Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Two Different Nights of Award Winning Mountain Movies

$20 for 1 Show or $30 for both, Tickets at Coast

Film list for Show #1 , 7:30 Thursday, March 28 at The Yukon Arts Centre

FAR OUT: KAI JONES
(2018, USA, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Website: https://www.tetongravity.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or order a sandwich at the pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks… right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs.

THE BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE
(2018, USA, 12 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sarah Koenigsberg
Website: https://www.thebeaverbelievers.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser / Certified Live Beaver Trapper is working to restore the North American Beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

VIACRUXIS
(2018, SPAIN, 11 minutes)
Filmmaker: Ignasi López Fàbregas
Website: https://www.facebook.com/viacruxishortfilm/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. They have been the first ones to conquer the highest and hardest peaks. Despite their different temperaments, they make a great team. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other for a long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.

SURVIVING THE OUTBACK (EDIT)
(2018, Australia, 44 minutes)
Filmmaker: Michael Atkinson
Website: http://www.outbackmike.com.au/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse language
Film Synopsis: Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure he could pull it off either!

SURFACE
(2018, USA, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: John Rodosky
Website: https://roam.media/surface-ben-thouard-tahiti/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography.

BOY NOMAD
(2018, Canada, 21 minutes)
Filmmaker: Niobe Thompson
Website: http://www.boynomad.ca/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: 9-year old Janibek lives with his family in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. His first love is racing horses, but this winter, his father will bring him on the toughest journey in a nomad’s life: the winter migration.

FOR THE LOVE OF MARY
(2018, USA, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton
Website: https://www.sharptailmedia.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: When 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler dons his lucky ancient green running shorts, he’s not just running to the summit of Mt. Washington, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: The memory of his late wife of 68 years.

REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH
(2017, USA, 26 minutes)
Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr
Website: https://reelrocktour.com/films/
Classification: Parental Guidance: Coarse language
Film Synopsis: Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, she has moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

SKIER VS. DRONE
(2018, Canada, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Mike Douglas
Website: http://www.switchbackentertainment.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: It’s the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn’t worried.

Film List for Show #2, 7:30 Saturday March 30, Yukon Arts Centre

ROGUE ELEMENTS: CORBET’S COULOIR
(2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones
Website: https://www.tetongravity.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into the infamous Corbet’s Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that’s exactly what we did.

FAST HORSE
(2018, Canada, 14 Minutes)
Filmmaker: Director: Alexandra Lazarowich Producer: Niobe Thompson
Website: https://handfuloffilms.ca/about/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: FAST HORSE follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.

GRIZZLY COUNTRY
(2018, USA, 12 minutes)
Filmmaker: Director: Ben Moon Producers: Shannon Ethridge and Annie Nyborg
Website: https://www.grizzlycountryfilm.com/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.

DIVIDED
(2018, Scotland, 39 minutes)
Filmmaker: Lee Craigie & Mike Webster
Website: http://theadventuresyndicate.com/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: Follow Lee and Rickie in this raw and real portrayal of the places we go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometres a day from Banff to Mexico.
RJ RIPPER
(2018, USA, 19 minutes)
Filmmaker: Joey Schusler
Website: Http://joeyschusler.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar and his beat-up clunker.

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING
(2018, USA, 10 minutes)
Filmmaker: Directors: Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray Producer: Faith E. Briggs
Website: http://www.wildconfluence.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.

THE PASSAGE
(2018, USA, 25 minutes)
Filmmaker: Nathan Dappen and Neil Losin
Website: www.daysedge.com
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: In 1974 a small determined team built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. The Passage is a story about revisiting that journey, fathers and sons, and the wild places that define us.

THE FRENCHY – AVAILABLE IN CANADA AND USA ONLY
(2018, USA, 13 minutes)
Filmmaker: Michelle Smith
Website: http://www.michellescreative.com/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: Jacques is an 82-year-old, badass athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival and his ability to counter aging through laughter.