SouthCoast Film Forum brings America’s longest-running film festival to New Bedford

Mountainfilm on Tour: New Bedford Whaling Museum – Saturday, November 3

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Mountainfilm On Tour returns to the New Bedford Whaling Museum on Saturday, November 3, presented by SouthCoast Film Forum in partnership with the Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition. Produced by Mountainfilm, one of America’s longest-running film festivals, the one-day, two-part touring festival features culturally rich and inspiring documentary films on topics such as climate change, agriculture, the migration of people and birds, and outdoor adventures. The first part of the film festival runs from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The second session runs from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Each part features different films. The mid-way intermission includes a light reception. Tickets range from $7.50 to $20.00. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the New Bedford Whaling Museum and Buzzards Bay Coalition. For additional information about the festival or how to reserve online visit The Whaling Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford, Mass. 

Founded in 1979 and based in Telluride Colorado, Mountainfilm celebrates people, art, stories, and ideas. It uses the power of film to inspire audiences to create a better world. Mountainfilm on Tour travels year-round and worldwide with a selection of current and best-loved films from the annual festival, visiting over 160 cities around the globe. Last year’s two-part show in New Bedford was a sellout success.

Part One Films: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa
Intersection: Micayla Gatto
Brothers of Climbing
Free Like the Birds
Wildlife and the Wall
Sky Migrations
Los Lecheros
Imagination: Tom Wallisch

Part Two Films: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A New View of the Moon
Science Fair


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Tina Malott
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
New Bedford Whaling Museum


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movie still from Free Like the Birds

Still from Free Like the Birds


About the New Bedford Whaling Museum
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the world's most comprehensive museum devoted to the global story of human interaction with whales through time, and the history and culture of the South Coast region. The cornerstone of New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in the heart of the city's historic downtown. Museum hours: April through December, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. January through March, Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  Admission is: Free for Museum members and children aged three and under; adults $17, seniors (65+) $15, students (19+) $10, child and youth $7. For more information, visit