Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Highland Brewing to host Muddy Sneakers and Mountainfilm - Nov. 17th

At 7:00pm on November 17th at the event center at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, Muddy Sneakers presents Mountainfilm on Tour. The evening is sure to be a spectacular night of community and film as we celebrate our shared passion for the outdoors. The featured films are a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm Festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado, and are themed around using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. Our Mountainfilm presenter will guide you through the program, providing insight on the films, filmmakers, and subjects. There will be raffles and additional prizes given to attendees during the event as well. All proceeds from the event will benefit Muddy Sneakers’ school programming in WNC and its efforts to introduce a growing number of public elementary students to the joy of learning outside.

The show kicks off at 7:00pm. Tickets for Mountainfilm on Tour in Asheville are on sale now and can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets for $15/seat. Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the door for $20. Find tickets and more information online at www.muddysneakers.org/mountainfilm. See the complete tour list at www.mountainfilm.org/tour/schedule. Mountainfilm on Tour in Asheville is presented by Muddy Sneakers with additional support from local sponsors including Diamond Brand Outdoors, The GORGE/Green River Adventures, KA Design Works, WNCW, and more.

Mountainfilm began in 1979 and is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. The festival is best described by one word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issues, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists. To learn more about the festival, visit www.mountainfilm.org.

Muddy Sneakers is an education non-profit that partners with public schools to supplement classroom science instruction with experiential, inquiry-based outdoor learning. Committed to measurable results, the organization provides fifth grade students multiple field experiences throughout the school year. Students develop a connection with nature, become more physically active, gain in self-confidence, and increase science aptitude. Programs take place on nearby conserved lands where students are instructed in small groups by highly skilled outdoor educators. In the 2017-2018 academic year, Muddy Sneakers currently serves 2,400 students from 36 schools across western and piedmont NC as well as upstate SC. For more information, including how to sponsor student participation, visit http://www.MuddySneakers.org.

No comments: