The Backcountry Film Festival is returning to the Reel Deal Theater in Los Alamos for the sixth year in a row.
Produced by the Boise, Idaho based nonprofit Winter Wildlands Alliance, the touring Backcountry Film Festival will make its way to more than 100 locations around the world.
The screening is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Reel Deal Theater. It will be the only screening in New Mexico.
The Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its mix of professional and grassroots films – from well-known filmmakers who search backcountry corners across the globe to submit their best work, to first-timers who take a video camera out on their weekend excursions. This year’s program features nine short films, aimed to inspire winter adventurers to seek the snow less traveled.
Tickets for the Jan. 26 screening are available starting Jan.12 at the Reel Deal Theater for $12 in advance, or $15 at the door on the day of the show. As in years past, the film festival is expected to sell out, so it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.
The Pajarito Brewpub will sell beer and wine before the show and at intermission. Also at intermission, PEEC will have a raffle for prizes donated by local businesses, including CB FOX, Fusion Multisport, Pajarito Mountain, Sirphey, Pasta Paradiso, Smith’s and Pajarito Brewpub, as well as regional and national sponsors like REI. Raffle tickets will be sold before the show.
For more information about the Backcountry Film Festival and the tour, visit www.backcountryfilmfestival.org. To learn about the local screening, visit www.peecnature.org.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching.
PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.