Come join us at 7:00pm on November 17th at the event center at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville for what is sure to be a spectacular night of community and film as we celebrate our shared passion for the outdoors. The featured films are a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held annually in Telluride, Colorado, and are themed around using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Our Mountainfilm presenter will guide you through the program, providing insight on the films, filmmakers, and subjects. All proceeds from the event will benefit Muddy Sneakers’ school programming in WNC and its efforts to introduce a growing number of public elementary students to the joy of learning outside.
Muddy Sneakers is an education non-profit that partners with public schools to supplement classroom science instruction with experiential, inquiry-based outdoor learning. Committed to measurable results, the organization provides fifth grade students multiple field experiences throughout the school year. Students develop a connection with nature, become more physically active, gain in self-confidence, and increase science aptitude. Programs take place on nearby conserved lands where students are instructed in small groups by highly skilled outdoor educators. Muddy Sneakers currently serves 44 schools across western and piedmont NC as well as upstate SC and reached over 2,700 students during the 2016-2017 academic year. For more information, including how to sponsor student participation, visit www.muddysneakers.org.
Tickets for the event are available for online purchase below through Brown Paper Tickets. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 day-of-show with limited VIP options available. For further inquiry or information about becoming an event sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mountainfilm began in 1979 and is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The festival is best described by one word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, and ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. To learn more about the festival, visit www.mountainfilm.org.