Mountain Film Festival now has dancing

ew Denver’s very own Shades of Loud will rock the Bosun Hall on Saturday, March 9 following the North Valley Mountain Film Festival.

Stretch your legs and shake your booty after seeing some great films. New Denver’s very own Shades of Loud will rock the Bosun Hall on Saturday, March 9 immediately following the North Valley Mountain Film Festival presentations.

It’s the seventh annual evening of mountain films, and this year’s festival once again showcases an intriguing and exciting lineup of mountain films and photo presentations. A biographic documentary on the life and photos of Argenta’s wildlife photographer extraordinaire Jim Lawrence will be sure to inspire the budding photographer. Jesse Schpakowski, who debuted at last year’s festival, presents a wide range of nature photos including bears and a particularly mystical black wolf that will leave the audience feeling closer to these intensely personal beings. And youth filmmaker Yoan SG has local ski footage that will make everyone want to wax the skis and head up the mountain for some of the best powder skiing in the world. All this and much more!

Following the films, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Shades of Loud will bring down the Bosun with their unbelievably energetic, totally danceable ska-rock-alternative magic. Playing from their latest self-titled album as well as an entire line-up of new, musically creative songs, everyone will be celebrating mountain culture into the night. With Jeremy Down on lead vocals/guitar, Chris Warren ripping on the drums, and J. Buttle working his brilliance on the bass, everyone is in for an inspirational, awe-inspiring evening.

As a fundraiser for the North Slocan Trails Society, pizza, popcorn, spritzers, and yummy baked goods will be served, and new this year, refreshments will be available. Also, raffle prizes, including outdoor gear from Ambler, IMBA, Kootenay Mountain Sports, and others, will be drawn at intermission.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and films start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at New Denver’s Rutabagga’s and Silverton Building Supplies, and online; $10 adults, $5 for students, and children ten and under are free (includes film fest and band).  For more information visit northvalleyfilmfestival.com.