Fireweed Program

Showing Friday Feb. 2nd at 7PM

Cross Countries

(2023, France, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Pierre Henni, Kilian Bron
Advisory: None

From the roots of mountain biking in the USA, to the dense Canadian forests and rock slabs of British Columbia, mountain biker Kilian Bron goes on another tour, this time on some of the most beautiful North American trails.

The Ascension Series: Morag Skelton

(2023, United Kingdom, 5 min)
Filmmakers: Matt Pycroft, Matt Harmer, Harriet Sykes, Coldhouse Collective
Advisory: None

Morag Skelton doesn’t let anything stand in the way of her love of nature. As a deaf climber, she is constantly pushing the limits of what is possible on the mountainside.

School of Fish (Best Short Film)

(2022, USA, 19 min)
Filmmakers: Colin Arisman, Oliver Sutro,
Wild Confluence Media, Orvis
Advisory: None

Indigenous people and salmon have been intertwined for thousands of years in Bristol Bay, Alaska. For the last century, corporations have sought to extract the wealth of this rich region and now Pebble Mine threatens to pollute its pristine headwaters. Can the next generation step up to defend the most prolific salmon run left on earth.

Chronoception (Tour Edit)

(2023, France, 41 min)
Filmmakers: Guillaume Broust, Picture Organic Clothing
Advisory: None

Thomas Delfino, Léa Klaue and Aurélien Lardy embark on an ambitious expedition in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan to ski the Kokshaal-Too range. This skilled team, accompanied by renowned guides Hélias Millerioux and Jean-Yves Fredriksen, finds themselves propelled into a space where time seems to have suddenly come to a halt.

To Be Frank

(2023, USA, 12 min)
Filmmakers: Anna Wilder Burns, Morgan Sliff
Advisory: None

Frank Paine is a 73-year-old South Bay icon and humble local legend whose life orbits around a two-block stretch of beach. His unforgettable moustache is what most first notice, but his magnetic spirit and unwavering passion are what keeps the Hermosa Beach surf community connected and whole.

Going Greenland

(2023, USA, 23 min)
Filmmakers: Erich Roepke, Jessica Baker, Rachael Burks,
Going Greenland Production
Advisory: Coarse language

What happens when you combine a renewable energy sailboat with an arctic ski expedition in Greenland for the first time ever? Athletes Rachael Burks and Jessica Baker put the idea to test, and endure a both harrowing and inspiring journey along Greenland’s West coast fjords and towering mountains.

Well Worn Life with Dani Reyes-Acosta

(2022, USA, 6 min)
Filmmakers: Daniel Mitchell, Kelsey Ferguson, BLK ELK Media
Advisory: Coarse language

Meet Dani Reyes-Acosta: a mountain athlete, land cultivator, and storyteller whose path consistently seeks the limits of her possibility.

Reel Rock: DNA

(2023, USA, 23 min)
Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock
Advisory: Coarse language

French sport climber Seb Bouin has been quietly working his way through elite grades, culminating in his attempt to establish a long pitch through an overhanging cave in the Verdon Gorge of France – possibly the most difficult route in the world!