Participating Sponsors: Dr. Paula Angelone & Jerry Rosengarten
Hosted by: Elyn and Jeff Kronemeyer
Did you miss the in-person screening on Sunday? Watch it Online and bring Mountainfilm on Tour Southampton to your living room!
Mountainfilm on Tour Southampton returns to SAC for the sixth consecutive year, using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Join us for a selection of culturally rich, adventure packed & incredibly inspiring documentary films.
Additional support for Film programming has been made possible by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.
Directed by Hayden Griffith
New Zealander Jezza Williams, an international expedition guide, “made a mistake,” he allows.
Diving into a pool at the bottom of an alpine canyon — a place he had swam many times before
— he mistimed his move and hit his head on a rock. Now tetraplegic, Williams has reinvented
himself — still an adventurer, albeit dependent on others. “To be rock bottom, spiritually,
mentally, physically, you have a lot of time to reflect on what your life is about,” Williams says. “It
humbles you massively.” But not for long. Williams founded the nonprofit Makingtrax, which
initiates and facilitates the inclusion of persons with disabilities in adventure sports. (Australia,
2019, 10 min.)
Directed by Alizé Carrére
If we can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em!” is the slogan of Two Rivers Fisheries in Wickliffe, Kentucky.
Chinese-American entrepreneur Angie Yu exports wild-caught Asian carp, an invasive species
in the Mississippi River ecosystem, to 11 nations where carp is much-appreciated. She is also
working to instill a love for carp among Americans, despite its stigma as a “trash fish.” Scientist
and filmmaker Alizé Carrère celebrates the transformation of an aquatic invader into an
economic and culinary treasure, seeing it as a creative adaptation in an ever-changing world.
(USA, 2019, 12 min.)
Directed by Robert Gourley
Originally hired by the police department to exterminate bears that had overpopulated Mammoth
Lakes, California, Steve Searles instead decided to teach the bears to co-exist with the town’s
residents. “Nobody has ever been killed by a black bear,” he explains. “I know each bear
individually in Mammoth from the time they’re born until the time they die.” (USA, 2020, 5 min.)
Raw Run: The Cliffs of France
Directed by Josh Neuman
There’s no need to edit a shot when it keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.
Following Josh Neuman longboarding down a narrow highway in France, we get a perspective
of speed one is happy to be in the backseat for. (USA, 2018, 3 min.)
Directed by Dutch Simpson, Nick Kalisz
The fourth-highest mountain in the world, Lhotse has long captured the imagination of climbers.
In 2018, professional ski mountaineers Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison attempted the first ski
descent of the iconic Lhotse Couloir. The pair face all the challenges of Himalayan climbing at
8,000 meters — avalanches, the Khumbu Icefall, and sometimes near-zero visibility. But Nelson
and Morrison embrace this risk-taking as a way to live in the moment and push self-imposed
boundaries in pursuit of their passion. (USA, 2019, 23 mins.)
Directed by Ryan Goff, Matt Pycroft
Being a female runner in Morocco is not easy, but Aziza Raji tears through barriers, establishing
herself as a decorated, long-distance runner. She finds time to train in the Atlas Mountains while
maintaining the daily tasks expected of her at home. Her talent and discipline make her a rising
star in Morocco and a role model to up-and-coming athletes. (UK, 2018, 7 min.)
Directed by Stash Wislocki
A solo-circumnavigation is a daunting challenge for just about any sailor, let alone a sailor who
happens to be a double amputee. Singlehanded takes us through the waters of Antarctica and
the infamous Drake Passage (considered one of the most treacherous sailing destinations in the
word) with Dustin Reynolds, the survivor of a life-altering accident who has sailed more than
20,000 miles alone over the past five years.
(USA, 2020, 8 min.)
Directed by Dia Sokol Savage
“Love our neighbors the way we love ourselves” is the mantra of Sarah Jackson, founder of
Casa de Paz, a volunteer-run shelter for immigrants who have just been released from
detention. Since 2012, Jackson has created a nurturing home for new arrivals to the U.S., many
of whom are seeking asylum from dangerous situations. As our nation’s immigration policies
continue to tear families apart, Jackson’s Casa de Paz provides a dose of TLC and
encouragement to weary detainees. (USA, 2020, 20 min.)
Directed by Anthony Bonello, Mike Gamble
In this film, we find out what happens when a bevy of rockstar skiers get together with a world
champion drone pilot in the snowy wilds of the Canadian Rockies.
(Canada, 2019, 5 min.)
After the festival, Mountainfilm on Tour hits the road, sharing the year’s most inspiring short films with communities around the world. Mountainfilm on Tour shows are hosted by a wide array of organizations, including outdoor retailers, schools and universities, corporations, environmental groups, theaters, local governments and individuals, all using it as an opportunity to create awareness and engage with their communities. Mountainfilm has been on tour since 1999 — it’s our way of extending the festival’s reach and delivering inspiring content to global audiences.
Curated by Amy Kirwin Presented with Oceana, Peconic Land Trust and South Fork Natural History Museum Exhibition Advisor: James Salomon This timely exhibition will feature artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, upcycling, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. Exhibiting artists will hold workshops throughout, poignant panel discussions will be organized with the presenting partners, plus special film screenings including the sensational Fantastic Fungi. The intention of eARTh is to create a beautiful message about the state of our precious earth in a way that all can understand and appreciate. Artists include Roisin Bateman, Kristian Brevik, Scott Bluedorn, Megan Chaskey, Erica Cirino, Rossa Cole, Janet Culbertson, Tom Deininger, Alejandro Duran, Jim Gingerich, Mamoun Friedrich Grosvenor, Kara Hoblin, Michael Light, Pamela Longobardi, Christa Maiwald, Janine Martel, Steve Miller, Patricia Paladines, Aurora Robson, Cindy Pease Roe, Lauren Ruiz, Kathryn Szoka, and Diane Tuft. Cover Art: by Kara Hoblin.
As much as we look forward to spending time with you at our annual SummerFest celebration and gala, current government restrictions prohibit us from gathering in large groups. This year calls for a new approach. As such, we are taking this moment to honor, recognize and thank SAC’s most cherished and loyal friends by introducing our 2020 Patrons Circle. In lieu of supporting our annual Summerfest Gala, we invite past SummerFest supporter and longtime friends of SAC to join our new 2020 Patrons Circle. Your contribution will allow us to continue SAC’s year-round programming and serve as a critical economic driver that will lead this community out of these unsure times. Additionally, in return for your support or $10,000 or above, you will receive: - Two or Four seats to an intimate Appreciation Dinner to be held on Friday, August 21 in SAC’s Caesar Garden ($10,000/$25,000) - Recognition on summer 2020 Patrons Circle Wall inside SAC’s front gallery - Free admission to all SAC events this summer - A private tour of SAC’s Summer Exhibition 2020 VISION, in partnership with the New York Academy of Arts - Satisfaction in knowing that your contribution will significantly support this organization and our community during these challenging times