The Trail Running Film Festival is a collection of the latest and greatest films showcasing the challenges, beauty and community inherent in the world of trail running. This is the second year the film festival has visited Spokane, although the presenter, Rainshadow Running, has been hosting the best trail races in the Northwest for more than a decade.

Notable films include The North Face athletes Mike Wolfe and Hal Koerner attempting the fastest known time of the 211-mile John Muir Trail in California; “The Crossing,” a 20 minute documentary that follows activist, writer and sponsored trail runner Nick Triolo as he organizes and attempts a 70-mile protest run in resistance to open-pit gold mining in Southern Baja, Mexico; and “Around Patagonia,” which showcases Jason Schlarb and Jeremy Wolf, best of friends and elite mountain runners, as they head to Patagonia for adventure and to test themselves.

From world class filmmakers to the best works made by weekend warriors, the Trail Running Film Festival takes its audience on a virtual run through forests, up mountains, beyond emotional obstacles and across the finish line.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the films run from 6-9 on Tuesday, March 31 at the Garland Theater in Spokane. Tickets are $20.

See movie trailers and find out more at www.trailfilmfest.com. //