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2006 Featured Films
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LIGHT OF THE HIMALAYA
8:00pm, Saturday, Oct. 7th, Old County Courthouse

Largely due to the increased incidence of ultra violet at higher altitude the people of Nepal suffer from the highest rates of cataract blindness in the world. This film highlights Mount Everest guide Pete Athans and climber surgeon, Geoff Tabin. www.seracfilms.com
Michael Brown, USA, 64mins, 2006. In Person: Pete Athans, Michael Brown.

MEGALITHIC
2:00pm, Sunday, Oct. 8th, Old County Courthouse

Last year, young New Mexico filmmaker Kevin Jaramillo brought us a great short shot in the Sandias. This year he delivers again with a pithy piece from Yosemite National Park.
Kevin Jaramillo, USA, 15mins, 2005. In Person: Kevin Jaramillo.

MICHAEL BROWN
2:00pm, Sunday, Oct. 8th, Old County Courthouse

Cinematographic adventure in HD, Michael Brown projects stills chronicling his career as a filmmaker.

MONLAM ASPIRATION
9:15am, Sunday, Oct. 8th, Taos Community Auditorium

Kagyu Monlam, an international Buddhist prayer gathering held for world peace and the benefit of all beings, is held yearly under the Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya, India, where the Buddha reached enlightenment. Monlam Aspiration is a visual document of that gathering and provides the viewer with a deeper understanding of both the event and the Buddhist practice. Taos native filmmaker Louis Moya will introduce his film and answer questions. www.artyfaktfilms.com
Louis Elias Moya, USA, 76mins, 2003. In person: Louis Moya.

MOUNTAIN CURRENTS
3:45pm, Sunday, Oct. 8th, Taos Community Auditorium

Give some local boys a video cam and 5 weeks on the steeps of Chamonix! Taos filmmaker Amos Hockmeyer takes us along on their annual escapade and shows that these Taose–os can truly hold their own on the Alps' biggest, steepest ski descents.
Amos Hockmeyer, USA, 12mins, 2006, Premiere. In Person: Amos Hockmeyer, Thor Husted, Jamie Baldonado.

MOUNTAINS WITHOUT BARRIERS
2:00pm, Sunday, Oct. 8th, Old County Courthouse

Climbing presents sufficient challenge for those of us whose bodies are whole. Michael Brown's beautiful and moving film, which features double-amputee, Hugh Herr leading two blind climbers, Erik Weihenmayer and Andy Holzer, up a severe route in the Dolomites is at once humbling and inspiring. www.seracfilms.com
Michael Brown, USA, 24mins, 2006. In Person: Michael Brown.

NEW MEXICO UNDERGROUND
6:00pm, Friday, Oct. 6th, Taos Community Auditorium

A group of caving enthusiasts discover a hidden cave in New Mexico with some spectacular features. Their style of descent offers an interesting counter point to the Italian team's methods in the accompanying film The Abyss. www.nmdigitalvideo.com/NMU
New Mexico Underground, USA, 15mins, 2006. World Premiere. In Person: NMU.

OF WIND AND WAVES: THE LIFE OF WOODY BROWN
9:30am, Sunday, Oct. 8th, Old County Courthouse

Following the success of "Surfing for Life," a hit at TMFF, 2003, David Brown delivers again with "Of Wind and Waves." Woody Brown, a 94-year-old legend in the worlds of surfing, sailing and soaring is the subject of this touching documentary, and has lived an inspired life of extraordinary adventure, accomplishment and tragedy. www.dlbfilms.com
David Brown, USA, 62mins, 2006. Inspiration Award, Mountainfilm in Telluride.

OUR DAILY BREAD
8:00pm, Friday, Oct. 6th, Old County Courthouse

Stripped of voiceover, interviews or obvious editorial stance, Nikolaus Geyrhalter's evocative documentry "Our Daily Bread" looks at the agricultural industry across Europe through sound and images alone. The film offers a tabula rasa in which some audiences will see a horrifying indictment of the industry's cruelties, others a realistic depiction of mechanized farming, and some a soft-spoken tribute to manual labor. Precisely composed cinematography and painstaking sound design create moments of sublime beauty, even when showing the production line slaughter of animals. As a pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the viewer to draw his own conclusions, "Bread" makes rich food for thought. www.ourdailybread.at
Special Jury Award, Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Austria, 90mins, 2005.

PACHAMAMA
4:00pm, Friday, Oct. 6th, Old County Courthouse

Some indigenous Ecuadoran people have devised a unique approach to battling the forces that threaten their culture: sending ambassadors abroad to confront the issues at source rather than fighting them at home. www.channelg.tv
Channel G TV, USA, 5mins, 2005. In person: Michael Schoenfeld.

PETE ATHANS
3:45pm, Saturday, Oct. 7th, Old County Courthouse

Mr. Everest, Pete Athans' slide-show covers his climbing exploits in all corners of the globe.

REEL ROCK
5:45pm, Saturday, Oct. 7th, Taos Community Auditorium

TMFF hosts the Reel Rock extravaganza that is touring the country this fall. Along with gear giveaways and a high-octane presentation the following films will screen.

FIRST ASCENT
Peter Mortimer and Timmy O'Neil have produced many fine films in the genre over the years (Front Range Freaks, Return to Sender) and this is their tour de force. First Ascent features today's top rock climbers as they lay siege to steep faces and soaring alpine walls in pursuit of climbing's pinnacle achievement - the First Ascent. Mortimer brings us on this globetrotting journey to capture the hopes, fears, and truly radical feats of men and women on climbing's cutting edge. www.senderfilms.com
Directed and Edited by Peter Mortimer with Nick Rosen, USA, 2006.

DOSAGE PART 4
Another leading filmmaker in the climbing scene, Josh Lowell (Biographie, TMFF 2003; Psicobloc, TMFF 2004) brings us volume 4 of his very successful series. Leading climbers Chris Sharma, Tommy Caldwell and Lisa Rands perform on many of the world's test pieces. www.bigupproductions.com
Josh Lowell, USA, 2006.




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