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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Description

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is the largest and most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every November in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.

With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour of mountain themed films features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.

Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2022 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

FILM MENUS

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Symphony Space

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Larch Program

Follow The Light

2021, France, 4 minutes

Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Commencal;General

From sunsets over dramatic landscapes to the

illumination of hot air balloons and the warm ambience

of Turkey, immerse yourself in this colorful adventure

with riders Kilian Bron, Pierre Henni, Pierre Dupont and JB Liautard.

FINALLY

2020, France, 13 minutes

Andy Collet, Marc Augey, Alex Hamelin, PVS Company; General

After two months of confinement, freesking prodigy

Ben Buratti finds himself alone on his home mountain of La Clusaz.

BEAR-LIKE (DER BÄR IN MIR) (Tour Edit)

2019, Switzerland, 55 minutes Roman Droux, Memox; Advisory: Coarse language; violence

Two adventurers engage in close contact with grizzly

bears in Alaska experiencing first-hand the struggle for

survival and dramatic fighting scenes. Driven by a desire

to explore the unknown, the film tells a personal story of

wilderness, framed through breathtaking footage of these

amazing creatures.

If You Give a Beach a Bottle

2021, USA, 5 minutes

Max Romey; Advisory: General

Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote

beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris.

What he finds is a different story altogether.

Dream Mountain

2020, USA, 18 minutes: InLightWorks Productions; General

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is a certified international

high mountain guide, an accomplished mountaineer,

humanitarian, and a mother. She reflects on her personal

highs and lows and rediscovers for herself just how much

the mountains mean to her.

EM

2021, Canada, 14 minutes

Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger; Advisory: Coarse language

Emilie Pellerin has spent most of her adult life travelling

the world. She has honed her skills on the rock and has

become one of the world’s best on-sight climbers. Now

she’s ready to push her level on her hardest trad route

yet, La Zébrée, a spectacular 5.14a overhanging crack in Quebec.

My Midsummer Morning

2019, UK, 20 minutes

Alastair Humphreys; Advisory: General, non-sexual nudity

Alastair Humphreys, inspired by Laurie Lee’s book “As

I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning”, sets out on

his most terrifying journey yet - walking through Spain, earning money for food by playing his violin, being

distinctly unmusical.

*****

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival

Symphony Space

Monday, May 16, 2022

Maple Program

A Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit)

2021, Canada, 5 minutes

Filmmaker: Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films

There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest

floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different

smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for.

Can’t Beat This Place For Fun

2020, USA, 14 minutes; Filmmaker: Dawn Kish, John Tveten,

Dawn Kish Photo and Film LLC; Advisory: General

Fretwater Boatworks is keeping the tradition of wooden

dory building alive! These beautiful boats honour the

dreams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton and

encourage advocacy to help preserve these wild places.

Precious Leader Woman

2021, Canada, 47 minutes; Advisory: PG – Coarse Language

Filmmaker: Cassie De Colling, Mack Stannard,; Hayley Morin, Kiddo Films Inc.

This is snowboarder Spencer O’Brien’s story from

childhood to the world stage, coming full circle to

embrace her identity and Indigenous heritage as she

pushes forward, bringing her heart and soul to her next

challenge, the backcountry.

Jump To Zero

2020, 8 minutes; Filmmaker: Drew Herder, Jaime Cantarovici, Adin Baird,

Poptop Productions, Left of Creek; Advisory: General

A story of three BASE jumpers finding new ways to

follow their passion while reducing the impact on their environment.

INSIDE- A Hole New Ski Experience

2021, Austria, 11 minutes

Filmmaker: Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger,

Lensecape Productions; Advisory: PG – Coarse Language

After an amazing ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massive in

France, where you can ski through stunning rock caves,

a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia.

REEL ROCK 15: Action Directe

2020, USA, 16 minutes

Filmmaker: Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell, REEL ROCK

Advisory: Coarse Language

French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years

battling insane moves, inner doubt, and the burden of

history to climb the most revered sport route on earth.

Breaking Trail

2021, USA, 30 minutes; Advisory: General

Filmmaker: Jesse Roesler, James Mills,

Jen Larson Roesler, Credo Nonfiction

Amidst Covid-19 surges and civil unrest, Emily Ford

and sled dog Diggins set out to thru-hike the 1,900 km Ice Age Trail in winter.

*****

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Theatre

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Expected Run Time is 180 minutes

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