Arts & Culture 2017

Summer Film Series: An Evening of Shorts

Wed Aug 23, 2017
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Vail Symposium Summer Film Series

Three Weeks. Three Inspiring Films. Free Admission.


Week Two:

An Evening of Shorts


August 23, 2017



“Melting Away”

“The Time Travelers”

“Martin’s Boat”



Where: Little Beach Park | Minturn

Time: Park opens at 7:00 p.m. | Films start at sunset

More info: Little Beach Park is an outdoor venue. Come prepared with blankets and layers. Flashlights or headlamps are also recommended. Bring snacks, non-alcoholic beverages (outside alcoholic beverages will not be permitted) and cash for Crazy Mountain beer (if you’re 21 or older). No registration is necessary to attend. These film screenings are free to attend, though we will gratefully accept your donation of any amount at the door.




In this documentary, 18-year-old Colorado filmmaker Liam Walton sets out to learn about the impact climate change is having on the ski industry and its future. The film features the foremost climate model experts, meteorologist and more.
Film run time: 00:16:06



In January 2017, the USA Rafting Team set their sights on breaking the speed record on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon on a 48-foot custom boat they built themselves. This film is a collaborative vision by Gnarly Bay Productions, Forest Woodward and Brendan Leonard.
Film run time: 00:23:11



From Colorado filmmaker Pete McBride comes “Martin’s Boat”, a film that honors the legacy of Martin Litton and follows the newest boat in the Grand Canyon Dories fleet, the Marble Canyon, on its maiden voyage down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Film run time: 00:22:38


These films are suitable for all audiences.


SPECIAL GUEST(S): Liam Walton, director, “Melting Away”; John Mark Seelig and Jeremiah Williams, USA Rafting Team, “The Time Travelers”
In true Vail Symposium style, producers, actors, directors and other special guests will accompany these screenings to introduce the film, answer questions following the screening and mingle with the audience before and after the show. Stay tuned to our social media pages, where we’ll post updates regarding venue changes in the case of inclement weather.