Final Mountainfilm is Monday
February 28, 2008
BRECKENRIDGE ” The final installment of Telluride’s Mountainfilm on Tour in Breckenridge is Monday. Movies begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Speakeasy Movie Theatre in Breckenridge and tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for kids under 12.
Of the show proceeds, 80 percent will go to the dZi Foundation’s “Revitalize a Village” project via the local nonprofit Mountain to Mountain.
Door prizes for the Monday event include a free pass to Telluride Mountainfilm in May, valued at more than $200. Tickets will go on sale at 5 p.m.
– ‘Fitzroy’ ” Lito Tajito-Flores
The film by Lito Tajito-Flores that started the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival! (27 mins)
– ‘The Hatch’ ” Ben Knight and Travis Rummel
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– ‘Psicobloc’ ” Josh Lowell
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– ‘Gimme Green’ ” Isaac Brown
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– ‘Defect’ ” Dan Heaton
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– ‘Gatherers from the Sky’ ” Gauthier Flauder
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– ‘Pure’ ” Joachim Hellinger
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– ‘Solilochairliftquist’ ” T.M. Faversham
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