The 16th Annual Boulder International Film Festival is pleased to announce the debut of the BIFF Adventure Film Pavilion (AFP) coming to eTown Hall in Boulder Saturday and Sunday.
The 2020 lineup includes four shorts programs and three feature films. The films screened will be “Home,” a film that follows U.K. adventurer Sarah Outen who traversed the globe for years by bike, kayak and rowboat; “Climbing Blind” details Jesse Dufton’s attempt to be the first blind person to make a gripping “non-sight” lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sandstone sea stack in Scotland; and “Lost Temple of the Inca,” a film about Boulder scientist Preston Sowell’s journey to Peru where he discovers a lost temple of the Inca Empire. Sowell will appear in person for this National Geographic special presentation.
The AFP will also feature an Adventure Lounge open to everyone. It will feature sponsor booths, happy hour specials and tastings, along with a “Bloody Mary Gear Drop.” Participants can bring used adventure gear in exchange for a free bloody mary Sunday morning. Donations will go to the Women’s Wilderness Institute.
Cheryl Strayed will be the featured speaker at the AFP, and will participate in a Q&A conducted by Boulder running legend Scott Jurek (who recently broke a record thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail) on Sunday — International Women’s Day. Strayed is the acclaimed author of the book “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” and was the associate producer of the film “Wild” starring Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon. Though tickets are technically sold out for this event, there may be an additional 10-20 available for purchase on-site at the time of the event.
BIFF is proud to include Boulder’s own Isaac Savitz and Sarah Leone, two very instrumental lead programmers at this year’s AFP. Together, their adventurous spirits and passion for film is unmatched and their commitment has helped to make the AFP events a success in its inaugural year.
For tickets, visit biff1.com/adventurefilmpavilion.
Hope to see you there!
Kathy Beeck, BIFF co-founder and organizer