Three film showings feature local landscape

Three special film showings will take place within the next week, all of which focus on outdoor adventure — and all of which include footage in Southeast.

The first two films are locally made. Alan Gordon and Greg Chaney’s films were both featured in the Banff Film Festival earlier this month. They will show their films in a double feature Wednesday night, Thanksgiving Eve, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon. Show time is at 7 p.m.

Gordon’s film centers on his backyard: the Juneau Icefield. In documenting ice climbing on glaciers and in ice caves, Gordon not only captures the natural beauty of the ice fields, but also highlights the rapid changes in the landscape.

“My goal for the film is to show everyone places in time that won’t be there forever,” Gordon wrote on his website.

“Blue Obsession” was accepted into the Banff Film Festival’s “World Tour.”

For more on this film, visit blueobsessionfilm.com.

Chaney’s film documents Bretwood (Hig) Higman and Erin McKittrick’s year-long journey from the Puget Sound to the Bering Sea, a distance of 4,000 miles. The couple, who made the trip in part to raise awareness of environmental issues facing the region, made the voyage completely under their own power — on foot, packraft and ski.

The film had its world premier at the Anchorage International Film Festival in December of 2010, winning “Best in Fest” and selling out all showings. In Banff, it received a Special Jury Award.

For more on this film, visit www.groundtruthtrekking.org/Movie.

Tonight, there will also be a showing of the latest ski film from Teton Gravity Research. “One for the Road” documents the lives of some of the world’s top snow sports athletes through the metaphor of the road trip. Shot on location, the film takes viewers from Juneau to Jackson Hole to Japan’s Hokkaido.

“One for the Road” will be shown at 6 and at 9 p.m. Friday at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The first show is family friendly, the second is 21 and over. Tickets are available at Sequence, Aurora Projekt, Nugget Outfitter and the Rock Dump and are $14 at the door or $12 in advance.

For more on this film, visit www.tetongravity.com/one-for-the-road.

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