Backcountry Film Festival!!!!!
Together with the Montana Wilderness Association, we are pleased to present the Backcountry Film Festival at Missoula’s Roxy Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 11. Doors open at 6:30 pm and films start at 7:30 pm.
This marks the 10th year Boise-based Winter Wildlands Alliance has sponsored the Backcountry Film Festival and the eighth year that the festival has been shown in Missoula. The event is a fundraiser for the Montana Backcountry Alliance, which promotes human-powered backcountry skiing and riding throughout Montana.
This year’s films include: From the Road, Afterglow, Backcountry Baker, Out on a Limb, 95 to Infinity, IRS Traverse, Powder Pilgrimage, Sundog, and Higher. The film Backcountry Baker features Missoula locals Jeremy Lurgio (filmmaker), Leslie Nyce (owner), and Baker the dog (star), who will attend the Missoula show.
I’ve been watching the clips in my spare time (I figure I won’t get to see much on the actual film showing night) and they are in turn fun, inspirational, and just plain cool to see.
There will be a raffle, and beer and wine are available for guests 21 and older. This is an all-ages show. General admission is $10, youth and students with a valid ID are $8 (only at the door). Cash and check will be accepted at the door. Credit cards not accepted. General admission tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com.
Montana Backcountry Alliance was formed in 2005 to build an organized community advocating for traditional, human-powered winter recreation. We have commented as a group and individually on forest service management plans, held ski movie premiers, and helped conduct citizen monitoring projects. We intend to build on our success and further strengthen the traditional winter recreation community by advocating for specific non-motorized areas with reasonable access for human-powered recreationists. The motorized lobby is powerful, organized, and well-funded. But we are motivated and dedicated to establishing a strong voice in this important debate. We are also hopelessly addicted to skiing and riding, and will be busy enjoying the wonderful opportunities Montana offers in the winter. Get out and enjoy them too!