Telluride Mountain Film Festival returns to WaterColor Nov. 5 and 6

October 21, 2010

Two nights of great films highlighted with food and wine tastings

The Telluride Mountain Film On Tour returns to WaterColor’ s Marina Park Amphitheater on November 5 and 6. To commemorate their 10th anniversary, the festival will offer a special wine and food tasting by Wine World each evening in the Culinary Pavilion from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The films will begin at 7:15 p.m. To enrich your MoutainFilm experience, you will have the opportunity to meet lauded vintners, a world-renowned chef and several special guests from the Festival’ s most acclaimed films during the two-day event.

Tickets to attend the films, wine and food tasting are $55 per person per night. Tickets to attend the showing of the films only are $35 for adults and $30 for children each night. Special pricing is available to attend both evenings. Tickets can be purchased at

The MountainFilm Festival on Tour at WaterColor is a two-day, multi-sensory experience of art, adventure, culture and nature. MountainFilm’ s motto is “ Celebrating Indomitable Spirit.” The spirit celebrated may be of a vital ecosystem or a fragile one.
It may be of an endangered culture or of one courageous soul. It may be of a grassroots sustainability movement or of the struggle of a species on the brink of extinction. In whichever case, it is always a spirit that is unique, important and eminently laudable. Films offer important environmental and social messages that invite audiences to celebrate, to contemplate, and most importantly, to get involved.

MountainFilm Special Guests
Several special guests including Ben Knight, Jeb Berrier and Ane Reeser and their son, William, will attend the two-day Festival. Berrier, Reeser and their son – all residents of Telluride – star in Bag It, a film that starts off about plastic bags and evolves into a wholesale investigation into plastic and its effect on our lives, bodies and waterways. Bag It will be featured on Friday night, November 5.

Ben Knight directs and stars in Eastern Rises, his first-hand adventure in the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East. Its enormous, wild landscape is threaded with rivers, swimming with massive mouse-eating trout and swarming with bugs and bears. In other words, this place is the Holy Grail for truly obsessed, halfway insane fly fishermen. Eastern Rises will be featured on Saturday night, November 6.

In addition to these two films, several others, which will remain a surprise, will be shown on Friday and Saturday nights.

Wine & Food Tasting with Celebrity Chef
Kicking off the festivities each evening will be an exclusive Wine and Food Tasting with Chef Bruno Vrignon, Executive Chef of Chefs de France, part of Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center World Showcase Restaurant. Vrignon has received numerous honors during the course of his illustrious career. He is a proud member of the Maitre Cuisinier de France (Master Chefs of France Association), which is viewed by many French Chefs as the highest honor in their industry. The organization’ s motto is “ to preserve and spread the French culinary arts, encourage training in cuisine, and assist professional development.”

To add to the ambiance of the evening, wine and food samples will have a “ Mountain” theme. More than 100 wines, a great selection of cheeses as well as other delectables from the world’ s mountain regions will be featured. Sample Stag’s Leap Artemis and Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignons, Antinori Antica and Jarvis Chardonnays, North Star Merlot, and other highly rated wines. Each person attending the Wine and Food tasting will receive a GoVino reusable tasting glass. Pair these fabulous wines with exotic foods such as cave-aged Gruyere and Appenzeller cheeses, Sweet Coppa and Soprasseta
salami, Moroccan cured olives, gherkins and freshly baked French baguette.

There will also be an a la carte menu available for purchase from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., which includes wine by the glass and bottle, beer, water, hot chocolate, buffalo sliders, raclette, bread pudding and more.

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