Friday, September 28


Crystal Theatre


The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few ever venture into true wilderness. Living among us is a special breed of people for whom the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. Martina Halik and her 60-year-old mother Tania attempt a bitterly cold 2300-kilometer ski trek from Canada to Alaska through the treacherous Coast Mountains. Woven throughout their adventure are vignettes of others who have chosen this life: a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat to be closer to God, a photographer who is later buried in an avalanche, an impassioned alpinist, a focused snow artist, a couple who have been living off the grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. This Mountain Life is a riveting and intimate portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia. (Canada, 2018) 1HR 17MIN US Premiere


FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Hot Docs Top 20 Audience Choice, Official Selection of the Vancouver International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, and Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR: Grant Baldwin
WRITTEN BY: Grant Baldwin, Jenny Rustemeyer
WITH: Tania Halik, Martina Halik, Barry Blanchard, Bernard and Mary Thor

COMMUNITY PARTNER: Mountainfilm in Aspen presented by The Wheeler Opera House


Crystal Theatre


The film follows Laura (Penélope Cruz) and her two children on their travels from Argentina to her small hometown in Spain for her sister’s wedding. Amid the joyful reunion and festivities, the eldest daughter is abducted. In the tense days that follow, various family and community tensions surface, and deeply hidden secrets are revealed. (France, Spain, Italy, 2018) 2HR 13MIN


FESTIVALS | AWARDS: Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, Best Actress nomination 2018

DIRECTOR: Asghar Farhadi
WRITTEN BY: Asghar Farhadi
WITH: Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández, Bárbara Lennie

PRESENTED BY: Darlynn and Tom Fellman