NOT SURE WHO HAS TICKETS (other than the people I picked up for).......



thanks - Carol Ann


LAST CALL - need to make reservations on Wednesday 2/13/13  @ Hacienda De Don Manuel.  Lunch / dinner will be at 3:45 p.m. - please up your RSVP if you'll be there.  Otherwise, see you at the theater! 


Picked up tickets today for everyone who paid in advance.  Will contact you shortly to hand out the tickets before the event. 

Still need to know who is dining @ Hacienda De Don Manuel.  Please update your RSVP


The film menu has been posted – tickets are now on sale.  Will pick up tickets on Monday, Janaury 14, 2013.  Need to have money in hand before then so get in touch with me if you want me to pick up your ticket(s)!

Also need to know if you will be dining with us.  Please update your RSVP.

To view the film menu visit

FILM MENU SUMMARY - Suffern, NY - Tuesday, February 26, 2013

On Thin Sea Ice 2

Norway, 2011, 2 minutes

Focus: Skating, swimming, vodka


Slide away with simple pleasures: skating, bathing, and a little vodka!



USA, 2011, 4 minutes

Focus: Highlining


A full moon like no other!


Industrial Revolutions

UK, 2011, 5 minutes

Focus: trials biking


World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is at it again -- only this time he uses an abandoned ironworks as his playground!


Crossing the Ice

Australia, 2012, 44 minutes

Focus: Adventure


They are back, you saw them in Crossing the Ditch  in 2011. Australian adventurers, James Castrission and Justin Jones, dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted – just two men dragging their food and shelter across 1140 kilometres of barren ice. Many have tried - all have failed. After much planning and preparation, Cas and Jonesy arrive to tackle one of the last great Antarctic odysseys, but discover an eerie similarity to Captain Scott’s race to the South Pole: there’s a Norwegian on the ice. He’s more experienced, he’s tackling the same record, and he has a head start.


Last of the Great Unknown

USA, 2012, 23 minutes

Focus: Canyoning, exploration


The Grand Canyon is an immense place, almost unfathomable in scale, and one of the last places in the American West to be explored. Deep within this vast wilderness run concealed tributaries, hiding some of the Canyon's most remarkable features – enchanting slot canyons and the secrets deep within their walls.


Unicorn Sashimi

USA, 2012, 6 minutes

Focus: powder! Ski, snowboard, culture


This sweet piece of visual and musical poetry builds to a climax of Taiko drumming and swirling snow that will envelope you!


Reel Rock 7: Honnold 3.0

USA, 2012, 33 minutes

Focus: rock climbing


Alex Honnold is a bit of an enigma. He’s become known as the boldest soloist of his generation, but how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet – the Yosemite Triple.



USA, 2012, 5 minutes


You’ll fall in love with Ernest Wilkinson, one of the last of a vanishing breed of mountain men, as he explains what your best survival tool is!

The Banff Film Festival is a must see event for any outdoor enthusiast!  The good news is because this show is a big sell-out the production company has decided to host two shows in Suffern, NY.  The bad news….  They will be showing different films each night.   The film menu has not been posted as of this writing but an inside source tells me that if he could only attend one show, he would be there on Tuesday night.  So we’re going with the “source”


This year’s event will be on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the historic Lafayette Theater in Suffern, NY. We’ll dine before the show at Hacienda Don Miguel, 72 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY.

The Lafayette Theatre is conveniently located at 97 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY   10901 (845) 369-8234.  There is a municipal parking lot behind the theater (building should be on your right coming from Route 17 onto Route 59)   – make a right hand turn directly b/4 the theater – turn looks like you’re driving into an alleyway but it’s the entrance to the parking lot.

Banff Tickets…………….  The film festival advertises that tickets can be purchased at the door but they always sell out prior to the event.  Last year the tickets were $19 if purchased in advance; $21 if you want to take your chances and try to purchase a ticket the night of the show.

As soon as the tickets go on sale in January, I will travel to Ramsey to get my ticket.  I am more than happy to pick up tickets for all of you provided I have the money in hand before the beginning of January.

The Banff Film Festival draws a large crowd into the tiny town of Suffern.  The show starts @ 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Strongly suggest being at the theater by 6 p.m. to wait in line and watch the madness rather than being a part of it!

Dinner / late lunch -  We have reservations for at Hacienda De Don Manuel at 3:45 p.m. They are located at 72 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY (opposite side of the street from the theater).  Please check out their website at and add “Cena” to your RSVP if you plan on joining us for dinner.

This has been one of my favorite TTD’s for the past several years although I will admit that the past two years have been a bit disappointing.  But I believe the third time is a charm and this year will be one of the best in the history of the Banff Film Festival. 

This is a rain, snow, sleet, fog or shine event.  Tickets are non-refundable!  Look forward to experiencing the film festival with all of you!

For more information on the[masked] films, where to buy tickets or directions to the theater visit:

$1 Meetup fee, please (rounding up)

Notable quote: 

May you live all the days of your life!

 Jonathan Swift


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  • Carol A.

    For all those who are now huge fans of Alex Honnold's, here's a youtube interview to watch of him. Very entertaining young man..... warning--- the interview is about 2+ hours long!

    March 2, 2013

  • Maureen

    Great dinner & a show night - thanks Carol!

    February 27, 2013

  • Dorothy G.

    Great, inspiring, incredible stories. I'm still amazed by solo climber Alex Honnold. And the guys who trekked to the South Pole. Wow.

    February 27, 2013

  • Carol A.

    Thanks to all who joined this event. The films shown this year were the best in a long time. Great show!

    February 27, 2013

  • Maureen

    see you at Hacienda!

    February 25, 2013

  • Maureen

    See you for lunch/dinner

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in Jersey and didn't get a ticket have a blast guys!

    February 12, 2013

  • Carol A.


    February 12, 2013

  • Maureen


    January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    will get money to you in advance when you give out information....Happy New Year!

    December 14, 2012

  • Carol A.


    December 14, 2012

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