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2009 Featured Films
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THE SHARP END
1:30pm - Sunday, October 11th, Taos Community Auditorium

Get ready for an adrenaline-soaked journey up the world's most challenging walls: the French Alps, the Eiger, the Utah Desert, Yosemite granite and more. Ice covered alpine walls, free-solo ascents, slack lining, base jumping from slack line and squirrel suiting will have you on the edge of your seat. www.senderfilms.com Best Climbing Film in Boulder Adventure Film Festival, Best Adventure Film in XDance Action Sports Film Festival Peter Mortimer, USA, 60 mins, 2009

SIGNATURES
1:30pm - Sunday, October 11th, The Taos Gallery

From the orange and gold of fall to the pink cherry blossoms of spring, Signatures follows an entire winter deep in the hardwoods of Hokkaido, Japan. Deliciously deep January blower to April corn, we bring you a film about expression and the art of riding on snow. www.sweetgrassproductions.com Nick Waggoner, USA, 50 mins, 2009

SKIING EVEREST
1:30pm - Saturday, October 10th, Taos Community Auditorium

A small elite fraternity of high-altitude skiers climbs the highest peaks in the world in pure Alpine style, carrying their skis and declining to use supplemental oxygen. At the top of the world, high in the Death Zone, they lock into their skis and descend the most dangerous slopes in the world - under weather conditions that are as perilous as the thin air, hidden crevasses, and 10,000 ft. sheer faces that drop into Nepal and Tibet far below. Les Guthman, USA, 70 mins, 2009 In person: Les Guthman

SNOW TRAMP
1:30pm - Sunday, October 11th, The Taos Gallery

This film pays homage to Charlie Chaplin and the lure of the mountains. True to the genre of Chaplin's films there is a nasty cad, a chase, potentially lethal obstacles and a just reward in the form of a pretty girl. Bryon Nykon and Johanne Gregory, Canada, 6 mins, 2009, North American Premier

SOLO
3:30pm - Sunday, October 11th, Taos Community Auditorium

When Andrew Macauley sets out to be the first to kayak solo across the Tasman Sea the emotion raised between him and his family is startling. The ordeal he undergoes paddling and attempting to rest, not to mention filming himself, in the brutal confines of his tiny craft Beggars Belief. One of the most heart-wrenching documentary accounts we have ever received at the festival, this film is not for the faint at heart. David Michod and Jennifer Peedom, Australia, 52 mins, 2008

TERRA ANTARCTICA
1:30pm - Saturday, October 10th, The Taos Gallery

Writer and filmmaker Jon Bowermaster's recently completed film documents a six-week long exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula by sea kayak. During this expedition, Jon examines the political and environmental forces affecting the Antarctic continent. www.jonbowermaster.com Best Ocean Issues Film at Blue Ocean Film Festival Jon Bowermaster, USA, 49 mins, 2009

THIS IS KASHMIR
1:30pm - Sunday, October 11th, The Taos Gallery

In 2009 the New Zealand Ski Club of Kashmir called for ski and snowboard instructors to travel to Gulmarg, India in the disputed region of Kashmir to teach local kids how to ski. Eight instructors from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Argentina and France answered the call and went to Gulmarg for 2 months of teaching and skiing. Jack McCowan, Australia, 15 min 20 sec, 2009, World Premier

URUCA
6:00pm - Friday, October 9th, Taos Community Auditorium
11:30am - Sunday, October 11th, The Taos Gallery

Animated climbing films are, sadly, a rarity of our genre. Uraca is a gem. Cleverly spoofing a couple of clichés: the seasoned veteran sandbagging the eager youth, the talkative second describing every move to the terrified leader, this short provides a hilarious contrast to the serious tone of the standard climbing film. www.grigorovski.com Four awards including Best Film on Rock Climbing at 2009 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Erick Grigorovski, Brazil, 8 mins, 2008

WOMEN AND THE WAVES
11:30am - Sunday, October 11th, Taos Community Auditorium

The Women and the Waves is a documentary surf film that explores the lives of female surfers who, through the decades, have chosen to paddle head first into the male dominated sport of surfing and found a place of their own. Surfer girls, women who surf, women who don't, female athletes, and the men who love them gain insight into what it's like to "Surf like a Girl!" This inspiring film, featuring generations of female surfers, reveals what has transcended surfing's status as a sport to become a passion so strong, it is the dominant force in their lives. Heather Hudson and Peck Euwer, USA, 48 mins, 2009

YOGIN
11:30am - Saturday, October 10th, Taos Community Auditorium
9:30am - Sunday, October 11th, Taos Community Auditorium

A young pretender challenges the old master in his mountaintop zendo. Guess who prevails in the contest of flexibility? John Hanrahan, USA, 3 mins, 2008




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