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© 2010 Patagonia, Inc.

180º South

the Movie

in 1968, Yvon Chouinard and Doug tompkins took a dharma-bum road trip – to surf, ski and climb their way from ventura to the heart of wild Patagonia. the journey instilled in Yvon and Doug a lifelong commitment to protect and restore the last truly wild spaces. it also inspired a new generation of athletes and activsts – including jeff johnson, Keith Malloy and timmy o’Neill – to retrace the steps of their heroes (and meet up with them along the way). Don’t miss Chris Malloy’s 180º South – a tale of two journeys featuring interviews with Yvon and Doug and epic imagery.

Dave McGuire checks the rigging aboard Seabear, en route to Rapa Nui, during the making of 180º South.. jeff johNSoN

festival at-a-glance THURSDAY

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april 30

5Point Gallery Show INterACTION: Works by Amee Hinkley and Renan Ozturk at the CCAH Gallery on Main St. 9am-5pm

5Point Gallery Show INterACTION: Works by Amee Hinkley and Renan Ozturk at the CCAH Gallery on Main St. 9am-5pm

5:00pm Festival Weekend Kick-Off CELEBRATION (2 Hours)

5:00pm Enjoy Carbondale’s Restaurants Downtown Carbondale (2 hours)

7:00pm Program I Whet your palate for adventure… Emcee: Brad Ludden (3 ½ hours)

7:00pm Program II Travel around the world as we share incredible stories… Special Presentation by Emcee, Kelly Cordes (3 ½ hours)





Enjoy Fat Belly Burgers and New Belgium Beer throughout the day! 11:00 am Program III: All Age Adventure Film Series Emcee: Timmy O’Neil (2 hours) 5Point Gallery Show INterACTION: Works by Amee Hinkley and Renan Ozturk at the CCAH Gallery on Main St. 12pm-7pm



5Point Gallery Show INterACTION: Works by Amee Hinkley and Renan Ozturk at the CCAH Gallery on Main St. 12pm-7pm 3:00pm Program VI Follow the Colorado River from snow to sea and honor our festival award winners Special Presentation by Peter McBride Emcee: Brook Le Van (3 hours)

1:15pm Program IV: Patagonia Tribute Emcee: Timmy O’Neil (2 hours) 3:00 pm Big Art With The Big Heart Ice Cream Social FREE for the community 180° South Book signing (2 ½ hours)

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7:00 pm Program V A soulful exploration and two world premieres… Special Presentation by Peter Mortimer Emcee: Nick Waggoner (3 ½ hours)

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• All Will Call tickets will be available at the Town of Carbondale Recreation & Community Center 30 minutes prior to program. • Advance ticket purchase recommended. • If a screening sells out of advance tickets, a wait list will begin 30 minutes before show time. • Doors open 30 minutes before each program. • In the event of a sellout, unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes prior to program. • Programs are subject to change without notice. • No ticket refunds or exchanges. • Please notify the 5Point Film Festival at 970 309 3502 of any special needs covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act.


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welcome 5 Point Spotlight Non-Profit: thompson divide coalition The 5Point Film Festival is proud to partner with the Thompson Divide Coalition (TDC) to protect Thompson Divide, a vast swath of federal land that lies southwest of Carbondale. The 221,500 acres of Thompson Divide include nine inventoried roadless areas and the Thompson Creek, Three Mile and Four Mile Creek Watersheds, Coal Basin, parts of the Muddy Basin and the headwaters of East Divide Creek. Thompson Divide is at risk. Approximately 105,000 acres have been leased for oil and gas development, totaling 81 leases. Development of these leases would have disastrous social, economic, environmental and health consequences for our community.

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Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Gallery April 2nd through May 3rd Open 5Point Festival Weekend: Thursday and Friday 9-5pm Saturday and Sunday 12-7pm

So far, the majority of leases in Thompson Divide have not been developed. However, the development is heading our way. The company that holds the majority of the leases in Thompson Creek recently submitted an application to drill in Thompson Divide northwest of McClure Pass. The 5Point Film Festival applauds the local ranchers, farmers, hunters, fishermen, recreationalists, conservationists and community leaders who formed the Thompson Divide Coalition for the sole purpose of securing permanent protection from energy development for the federal lands in Thompson Divide. TDC is marching toward that goal – collecting baseline water quality data for our watersheds, seeking federal legislation to withdraw Thompson Divide from availability for future leasing and working with current leaseholders to retire the existing leases.

INterACTION is a collection of works by Amee Hinkley and Renan Ozturk, which explore the relationship between humans and their physical and psychological landscape. Adventure is the inspiration and driving force behind each piece. Experiences are transformed into imaginative compositions; vibrant color and line tell the stories of both the familiar and the unknown, leaving room for you to recall a time, place or experience from the past – or perhaps inspire you to create new ones.

We live, work and recreate in this area – many depend on these federal lands for their livelihoods. We at the 5Point Film Festival agree with the Thompson Divide Coalition, that our beloved, lifegiving, watershed-sustaining backyard is more valuable just as it is.

We urge you to take a stand and get involved. Please join with us in this effort.

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1% for the Planet

© Peter Hart

Not long ago, a mountain climber and a fisherman realized they had a lot more in common than a disdain for wearing a suit to work. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, owner of Blue Ribbon Flies, were also passionate environmentalists that happened to be running successful businesses. More importantly, they understood it was good business to protect the natural resources that kept them in business. And the rest is history...


1% for the Planet is enabling businesses to take a lead role in being environmental stewards and to set an example for the rest of the business community. These companies embrace the notion that the sustainability of the natural environment is fundamental to the sustainability of business. To date, 1% for the Planet has initiated over $50 million in environmental giving. As ambassadors of the environment, the 5Point Film Festival is a proud supporter of 1% for the Planet.

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letter from OUR FOUNDER

The 5Point Film Festival is built on five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. We believe these same principles also form the foundation for individuals who lead lives of adventure and connect all of us who share an elemental passion to explore and expand our boundaries.

Are you ready to get your adventure on? From the edge of your seat, the 2010 5Point Film Festival will transport you to all corners of the world, introduce you to people you’ve always wanted to meet, and reveal unforgettable stories of journeys far and near. Most importantly, the festival will bring this outdoor community together in one place, at one time, to celebrate our common spirit.

RESPECT For each other, for the environment, for the experience and for the knowledge we inherit from those who inspire and teach us.

First things first...without the talent and passion of our filmmakers, there would be no 5Point Film Festival. This spring, we honor the filmmakers that light up our screen and our imaginations. For a special look behind the lens, join us in honoring Peter Mortimer, National Geographic filmmaker extraordinaire and our keynote speaker on Saturday night. And don’t miss the Colorado premiere of 180° South, the story that captures the roots of Yvon Chouinard’s vision starting Patagonia and his environmental movement within the outdoor industry.

COMMITMENT To overcome fear and give ourselves completely to the challenge at hand while leading a vital existence and never allowing ourselves to become complacent.

HUMILITY To assume the courage and the discipline to listen to our intuition and not our egos, always mindful of our place in the natural order.

Throughout the festival, we will open new doors for adventures of all kinds. Amee Hinkley and Renan Ozturk, both accomplished rock climbers and mountaineers, will share what inspires their journeys through their artwork. The first-ever 5Point Gallery Show of their original works will be on display at the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Gallery on Main Street, Carbondale, from April 2nd – May 2nd. Please make sure you stop by.

PURPOSE To muster the motivation and conviction necessary to pursue our highest aspirations in the face of adversity.

BALANCE To maintain our focus and energy in life, in nature, and on the journeys we undertake while things we cannot control shift around us.

In celebrating art of another kind, this festival marks the inaugural Big Art with the Big Heart Ice Cream Social on Saturday afternoon, a special gathering named for my late father, Art Cerre, 5Point’s biggest supporter and ice cream’s biggest fan. Please join us for some free Boulder Organic ice cream, to share stories and to laugh. The festival magic officially begins Thursday, April 29th, with 5Point’s opening reception at the Rec Center, hosted by Phat Thai and Six89. So, help us kick things off, then make sure to settle in for the duration. You will not want to miss one film, one speaker, one Fat Belly Burger or one New Belgium brew.

© James Q Martin

And lastly, THANK YOU to all of our tremendous sponsors and volunteers who really went above and beyond in a challenging year. Your profound commitment ensures the 5Point Film Festival will continue to promote passion with a conscience in our soulful Carbondale community and beyond.

© Jeff Johnson


I look forward to seeing you there,

The 5Point Film Festival inspires adventure of all kinds, connects generations through shared experience and respect, engages passion with a conscience, and educates through film.

Julie Kennedy Festival Founder

We are all ambassadors of the environment. The 5Point Film Festival inspires us to explore wild places and to return with a renewed vigor to protect our natural world. Proceeds from the 5Point Film Festival, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, benefit 1% for the Planet, Thompson Divide Coalition and other non-profits throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

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On the edge between desire and fear, between the known and unknown, is a place deep inside us all where the spirit is transformed — pushed beyond its limit by our deliberate commitment to usher in something new and original. In this soulful place we are catalyzed to learn, expand and engender newfound understanding to inspire others on their journeys. It is this spirit, this thirst for adventure that the 5Point Film Festival celebrates and shares with the community and filmmakers that gather for its annual Festival in Carbondale.

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Ours is a Vision of Paradise Perfected... the most enticing places on Earth

The Timbers Club Snowmass, Colorado

The Residences at Esperanza Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The Rocks Luxury Residence Club Scottsdale, Arizona

Castello di Casole Tuscany, Italy

The Preserve at Botany Bay St. Thomas, USVI

One Steamboat Place Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Orchard at The Carneros Inn Napa Valley, California

Rancho Valencia Rancho Santa Fe, California

Links Cottages at Doonbeg County Clare, Ireland

Vail Plaza Vail, Colorado


thursday april 29 5:00 pm

FESTIVAL WEEKEND KICK-OFF CELEBRATION Carbondale Rec Center Join us after work and after school to mingle with friends and enjoy local favorites: Six89 and Phat Thai gourmet selections, New Belgium Beer and festive wine. Celebrate the beginning of 5Point’s third annual festival weekend in Carbondale.

7:00 pm


EMCEE: Brad Ludden

Whet your palate for adventure... To kick off the festival, we explore long boarders who fly down California mountain passes in three piece suits, the deep Colorado winter, world record waterfall descents in Canada, and the enduring Tibetan people in the high Himalaya.

THE ARGENTINE PROJECT (Canada, 8 min, Mountain Biking)

Another brilliant film brought to us by Felt Soul Media (filmmakers of 2009’s awardwinning Red Gold), Scattered Flurries explores the light and characters that appear during deep winter. This film, shot in Telluride, CO, epitomizes why we love life in the Colorado mountains.

Follow two friends as they explore the northern tip of the Argentinean Andes with their mountain bikes. They search for perfect lines – based on one photograph from an internet search. This leads them on an adventure of epic proportions and possibly the best trip of their lives.

DIRECTORS: Ben Knight and Travis Rummel

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Grant

Filmmakers expected

Filmmaker expected



(USA, 24 min, Climbing)

(Australia, 54 min, Mountain Culture)

Two brothers – Timmy O’Neill, a pro climber, and Sean O’Neill, who is paralyzed from the waist down – push the limits of adaptive climbing, conquering the 3,000foot face of El Capitan. Then it’s on to the Ruth Gorge of Alaska, where they cross a treacherous glacier to climb a remote rock wall. In a storm-stricken land that would challenge even able-bodied climbers, Timmy and Sean face their greatest challenge yet.

In 2006, the world was shocked by an event that brought the Chinese/Tibetan conflict to a head. Tibet: Murder in the Snow tells the impacting story of a teenage Tibetan nun killed by Chinese border patrol as she and other pilgrims fled Tibet over the infamous Nangpa Pass. Using original climber footage, reenactments and interviews with witnesses and survivors, the film tells of young Tibetans who risk their lives each year to illegally cross the rugged Himalaya to attend school or see their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.

DIRECTOR: Peter Mortimer

Filmmaker and Timmy O’Neill expected

DIRECTOR: Mark Gould

15 minute intermission SECOND NATURE (USA, 18 min, Long Boarding)

In an exploration of the abstract and the extreme, Second Nature examines the natural boundaries of the human body. Noah Sakamoto, Patrick Rizzo and J.M. Duran star as test subjects wielding skateboards and blue suits as they race down the roads of California’s High Sierras. DIRECTOR: Colin Blackshear

Filmmaker expected DREAM RESULT (USA, 35 min, Kayaking)

Driven by the passions of nine friends, top athletes and lifelong colleagues, Dream Result is the culmination of a yearlong journey exploring the limits of possibility. Footage includes the world record waterfall descent of 186-foot Palouse Falls, expeditions into the wilderness of northern Canada, big air freestyle on the flooded rivers of Quebec, and a quest for waterfalls throughout Chile and Scandinavia. DIRECTOR: Rush Sturges River Roots Productions

Tyler Bradt expected

t h e r e i s a wo n d e r f u l m y t h i c a l l aw o f n at u r e t h at t h e t h r e e t h i n g s w e c r av e m o s t i n l i f e words pictures colours graphic design + kelly alford are honored to be a sponsor of 5Point Film — our community treasure!

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— h a p p i n e s s , f r e e d o m , a n d p e ac e o f m i n d — a r e a lways at ta i n e d b y g i v i n g t h e m to s o m e o n e e l s e . p e y t o n c o n way m a r c h

friday april 30 KRANKED

5:00 pm

(Canada, 11 min, Mountain Biking)

Enjoy the variety and flavor of Carbondale’s restaurants

The coolest human-powered adrenaline tool ever invented – the mountain bike? Cuts from the French Alps to the lush coast of British Columbia incorporate dirt jump, trail, freeride, slopestyle and downhill styling.

7:00 pm


EMCEE: Kelly Cordes

DIRECTOR: Bjorn Engna

Travel deep into the mountains and witness the incredible stories of those who thrive off of extreme situations in the world’s most remote regions. See what makes these people tick, then venture with us to the shores of Bangladesh where children are learning a new way of life.




(USA, 4 min, Dance)

(USA, 20 min, Mountaineering)

Telling the story of adventure is never an easy task. Due to the harshness of the environments encountered on expeditions, films about exploration are most often produced in an atmosphere far removed from the reality and soul of the experience. As such, the intensity and spirit of the journey is often diluted and lost.

(USA, 9 min, Fly Fishing)

screening order subject to change BORDER COUNTRY Patagonia Tin Shed presents… (USA, 9 min, Climbing)

Jeremy Collins’ Border Country merges video, photos, animation and painting to convey his experience establishing a new route on Yosemite Valley’s Middle Cathedral with Patagonia ambassador Mikey Schaefer. The two had been planning the new route when they learned of the deaths of their good friends and fellow climbers, Jonny Copp and Micah Dash. Collins said, “They showed us to never give up, to go light, to go bold and always live with passion.” He and Schaefer sent the route in their honor. Border Country is the name of a poem written by Jonny the day before he and Micah disappeared in an avalanche in China. DIRECTOR: Jeremy Collins

Filmmaker expected

Discover unspoken hatches, unknown fish and rivers that flow unnamed. A fly fishing movie about places off the beaten path, Off the Grid is a brief snapshot into the lives of two passionate young steelhead anglers trying to make a living doing what they love most – fly fishing. This special 5Point Film Festival cut was shot outside of Cleveland, Ohio. DIRECTOR: R.A. Beattie

YOGIN (USA, 3 min, Animation)

A young yogi challenges an old master to a yoga battle. The egotistical challenger thinks he has what is necessary to take on the master, but there’s more to yoga than physical postures… DIRECTOR: Paris Mavroidis

In January 2010, Renan Ozturk and Cory Richards boarded planes bound for the Everest region of Nepal. Their goal was to establish a new alpine climb on Tawoche (21,320 ft.), and to tell the story as it unfolded…from the field. With only digital SLR cameras, solar energy, a satellite modem and two laptops, they shot, edited and transmitted their journey from the high Himalaya. Using social media, their story was followed by over 100,000 people in real time. These are their dispatches – the story told “as is happens.” DIRECTOR: Renan Ozturk

Filmmaker expected 15 minute intermission DEEP (Japan, 3 min, Skiing)

SPECIAL PRESENTATION Kelly Cordes (15 min)

Kelly’s hilarious presentation will expose the complexities and oddball nature of climbing culture.

Shinsetsu means “deep powder” in Japanese. This short and poetically shot film expresses a typical day in the filmmaker’s home mountains of Japan. DIRECTOR: Masaki Sekiguchi

For the last ten years Peter McBride has done repeated assignment work in Cuba for a variety of magazines. This short is a collection of footage from his travels, shot on three different Sundays during typical Rumba festivals. Derived from the Spanish word for “party,” rumba is a percussive rhythm with song and dance that is often performed with great energy and spontaneity. This short is a celebration of the music, dance and spirit of the Cuban people. DIRECTOR: Peter McBride

Filmmaker expected GUM FOR MY BOAT (USA, 33min, Surfing)

A story of hope, Gum for My Boat focuses on the Bangladesh Surf Club and its young members consisting of more than 30 boys and girls. Many of the children are street kids or come from very poor families – some don’t even know how to swim. But, their love of surfing brings them together and into a way of life they never even knew existed. An ocean that was once deemed “off limits” due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture is now a source of fun, escape and purpose. Follow professional surfer, Kahana Kalama as he works with Hawaiian-based non-profit, Surfing The Nations, and learns from these kids that sometimes surfing involves much more than catching waves. DIRECTER/PRODUCER: Russell Brownley

Kahana Kalama expected


Elite alpine climbers Jonny Copp and Micah Dash travel to a little-explored and treacherous mountain range near the border of Tibet to make a first ascent of a high altitude face. When tragedy strikes, the dark and dangerous side of climbing is revealed.

10:00 pm LATE NIGHT 5POINT Phat Thai Dance and celebrate with DJ Jonasty

DIRECTOR: Peter Mortimer

Filmmaker expected

As It Happens (Program II) First Ascent: Patagonia Promise (Program V) ^ Rumba Sunday (Program II) >

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saturday may 1 KRANKED

11:00 am

(Canada, 11 min, Mountain Biking)

PROGRAM III: All Age Adventure Series

The coolest human-powered adrenaline tool ever invented – the mountain bike? Cuts from the French Alps to the lush coast of British Columbia incorporate dirt jump, trail, freeride, slopestyle and downhill styling.

EMCEE: Timmy O’Neill

Come young, come old and come all to this high energy morning of high adrenaline short films. All ages will enjoy Timmy O’Neill’s hilarious skits and films featuring kayaking, surfing, skateboarding and mountain biking. Also showing: films made by our youth, featuring our youth! There’s something everyone will enjoy! screening order subject to change METALKO FALLS (USA, 3 min, Kayaking)

Watch and listen as this Roaring Fork Valley local, Fred Norquist, shows an intimate perspective of dropping this 101-foot waterfall in Oregon. DIRECTOR: Fred Norquist

OUR BOAT IS OUR ADDRESS (Bangladesh, 11 min, Culture)

Shiropa Purna is an 11-year-old Bangladeshi girl who was intrigued by the gypsies of her local river, the Turag. This unique documentary reveals the culture and lifestyle of these boat dwelling gypsies as they are forced to get creative and rely on everyone in their community to ensure their survival. DIRECTOR: Shiropa Purna

SNAKED (USA, 7 min, Surfing)

During a surf safari down the desolate Moroccan coastline, Alison encounters a fortuneteller that warns her she will have a serious surfing accident if she does not kiss a live cobra! And thus the adventure begins – guided by Moroccan magic.

DIRECTOR: Bjorn Engna

DIVERS (USA, 3 min, Animation)

Blurring the lines between air and sea, Divers transforms the human body into shapes and plays with individual forms as they become part of the larger whole. This beautiful film follows a series of divers as they fall through the sky and eventually fall into the water. DIRECTOR: Paris Mavroidis

D&Y: CHICK SKATEBOARDERS (USA, 8 min, Skateboarding)

This high-energy segment of the awardwinning film, Dear & Yonder, will drop some jaws! Watch as these young female skateboarders perform amazing tricks and build camaraderie in the skate park.

180° SOUTH

1:15 pm

(USA, 84 min, Adventure)

PROGRAM IV: Patagonia Tribute

EMCEE: Timmy O’Neill

Join us for an incredible afternoon as we pay tribute to the folks who paved the way for the outdoor industry and environmental responsibility: Patagonia. The 5Point Film Festival will screen its first feature length film, 180° South, introduced by some Patagonia special guests. This is a program that cannot be missed – old timers and young guns alike!

DIRECTORS: Tiffany Morgan Campbell and Andria Lessler

Chris Malloy’s film strikes so deeply into the heart of Patagonia’s wilderness we come to feel at home there. 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes, Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins, to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life, and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff’s life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature – and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it. DIRECTOR: Chris Malloy

Filmmakers expected

Filmmaker and special guests expected


3:00 - 5:30 pm

(Nepal, 6 min, Mountain Culture)

Seven-year-old Alison has been dragged around the world by her eccentric adventure photographer parents. On a family expedition in the Himalayas, Alison meets a sherpa girl named Rita. This is a true story of their adventures. DIRECTOR: Alison Teal Blehert-Koehn

Filmmaker expected

1% of the story (USA, 14 min, Non-Profit)

1% for the Planet exists to build and support an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. Here’s our story. DIRECTORS: Ben Knight and Travis Rummel

Filmmakers expected

DIRECTOR: Alison Teal Blehert-Koehn

Filmmaker expected

Big Art with the Big Heart Ice Cream Social Named for the late father of festival founder Julie Kennedy, this special community gathering celebrates Art Cerre, 5Point’s biggest supporter and ice cream’s biggest fan. Please join us for some free Boulder Organic ice cream, to share stories and to laugh together. 180° South Book Signing Jeff Johnson takes readers behind the scenes of Chris Malloy’s film, 180° South, to learn more about the people involved, the original overland journey to Patagonia in 1968, and the repeat journey over ocean and land 40 years later. The book includes stories of events and experiences that inspired Chris Malloy, Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to choose paths committed to saving what’s left of the wild world. Renowned surfing photographer Jeff Johnson will be on hand to sign your very own copy.

180˚ South (Program IV)


First Ascent: Brother’s Wild (Program I)

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saturday may 1 7:00 pm


EMCEE: Nick Waggoner

This evening brings together two world premieres and a very special presentation by renowned adventure filmmaker, Peter Mortimer. Journey with us onscreen and behind the lens as Peter shares his filmmaking insight, artistry and passion.


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(USA, 24 min, Climbing)

WILDWATER – A PREVIEW (USA, 8 min, Kayaking)

WildWater uncovers the incredible places, wild individualism and unexpected motives that emerge when humans ride the force that sculpts our planet. Shot on the Grand Canyon, in Colorado and in Ecuador, the film features both unknown and famous paddlers. A never before seen vision of whitewater emerges. Captured by locals Anson Fogel and Jason Dewey, WildWater showcases what is possible using state-of-the-art RED digital cinema cameras and tools. In production for nearly two years, get a sneak preview of the feature length film premiere. DIRECTOR: Anson Fogel

Filmmaker expected

Climber Stanley Leary and his two friends venture across South America to the wild peaks of Patagonia on a journey of the heart. Their mission: to attempt a first ascent and spread the ashes of Stanley’s lover, Roberta, from the summit, thus, granting her dying wish. DIRECTOR: Peter Mortimer

Filmmaker expected SPECIAL PRESENTATION Peter Mortimer (35 min)

Go behind the scenes with Peter Mortimer, a true film artist, award-winning cinematographer and all around adventure seeker. Get to know how Peter, a geology major, came to work with National Geographic founding his First Ascent Film Series. See the incredible impact they have had on him as well as on the outdoor industry as a whole.

BORDER COUNTRY Patagonia Tin Shed presents…

DEAR & YONDER (USA, 55 min, Surfing)

(USA, 9 min, Climbing)

Jeremy Collins’ Border Country merges video, photos, animation and painting to convey his experience establishing a new route on Yosemite Valley’s Middle Cathedral with Patagonia ambassador Mikey Schaefer. The two had been planning the new route when they learned of the deaths of their good friends and fellow climbers, Jonny Copp and Micah Dash. Collins said, “They showed us to never give up, to go light, to go bold and always live with passion.” He and Schaefer sent the route in their honor. Border Country is the name of a poem written by Jonny the day before he and Micah disappeared in an avalanche in China.

A 5Point audience favorite in 2009, Dear & Yonder (by Liz Clark) was just a portion of the full length film screening tonight. Quirky and creative, Dear & Yonder shares the unsung stories of a cast of dynamic women who reveal what drives them to travel, explore and create far beyond surfing and a love of the ocean. DIRECTORS: Andria Lessler and Tiffany Campbell

Filmmakers expected 10:00 pm LATE NIGHT 5POINT Phat Thai Enjoy music by The Redtones

DIRECTOR: Jeremy Collins

Filmmaker expected

15 minute intermission

LIVING THE DREAM (USA, 4 min, Climbing)

For most of the last six years, Renan Ozturk has been a self-declared traveling vagabond following his passion for rock climbing. This existence has involved sleeping outside in wild places, hitching rides, having very few belongings, a drained bank account and some gourmet dumpster diving. Despite all the glamour, every day he climbs. And, every day he lives his dream.

Dear & Yonder (Program V)

Scattered Flurries (Program I)


In the land of the Thunder Dragon, there is a walk across northern Bhutan that is coined “the hardest trek in the world.” More people have stood on top of Mt. Everest than completed this mystical 230-mile walk through a spiritual land. Produced for National Geographic TV and PBS, this short film takes you into the remote reaches of the Himalaya, far from the world of wheels and deep into one of the last realms of Tibetan Buddhism.

DIRECTOR: Renan Ozturk

Filmmaker expected THE SEASON: JONAVEN’S CLOSE CALL (USA, 5 min, Skiing)

Jonaven Moore went against his better judgment to get a shot in a film, and it nearly took his best friend’s life. Faced with the implications of his decision to poach a wilderness area via helicopter, Jonaven stepped back from professional snowboarding and decided to make a change.

Director: Peter McBride

Gum for My Boat (Program II)

Filmmaker expected First Ascent: Point of No Return (Program II)

DIRECTORS: Bryan Smith and Fitz Cahall

Filmmakers expected

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sunday may 2 3:00 pm


EMCEE: Brook Le Van

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(USA, 3 min, Animation)

(USA, 26 minutes, Rowing)

Blurring the lines between air and sea, Divers transforms the human body into shapes and plays with individual forms as they become part of the larger whole. This beautiful film follows a series of divers as they fall through the sky and eventually fall into the water.

A few years ago, Roz Savage gave up what for many would be an ideal life (husband, great job, big house). She picked up a few pairs of rowing oars, and a boat to go with them, and set off across the Atlantic Ocean – alone – in a rowboat. She faced one of the most intimidating challenges of her life rowing 3,000 miles. We see her struggles, her shortcomings and fears, and how she ultimately found the strength to rise to this seemingly impossible task.

DIRECTOR: Paris Mavroidis

THE FALL LINE (USA, 10 min, Skiing)

SPECIAL PRESENTATION Peter McBride Colorado River : Snow to Sea (30 min)

For two years Peter McBride shadowed the length of the Colorado River and most of its tributaries, from source to sea. Using predominantly low flying aircrafts as photographic platforms, but also rafts and underwater equipment, McBride documented nearly all facets of the majestic and mighty Colorado to show exactly where its water goes since it doesn’t reach the Sea of Cortez anymore. McBride partnered with local resident Jon Waterman, who paddled the entire length of the river, to produce a book of their work, which will be available in August 2010.

After losing his legs in a grenade blast in Iraq, Army Ranger Heath Calhoun endures a grueling recovery of reintegrating into daily life. Years later, the Virginia native finds freedom in an unlikely location – on the ski slopes of Aspen, Colorado. Calhoun discovers an innate talent for ski racing, earning a coveted chance to represent his country yet again – as an athlete on the 2010 Paralympic ski team. With gold in the balance, Calhoun commits everything to the challenge. DIRECTOR: Tyler Stableford

Filmmaker expected

go light, to go bold and always live with passion.” He and Schaefer sent the route in their honor. Border Country is the name of a poem written by Jonny the day before he and Micah disappeared in an avalanche in China. DIRECTOR: Jeremy Collins

Filmmaker expected


5POINT AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS Meet the 2010 5Point Film Festival Jury and hear firsthand what films will take home this year’s top prizes. BORDER COUNTRY Patagonia Tin Shed presents… (USA, 9 min, Climbing)

Jeremy Collins’ Border Country merges video, photos, animation and painting to convey his experience establishing a new route on Yosemite Valley’s Middle Cathedral with Patagonia ambassador Mikey Schaefer. The two had been planning the new route when they learned of the deaths of their good friends and fellow climbers, Jonny Copp and Micah Dash. Collins said, “They showed us to never give up, to

FOLLOW ME (Canada, 48 min, Mountain Biking)

At the head of a trail you’ve never ridden, a friend turns with a knowing look and says, “Just follow me!” We’ve all heard it, and depending on who says it, it makes a pretty big difference for what lies ahead. Whether a good idea or not, we almost always drop in. Now, riding alone is great. But let’s face it, we all ride harder, go faster, take more risks, and have more fun when we ride with friends. Director: Darcy Wittenburg and Darren McCullough

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special guest highlights Tyler Bradt


Thursday: Dream Result

As a professional whitewater kayaker and filmmaker, Tyler Bradt is always pushing the limits. Currently Tyler holds the world record for the largest vertical decent with a 186-foot drop on Palouse Falls in Washington.

Jeremy Collins Friday: Border Country and onstage

with his artwork Saturday: Border Country Sunday: Border Country Rock climber and artist, Jeremy Collins lives in Kansas City, Missouri. As senior artist at Rock & Ice, Alpinist and Trail Runner, his work is inspired by adventure. Jeremy has a uniquely spiritual approach to both his artwork and his climbing.

Kelly Cordes Friday: Emcee and Presenter Kelly Cordes learned to climb late in life, age 25, while in grad school at the University of Montana. Once he started climbing, everything else, including any semblance of a respectable lifestyle, seemed to fall away. The years of frugality somehow led him to piece together a living as a freelance writer and as the senior editor of the American Alpine Journal. Kelly has an inspiring gift of engaging people through his humor.

Friday: Gum for My Boat

Currently residing in San Diego, Kahana’s roots extend across the Pacific Ocean to the windward side of Oahu. Born into a strong lineage of watermen, Kahana was drawn to surfing at a very young age. After graduating from university in Hawaii, Kahana spent a few years surfing professionally on the World Qualifying Series. During that time he was introduced to several friends like Russell Brownley (Gum for My Boat director/producer), who shared his passion for humanity. His focus has since shifted from competitive surfing towards using surfing as a means of giving back.

At 5Point, it’s always an adventure. You never know who will stop by...Visit where we will update our confirmed special guests as they reveal themselves.

Thursday: Scattered Flurries Saturday: 1% of the Story

Ben Knight and Travis Rummel are the masterminds behind the incredible films from Felt Soul Media (2009 Best of the Festival winner Red Gold). This year they bring us two shorts, Scattered Flurries and 1% of the Story. They both have achieved amazing success for their deeply respected eye for beautiful shots and for finding stories with a depth rarely found in most adventure films.

Brook Le VAn In 1997 Brook Le Van co-founded, with his wife Rose, Sustainable Settings, and Whole Systems Learning Center near Carbondale, Colorado. Le Van lectures, writes, and organizes community-based events locally, regionally, and nationally on the diversification and relocalization of food and energy systems. He is a green development, sustainable agriculture, and native riparian systems consultant and charrette facilitator. Le Van has practiced and taught green design and building, renewable energy systems, natural systems agriculture, Permaculture, sustainable landscaping, art, design and community-based art since 1986.

Thursday: Emcee As one of the best professional kayakers in the world, Brad Ludden has traveled to over 40 countries as Nike’s first sponsored kayak athlete. In 2000, at the age 18, Brad Ludden founded the non-profit foundation, First Descents, in order to allow those affected by cancer the chance to utilize whitewater kayaking and other outdoor adventures in their overall recovery process.

Peter McBride Friday: Rhumba Sunday Saturday: Escaping the Wheel: Bhutan’s

Snowman Trek Sunday: Colorado River: Snow to Sea Special Presentation Born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, Peter McBride is an awardwinning photojournalist. His work has been in such publications as National Geographic, Men’s Journal, Sports Illustrated, Outside, The New York Times, Skiing and many others.

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Promise and 5Point keynote speaker World-renowned climbing filmmaker Peter Mortimer lives in Boulder, Colorado. He is the founder of Sender Films, an adventure film company, and has produced and directed five critically acclaimed rock-climbing feature documentaries, some among the most widely viewed films of the genre.

Timmy O‘NeilL Thursday: First Ascent: Brother’s Wild Saturday: Emcee for All Age

Sunday: Emcee

Brad Ludden

Kahana Kalama

2010 official program

Peter Mortimer Thursday: First Ascent: Brother’s Wild Friday: First Ascent: Point of No Return Saturday: First Ascent: Patagonia

Adventure Film Series and Emcee for Patagonia Tribute Timmy O’Neill is best known for his irreverent humor and quick wit, along with being America’s most outrageous climber. He has set “gobsmacking” speed climbing records from Yosemite to Patagonia, and has been at the cutting-edge of the sport for over 15 years.

Renan Ozturk Thursday – Sunday: Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Gallery Friday: As It Happens World Premiere Saturday: Living the Dream As a professional climber, artist and filmmaker, Renan brings depth and soul to the climbing community. Renan lives in Boulder, Colorado, and travels around the world in pursuit of his climbing and filming adventures.

Tyler Stableford Sunday: The Fall Line Tyler Stableford is an award-winning Carbondale-based photographer and filmmaker with an international clientele. Men’s Journal named Tyler one of the seven “World’s Greatest Adventure Photographers,” and he is one of Canon’s distinguished Explorers of Light.

Nick Waggoner Saturday: Emcee Nick is new to the filmmaking scene, and at 23 years old, he has made quite an impact with his first two films. His production company, Sweetgrass Productions, continues to tour their most recent film, Signatures, inspiring a new generation of skiers and artists across North America.


acknowledgements festival credits

BIG thanks

Festival Founder/Director ....................................................... Julie Kennedy Voice of Reason . .................................................................... Michael Kennedy Program Director ....................................................................... Beda Calhoun Business Manager . ...............................................................................Brie Bath Venue Manager . ........................................................................... Amy Kimberly Art Director . .................................................................................... Kelly Alford Copywriter . .......................................................................... Jennifer Slaughter Graphic Design ................................................................ ithree graphic design Website Manager ...................................................................Jennifer Swanson Volunteer Coordinator . ..............................................................Tracy Wilson Accountant . ......................................................................... Maureen Rothman Film Editor ........................................................................................ R.A. Beattie Festival Photographer.................................................................................. David Clifford Technical Productions. .............. Alchemy Audiovisual and Concert Systems Film Festival Jury ............................................................ Michele Cardamone

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