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Reel Deal hosts film fest

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Get out your parka and wax your boards — it’s time for the Backcountry Film Festival. This national traveling film festival will be in Los Alamos for one night only — Jan. 27.  It will show at the Reel Deal Theater at 7 p.m. for $7, which will benefit the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.  
Now in its sixth year, the Backcountry Film Festival highlights the beauty, diversity and fun of the winter backcountry experience.
Submissions come from world-renowned filmmakers who travel to every corner of the globe to discover the best backcountry winter adventures, as well as from grassroots filmmakers who take a video camera out on weekend excursions and submit their best film short. The top films are juried and assembled into a night of fun.  
These films are as diverse as the backcountry experience. This year’s shorts include Best of Festival “Deeper,” which follows legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones and other top riders as they forsake helicopters, snowmobiles and lifts to venture deep into untouched terrain under their own power. The Best Short Film, “Desert River,” is a beautiful ski adventure into Alaska and Best Environmental Film, “Whitebark Warrior” chronicles the decline of thousand-year old whitebark pines due to climate change and efforts underway to save these iconic high alpine trees.
The Film Festival benefits Winter Wildlands Alliance’s efforts to preserve and conserve winter landscapes for quiet users.  
This showing will benefit Pajarito Environmental Education Cener and its winter ecology and snowshoe programs for the Los Alamos schools and local families.  
For more information, phone 662-0460 or visit www.PajaritoEEC.org or  www.backcountryfilmfestival.org/bcff.