The Sopris Sun

5Point rolls in April 23-26

Sopris Sun Staff Report

The eighth annual 5Point Film Festival takes over Carbondale once again on April 23-26, with: more than 35 special guests, more than 45 short adventure films spread over six programs, 12 free participation activities, four free community parties and the ever-popular Van Life Rally.

5Point’s five guiding principles are: Respect (For each other, the environment, for the experience and the knowledge we inherit from those who inspire and teach us); Commitment (To overcome fear and give ourselves completely to the challenge at hand while leading a vital existence and never allowing ourselves to become complacent); Humility (To assume the courage and the discipline to listen to our intuition and not our egos, always mindful of our place in the natural order); Purpose (To muster the motivation and conviction necessary to pursue our highest aspirations in the face of adversity); Balance (To maintain our focus and energy in life, in nature and on the journeys we undertake while things we cannot control shift around us).

5Point Schedule

Most of the 5Point events and programs take place at the Carbondale Recreation Center.

April 23

• Afternoon: Creation of a public art piece (recreation center);

• 5-7 p.m.: Kickoff party and Van Life (recreation center);

• 7-10 p.m.: Film program (recreation center, ticket required, strong language);

April 24

• 10-11 a.m.: Enormocast (Bonfire Coffee);

• 6-7 p.m.: TGIF Party (recreation center, free);

• 7-10 p.m.: Film program (recreation center, ticket required, strong language);

April 25

• 8:30 a.m. to noon: Frying Pan River clean up (Basalt);

• 8:30 a.m.: Independence Run & Hike group run;

• 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Dirt Bag Diaries (Steve’s Guitars, free);

• 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Youth Adventure film program (recreation center, free for those under 13);

• 12:30-2:30 p.m.: Ice cream social (recreation center);

• 2 p.m.: Scraper bike ride (recreation center, helmets required);

• 2-4 p.m.: Film program with Jeremy Collins and Jeff Lowe (recreation center, ticket required, strong language);

• 5-6:30 p.m.: Panel discussion with filmmakers, photographers, writers and others on the art of storytelling (RSVP required by April 24 at;

• 5:30-7 p.m.: Community tailgate party with Let Them Roar at 6 p.m. (recreation center, free);

• 7-10 p.m.: Film program (recreation

center, ticket required, strong language, some nudity);

• 10 p.m.: 5Point after party (201 Main St.);

April 26

• 11 a.m. to noon: Panel discussion (recreation center, free);

• Noon to 2 p.m.: Community brunch (recreation center, $10 donation);

• 1-2 p.m.: Book signings with Jeremy Collins, Wade Newsome and Doug

Woodward (recreation center);

• 2-4:30 p.m.: Film program on Yosemite with Tommy Caldwell and Lynn Hill

(recreation center, ticket required,

strong language).