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No Man’s Land Film Festival

November 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


No Man’s Land Film Festival

Doors: 6pm | Show: 7pm
*Vaccinations & masking required

No Man’s Land Film Festival is the premier all-women adventure film festival based out of Denver, Colorado and on tour all over the globe. This festival champions women with grit, hustle, determination, and boundless passion, investing them with the respect, support, and media recognition they deserve.

Venture Outdoors is bringing the festival to Pittsburgh!

COVID-19 Precautions:
Attendees will receive and email after registration with a link to upload a photo of their vaccination card. For participants purchasing tickets on site, you but bring your vaccination cards with you. In addition to vaccinations, we will also require masking while inside the theater. We will keep an eye on local COVID-19 trends and make a decision as the whether concessions, food, and beverages will be allowed during the event. Thanks for helping us keep Pittsburgh safe!



All of the films are G or PG rated
Note: “Alexis” has some mild profanity, in it, however. We included it in the main programming because her film is super important.

Pushing Forward

Women skateboarders promote their sport within a male-dominated culture, told from the perspective of three protagonists – a beginner, pro skater and veteran skater.

Becoming Ruby

Not seeing herself reflected in the outdoor industry, mountain biker, skier and artist Brooklyn Bell created her own role model: a hand-drawn hero called Ruby J, and Brooklyn spent the next few years trying to “live like her, breathe like her, be unapologetically black like her.” With Ruby J as a guide, Brooklyn has come to discover and shape her own identity, one that intertwines her love for dirt, snow, and art—and a voice with which to advocate for diversity and inclusion.

Dani Burt

For the first few days after she awoke from her coma, Dani Burt didn’t know her right leg, from just above the knee down, was gone. When the doctors finally told her the full extent of her injuries, Burt, an active, hungry-for-life person, wasn’t sure if she could go on. But she found the courage to continue through surfing, which led her on a path to becoming the first-ever women’s World Adaptive Surfing champion.


Each of us are part of a greater whole, a community that grows stronger together especially when it’s open to all. Leanne Pelosi, Jess Kimura, Marion Haerty, Mary Rand, and Amanda Hankison show us just that. A unique look at these inspiring athletes that make up one hell of a portfolio. This one is for the next generation of riders carving their own paths.


This film was initially just going to be for fun, to dive into Alexis’ life a little bit – not just as a black woman, but a human who loves being outside. Alexis brings to the screen more than vulnerability; she is tackling peaks, creating beautiful images, and creating space for more people of color with her little space buns and one foot on the trail at a time.


Rhonda-Marie Avery, aka “Batgirl” was born with only 8% vision and is legally blind. She has no depth perception and no cones in the back of our retinas, meaning no daytime vision and no color vision. The technical term is Achromatopsia. But her mother would tell you that she has been stubborn since the day she was born. Since then Rhonda has run numerous ultra road and trail marathons, including a 314 mile run across the state of Tennessee. Watch her journey to break down the barriers she saw as a kid.

Lady First

Jun Bao is the first Chinese woman to climb 5.14.


Today, images of the outdoors are focused on how people look, their gender, and what they are wearing while outdoors. But how we feel out there seems more important. Colors zooming by. Nature as our second skin. Confetti leaves and trail parties, cake snacks and hard laughs. Superbloom envisions our shared technicolor experience in the outdoors. This is where buds grow.

Event Sponsors
3 Rivers Outdoor Co.


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November 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Hollywood Theater
1449 Potomac Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
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