Backcountry Film Festival at Brewvies
Utah is the the grip of deep winter, which means backcountry skiing is at its peak. But if your backcountry experience has been lacking, or you need inspiration to just get out there, then maybe the Backcountry Film Festival will give you a kick in the pants.
The Backcountry Film Festival is touring to ski towns and cities around the country, and they’ll be stopping in Salt Lake on Thursday, January 20th. Brewvies Cinema Pub is is the venue so you can enjoy good beer and good food while watching skiers and snowboarders shred pow on the big screen. Doors open at 7pm. If that isn’t enough for a good time, the Winter Wildlands Alliance, Protect Our Winters, Black Diamond Equipment Ltd and Clif Bar and athletes will attend, plus there will be a raffle.
Films will include:
Teton Gravity Research: “Deeper” follows legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones and other top riders as they forsake helicopters, snowmobiles and lifts to venture deep into untouched terrain under their own power.
Sweetgrass Productions: “Desert River” which is described as ”a beautiful ski adventure into Alaska.”
TreeFight and Snaz Media: “Whitebark Warrior” chronicles the decline of thousand-year old whitebark pines due to climate change and efforts underway to save these iconic high alpine trees.
Other films include “Australis” from Granite Films, and ”TELEvision” from local producers Powderwhore Productions.
According to festival organizers, screenings highlight “the fun and magic of our country’s winter backcountry. At the same time, it raises funds to help Winter Wildlands Alliance and our grassroots groups to continue to protect wild areas throughout the country.”
The Winter Wildlands Alliance created the Backcountry Film Festival in 2005 to help grassroots and professional filmmakers to show audiences their love of the winter outdoors. Since then, the annual festival has been shown in more than 30 towns and cities, and raised thousands of dollars to help efforts to preserve our winter environment.
For more information and a full tour schedule, visit the Backcountry Film Festival online.