The show kicks off Wednesday, May 25 with a screening of Tom Shadyac’s I Am, a surprising, even a revolutionary film from the Hollywood director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Nutty Professor. A reformed Shadyac will be there to talk about his astonishing life change.
On Friday night, May 27, Base Camp will screen Buck, a feature documentary about a “horse whisperer” from Montana with surprising, and profoundly moving, revelations of its own.
Saturday night will be devoted to Adrenaline films: sport, travel, fun – the new HD filmmaking culture – programmed by Telluride’s own Ben Knight (2010’s Red Gold) and Stash Wislocki, with screen appearances by some Telluride athletes.
And on Sunday, Base Camp will host one of this year’s festival special guests, Ian Cheney, who has made The City Dark. It’s a story about something most people don’t realize they’ve lost, the dark night skies that allow us to be a part of something much much bigger.
None of these shows will be sold out. (The big screen fills the main stage, so there will be no problem seeing. And Wislocki promises a state-of-the-art sound system, too.) No one, however empty of pocket, will be turned away. In case of inclement weather (and Wislocki has said, “It will take a tornado. We’ve been pampering Mountainfilm guests for too long!”), Base Camp shows will screen at the Mason’s Hall Cinema, first-come first-served, no ticket required, at 9:15 p.m. on the night in question.