If something terrifies you… that probably means you should do it. When we think back to our experiences at the 5 Point Film Festival this past weekend, that is the nugget that we find clenched in our memory. Delivered perfectly, imaginatively and brilliantly by climber and artist Jeremy Collins, the live performance set in a letter to Jeremy’s son, quenched our thirst for adventure, emotion, love, inspiration and… passion for living.http://www.vimeo.com/21217169
5 Point Film Festival kicked off last night here in Carbondale and it’s hard not to feel the buzz of inspiration, adventure and pure life. Maybe it’s because our own Timmy O’Neill led us in a chant of healing for our friend Bean Bowers who is battling cancer right now, a yell of love for a recovering Renan Ozturk or maybe it was the moment of joyous shouting to celebrate those we have lost and we, who are LIVING, but we’re more excited and honored than ever to be in such a powerful and inspiring community.
Thirsty for adventure? Maybe looking for some inspiration? Well, you’re in luck — 5 Point Film Festival starts tomorrow, April 29, and runs through May 2 in Carbondale, Colorado.
On the edge between desire and fear, between the known and unknown, is a place deep inside us all where the spirit is transformed — pushed beyond its limit by our deliberate commitment to usher in something new and original. In this soulful place we are catalyzed to learn, expand and engender newfound understanding to inspire others on their journeys. It is this spirit, this thirst for adventure that the 5Point Film Festival celebrates and shares with the community and filmmakers that gather for its annual Festival in Carbondale.
The program includes docs and animation about mountain biking, surfing, climbing, and other outdoor adventure sports–even rumba in Cuba and a yoga face-off. Screenings will include Chris Malloy’s 180 Degrees South, the kayaking doc Dream Result, and the doc on Roz Savage, Rowing the Atlantic. Go to 5pointfilm.org for details.