Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2023
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 AT 7:30PM
Regular Admission Prices
Herculean Chicken will be on site with their amazing Taiwanese Style Fried Chicken!
Now in its 6th year, the Women’s Adventure Film Tour is a celebration of the inspiring women around us who are doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure. Every year, the tour offers a selection of unique short films that have been carefully chosen to show awesome women achieving their personally adventurous goals. Being adventurous doesn’t always have to mean being the fastest, going the highest, or doing the most extreme things. Adventure for most of us is stepping outside our comfort zone and climbing our own personal Everest. The films showcase real stories about women from a variety of cultures and sports around the world.
Below Surface: Below Surface follows Australian longboard surfer Lucy Small as she grasps the baton from the renegades who fought for equal opportunity in the world of surfing decades before her. (Dir. by Chloe Keeley)
All In: A short documentary about women’s experiences in the snow sports industry. (Dir. by Danny Warley)
This is Beth: Rock climber Beth Rodden is one of the most prolific athletes in climbing history, with multiple free ascents of El Capitan and first ascents of cutting edge lines to her name. This is Beth takes an intimate look beneath the forward facing success of her career, diving into Beth’s grapple with body image and cruel self-talk, and celebrating how she transformed this dynamic to rediscover the love of her sport and herself. (Dir. by Jen Randall)
Mardi and the Whites: Mardi has a rich relationship with nature that has evolved and deepened throughout her life. In the last 20 years she’s dedicated much of her time to exploring the landscape in the White Mountains (unfortunately coined “The Whites” by New Englanders) on Abenaki land. In that time Mardi summited all forty-eight 4,000 footers multiple times, often as the only Black person on the mountain. She has experienced great joy from communing with this landscape, but the overwhelmingly white hiking community that is so steeped in white supremacy and colonialism complicates her experiences. Recently, she has focused on creating more opportunities for Black folks to join her in appreciating this magnificent wilderness. Enjoying this land with her community has been a liberating balm that has strengthened her sense of identity as an outdoorswoman. (Dir. by Paula Champagne)
Racing Arizona: Liz Sampey is an international biking phenom, having made it into the record books as the fastest woman to ever complete the Arizona Trail Race. At 750 miles, Liz rode from Arizona to Utah in just over 9 days and 11 hours. This short film features a retrospective of rider Liz’s AZT750 record-breaking journey. (Dir. by James Q. Martin)
Sheri: Sheri Tingey is a woman who has defied the odds by starting a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. The film is a story about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company, about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats she sold, not her role in creating them. At this watershed moment of reckoning around equity and inclusion for the outdoor industry, for the lifestyle, Sheri’s life story will both warm audiences, and ask them to grapple with important questions about who belongs.
(Total program running time: 100 mins., Not Rated)