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Film festival with a cause draws sellout crowd and inspires viewers to get involved and change the world

Film festival with a cause draws sellout crowd and inspires action

Jack Castle, from left, Trevor Castle and Shushana Castle at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Jack Castle, from left, Trevor Castle and Shushana Castle. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Jack Beaver, from left, Rich Beaver, Mary Es Beaver and Ellie Beaver at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Jack Beaver, from left, Rich and Mary Es Beaver and Ellie Beaver. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Dennis O'Rourke, from left, Elaine Block and Hannah Block at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Dennis O'Rourke, from left, Elaine Block and Hannah Block. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Tyler Horne and Ashley Seddon at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Tyler Horne and Ashley Seddon. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Lauren and Geoffrey Harrison at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Lauren and Geoffrey Harrison. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
James Hanlin, left, and William Tadlock at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
James Hanlin, left, and William Tadlock. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Beth and Robert Rivera at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Beth and Robert Rivera. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Evie Katz and Steve Marnoy at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Evie Katz and Steve Marnoy. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Janie Knapp, left, and Patricia Penninigton at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Janie Knapp, left, and Patricia Penninigton. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Elena and Kenneth Marks at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Elena and Kenneth Marks. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Jack Castle, from left, Trevor Castle and Shushana Castle at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Jack Beaver, from left, Rich Beaver, Mary Es Beaver and Ellie Beaver at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Dennis O'Rourke, from left, Elaine Block and Hannah Block at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Tyler Horne and Ashley Seddon at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Lauren and Geoffrey Harrison at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
James Hanlin, left, and William Tadlock at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Beth and Robert Rivera at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Evie Katz and Steve Marnoy at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Janie Knapp, left, and Patricia Penninigton at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015
Elena and Kenneth Marks at the Telluride MountainFILM event February 2015

What: The annual Telluride MountainFilm festival, hosted by ICETALKS.org.

Where: Asia Society Texas Center.

The 411: A sellout crowd turned out for two film-focused evenings that began with dinner catered by Canopy and music provided by Sean Hoyl. The presentations ranged from four-minute shots to full length documentaries, each covering topics that were sure to raise awareness of worldwide issues and stimulate conversation.

As ICETALKS.org co-founder Shushana Castle noted, "This year’s lineup was the usual adrenaline packed films geared toward inspiring viewers to get up, get involved and affect change."

Who: Jack Castle, Trevor Castle, Dennis O'Rourke and Elaine Block, Hannah Block, James Hanlin and William Tadlock, Elena and Kenneth Marks, Lauren and Geoffrey Harrison, Mary Es and Rich BeaverEllie Beaver and Jack Beaver.