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Telluride films in Sandpoint to boost conservation

CONSERVATION — Outdoor films with a message are coming to Sandpoint on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour features thrill-seekers climbing the towering limestone cliffs of China and braving a beast of a wave in California plus other flicks that explore adventure, culture and preservation of the environment.

The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave. Advance tickets are available for $10 at Eichardts and Outdoor Experience in Sandpoint or online at: www.panida.org. Tickets left over will be $12 at the door.

The action-packed evening features award-winning independent documentary films from around the world designed to educate, inspire and motivate audiences about issues that matter, according to Nancy Dooley of the Idaho Conservation Leauge.

The 11 films coming to the Sandpoint screening also include films about the struggle of a community in Namibia to save its lions and itself, the epic attempt to highline from hot air balloons, a cowboy, buffalo and the Nature Conservancy, a heartbreaking and inspirational story about a fly fisherman’s journey, and an seat-gripping downhill mountain bike video.

“This festival has it all – films that examine the beauty of the human spirit, high-octane adventure films and intriguing environmental documentaries,” said Dooley, ICL's North Idaho Coordinator.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the ICL and its mission to protect Idaho’s clean air, water and extraordinary landscapes, she said.

Local beer from Laughing Dog Brewery and wine from the Pend d’Oreille Winery will be on tap and a raffle and door prizes are planned.

Info:  (208) 265-9565.

Fly fishing film fest April 19-20 at Sandpoint

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FISHING — The 2013 Fly Fishing Film Tour plus a second night of more festival films is coming to Sandpoint April 19-20.


The F3T is coming to Sandpoint April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Panida Theater followed by a different show  — The International Fly Fishing Film Festival — on April 20.

Click here for a list and trailers of most films edited into this year's F3T road show.

See the Outdoors story about Fly Fishing Guide Hank Patterson, a spoof that's getting raves for fly fishing comedy videos

All proceeds from both Sandpoint shows go to the Panhandle Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Pend Oreille Water Festival (classroom and field trip event for all 5th graders in Bonner County where they are taught about fisheries and water quality!).

Viggo To Screen Movie In Sandpoint

"A Dangerous Method" is something of a change of pace for actor Viggo Mortensen (pictured, in AP file photo) and director David Cronenberg. In their previous collaborations, the two created a pair of organized crime stories noted for their moral complexity and explosive kinetic energy. However, their third film, which explores the relationships between Sigmund Feud, Carl Jung and Sabina Spielrein that gave birth to psychoanalysis, draws the tension back into the power of the human intellect. Residents have a chance to check the film out for themselves Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Panida Theater, complete with an introduction and a Q&A session hosted by Mortensen himself. The screening will benefit both the Panida Theater and KRFY Community Radio. Tickets cost $12 and are available at Pedro's, Pack River Potions, Eichardt's Pub and at the box office on the evening of the showing, if any remain. Doors open at 6:30 p.m./Cameron Rasmusson, Bonner Daily Bee. More here.

Question: Is it worth a trip to Sandpoint and $12 to you to sit in on a Q-and-A with Viggo Mortensen re: his latest movie?

Reel Paddling Film Festival in Sandpoint June 9

PADDLING —Edited highlights of 27 films will be presented Saturday (June 9) during the 7th annual Reel Paddling Film Festival at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint, sponsored by the Eureka Institute

The Reel Paddling Film Festival is an international film tour presenting some of the world’s best whitewater, sea kayaking, canoeing, SUP and kayak fishing action and paddling lifestyle films of the year on screens in 100-plus cities across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe.

The World Tour includes the 10 festival category winners (see clips above) involving stand-up paddle surfing, hairy whitewater action, sea kayakers exploring remote coastlines, headwaters canoe expeditions, international river travel films, motivating environmental documentaries, grueling kayak fishing battles and hilarious short films capturing the lighter side of paddling life.

Local guides will be at the showing, gear and prizes will be awarded, including a paddle board and a Eureka Institute full-day kayak trip for a group of 10 on Lake Pend Oreille.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., shows at 7:30.

Advance tickets $12 at Eichardt’s, Evans Bros. & Outdoor Experience in Sandpoint.

Proceeds support the Eureka Institute’s Youth Recreation and Education Programs. 

Read on for details about some of the top flicks in the tour.