TELLURIDE, Colorado USA – Telluride Mountain Club will be holding an event aimed at raising awareness about access issues in public lands and promoting mountain culture. The event, titled “Free Bear Creek (…Again),” will be an evening of films, discussion and libations at the Sheridan Opera House.
The organization aims to educate and empower the community about private land conflicts in the area and help preserve Telluride’s mountain culture. “We want to create an event that will bring our mountain community together on issues that affect us all, and have a good time in the process,” says Tor Anderson, TMC’s board president.
The event will showcase the film Cold, recipient of Telluride Mountainfilm’s 2011 Charlie Fowler Award and Grand Prize Winner at this year’s Banff Film Festival, as well as a custom edit of Deeper from Teton Gravity Research. Other images and short films by locals Brett Schreckengost, Dustin Hinde and Whit Richardson will bring the focus back to the subject of the event — Telluride’s Bear Creek.
Free Bear Creek (…Again) will be held at the Sheridan Opera House at 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 8th. The event is $8 at the door, or free for TMC members. TMC memberships and t-shirts will be available. There will be door prizes and other gear giveaways throughout the event. Films start at 7:30pm and the Opera House’s Vaudeville Bar.
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