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Today in Stoke: Must-see action-sports porn at Mountainfilm in Telluride

Today in Stoke: Must-see action-sports porn at Mountainfilm in Telluride
Sometimes a stump is just a stump. "Life Cycles" is among the action sports porn featured this year at Mountainfilm

The 32nd annual Mountainfilm in Telluride festival kicks off tomorrow night with free outdoor screenings at the Base Camp Outdoor Theater in Telluride Town Park; the full festival runs through the three-day weekend. While the festival has come to embrace documentaries about the environment, global politics, and personal responsibility (see our previous interview with Mountainfilm program director Emily Long for a look at some of this year's weightier films), we've still got love for the good old-fashioned action sports flicks.

We judged a bunch of this year's films by their trailers to bring you this teaser of surf, skate, cycling and ski porn on the schedule at Mountainfilm:

In The Dark Side of the Lens, Irish surf photographer Mickey Smith pays tribute to his craft, his local waves, and his own gift of gab.

DARK SIDE OF THE LENS from Astray Films on Vimeo.

Desert River is director Ben Sturgulewski's tribute to late-season skiing in Alaska's high desert terrain near Haines, Alaska.

Desert River from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.

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Life Cycles directors Derek Frankowski and Ryan Gibb start their ode to mountain bike abuse with a bit of poetry -- "Like everything else that's made on this earth, with birth comes the inevitability of entropy" -- before cutting to the chase with insane footage from Canada, Iceland, Japan, and across the U.S.

LIFE CYCLES by Stance Films Trailer DVD or Blu-ray by xsportfilms.com from www.xsportfilms.com on Vimeo.

Lundberg Loses It director Kenny Luby follows downhill longboarder Erik Lundberg as he puts his breakfast on the line in pursuit of sick slopes.

Lundberg Loses It from Kenny Luby on Vimeo.

Skateistan director Orlando von Einsiedel suggests that the next big skateboard scene just might come from Kabul.

SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL from Diesel New Voices on Vimeo.

Swiss Machine, from Boulder-based filmmakers Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen of Sender Films, profiles alpine speed climber Ueli Steck as he hauls ass up big mountain ascents.

Ueli Steck - The Swiss Machine from Mountain Hardwear on Vimeo.

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Way Back Home is director Kris Moyes' attempt to follow up on trials bike sensation Danny MacAskill's viral video gold, this time in MacAskill's hometown of Dunvegan, Scotland.

Danny MacAskill - "Way Back Home" from Dave Sowerby on Vimeo.

WildWater: North Fork of the Payette director Anson Fogel uses a record runoff season in Idaho as his palette for painting this portrait of a bunch of crazy kayakers, the last segment of his WildWater film series.

WildWater North Fork Payette Teaser from Anson Fogel on Vimeo.

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