Documentary tells tale of Ski to Sea's origins, Dec. 19

Adventures NW magazine and Whatcom Events, the producers of the annual Ski to Sea race, are hosting a DVD release party and encore screening of “The Mountain Runners” at the Pickford Film Center on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The locally-produced documentary tells the story of the original Mount Baker Marathon. It has been playing at mountain film festivals around the world and has won numerous awards including “Best Documentary Feature Film” at the Eugene International Film Festival and “Best Mountain Film” at the Tyrolean Independent Film Festival in Innsbruck, Austria.

The event, which will feature sales of DVDs, free refreshments, a no-host bar and gear giveaways, will start at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of the film at 6:30 p.m.

The film’s co-director, Brian Young, will be on hand and Pretty Little Feet, the duo that recorded the film’s soundtrack, will perform live.

The reception is free, for tickets to the screening, visit www.pickfordcinema.org.

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