Gals Who Ride, Glide, & Never Abide

13 films in this block • 83 minutes

Block Description

Shout out to all our ladies out there having fun!


The Films

Where the Wild Things Keep Playing

  • Year 2019
  • Country Australia
  • Runtime 4 min
  • Director Krystle Wright

Family Friendly

An ode to the athlete who relishes in getting dirty, who chuckles after a long day in the mountains, effortlessly glides through the crystal clear waves and most importantly, is unapologetic in pursuing their love of getting rowdy in adventures. Director Krystle Wright brings this next installment since the wild things never stopped playing.

Liv Along the Way

  • Year 2018
  • Country Canada
  • Runtime 23 min
  • Director Anthony Bonello

Subtitles, Adult Language/Swearing

In March 2017, former World Champion sport climber Liv Sansoz, set out to climb all 82 4000m peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.

Roots

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 6 min
  • Director Morgan Heim & Jenny Nichols

Discover the daily work, hope, and perspective of one professional female tree-planter in Oregon — from an early start with coffee, through planting countless saplings in the Willamette River Valley with her team, Ash Creek Forest Management. A new analysis says forests are shrinking on state and private land in Oregon, where an estimated 522,000 acres of forest cover have disappeared since 2000. This project was conceived and funded by reforestation nonprofit One Tree Planted.

Great Old Broads for Wolves

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director Samantha Bates & Danny Schmidt

Welcome to the southwest, where the land is wild and the women…might be even wilder. Introducing the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and their fight to keep southwestern Colorado’s wilderness an intact and restore one of its missing icons – the gray wolf. These women have come together to find their voice, and now are using it to give these lands, and the gray wolves that used to call it home, a fighting chance.

Speak to Me Softly

  • Year 2019
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 6 min
  • Director Henna Taylor

Adult Language/Swearing

Experience fear and emotion alongside climber Jenny Abegg as she ascends a route while fighting the self-criticism and doubt from that little voice we all have in the back of our heads.

Blue

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 4 min
  • Director Aly Nicklas

Family Friendly

Fresh off training wheels, a four-year-old growing up in Valdez, Alaska begins to push her boundaries and explore what’s possible on her bike, her eyes naturally drifting to the mountains. We dive into the world of her fantasy and explore the mountains, glaciers, and rivers of Valdez by fat bike with a crew of boundary-pushing female athletes hailing from Alaska and beyond.

Running North

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Heart of the Lakes

Sarah and Liz are Dogsledding guides for Nature’s Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures. Moving to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula from San Francisco and Chicago, they consumed some amazing experiences — but these adventures in the snow-covered U.P. are threatened by climate change.

When I Look Back

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Christopher Bramley

Subtitles

When I Look Back follows four women mountain bikers ripping around Moab, Utah. But this is not your typical adrenaline-fueled adventure film. Both lighthearted and contemplative, it’s a glimpse into a tight-knit group of friends doing what they love and picking each other up when they fall down. Looking back on their lives, this is what they will remember.

Facing Sunrise

  • Year 2017
  • Country Canada
  • Runtime 8 min
  • Director Julia Kwan

In moments of rawness and realness, we find our true selves. While dealing with one of the darkest times of her life, processing family trauma and recovering from injury, Azzah becomes captivated by the question, “what do you want to do before you die?” Although she has never seen herself as much of an adventurer, she realizes she’s capable of more than she ever imagined.

Eighth Wonder

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 8 min
  • Director Ryan Peterson

Adult Language/Swearing

A woman quits her mid-career job as a scientist to become a commercial fisherman. A humorous story of her unlikely mentorship within a gang of young party dudes. Set in the world’s biggest, rowdiest salmon fishery of Bristol Bay, Alaska.

The Litas

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 7 min
  • Director William DeSena

This is a film about Gevin Fax, the oldest member of the women motorcycle collective, The Litas. Growing up in Los Angeles as an African American lesbian in the 1960s, Gevin found that the world wasn’t always forgiving. She started riding dirt bikes at the age of twelve which distanced her even further from the other kids. Though it was because of her love for riding that gifted her peace of mind; it was her meditation, her medicine, her way to escape all of the other noise. Now, because of The Litas, she shares her love for the road with thousands of women all over the world.

Cracking Ice Ceilings

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Mariano Carranza

The cholita climbers of Bolivia have been subverting the culture of machismo since 2015 by climbing mountains. Not content to stay in their traditional roles as high-mountain cooks, these 11 escaladoras wanted to see for themselves what it felt like to go to the top. Pairing the traditional cholita garb of colorful skirts, shawls, bowler hats and brooches with ice axes and crampons, these women climb for the same reason many others do: that feeling of freedom that comes with standing on the summit.

A Woman Knows Her Place

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 3 min
  • Director Darby McAdams

This film is all about big whitewater and where a woman’s place is; wherever the hell she wants it to be.