Adventure Minnesota Films director Brenda Piekarski said her wish is that the event builds a sense of camaraderie. “My goal is to create a place for creatives and adventurers alike to come collectively to connect, proportion thoughts, and get stimulated,” she stated. “I desire that this movie festival will grow within the coming years to come to be a multiday occasion to be able to retain to characteristic filmmakers and photographers from Minnesota and the Midwest, even as showcasing all our place has to provide.”
The #AdventureMN Film Festival opens with six short movies on-screen at Lakes & Legends Brewing Co. In Minneapolis. The competition will maintain on exceptional dates via 2019, with extraordinary films and presenters.
The movies March 21 cowl subjects from ultrarunning to environmental activism. Piekarski’s Adventure Minnesota Films entry focuses on Jay Gustafson, aka Waterway Jay, who in 2017 launched a challenge to paddle all 34 of Minnesota’s state water trails to attract attention to their grandeur — but also the existing threats to the resource. His Paddle for Progress dovetailed with then-Gov. Mark Dayton’s “25 by way of 25” initiative to enhance the state’s water high-quality by using 25 percentage using 2025. There is likewise a film about many paddleboarders who took on Lake Superior, and one focused on the Big Lake’s lively surfing community.
Adventure Minnesota Films’ first production chronicled the Arrowhead 135 ultramarathon (cyclists, runners, and skiers) from International Falls, Minn., to Tower, in 2013. Doors open to the festival at 5 p.M.; screenings start at 7 p.M.