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Backcountry Film Festival spotlights muscle-powered recreation at Gonzaga showing

The Backcountry Film Festival is set in Spokane on Feb. 23, 2017. (Jordan Manley)
The Backcountry Film Festival is set in Spokane on Feb. 23, 2017. (Jordan Manley)

WINTERSPORTS – The Backcountry Film Festival will bring edited versions of 11 cool winter recreation films to Spokane on Feb. 23 for a Thursday evening show at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center Auditorium.

The festival films are assembled by the Winter Wildlands Alliance to celebrate the human-powered outdoor experience. The show is sponsored locally by The Spokane Mountaineers and Gonzaga Outdoors.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; films start at 7:30.

Register for this free event through Eventbrite to assure seating. Donations are requested to raise funds for appealing losses of nonmotorized recreation areas on public lands in the Inland Northwest.

This year's film themes include winter adventure, youth in the outdoors, environment and mountain culture.

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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