Thursday, May 28, 2009

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival

Memorial Day weekend is the end of the off-season for Telluride. The gondola re-opens and it is time for the Mountainfilm Festival. I was fortunate to get a pass for the festival so that I could blog for PlumTV.com. I ran around like crazy and saw as many films as I could and attended the closing awards picnic. If you want to see the blogs I have done for PlumTV.com, click here to visit the Telluride Insider Blog.
Inside the Sheridan Opera House.
The line waiting outside of the Palm Theater for episode 1 of The National Parks: America's Best Idea.
This is Ken Burns, director of The National Parks: America's Best Idea which will air on PBS in 6 different episodes starting September 27, 2009. Mark your calendars if you have any interest at all in the national parks. I loved it! Ken is pictured here in the Question and Answer session with Shelton Johnson, a park ranger from Yosemite National Park.
I went to visit the Ah Haa School to view the work of Quang-Tuan Luong and I was fortunate to meet him and have our photo taken together. Mr. Luong has photographed all of the national parks with a 5 x 7 large frame camera and some of his work can be seen in the National Parks episodes. Behind us are his photos of the Delicate Arch at Arches National Park and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
Question and Answer session with Captain Paul Watson after viewing At the Edge of the World. You may have seen him on Whale Wars on Animal Planet.
I stopped Martin and Borut Strel in the street and asked for a photo after seeing them in Big River Man. They are from Slovenia and Martin is the only man to ever swim the entire Amazon River.
It was a rainy and then stormy picnic for the closing awards in town park.
We enjoyed a surprise performance by Kongar-ol Ondar of the film Genghis Blues. He is probably the world's best throat singer.

1 comment:

julie said...

This must have been so exciting and fun! What a great opportunity for you to report! Pretty cool to see all those films and meet so many fascinating people!