Mountainfilm on Tour
Mountainfilm on Tour visits Bellevue on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Bellevue Youth Theatre. Join us for an evening of inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO. View Mountainfilm on Tour teaser video.
Mountainfilm on Tour in Bellevue will feature a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and engaging documentary short films that align with Mountainfilm's mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the film, filmmakers and subjects. Doors open for the event at 6 p.m., and the show will kick off at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at Mountainfilm Bellevue Tickets.
Founded in 1979, Mountainfilm is one of America's longest-running film festivals. The annual festival is held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, CO. Mountainfilm is a dynamic nonprofit organization and festival that celebrates stories of indomitable spirit and aims to inspire audiences through film, art and ideas. Mountainfilm on Tour in Bellevue is hosted by the City of Bellevue's TRACKS Program in partnership with The Mountaineers.
TRACKS promotes outdoor adventure, youth leadership and environmental stewardship. TRACKS' mission is to encourage outdoor opportunities for all ages, abilities and income levels, opportunities that develop life skills and knowledge for a healthy community.
TRACKS was started in the spring of 2007 amid growing concern and research identifying a "nature deficit" in society. Since its inception, TRACKS has effectively infused many Bellevue programs and activities with its six key standards:
- Teaching: teaches skills people can recreate on their own (Urban Cycling Techniques).
- Recreation: provides a healthy option to enhance fitness (Family and Friends Snowshoe Adventure).
- Adventure: offers opportunities for active, experiential learning (Teens Outside High Adventure Camps).
- Competency: helps build skill mastery (Skaters in the Woods).
- Knowledge: promotes understanding of the natural environment (Eastside Explorers Speaker Series).
- Stewardship encourages and creates opportunities for stewardship and volunteer service (Stewardship Saturdays, Teens Outside).
To volunteer with the TRACKS program, or if you are a teen looking for service hours, please email TRACKS@bellevuewa.gov.
Look for TRACKS in the Connections recreation brochure to find classes, activities and events that are part of the TRACKS initiative.
View Ken Burns' "National Parks: America’s Greatest Idea" clip about youth and the outdoors.