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CODY, Wyo. — Telluride's Mountainfilm on Tour returns on April 9 to the Big Horn Cinemas with a series of short films that bring fresh eyes to places as far away as Russia and as close as the Yellowstone River.

More than 30 films presented at the 2010 Telluride Festival are sent worldwide through Mountainfilm on Tour. They vary in length from two minutes to 37 minutes and cover a full spectrum of the unexpected.

One follows two brothers who climb Yosemite's El Capitan; the twist is that one brother uses a wheelchair.

Another film looks at the Yellowstone River from a different perspective: The viewer is taken on a subaquatic adventure in search of native cutthroat trout.

A third goes to Mission Mexico to see how orphans there are surfing their way to a better life.

Yet another film follows anglers who brave a trip in Cold War-era helicopters to explore rivers in Russia that have never been fished before.

About 10 of the films will be packaged into single showings.

A highly acclaimed children's matinee, geared to viewers ages 6 to 12, begins at 2 p.m.

Older viewers can choose between 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. showings. Both feature the same package of travel, adventure and human interest films.

Proceeds will benefit the Carrie Gasch Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Northwest College in Powell.

Tickets, sold at the door, cost $8 for the children's matinee and $15 for the later showings. Early arrival is encouraged because of limited seating. For information, call 307-250-0763.