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Extreme sports highlighted in film road tour

by Caryn Haller

Special to The R-CCorey Rich and fellow adventurers Dane Henry, Todd Offenbacher, Hayden Kennedy, Tommy Caldwell, and Tommy Thompson set out on a climbing expedition to the Arrigetch Peaks in Brooks Range, Alaska. Caldwell stands on a highpoint along the knife edge ridgeline connecting the top of their new route with the South Arete of Xanadu.

Mountain climbing at 20,000 feet in minus 30 degree weather, wingsuit BASE jumping, and extreme snowboarding and skiing in Germany are a few of the films hitting the road in advance of Tahoe Film Festival 2012.

Eight action adventure films highlighting the progression of individual sports during the year are being shown 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the CVIC Hall in Minden.

“I think there’s a void in that genre of what went on each year in action and adventure films, and how things have progressed,” Producer Todd Offenbacher said. “The road tour we’re doing in Minden, Mammoth and the west coast is a collection of the films. People love it. You can come out one night and see a film of what went on in action adventure sports over the year.”

This is the 11th year for the film festival that takes place Dec. 8 at Mont Bleu Casino in Stateline.

Each film is independently produced by professional and amateur videographers.

Corey Rich, producer of “Cold,” is hosting the showing in Minden and introducing each film.

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“He’s the most recognized action adventure sports videographer in the world,” Offenbacher said.

Proceeds from the Sept. 28 viewing benefit the Carson Valley Arts Council’s building fund.

“This is art. Cinematography is an art form I want to expose people to here,” CVAC board member Dave Rich said. “We live in an outstanding area for these sports. The people who are doing this are the best in what they are doing.”

Raffles for ski jackets, pants, dinners and more will be going on during the night.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and $8 for students under 18 with a student ID card.

For tickets or more information, call 782-8207 or 265-3099.

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