Published On: April 20, 20221045 words5.2 min read

SAVANNAH, Ga. —Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is scheduled for April 29-30, 2022, and will screen over twenty films throughout the two-day festival. The mission of Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is to educate and inspire local audiences to create a better world through the power of film. Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is a partner of Telluride-based, Mountainfilm.

Evening programs begin on Friday, April 29th, at 7:00 p.m., at Trustees Theater, with the screening of Buried, an award-winning feature film by directors, Jared Drake and Steven Siig.

The combination steep terrain, fluctuating temperatures and howling winds make Alpine Meadows one of the most avalanche-prone ski resorts in the U.S. By March 1982, the resort had developed a rigorous avalanche safety protocol that was in many ways ahead of its time. But then a monster storm moved in, bringing relentless snow and fierce winds, and creating conditions ripe for disaster. In this film, a taut autopsy of that fateful event, key players dig through the painful memories to relive what happens when nature overwhelms.

Directors Drake and Siig, and Jim Plehn, who is featured in the film, join the audience for a virtual Q & A session immediately following the film.

Saturday night features documentary short films, including The Mystery, Born from Junk, How to Count a Wolf and A Concerto is a Conversation — in addition to many more inspiring and adventure-seeking films. Shannon Vandivier, director of Mighty Waters, will participate in a live Q & A with the audience after his film screening Saturday night.

The film features Bahamian sport fishing legend Ansil Saunders, who guided Martin Luther King, Jr. through the mangroves on a fishing trip just days before King was assassinated in 1968. Even though King went to the Bahamas to relax and write, he left an indelible mark on the country and Saunders. Now 88 years old, Saunders reflects on how King inspired his interest in politics as he helped lead the island nation’s subsequent fight for independence and desegregation.

Film screenings are at Trustees Theater, 216 East Broughton Street, each evening at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, a family matinee, featuring kid-friendly documentary short films, is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Trustees Theater.

Tickets to all film screenings can be purchased at the Savannah Box Office For more information about festival events and tickets, visit

ABOUT Mountainfilm on Tour-Savannah:
Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental protection, cultural diversity, adventures and social justice issues that matter. In partnership with Mountainfilm, Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah brings these remarkable stories to our community. Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is committed to educating and inspiring local audiences to create a better world using the power of film. In addition to our April 29-30, 2022 festival, our year-round programming is aimed at students, seniors, veterans and active military. Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah is a non-profit organization, which is now in its thirteenth year of bringing award-winning films and documentaries to Savannah. For more information, visit and

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