitable spirit. Mountainfilm’s mission is to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

To learn more about Mountainfilm, visit www.mountainfilm.org.

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