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Banff Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, RIT

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. The 2016/2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 41st annual Banff Mountain Film Festival to about 400 communities around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year's world tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.

Dates/Times/Location
February 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2017
Ingle Auditorium
Student Alumni Union, RIT
"SAU" in section F-6 of the RIT campus map:
Campus Map
Doors Open: 6:00pm
Showtime: 7:00pm

Contact/Additional Info
Tom Connelly
tpcsce@rit.edu
585-475-2628

Tickets
On sale: Now
RIT University Arenas Box Office
585-475-4121
www.rittickets.com
RIT Students: $11 advance/$13 door
RIT Staff/Fac/Alum: $15 advance/$17 door
Public: $18 advance/$20 door
15% discount on 3-night bundle
RIT discount only in person or via phone with RIT UID#.
No RIT discounts online.
Max 4 RIT discounted tickets/bundles per person.
Some fees may apply for phone or online purchases.
 
Sign language interpreters available by request.
 

Programs

SPECIAL ANNOUCNEMENT: World-renowned professional rock climber, Angie Payne, will be joining us to introduce the film in which she stars, Poumaka, at the Sunday, February 12th screening! Come meet this world-class athlete and rock climbing pioneer as she shares her amazing and harrowing adventure, takes questions from the crowd, and meets her fans during intermission! Also: Climb with Angie and attend her very limited capacity slideshow before the evening event! Details here.

While changes are unlikely, programs may be adjusted before or during each show.

All three nights will be captioned.

Please be advised that some films contain material that may not be suitable for young audiences. Refer to the film descriptions for any advisories. Please contact Outdoor Education with any questions or concerns.

Friday, February 10th

DreamRide Accordion

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© Bruno Long

(2016, Canada, 5 min)
Filmmakers: Lacy Kemp (producer), Ryan Gibb (Director)
Website: http://juicystudios.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Enter a dream world where the trail never ends. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.

Doing It ScaredAccordion

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© Matthew Newton

(2016, Australia, 11 min)
Filmmaker: Catherine Pettman
Website: www.rummin.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
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.

Ruin and Rose (Tour Edit) Accordion

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© Matchstick Productions

(2016, USA, 7 min)
Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski
Website: www.skimovie.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Follow these talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska.

Four Mums In A Boat (Tour Edit) Accordion

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© Ben Duffy

(2015, UK, 30 min)
Filmmaker: Simon Tucker
Website: www.bowriverfilms.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
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.

Intermission

The Accord Accordion

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© The Accord

(2016, Iceland, 19 min)
Filmmaker: RC Cone
Website: https://www.theaccordfilm.com/
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.

Elk River Accordion

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© Joe Riis

(2016, USA, 27 min)
Filmmaker: Jenny Nichols
Website: www.elkriverfilm.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: A modern band of explorers join their ungulate counterparts on a trek from Wyoming’s ranch lands over mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows. Along the way, they meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk.

Dog Power (Tour Edit) Accordion

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© Anchorage Skijor Club

(2016, USA, 25 min)
Filmmakers: Kale Casey, Jordan Schevene
Website: www.dogpowermovie.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Get a fascinating view of the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond between dogs and their humans. Both share a passion for living, working and playing together outside in different forms of the sled-dog and musher relationship.

Devotion: Libby Peter Accordion

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© Coldhouse Collective

(2016, UK, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Matt Pycroft
Website: www.coldhousecollective.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Libby Peter, one of the UK's most respected climbers, reflects on how climbing has shaped her life, from childhood through becoming a British Mountain Guide and a mother.

Max Your Days Accordion

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© Leo Hoorn

(2016, Canada, 4 min)
Filmmaker: Malcolm Sangster
Website: www.sherpascinema.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!

Saturday, February 11th SOLD OUT

Ace and the Desert Dog Accordion

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© Forest Woodward

(2015, USA, 9 min)
Filmmakers: Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad Media
Website: www.semi-rad.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
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.

Being Hear Accordion

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© Palmer Morse

(2016, USA, 10 min)
Filmmaker: Matt Mikkelsen
Website: http://www.pmorsephotos.com/beinghear/
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: There is an epidemic of extinction of silence on our planet. World-renowned nature sound recordist and acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton works to protect the few remaining quiet places from noise pollution.

Fast Forward Accordion

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© Nick Carman

(2016, USA, 8 min)
Filmmaker: Anna Callaghan
Website: www.talwegcreative.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres miles of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other.

Mira Accordion

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© Lloyd Belcher

Best Film – Mountain Culture – sponsored by Helly Hansen
(2016, Hong Kong, 42 min)
Filmmaker: Lloyd Belcher
Website: http://www.miraraifilm.com/
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she and other Nepali girls face, which has prepared her perfectly for the sport of running.

Intermission

The Super Salmon Accordion

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© Ryan Peterson

(2016, USA, 25 min)
Filmmaker: Ryan Peterson
Website: www.salmonbeyondborders.org
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Those who plan to construct a hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the salmon runs because of its location – upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon.

Iran: A Skier’s Journey Accordion

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© Jordan Manley

(2016, Canada, 12 min)
Filmmaker: Jordan Manley
Website: www.askiersjourney.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Cautioned not to travel to Iran, skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide to go, regardless. They find comfort, bedazzlement, and a surprisingly cool ski culture.

Young Guns Accordion

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© Brett Lowell

(2016, USA, 27 min)
Filmmaker: Sender Films
Website: www.reelrocktour.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
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.

Sunday, February 12th With Special Guest and Star of Poumaka, Angie Payne!

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out Accordion

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(2016, UK, 6 min)
Filmmakers: Stu Thomson
Website: http://www.redbull.com/se-en/danny-macaskill-wee-day-out
Classification: General, no advisory
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 humour.

Poumaka Accordion

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© Keith Ladzinski

(2016, USA, 15 min)
Filmmakers: Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski
Website: www.3stringspro.com
Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: With hopes of summiting the elusive Poumaka Tower, American bouldering champion, Angie Payne, leaves everything she knows behind as she ventures deep into the French Polynesian jungle with veteran climber and explorer, Mike Libecki.

Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild Accordion

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© Luke Kantola

(2016, USA, 4 min)
Filmmakers: Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola
Website: www.wildconfluence.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail.

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit) Accordion

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© Sea Gypsies

(2016, USA, 46 min)
Filmmaker: Nicholas Edwards
Website: http://www.seagypsiesmovie.com/
Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language and Nudity
Film Synopsis: The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting. This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.

Intermission

For The Love (Tour Edit) Accordion

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© Mountain Mind Collective

(2016, USA, 14 min)
Filmmaker: Todd Wells
Website: www.mountainmindcollective.com
Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language
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.

SHIFT Accordion

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© Shot in the Dark

(2016, Canada, 28 min)
Filmmaker: Kelly Milner
Website: http://www.shiftthefilm.info
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: Near a sacred mountain in the Yukon, an Indigenous community transforms itself into a world-class mountain biking destination through the hard work of their young trail crews.

The Perfect Flight Accordion

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© Brett Marty

(2016, USA, 5 min)
Filmmakers: Joshua Izenberg
Website: www.speculativefilms.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.

Trail Dog Accordion

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© The African Attachment

(2016, South Africa/France, 5 min)
Filmmakers: Dean Leslie
Website: www.theafricanattachment.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
Film Synopsis: In a small village in the south-east of France, a young man explores the mountains with his dogs. Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things – friendship.

Northbound Accordion

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© Lukasz Zamaro

(2016, Norway, 10 min)
Filmmaker: Anders Graham
Website: www.turbinfilm.no
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: Four skateboarders head north above the Arctic Circle to the cold Norwegian coast to apply their urban riding skills to a canvas of beach flotsam, frozen sand, and pastel skies. The result is a beautiful mashup of biting winds, ollies and one ephemeral miniramp.

Metronomic (Tour Edit) Accordion

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© Damien Deschamps

(2016, France, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Vladimir Cellier
Website: www.barakafilms.com
Classification: General, No Advisory
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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