Adventure Shorts 2

You and the Thing That You Love

USA, Short Documentary, 2021, 12 min

Nick Mullins, a teenage Midwest skate punk on the verge of going pro, has a freak accident and wakes up blind. This is a story of pain, grit, fight, uncertainty, fear, desperation and, most importantly, love. It’s the struggle of losing your everything, and the fight to get it back.

Directed by Nicholas Maher

Link Sar

USA, Short Documentary, 2021, 17 min

Photo © Graham Zimmerman

Link Sar recounts the 2019 Piolet d’Or-winning ascent of Link Sar (7,041 m) in the Pakistani Karakoram. The film follows Graham Zimmerman, an elite American alpinist, while he attempts to climb (and survive) one of the world’s most challenging unclimbed peaks, alongside his climbing partners Steve Swenson, Chris Wright and Mark Richey.

Directed by Graham Zimmerman

Girls Gotta Eat Dirt

USA, Short Documentary, 2021, 7 min

Sit back, relax and watch Avra Saslow, Clare Hamilton and Delilah Cupp lead you through the finest dirt Silverton, Colorado, has to offer. From exposed rocky ridge lines to loam tunnels deep in the woods to old mining roads, these women will show you how to have a good time just about anywhere your bike can take you.

Directed by Elliot Wilkinson-Ray

From My Window

USA, Short Documentary, 2021, 19 min

Photo © Drew Bennett

From her bedroom window, Melissa Simpson looks out at the highest peaks in Colorado. Despite being so close, the mountains have always been worlds away for Melissa, who was born with cerebral palsy. With the help of her friend and mentor, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, Melissa sets out to conquer something far greater than a summit.

Directed by Frank Pickell

Breaking Trail

USA, Short Documentary, 2021, 30 min

Emily Ford sets out with Diggins, a borrowed Alaskan Husky sled dog, to become the first woman and person of color to thru-hike the 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail in winter. As the 69-day journey unfolds through subzero temperatures, Emily and Diggins discover they’ve become heroes in the movement to make the outdoors more accessible for everyone, and their journey becomes a spiritual adventure.

Directed by Jesse Roesler

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In person: Nicholas Maher; Jim Aikens; Frank Pickell and Melissa Simpson

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In person: Nicholas Maher; Jim Aikens; Frank Pickell

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In person: Nicholas Maher & Nick Mullins; Jim Aikens; Elliot Wilkinson-Ray; Frank Pickell

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder 1, 1700 29th St.; Cinemark Century Boulder 2, 1700 29th St.; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium