No Host - Banff Mountain Film Festival

Incredible personal triumphs and documentaries - I was blown away when I attended for the first time last year! BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 3rd, 4th, & 5th at 7pm each evening! Doors open at 6pm.

PURCHASE TICKETS - Assigned seating ADULTS $18 STUDENTS & SENIORS $14 3 DAY PASS $48 DAY OF SHOW ALL TICKETS ARE $25 Tickets are subject to tax and handling fees on top of ticket face value.

FILM DESCRIPTIONS:

Monday February 3, 2014

Paddlers and cinematographers explore a world beyond the unexpected and find perfection in Cascada. :08 min

Elizabeth Hawley bucked the conventions of her time by settling alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she began chronicling Himalayan expeditions for The Himalayan Database. Even as she turns 90, she continues to update these records with rigorous accuracy and dedication. Keeper of the Mountains (special edit) is her story. :16 min

In H_e_a_v_e_n_’s_ _G_a_t_e_, nearly half a billion people hold their breath as wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss drops from a helicopter and soars through a sacred cave in Tianmen Mountain, China. :48 min

Two young women who have never attempted a big wall climb take on Yosemite’s El Capitan with style, grace, and humour in Push It. :26 min

Stand (special edit) is a hauntingly beautiful examination of the people and culture of the Great Bear Rainforest– and the lives of those committed to defending its fragile ecosystems and fjords, one paddle stroke at a time. :23 min

The high-energy excerpt of Into the Mind for The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases incredible imagery, amazing skiing and stunning scenery. :12 min

Tuesday February 4, 2014

In NotBad (special edit) seven brave riders set out from the four corners of the globe for thirty days of outrageous fun and bicycle tomfoolery in New Zealand. :10min

In the short film, The Beauty of the Irrational, ultra-runner Ryan Sandes provides insight into his mindset and philosophy as he attempts to break the speed record on the beautiful 84km Fish River Canyon Hiking Trail in Namibia. :06 min

A wee pebble toad living in the crevices of the tepuis of South America is the missing link that a scientist-climber team seek in Return to the Tepuis. :09 min

Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build themselves a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light in North of the Sun (Nordfor Sola). :46 min

The first woman to climb the British grade of E9, Hazel Findlay, is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts. Spice Girl (Reel Rock 8) demonstrates how Hazel is shaking up the macho UK climbing scene. :24 min

High Tension (Reel Rock 8) takes a closer look at the 2013 incident at Everest Camp II that made international headlines and had climbers Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, and Jonathan Griffith running for their lives. :36 min

35 is the story of one man’s personal challenge to climb 35 routes on his 35th birthday and a celebration of life lived to its fullest. :05 min

Wednesday February 5, 2014

Creative graphics and sound design bring the viewer uncomfortably close to flora, fauna, and high-adrenaline mountain bike action in Flow: The Elements of Freeride. :03 min

The Last Ice Merchant – El Ultimo Hielero tenderly portrays the story of Baltazar Ushca, on whose aging shoulders the long-lived tradition of harvesting glacial ice from the tallest mountain in Ecuador now rests. :14 min

Ready to Fly follows Lindsey Van and her colleagues on their arduous 15-year fight to achieve equality in the Olympic Winter Games. :56 min

Fire frees new lines for skiers, who revel in the newly-charred forest in The Burn. :06min

A bicycle found lodged on a climbing route in the Austrian Alps inspires two expert riders to follow in the treads of the early cyclists down the über-gnarly slopes of Sea of Rock. :12 min

Rock star climbers Leo Houlding, Sean “Stanley” Leary and Jason Pickles bring along a few new friends and hopes of a bold new line on a remote spire in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica in The Last Great Climb (special Edit). They’re going big again – the majestic unclimbed Ulvetanna Peak is their goal this time. But they’re in the middle of nowhere, miserably cold, a bit delirious. Hopefully it’s nothing a little adrenaline can’t cure. :26 min

Sufferfest sees climbing superstars- and novice cyclists- Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright link all California’s 14,000 foot peaks by bicycle. :18 min

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Me too all three nights

    January 30, 2014

  • Patti C.

    I probably shouldn't have RSVP'd with a group, but will be there all three nights

    January 30, 2014

  • Miste

    I am attending on Monday night - I want to see the paddling documentary.

    January 28, 2014

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