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WWA to host 11th annual Backcountry Film Festival tomorrow

(Jackson, Wyo.) - For the third year running, the Wyoming Wilderness Association will host the the Winter Wildlands Alliance’s 11th annual Backcountry Film Festival tomorrow, January 20 at the Pink Garter Theatre. According to a release issued by the organization, the Backcountry Film Festival is renowned for its collaboration with filmmakers from all corners of the globe, ranging from grassroots to professional. The festival provides a fresh lineup committed to get everyone, from van dwellers to weekend warriors, awakened to the powder turns as well as environmental initiatives happening all around the world. This years program includes films from all over the world with topics ranging from deep powder skiing in Japan (Japan by Van), splitboarding as a way of life (I Love Splitboarding), the tremendous amount of sacrifice and hardship involved in a life of a climber (Always Above Us), and the responsibility that comes with backcountry freedom (The Forecaster). Filmmaker, photographer, and Winter Wildlands Alliance Ambassador Kt Miller will be present to introduce her all women ski film Shifting Ice, a journey at the intersection of scientific exploration and, of course, grueling fun. Watch the 2016 trailer here. Funds raised will stay in the local community benefiting the Wyoming Wilderness Association and their mission to protect human-powered recreation and Wyoming’s wild public lands. Tickets are $15 ($18 at the door) and are available at the Pink Garter Theater, Pinky G’s Pizza, and online at www.pinkgartertheatre.com. This is an all ages show, Doors 6 p.m., Show 7 p.m. *Feature Photo: Screenshot from the 2016 Backcountry Film Festival Trailer