Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour
November 12 • Santa Cruz

Photo: Contributed

Photo: Contributed

Press Release // Santa Cruz, CA Mountainfilm on Tour brings inspiration and education about important issues to audiences around the world. The tour will soon visit Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 12, 2016 with documentary films that will explore the themes connected to Telluride Mountainfilm’s mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Started in 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, in and out of trends and fads, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing picnic/awards ceremony. Presentations and panels are scheduled throughout the Memorial Day weekend event with a wide diversity of special guests, ranging from artists to adventurers and academics to activists.

Mountainfilm on Tour shares a selection of the films from the annual festival with audiences around the globe and offers Mountainfilm for Students, a free educational outreach initiative for K-12 schools at tour locations. Year-round and worldwide, the tour reaches over 65,000 people on six continents.

The show begins promptly at 7 pm. A Mountainfilm presenter, will introduce the films and engage the audience in discussion following the films.

Tickets for Mountainfilm on Tour in Santa Cruz are on sale now and can be purchased at Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the Rio Theatre. Tickets are $18 plus ticketing fees. See the complete playlist at or Mountainfilm on Tour in Santa Cruz is hosted by the Rio Theatre partnering with Adventure Sports Journal, Ibis, Spokesman Bicycles, Lighthouse Realty, Rip Curl, Pacific Coffee Roasting Company, Sandbar Solar, Dig Santa Cruz, Dream Inn, Aquarius Restaurant, Good Times & For tickets and information visit

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