This year’s films include Changing the Game, a story of three transgender high school athletes navigating the complex world of sports and gender; (people) of water, which chronicles Rob Prechtl and the U.S. Men’s Rafting team’s attempt to take on outrigger canoe racing and the Na’Pali Challenge; and The Serengeti Rules, a visually stunning, poignant film that shares the story of a group of globe-trotting scientists and their discovery of a radical new theory of the natural world.
Other notable films and events this year include: Detroit Hives, which explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time; and R.A.W. TUBA, which follows Dr. Richard Antoine White’s incredible journey from homelessness to world-class symphony musician, professor and the first African American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance.
The festival comes to a close Sunday evening with a screening of the expectation-defying documentary Fire on the Hill about the Cowboys of Compton and South Central L.A. plus a post-film Q&A with Director Brett Falletnine and film subject Ghuan Featherstone.
The 411: Throckmorton Theatre’s 8th Annual MountainFilm Fest is Sept. 20-22. 142 Throckmorton Avenue. MORE INFO & TIX. All-access passes available here. Here are trailers from some of the films at the 8th Annual MountainFilm fest at the Throckmorton: