5Point Film Festival debuts free film series, creates excitement for 3rd annual festival

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 29, 2010 7:08 am

Featuring Award-winning Films and
Special Presentation by Renowned Expedition Mountaineer, Dave Hahn

(Carbondale, Colo.) — Running January through April, the 5Point Film Festival encourages all to “get your adventure on” through its new monthly Film Series—the second Wednesday of every month—at Dos Gringos restaurant in Carbondale, Colorado. The 5Point Film Series is free and open to the public, offering the Roaring Fork Valley community a sampling of award-winning adventure films, special guests and programs like those shown at its four-day festival in spring. The adventure documentary, Mount St. Elias, kick things off on Wednesday, January 13th at 7:00pm. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 5Point’s Film Series, like its upcoming festival scheduled for April 29 – May 2, 2010, seeks to engage audiences and encourage celebration of our common spirit.

Event founder, Julie Kennedy, explains the core intention of the 5Point Film Series: “In the months leading up to our annual festival, we simply wanted to get the community energized and excited for what’s to come.” Adds Kennedy, “The 5Point Film Series is a fantastic way to carry our message of ‘inspiring adventure’ throughout the rest of winter and into spring when filmmakers and audiences will once again gather to make change. That’s what the 5Point Film Festival is all about.”

The complete 5Point Film Series program:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 7:00pm: Mount St. Elias
A dramatic and awe-inspiring documentary following three of the world’s greatest ski mountaineers to Alaska’s Mount St. Elias where they attempt to complete the longest ski descent in the world. (100 min.)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7:00pm: Confirmed Special Guest, Dave Hahn
Welcome mountaineering legend Dave Hahn for a spirited presentation of his most epic mountain adventure. An award-winner for his heroic rescues, Mr. Hahn has more summits of Everest than any non-Sherpa and has successfully summated Denali 18 times (with 25 attempts). In addition to mountaineering, Hahn is an accomplished writer and entertainer known for making the most intense adventures easily relatable by everyone. It is his humility and humor, however, that will make this presentation unforgettable. (120 min.)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 7:00pm: Mountain Culture night
A special ensemble of three enduring films celebrating the beautiful, sometimes gripping nature of daily life in the mountains. (120 min.)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7:00pm: Best of 5Point 2009 + 2010 Sneak Peek
Get psyched for 5Point’s 2010 festival! With just two weeks before the big event, enjoy the festival’s most-loved films from 2009. At this special screening, be the first to see 5Point’s 2010 festival trailer. And for extra-added convenience: all 2010 festival tickets will be available for purchase. (120 min.)

More information about the 5Point Film Series can be found at www.5pointfilm.org. The complete program for 5Point’s 3rd annual festival (April 29 – May 2, 2010) is now available for viewing at www.5pointfilm.org.

The 5Point Festival is graciously presented by sponsors Patagonia, Beattie Outdoor Productions, Town of Carbondale, CLIF BAR, Bighorn Toyota, The Aspen Times, Post Independent, Alpine Bank, New Belgium Brewery, Amore Reality, KDNK, KSNO and Alchemy Concert Systems. Proceeds from the 501(c)3 non-profit benefit 1% for the Planet. For more information, please call 970.963.2188 or visit www.5pointfilm.org.