Are you a film buff? If so, you are probably familiar with the Telluride film festival called “Mountainfilm.” For the last four years, Savannah has held a mini-version of this festival featuring the top films premiered in Colorado.

Mountainfilm will tour through Savannah the weekend of January 18 – 19, 2013 at the Trustee’s Theatre. This venue is within walking distance (.5 mile) from our historic district vacation rentals. Screenings are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

The tour will present the very best films of this year’s Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. The subject matter of these films is a celebration of “the indomitable spirit” via themes of adventure, perseverance, and remarkable personalities. The film festival’s mission is to “educate and inspire audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, and conversations worth sustaining.”Mountainfilm_on_tour

Films at the 2013 MountainFlim on Tour

Bidder 70: What makes this film interesting is that the protagonist — activist Tim DeChristopher, who’s been to Mountainfilm several times — could not attend the screening in person because he’s serving two years in prison for an act of civil disobedience in which he disrupted an oil and gas land auction.

Eco-Ninja: From the maker of the award-winning short film The Job (Mountainfilm 2007) comes this satirical brief comedy about a corporation that enforces a go-green policy in its offices by hiring an Eco Ninja who takes his duties all too seriously. As usual, Jonathan Browning and Screaming Frog Productions think outside the box — and then recycle the box.

The Freedom Chair: Josh Dueck was a passionate free-skier who coached world-class athletes. But one day, he misjudged his speed as he approached a jump and crashed. His spinal cord was severed, leaving him paralyzed. Instead of giving up on skiing, however, Dueck refocused his passion into sit-skiing, and the experience allowed him to jump-start a new career and find a new way to do what he loves the best: ski.

The Man Who Lived on his Bike: What can you do on a bicycle? For Guillaume Blanchet, the question is what can’t you do? In this two-minute homage to bikes and the bike obsessed, Blanchet eats, sleeps, showers, shaves, works, cooks and even dates — all from atop his man-powered machine.

You can purchase tickets online. Prices range from $25 for a weekend pass to $10 for individual screenings.