Throckmorton Mountainfilm
Festival Schedule & Events

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

SPECIAL GUESTS & SPEAKERS


Karma Moffett, master Tibetan bowl player

Carter Brooks, artist of climate art

Joshua Izenberg, director of The Perfect Flight

Shawn Hayes, falconer/star of The Perfect Flight

OPENING NIGHT PARTY


9:45-11:30pm 

Piazza d'Angelos

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Directed by: Rory Kennedy
2017 USA / Duration: 120 mins

Laird Hamilton is best known as a pioneering big wave surfer, but that label doesn’t do him justice. He is a consummate waterman, innovator of wave riding, free diver, windsurfer, long-distance paddler and man more able and at home in the ocean than most of us will ever be on dry land.  ▸ continue reading

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

FEATURE FILM


Blood Road

GUEST SPEAKER


Rebecca Rusch, endurance athlete & star of Blood Road (via Skype)

Blood Road

Directed by: Nicholas Schrunk
2017 USA / Vietnam / Duration: 96 mins

Rebecca Rusch and Huyen Nguyen pedal 1,200 miles along the Ho Chi Minh Trail to reach the crash site and final resting place of Rebecca's father, a U.S. Air Force pilot who was shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier.  ▸ continue reading

Join world renown falconer Shawn Hayes, star of The Perfect Flight, for an intimate one hour seminar on the history and art of Falconry.

GUEST SPEAKERS


Dr. Paul Auerbach, star of HAFE

François Lebeau, director of My Irnik

Joshua Izenberg, director of The Perfect Flight

Shawn Hayes, falconer & star of The Perfect Flight

Adaptation Bangladesh: Sea Level Rise
One Hundred Thousand Beating Hearts

The Perfect Flight

Directed by: Joshua Izenberg
2016 USA / Duration: 6 mins

The perfect flight for a falcon is the one that yields a kill. And food. For falconer Shawn Hayes, the perfect flight arcs higher: It shares with others the love and awe he feels from partnering with a wild animal — sharing with kids, especially, to help keep them away from a life of trouble.  ▸ continue reading

Join us for booze & conversation with filmmakers, sponsors and guest presenters from Mountainfilm. Complementary to all ticket & pass holders. 

FEATURE FILM


Chasing Coral

GUEST SPEAKER


Daniel Sherer, director of The Seed Vault: Preserving Crop Diversity, Forever.

NIGHTCAP 


9:30-10:00 pm 

Throckmorton Theatre

Chasing Coral

Directed by: Jeff Orlowski
2016 USA / Duration: 94 mins

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.  ▸ continue reading

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

GUEST SPEAKER


Sriram Murali, director of Lost in Light

Winter The Grommet
Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out

GUEST SPEAKERS


Michael Jacobs, director of The High Five

Brad Gobright, free solo climber & star of Safety Third

Ice Call - Sam Favret
Whitefish. Proven Here.
The High Five

The Nathan Bickart Trio presents 'Songs of the Tamalpais Foothills', an evening of music written for and inspired by Mt. Tam and the communities built in its shadow.

Join us for wine and conversation with filmmakers, sponsors and guest presenters from Mountainfilm. Thanks to our sponsors Mt. Brave and Capture Wines. Complementary to all ticket & pass holders.

SHORTS


Lost in Light

FEATURE FILM


The Farthest - Voyager in Space

GUEST SPEAKER


Sriram Murali, director of Lost in Light

NIGHTCAP


10:00-10:30pm

Throckmorton Theatre

The Farthest - Voyager in Space

Directed by: Emer Reynolds
2016 Ireland / Duration: 121 mins

There is never going to be another mission quite like it. In 1977, NASA sent two Voyager probes into deep space just in time for a historic alignment that allowed them to make a successful exploration of the outer planets of our solar system. It was the beginning of an incredible fact-finding mission and interstellar journey that gave us the first close-up images of Jupiter’s red spot, Saturn’s rings, Uranus’ drab crust and Neptune, beautiful blue luminous Neptune.   ▸ continue reading