Coconut Grove is part of Telluride Mountainfilm tour
Louie Psihoyos’s new film, Racing Extinction, will have its South Florida premiere during the event. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, Oscar-winner Psihoyus (The Cove) assembled a team of activists intent on showing the world never-before-seen images that expose issues of endangered species and mass extinction. The imperiled Florida Grasshopper Sparrow is highlighted in the film and will be the subject of a panel discussion by FIU scientists after the screening. A variety of other short and feature-length films have been selected for the Miami audience including Once Upon A Forest, Denali, Drainage Ditch Kayak, The Important Places, The Coast, The Thousand Year Journey: Oregon to Patagonia, Nature RX, Rabbit Island and After Glow.
The films offer a surprising blend environmental, adrenaline, adventure and humorous themes. This year is the inaugural year of Mountainfilm On Tour in Miami. Spearheading the effort to bring Mountainfilm to Miami has been the architecture firm [STRANG], which operates design studios in both Telluride and Miami. “The Kampong was selected as the venue for the 2015 event due to its cultural significance and shared educational mission," says Max Strang, “I can not think of a more perfect location to show these films.” Mountainfilm on Tour in Miami is hosted by The Kampong partnering with Strang Architecture, Sabal Hill, Colliers International and Stalk It.
Tickets for Mountainfilm on Tour in Miami can be purchased online through www.mountainfilmmiami.org. The cost for each show is $25 for adults and $20 for students.
Mountainfilm in Telluride is a 37 year old documentary film festival that takes place every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. It’s fame has spread worldwide and consequently it has developed a Mountainfilm On Tour program which has reached over 40,000 people in over 100 locations on five continents. Mountainfilm is also explained by its motto, "Celebrating Indomitable Spirit," which could be paraphrased as celebrating unimaginable triumphs in human society and nature. The stories told through film involve the human spirit showing actions people take to overcome barriers or make a difference for others.
The Kampong is located at 4013 S. Douglas Road, please call 305-442-7169 for more info.
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