A SELECTION OF CULTURALLY RICH, ADVENTURE PACKED & INCREDIBLY INSPIRING FILMS DOCUMENTARY FILMS.
Presented by Elyn & Jeff Kronemeyer and Brown Harris Stevens of the Hamptons
Participating Sponsors: Dr. Paula Angelone & Jerry Rosengarten
Mountainfilm on Tour Southampton returns to SAC for the fifth consecutive year, using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.
Friday, 9/6 • 7 PM • $15 ($12 for Friends of SAC)
Saturday, 9/7 • 6 PM Filmmakers Reception followed by 7 PM Films • $25 ($20 for Friends of SAC)
Films Only: $15 ($12 for Friends of SAC)
Special thanks to Sant Ambroeus.
Public funding for film provided by Suffolk County.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 FILMS
Mission Dolomites Directed by Killian Bron
French freerider Kilian Bron takes his mountain bike on a via ferrata in the Dolomites, where he faces impossibly tight turns, hair-raising exposure and massive consequences for the smallest error in line choice. No you didn’t, Kilian Bron. Yes, he did. (France, 2018, 6 min.)
Lazarus – Directed by David Darg
Lazarus documents the real risks that people with Albinism in Malawi live with each day, as kidnapping and murders take place because of the unfounded beliefs in the power. Lazarus is quickly becoming a leader in the movement towards change with people with Albinism, garnering support from the United Nations, Amnesty International, OXFAM, The US Ambassador in Malawi, and people in the music and film industry rallying behind Lazarus to end the killing and violence toward people with Albinism. (USA/Malawi/UK, 2019, 26 min.)
Jágralama Directed by Marek Partys
In the high steppe of Little Tibet, a young boy develops an unlikely obsession: ice hockey. He fashions pucks out of stones, trains on homemade skates and worships Czech hockey icon Jaromír Jágr. And he has his heart set on an outsized dream. (Czech Republic, 2018, 2 min.)
Dawa Directed by Anna Callaghan
At age 9, Dawa Yangzum Sherpa told her teacher she wanted to climb Mount Everest. It may have seemed improbable then, but she’s long smashed notions of what’s probable. The first woman from Nepal’s Rolwaling Valley (home to 70 notable male climbers) certified by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations, Dawa is one of only about 100 women among IFMGA’s nearly 7,000 guides. “Who I am now is just because I climb,” Dawa says modestly, as images of peaks she has summited flash on screen — K2, Yala Peak, Lobuche, Chekigo, Kanchenjunga, Cho-Oyu, Ama Dablam — and, of course, Everest. (USA, 2018, 3 min.)
Ashes to Ashes Directed by Taylor Rees
America has yet to heal from the trauma of its darkest era, and Winfred Rembert is living proof of that. Rembert, who lived on a plantation, joined the civil rights movement as a teen and was put to work on a chain gang, is a rare survivor of a lynching attempt. Decades later, he still carries the scars. “That lynching is on my back, and it’s dragging me down, even today,” he says. As he etches the history, bloodsoaked and cruel, into leatherwork, fellow artist Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker organizes a different kind of ceremony to search for healing. “It’s not just black history,” she says. “This is American history.” (USA, 2019, 26 min.)
Sweetheart Dancers Directed by Ben-Alex Dupris
Sean and Adrian, a Two-Spirit couple are determined to rewrite the rules of Native American culture through their participation in the ‘Sweetheart Dance.’ This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for men and women couples, until now. (USA 14 min)
The Wild Inside Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
“Saying goodbye to an animal – it’s hard,” says Chris, who is leaving Florence, Ariz. State Prison after serving a sixyear sentence. He’s one of 30 minimum-security participants in the prison’s pioneering Wild Horse Inmate Program, working five days a week to “gentle” the wild mustangs, which are saved from slaughter. Training them as saddle horses keeps recidivism at bay in Arizona, where inmates face a 49 percent chance of reincarceration within five years. Since 2012, only three of the prison’s 53 WHIP trainers are back behind bars. (USA, 2019, 15 min.)
Coming in Hot Directed by Roberta Mancino, Sebastian Alvarez
As Roberta Mancino shows us, apparently it’s not enough to just jump out of planes anymore. (Chile, 2016, 2 min)
MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR
Mountainfilm travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the annual festival in Telluride. We present both single-event and multi-day shows, hosted by a wide array of organizations, including schools and colleges, corporations, community groups and theater operators. We are regularly called on by nonprofit organizations to be part of fundraising events. Each year, we select the best short films from our annual festival and make them available to our hosts to select for their shows. Our fee-based structure gives local organizers the ability to set ticket prices, sell local sponsorship packages and conduct raffles to achieve financial and fundraising goals. Each show is emceed by a Mountainfilm presenter who guides the audience through the program, often sharing personal stories from his or her interactions with the filmmaker or the film’s subjects.
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
After a successful debut in May, Southampton Arts Center will once again present the popular Raconteurs Storytelling Evening, this time with the theme of “Secrets”. Each participant will tell a true story about a secret of their own. These short and sweet tales are sure to make you laugh and cry. September Raconteurs include Marissa Fallon Friedes, Sima Freierman, Allan Kronzek, Greg Monske, Mickey Paraskevas, Stefanie Sacks, and Brenda Simmons. Sponsored by Patricia A. Sanders.