The Southampton Arts Center will host Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour, a festival of nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, adventure, and political issues, with programs tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 4 and 7:30. The themes are “Spirit of Adventure,” “Insights on the Refugee Experience,” and “The Human Indomitable Spirit.”
Tomorrow’s films, which come from the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Iceland, include a portrait of a 90-year-old ice-skater who spent decades performing in the Ice Capades; an indigenous female wrestler in Bolivia, and surfers in Iceland.
Saturday afternoon’s program includes a film from the Central African Republic in which a Christian boy and a Muslim girl discuss growing up in that poor and divided country; a portrait of a Syrian-American doctor who leaves the U.S. to work in a Turkish hospital on the Syrian border, and the story of several people in Afghanistan struggling with whether or not to leave their homeland.
A kidney donor and recipient, an eccentric Los Angeles marathoner who once ran the race backward, a female Bangladeshi mountain climber, and a “trail angel” who gives snacks and peace of mind to hikers on the Appalachian Trail are the subjects of Saturday evening’s films, which come from the U.S., Nepal, and France. A filmmakers’ reception will be held that evening at 6, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets for the reception and both Saturday programs are $100. Tickets to individual film programs are $15 at the door, $12 in advance, and $10 for students and senior citizens.