There is a cool film festival coming to Houston, thanks to ICE Worth Sustaining. Below is some general information one of their members has told us about the upcoming event. This is not a formal meetup, per se. We just wanted to help spread the word and encourage you all to check it out! Please see the information below regarding ticketing and what is included!
ICE Worth Sustaining is once again bringing MountainFilm in Telluride Film Festival to Houston at the Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Sat., 2/22 & 2/23. Two evenings of film and feasting. Each night a unique film program with inspiring documentaries, powerful shorts, avant-garde animation, extreme sports, expert panelists. Eye-opening, life changing and breathtaking films. $35 per night or $60 for both nights. Includes complimentary wine, beer, beverages. Fabulous dinner buffet for additional fee. Go to the website for more information and advance tickets. ICEworthsustaining.org.
A few of this years films are:
SWISS MACHINE - Ueli Steck is a Swiss speed climber and alpinist who scales giant rock and ice faces at a rate so blurrily fast that it could be considered stupid. But the thing about Steck is he is incredibly precise and controlled. “I am like a Swiss watch, you know. Very efficient,” he says in the film.
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY - Count on the French for the latest invention in the realm of highlining, speedflying and, er, line jumping? Whatever you call this cross between highlining, bungee jumping and BASE jumping that filmmaker Seb Montaz-Rosset highlights in this teaser of I Believe I Can Fly (Flight of the Frenchies), it certainly is crazy. And entertaining. As onlookers watch in terror, the Frenchmen have us convinced, if only for a moment, that they can truly fly.
MOONWALK - Dean Potter is nothing if not creative. In this short piece, he highlines across a desert landscape with a massive full moon as his backdrop.
UNDERCITY - Most people come to New York City to see the sights, and understandably they look up. Steve Duncan, a historian and self-described urban explorer, looks down–way down–into the maze of tunnels that run beneath the city. Directed by Andrew Wonder, Undercity, is a short documentary that follows Duncan as he shows us some of the city’s secrets and introduces us to some of the peculiar characters that that lurk below the streets. Not content to explore underground, Duncan sets his sights on some hard-to-reach landmarks above–way above–ground.
CHASING ICE - Photographer James Balog documents the disappearance of glaciers by setting up time-lapse cameras around the world. The song "Before My Time," sung in the film by actress Scarlett Johansson, has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.