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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
March 3 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$20 - $75
Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Riverwalk Center
Doors open 6:30 PM, Showtime 7 PM
General Admission $20
VIP Reception $75
(5 – 6:30 PM; includes advanced seating, light dinner and dessert, 2 drink tickets)
100% of the Banff Event proceeds support BOEC!
Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain film festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road, with stops planned in about 285 communities and 30 countries across the globe.
This year’s tour will feature a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2017 World Tour promises to be an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
Purchase a $75 private reception ticket and support BOEC even more! Enjoy two drink tickets, a delicious dinner and choose advanced seating for the films. Dinner buffet includes Greek antipasta, steak/chicken/veggie kabobs, parmesan mashed potatoes, grilled vegetables, pita, fruit kabobs and chocolate mousse. $30 of the private reception ticket is tax deductible.
David V. Gonzales and Raitman Art Galleries are donating a unique painting that will be up for auction, proceeds to benefit BOEC. In 2014, Gonzales was awarded “Best Raw Artist”, an international distinction from Pure Living, and in 2015 his painting “The Peloton” was chosen for the USA Pro Cycle Challenge poster. Here is the link where you can view and bid on this beautiful 36 x 36 painting of Breckenridge: http://bit.ly/2kD1dLT.
Films to be Screened
Max Your Days
(2016, Canada, 4 min), Filmmaker: Malcolm Sangster
Film Synopsis: Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!
(2016, Iceland, 19 min), Filmmaker: RC Cone
Film Synopsis: Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.
Ace and the Desert Dog
(2015, USA, 9 min), Filmmaker: Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad Media
Film Synopsis: For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country.
Doing It Scared
(2016, Australia, 11 min), Filmmaker: Catherine Pettman
Film Synopsis: Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.
Four Mums In A Boat (Tour Edit)
(2015, UK, 30 min), Filmmaker: Simon Tucker
Film Synopsis: When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds.
Ruin and Rose (Tour Edit)
(2016, USA, 7 min) Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski
Film Synopsis: Follow these talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska.
(2016, USA, 27 min), Filmmaker: Sender Films
Film Synopsis: Meet the new faces of climbing: 14-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 15-year-old Kai Lightner. Pushed outside their comfort zone, Kai and Ashima learn some hard but important lessons that will carry them to even greater heights.
Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out
(2016, UK, 6 min), Filmmaker: Stu Thomson
Film Synopsis: Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humor.
For The Love (Tour Edit)
(2016, USA, 14 min), Filmmaker: Todd Wells
Film Synopsis: When you want to make first descents, you have to push the limits of what’s possible and what’s known as you explore the most difficult and remote whitewater in the world.
Metronomic (Tour Edit)
(2016, France, 5 min), Filmmaker: Vladimir Cellier
Film Synopsis: High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment.
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For more information on the World Tour, visit the Banff Festival website at http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/tour/.
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