Rossland film festival coming soon

The Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival kicks off soon in Rossland and tickets are on sale.

The Teck Rossland Mountain Film Festival kicks off soon in Rossland and tickets are on sale. The event begins on Nov. 12, when the Rossland Council for Arts and Culture will be hosting the West Kootenay Friends of Refugees Film Night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30pm (tickets $10).

Then on Wednesday, events kick into high gear, with films showing  all over town. Tickets can be purchased online (www.rosslandmountainfilmfestival.com) or at RossVegas (Tickets at Rossvegas available next week).

There will be presentations and two films “God Grew Tired of Us” a film on Sundanese refugees and “Samaritan Harmony” a documentary film on the lives of a group of homeless men in North Carolina. Tickets available at Out of the Cellar in Rossland.

Wednesday Nov. 14, showcase films at the Flying Steamshovel. Show times at 7 p.m. And 9 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15, is the evening to grab your fancy dress and tie: The Teck Mountain Gala will be featuring music by Nelson local, Brian Kalbfleisch and held at the Prestige Mountain Resort. Tickets are $35 and don’t forget the art auction with proceeds going to the Trail SPCA.

Donated art pieces for the art auction at the Teck Mountain Gala are still being accepted. Email rosslandmountainfilmfestival@gmail.com.

Friday, Nov. 16 the Bar Sponsor will be premiering the WE: A Collection of Individuals – Premiere by Red Bull Media House and Poor Boyz Productions.

Saturday, Nov 17 is the big day – make sure you get your tickets for all the events early!  Starting at 10 a.m., the Kootenay Association of Science & Technology (www.kast.com), has partnered up with the RMFF to bring you a photography workshop with Cheryl Goodwin “A Wayfarer is Born” at the Rock Cut Pub (tickets $20).

This workshop will focus on the planning, preparation and successful implementation of becoming a solo traveller – armed with a camera, a notebook and backpack. Also on Saturday, the Reel Youth Film Festival (in conjunction with the Rossland Council of Arts and Culture). Films start at noon at the Miner’s Hall and entry is $3 at the door.

Starting at 3 p.m. will be the Family Matinee at the Miner’s Hall. We will be showing 2011 Banff Film Festival People’s Choice Award Film “On the Trail of Genghis Khan” This event is open to the community and suitable for the family.  Entry by donation.

At 7 p.m. the Miner’s Hall’s doors will open for our main event – the “Nelson and District Credit Union Saturday Mountain Film and Party” – which is featuring Vancouver band Whiskey Chief. Tickets $25.Available online now or at Rossvegas next week

Sunday, Nov.18 will be Guest Speaker Cheryl Goodwin “The Wings of the Wayfarer”.

By definition the Wayfarer travels primarily on foot – however, Cheryl Goodwin has never been one to conform her life to the dull boundaries laid out by other’s expectations.

Since much of her youth was spent flying in a plane around the continent, the camera became her travelling companion.  Ironically, the journey to capture the “one off” image usually included an interesting tale – and hence a story teller was born.

Over the past thirty years she has expanded her travels and life to encompass as many unique perspectives as possible.  From summers spent working in Alpine Club backcountry facilities to overland travels along ancient Silk Road pathways, to summiting peaks throughout the globe – opportunity has allowed her to capture photographs and tales rich not only for their uncommon viewpoint, but full of the sense of wonder found in the culture and life along the journey to acquire them.

The reward for the wayfarer is the journey – whether wandering on foot, soaring in the air or gently rocking along ribbon train rails.  Come join Goodwin as she shares the bounty from her uncommon exploration of this little rock we call home.

Start time is 2pm at the Prestige. Tickets available at the door or online for $10.

Showcase films Sunday afternoon at the Redroom lounge and the Rock Cut Pub