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Feb 21, 2005, 5:36 PM
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2005 Barry Corbet Film Festival  (North_America: United_States: Arizona: Northern: Priest_Draw: Triangle_boulder)
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Jackson, Wyoming—February 17, 2005—Alpinist Magazine announced today the creation of The Barry Corbet Film Festival, on March 24, 25, and 26, 2005, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Barry Corbet Film Festival will honor Barry Corbet’s athletic and artistic spirit with a series of films that evoke the joys of deep snow, wild water and steep stone. All films have been carefully screened to reflect Corbet’s devotion to poetic artistry, both in filmmaking and lifestyle sports.

Shows will be held each evening at the Mainstage Theater in Jackson, Wyoming’s, Pink Garter Theater. As befits such a celebration, beer will be available when the doors open at 7 p.m. The films begin at 8 p.m. each night; in many cases the filmmakers themselveswill be on hand to present their work. On the last two evenings of the Festival, after-hours parties will facilitate an ongoing discussion of Corbet’s spirit.

Barry Corbet, who died December 18, 2004, was a Jackson Hole skiing and climbing legend who applied his experiences in the mountains to the world of film. In 1968 while making a ski film, he was gravely injured in a helicopter crash. After the accident, which left him partially paralyzed, he became a leading advocate for the disabled through his films, books and the magazine New Mobility, which he founded.

As one of his colleagues from the magazine said, “Because of his spinal cord injury, Barry kind of had two lives. And he lived more fully in both of them than most of us do in one.”

The three nights of films will focus on one specific lifestyle each evening. Thursday, March 24, features skiing. Friday, March 25, is surf night. On Saturday, March 26, the festival will conclude with two climbing films that best capture the vertical spirit. Both Friday and Saturday nights will conclude with parties that get the Jackson locals onto the dance floor together around our common passions.

Tickets are $10 each night and includea combination movie/after-hours party pass, and are available at Alpinist, Pica’s, Skinny Skis, Teton Mountaineering and Tobacco Row. All net proceeds from the evenings will be donated to charity in Barry Corbet’s name.

For more information about each evening’s movies or other details, call Alpinist Magazine at 307-734-0600.

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