Wednesday, November 28, 2007

National Geographic Live!

There are a couple exciting events put on by National Geographic Live! at the lovely Grosvenor Auditorium. And if you aren’t a member, you should definitely become one.

Grosvenor Auditorium
National Geographic Society
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
+1 202 857 7700

Call the box office for tickets to Mountainfilm- there are 10 left! Ordering online didn't work!

Mountainfilm on Tour
Thursday, Nov. 29
7:00 p.m.
Member: $15/Non-Member: $18

Twenty-nine years ago, a group of climbers had the idea of presenting a
festival of mountain films in the climbing mecca of Telluride, Colorado.
Today, Mountainfilm in Telluride is one of the world’s most prominent
festivals of films on mountain sports and conservation, and is now
sponsored in part by National Geographic. Join us for this selection of
films from this year’s festival:

TRIAL AND ERROR: PROGRESSION (Canada/2006/10 min) Ryan Leech pushes his
mountain bike skills in an old-growth forest slated for destruction.
RITA (USA/2006/6 min) A daughter of adventurous parents recalls a family
vacation to Mount Everest.
SHACK THERAPY (USA/2006/45 min) The world’s top surfers search for
undiscovered perfection in exotic locations around the world.
GOOD RIDDANCE: AIR POLLUTION (Australia/2006/5 min) Award-winning animator
Nick Hilligoss uses humor to examine an environmental problem and an
alternative energy source.
RUNNING DOWN THE MAN (USA/2007/18 min) One man’s quest to tame Baja’s
elusive rooster fish on foot with a fly rod.
EVERYTHING’S COOL (USA/2006/65 min) A “toxic comedy” that explores how
climate change will affect America.

21st Century Cowboys
Tuesday, Dec. 4
7:30 p.m.
Member: $15/Non-Member: $18

Known variously as buckaroos, cowpunchers, or vaqueros,cowboys have held
an enduring place in American myth and history. For an article in the
December 2007 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, photographer Robb Kendrick traveled the
western U.S. and Mexico to produce a fascinating portrait of the modern
heirs to the cowboy legacy. A master of tintype, a technique of wet plate
photography on tin that was widely used in the mid-19th century, Kendrick
has created a portfolio of images that evoke the look and feel of another
time while faithfully recording modern subjects and views. If you’ve ever
thrilled to the romance and adventure of the Old West, you won’t want to
miss this chance to view uniquely rendered images of 21st-century cowboys
and hear fascinating stories of their lives.