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Tough decisions to be part of this year’s Tahoe Adventure Film Festival

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"Little Jon Flip," left, and Todd Offenbacher host a previous Tahoe Adventure Film Festival.

The crucial decisions adventurers must make to pursue their passions will be highlighted in three edits to be shown at this year's Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, which takes place Friday, Dec. 11, at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

"These films delve into the mindset of the adventurer and how each athlete deals with assessing risk during every outing, making judgments about the consequences of pushing the limit," according to a press release for the event. "'On the Fence' by Chris McNamara, climber and SuperTopo author, is a self examination of some close calls that caused Mac to stop BASE jumping. 'Reach for the Sky' by filmmaker Ryan Cleek chronicles the fast-paced career and ambition that catapulted Cam Zink into pro-mountain biker status and how Cam has chosen to balance it with family life. 'The Unrideables' by Red Bull Media is a masterpiece of the high stakes involved in Speedriding that combines skiing and parachute flight to access terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible."

Skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, rock climbing and surfing are also among the sports featured in the films to be presented at the festival. Many of the segments are special edits including previews of films that have not been released.

"The festival celebrates the adventure sports community with newly released films of daring exploits and epic adventures in some of the most remote places and harsh conditions that test the human spirit," according to the release.

Go-go dancers, DJs, imagery from Aurora Photos and the awarding of the Golden Camalot to honor an action and adventure sports pioneer will also be part of the event. A raffle to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center at the festival includes a Points North Heli-Adventures ski trip as its top prize.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. followed by the films at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the MontBleu ticket office, by calling 775-588-3515 or at http://www.montbleuresort.com.

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Starting in January, the festival hits the road with stops in Petaluma, California, Jan. 29; Park City, Utah, Feb. 13; Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Feb. 15; San Francisco, California, Feb. 18, Mammoth Lakes, California, March 3-5; Reno in March and Minden in April.

For more information and to find tickets for each show, visit http://www.laketahoefilmfestival.com.