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Telluride films in Sandpoint to boost conservation

Film festival supports conservation efforts.
Film festival supports conservation efforts.

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: 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.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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