As a way of bringing you the best of Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival submissions throughout its history and present day, we have teamed up with the Orpheum Theater to bring you an exciting Summer Showcase Series. These Series will feature the best of our cultural, environmental and adventure-related films and special guests to share their stories.
Our friends at The McMillan are also offering film aficionados 15% off food and drinks (non-happy hour/ specials) for every Showcase.
One of our partner nonprofits Flagstaff International Relief Effort (FIRE) will be selling high quality second hand outdoor wear, the proceeds of which are directly supporting aid work and rebuilding in Langtang, Nepal. We strongly encourage you to donate your best second hand outdoor items and bring them to the Orpheum Theater on the night of the Showcase.
Pushing the Limits
This month we have a selection of films that reflect the concept of pushing beyond our perceived limitations.
Beyond the Horizon
(60 mins) Canada, 2007. Director: Colin Angus
A powerful film that documents the first human powered circumnavigation around the planet in 720 days, without motors or sails.
(10 mins) USA, 2015. Director: Kirk Williams
A short documentary about three adaptive sports athletes and a filmmaker figuring out what makes life most fulfilling.
(8 mins) USA, 2015. Director: Dan Holz & Eric Olofson
We follow Osprey Athlete Kim Havell and fellow alpinist Julia Heemstra on a trip to the Wyoming Wind River Range. They discuss the realities of being female climbers in what is traditionally a male-dominated pursuit, and share the pure playfulness and joy of challenging their limits in the backcountry.
(13 mins) USA, 2015. Director: Renan Ozturk
This film follows the stories of ultra-marathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc.
Showdown at Horseshoe Hell
(20 mins) USA, 2015. Directors: Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen
Once a year hundreds of climbers descend on Arkansas for 24 hours of Horseshoe Hell, #24HHH, a climbing competition that’s a bizarre mix of Burning Man and climbing Magazine. Alex Honnold brings his A game, but he may have some stiff competition from two underdogs.
55 hours in Mexico
(10 mins). USA, 2015.Directors: Joey Schusler & Karl Thompson
This film explores the limits of the weekend warrior and dives deep into type 2 fun when four friends take off to Mexico for an outlandish adventure on the continent’s highest Volcano, Orizaba.