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2009 Featured Films
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HARMLESS
1:30pm - Saturday, October 10th, Taos Community Auditorium

Argentina, Canada, Austria, Alaska, Japan, Italy, France, Utah and California. The dream in "Harmless" is to go to new places, see other cultures, eat different food, make new friends, party, and ski powder. "Harmless" is free heel skiing with incredible people in incredible places. This film is a compilation of two seasons of filming. Nothing but spectacular telemark ski footage with an irie vibe and a reggae sound track. www.toughguyproductions.com Stephane Riendeau, Canada, 29 mins, 2009

HOMO TOXICUS
9:30am - Saturday, October 10th, The Taos Gallery

Carried out with intelligence and humor, Homo Toxicus explores the myriad of links between the majority of the 100,000 industrial compounds developed since World War II and increasing health problems such as cancer, allergies, hyperactivity, and infertility. The findings are disturbing and strongly challenge us to re-evaluate the laws and procedures currently in place to safeguard our health against man-made chemicals and potential environmental pollutants. www.homotoxicus.com www.bullfrogfilms.com Best Documentary Film at Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, IL Carole Poliquin, Quebec, 52 mins, 2008

HUMMINGBIRD MAGIC
11:30am - Saturday, October 10th, The Taos Gallery

This is a delightful documentary following the life, survival and symbolism of hummingbirds. Amazing cinematography, informative and eloquent narration accompanied by a rich array of music, bring the audience an up close and personal view into the journey from an egg half the size of a jellybean, to the baby's first flight. www.hummingbirdmagic.com Alicia Brauns, USA, 22 min, 2008 In person Alicia Brauns

JEAN MAYER - BY TOM FAIRFIELD
1:30pm - Saturday, October 10th, The Taos Gallery

Hook'Em Productions latest movie is a short film about a very special person to Taos Ski Valley, Jean Mayer. They were inspired in 2008 when Jean was inducted to the New Mexico Ski Hall of Fame. Tom and Chris were commissioned to make a short segment about Jean for Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Tom and Chris spent several hours interviewing him and became extremely interested in his story and his history. This inspired them to create the short "Jean Mayer, Hotel St. Bernard". Tom Fairfield, USA, 30 mins, 2009

GREG STUMP INTRODUCES: SNEAK PEAK OF LEGEND OF AAHHHS
6:00pm - Saturday, October 10th, Taos Community Auditorium

Greg Stumps new, yet-to be finished, and much anticipated ski film.

LIFERS: A TALE OF TWO CLIMBERS
1:30pm - Sunday, October 11th, Taos Community Auditorium

Josh Lyons presents to us the lives of two separate climbers living in Boulder, Co., whose seminal climbing experiences took place at Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. One lives out of his pickup truck; the other is a family man and father of four. Now both climbers spend most of their free time climbing in Eldorado Canyon. Josh Lyons, USA, 12 mins, 2009

LOST JEWEL OF THE ATLANTIC
11:30am - Sunday, October 11th, Taos Community Auditorium

Weaving thrilling big-wave surfing footage with testimony, Lost Jewel of the Atlantic chronicles one of the world's most significant surf discoveries in decades, and the subsequent battle to prevent its destruction from ill-conceived coastal development. The point break in Jardim do Mar remained a relative secret to all but a lucky few traveling surfers, without revealing its location to the surfing world. But the secrecy that surrounded it led to its ultimate demise, when the government of Madeira proposed building a massive seawall in this small seaside village. Jacob Holcomb, USA, 53 mins, 2008

LUXURY LINER
11:30am - Sunday, October 11th, The Taos Gallery

Ed Webster, one of the guests at our inaugural festival in 2001, was involved in the first ascent of a climb that became perhaps the most famous two-pitch route in the US. Webster returned to the Supercrack of the Desert at Indian Creek with Alstrin's film crew to reenact the climb. Earl Wiggins, Webster's partner on the day and the man who virtually soloed the splitter crack, armed as he was in the pre-Friend era with only hexes, sadly passed away in 2002. His amazingly bold lead was however recorded for posterity on 16mm film and is included in this thrilling story. Chris Alstrin, USA, 48 mins, 2009

MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY
6:00pm - Thursday, October 8th, Taos Community Auditorium

The St. Bernard Hotel is an icon of Taos Ski Valley. It is still run by the man who built it in 1960: Jean Mayer. Widely recognized as the godfather of the valley Jean has done more than anyone to establish Taos' reputation as a first class destination for both skiing and cuisine. His enthusiasm for the sport has never waned and his dedication to bringing a unique experience to his guests is proven every night when he personally serves his wonderful "en famille" meals. Andrea Heckman, USA, 47 mins, 2009 In person: Andrea Heckman, Jean Mayer




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