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Join us for the 5Point Adventure Film Festival!

Updated: Aug 31, 2023

We are excited to share that we are hosting the 5Point Adventure Film Festival again in just a few short weeks! The New Treks team has been hard at work putting together a night for community members to come together to watch these amazing films. This year's festival will be hosted on Thursday, September 7th at The American Mountaineering Center in Golden thanks to the generosity of the American Alpine Club. Tickets are $5 and we will have food and beverages available for purchase. Additionally, we will be raffling off some unique items and gear from a number of different brands including NRS, YETI, Deuter, evo, and even more!


But let’s not get ahead of ourselves too quickly. You might be wondering what even is 5Point and what are the films about.


5Point Film was founded with the vision of “a national network of educated, engaged, and multi-generational communities inspired by story to take action in their individual and collective lives.” Through their 4 signature programs, they aim to inspire adventures of all kinds by sharing stories, especially those featuring and told by individuals who have been historically excluded from the outdoor adventure space including people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and people with disabilities. This includes showing the films at an annual flagship film festival, sending the festival on the road, as well as supporting filmmakers’ projects through a film fund and student scholarships.


We will be showing 8 different films this year which feature outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers engaging in the outdoors through cycling, running, skating, paddling, skiing, conservation, fishing, and more. We are excited to share each of the following stories.


ART OF GRIND

This film celebrates the "Run what you brung" adage, and reminds us that, however, we choose to engage with the ever-changing world of cycling, there is more that brings us together than sets us apart.


JANWAAR

Janwaar celebrates a rambunctious group of kids whose lives are transformed when a skatepark is built in their small village in India. Raw talent, creativity, and unadulterated childhood find a home on four wheels and manage to break down generations of caste and gender barriers in the process.


ROSALIE FISH

For Rosalie Fish, Indigenous student-athlete and activist, running isn’t just a sport — it’s how she represents the strength and resilience of Indigenous women within her tribe and beyond. As we look forward to #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we are honored to share Rosalie’s story in our second episode of “Who is a Runner” – a docu-series collaboration with Brooks Running.


MALIK

A chance encounter changes the course of two men, Malik Martin and Conrad Anker to where they find a unique kinship and understanding forged in climbing.


PADDLE TRIBAL WATERS

When the largest dam removal in history begins, a group of indigenous youth learn to whitewater kayak in hopes of becoming the first people to paddle the restored river from source-to-sea. As the young paddlers reconnect sections of the Klamath River that have not flowed freely for so long, they use kayaking to galvanize a movement while reconciling a stolen history and building a future of hope.

ONE FOR ALL

Tony Drees actually considers himself to have “good fortune,” despite being born into an abusive household, surviving a bombing in the Gulf War, getting cancer, and having his leg amputated up

to his hip. After it all, and through his newly found passion for skiing, Tony sets an ambitious goal for this season…


WADING FOR CHANGE

For Latino conservationist and angler Jr Rodriguez to become “like the pictures he saw in magazines,” he had to leave behind what he loved the most. This is his story of pursuing his dream to become a fly fisherman and his efforts to make the sport more inclusive. By juxtaposing Jr’s origins in Houston, Texas, and his current home in the world-renowned fly fishing hub of Jackson Hole, we share his perspective of what it is like to participate in outdoor sports in Western mountain towns as a person of color.


LANDO STEEZY

Leo Smith is a bodge job. And a proud one at that. Hailing from the streets of Manchester in the North of England, Leo—known to his thousands of Instagram followers as @Landosteezy—is a self-proclaimed helper of the people. Forging his own path in the bike industry, Leo is creating space in the sport for everyone.




You can sign up to join us on September 7th from 6-9 PM at the American Mountaineering Center here: https://form.jotform.com/NewTreksCO/5point-film-festival


We hope to see you there and look forward to sharing these amazing films with you and the Denver community!

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