Telluride Mountainfilm Festival Comes to Baltimore

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The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival will be in Baltimore, October 28th -29th, 2016. The tour travels worldwide and year-round and is made up of a collection of films from the annual festival in Telluride, CO. The intention of the festival is to promote and inspire education through film. Film students from Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) will be able to participate in a workshop that focuses on the relationship between the filmmaker and the subject. The featured short film “Throw” narrates the story of a Baltimore native Coffin Nachtmahr who has found a career and a life-saving hobby through the art of yo-yoing. The film’s description reads: “Growing up in East Baltimore surrounded by poverty and violence is hard enough, and Coffin Nachtmahr had the added challenge of being different. He stutters. He never quite fit in, and he was picked on. Then he discovered a lifeline in the unlikeliest of pursuits: yo-yoing. In the subculture of “throwers,” he found purpose, acceptance and community. Today, Coffin is the city’s best, transforming the simple activity of yo-yoing into a transfixing dance of creativity, innovation and connection”. The Saul Zaentz Funding Foundation has graciously provided the opportunity for Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore School for the Arts to co-host the “Telluride Mountainfilm Festival On Tour”. Their continual support allows our program to provide an enriched curriculum full of opportunities and events for students. Come to the open to all event and see details below where you can meet Coffin and the directors of the film!

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Date and Time
Fri, October 28, 2016
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Baltimore School For the Arts
Schaefer Ballroom, Mark K. Joseph Building
712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201