‘Encore’ screenings to bring 5Point winners to Basalt and Aspen

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Jess Kimura in “Learning to Drown.” (Courtesy 5Point Film)

The 5Point Adventure Film Festival will host one-night events for Aspen and Basalt audiences in early June, showcasing prize winners and standout films from its April flagship festival in Carbondale.

The “5Point Encore” programs will run June 2 at the Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) and June 3 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.

Both nights will include a Q&A with Canadian snowboarder Jess Kimura, whose life, on-snow exploits and mental health are the subject of the 40-minute “Learning to Drown,” which won two awards at the festival: its Hayden Kennedy Award and the audience-voted People’s Choice Award.

Additional films on the schedule include Nicholas Maher’s tragic skateboard doc “You and the Thing That You Love” (Spirit of Adventure award winner), Ryan Lovell’s profile of skater and cancer survivor DJ Stewart “Rare Enough” (Pure Joy Award co-winner), Nick Rosen and Peter Mortimer’s bouldering film “Big Things to Come” (Pure Joy Award co-winner) and Sami Ortlieb’s 4-minute stop-motion ski film “Maneuvers” (Creative Excellence Award).

Tickets are $22 for Aspen, $40-$55 for the TACAW event, which will include food from Tabl Cafe and drinks from sponsors including Odell Brewing Co.


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