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Mountainfilm on Tour draws sellout crowd for two nights of screenings and socializing

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12 Jack and Shushana Castle, from left, and Trevor Castle at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
Jack and Shushana Castle, from left, and Trevor Castle at the Telluride Mountain Festival. Photo by © Kim Coffman
11 Minette and Peter Boesel at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
Minnette and Peter Boesel at the Telluride Mountain Festival. Photo by © Kim Coffman
1 John Dau, from left, Brian Werner and David Morton at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
John Dau, from left, Brian Werner and David Morton at the Telluride Mountain Festival. Photo by © Kim Coffman
10 Elaine Block and Dennos O'Rourke at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
Elaine Block and Dennos O'Rourke at the Telluride Mountain Festival. Photo by © Kim Coffman
9 Janet and Paul Hobby at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
Janet and Paul Hobby at the Telluride Mountain Festival. Photo by © Kim Coffman
7 Geoff and Lauren Harrison at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
Geoff and Lauren Harrison at the Telluride Mountain Festival. Photo by © Kim Coffman
3 Jack Beaver, from left, with Drs. Mary Es and Rich Beaver at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
Jack Beaver, from left, with Drs. Mary Es and Rich Beaver at the Telluride Mountain Festival. Photo by © Kim Coffman
8 Audrey and Steve Marnoy at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
Audrey and Steve Marnoy at the Telluride Mountain Festival. Photo by © Kim Coffman
12 Jack and Shushana Castle, from left, and Trevor Castle at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
11 Minette and Peter Boesel at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
1 John Dau, from left, Brian Werner and David Morton at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
10 Elaine Block and Dennos O'Rourke at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
9 Janet and Paul Hobby at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
7 Geoff and Lauren Harrison at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
3 Jack Beaver, from left, with Drs. Mary Es and Rich Beaver at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014
8 Audrey and Steve Marnoy at the Telluride Mountain Festival February 2014

What: Mountainfilm on Tour, presented by ICEtalks.org.

Where: Asia Society Texas Center.

The 411: In its third year in Houston, this traveling version of the acclaimed Mountainfilm fest in Telluride drew a sellout crowd for both nights of screenings of a dozen independent short films exploring distant corners of the earth and talks with key film participants. Special guests were John Dau with Duk County, and David Morton with High and Hallowed: Everest 1963, each of whom led discussions on their respective documentaries.

Who: ICEtalks founders and the forces behind the Houston screenings Shushana and Jack Castle plus Janet and Paul Hobby, Elaine and Dennis Block, Minnette and Peter Boesel, Drs. Mary Es and Rich Beaver, Lauren and Geoff Harrison and Audrey and Steve Marnoy.

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