The River Exchange is bringing the Telluride Mountainfilm Tour to the California Theater in Dunsmuir May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Its film themes include exploring cultures, preserving environments, and promoting adventure.

An appearance by fly fisherman Frank Moore and the screening of a film about him, “Mending the Line,” will be one of the highlights of a documentary film event this Friday and Saturday in Dunsmuir.

The River Exchange is bringing the Telluride Mountainfilm Tour to the California Theater in Dunsmuir May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. Its film themes include exploring cultures, preserving environments, and promoting adventure.

River Exchange Executive Director Phil Detrich described “Mending the Line” as “a moving personal tale of Frank’s return to Normandy at age 90 to fish the streams he crossed when fighting in World War II 70 years ago.”

Detrich said Moore’s appearance and the film about his sojourn to France are expected to draw prominent members of the northern California fly fishing community to the event.

Following Saturday’s films, a River Exchange rooftop after-party reception and fundraiser will run until 10 p.m., featuring live music, raffle, silent auction, appetizers, wine, and beer.

Twelve films designed for children’s education will be shown Friday, and 10 more adult-oriented films will be shown Saturday, but all ages are welcome at both events, according to a press release.

Tickets are available at Village Books and the Fifth Season in Mount Shasta, and at the FireWhat/River Exchange office in Dunsmuir. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.riverexchange.org.

The Telluride Mountainfilm festival is a four-day event held each Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. Since 1979, the festival has attracted leading documentary filmmakers, artists, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers, scientists, journalists and explorers from around the world to engage in the festival’s motto of “celebrating indomitable spirit.”

Established in 1979, Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about environments, cultures, issues and adventures.