Since 2000, the MountainFilm in Telluride film festival has been going on tour around the country to bring its unique adventure and avant-garde showcases to a wider audience. This year's MountainFilm in Telluride on Tour in Houston festival gives Houstonians the chance to see Tiffany Shlain's Yelp (With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg's ''Howl''). Clocking in at just over five minutes the Peter Coyote narrated short is a raging ranting essay on the apathy that comes from being a society always plugged into an ever-widening net of online connectivity. The result plays like a good Bill Hicks end-piece, but given a Great Dictator urgency and scope. More epic in scale is Jeff Orlowski's documentary Chasing Ice. The film follows James Balog as he chronicles the melting of glaciers all over the world with time-lapse photography. The footage, which inevitably shows the giant masses of ice shrinking remarkably quickly, is alarming.
Fri., Feb. 22, 7-11 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 23, 6-11 p.m., 2013