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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. Get your tickets and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. The 2014/2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brought films from the 39th 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.

2014/15 World Tour Intro

Dates/Times/Location
February 14th, 15th, and 16th, 2015
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

Each show is unique. The films shown one night are different than the films shown the other two nights.

Tickets

ON SALE NOW

RIT University Arenas Box Office
585-475-4121
www.rittickets.com
• RIT Students: $11 Advance/$13 Door
• Staff/Fac/Alum: $14 Advance/$16 Door
• Public: $17 Advance/$19 Door
• 15% discount on 3-night bundle
• RIT discounted sales only in person or via phone with RIT ID/UID#
• No RIT discounts online
• Max 4 RIT discounted tickets/bundles per person
• Some fees may apply for phone or online purchases

Interpreting services provided upon request, pending availability. Please visit MyAccess.rit.edu one to two weeks in advance to request services.

The Monday, February 16th show will be live captioned.

Programs

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.

To limit the unnecessary use of paper, programs will not be printed. While unlikely, there is a chance that some changes to the programs below will be made.

Saturday, February 14th

Afterglow (special edit) Accordion

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© Shane Treat

(2014, USA, 3 min)
Filmmakers: Michael Brown, Nick Waggoner, Zac Ramras, Sweetgrass Productions
Website: www.sweetgrass-productions.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Afterglow turns big mountain skiing on its end, and then turns it upside down again, heading into the night through a wintery glow of trippy technicolor.

14.c Accordion

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© George Knowles

(2014, USA, 9 min)
Filmmakers: George Knowles, EVOLV Sports & Designs
Website: www.goodiepocket.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Kai Lightner discovered rock climbing at the age of six. Now 14, he is pushing the limits of hard climbing and trying to staying focused, all with his single mom on belay.

Caleb Accordion

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(2014, New Zealand, 4 min)
Filmmakers: Blair Trotman, Papatuanuku Film
Website: www.papatuanukufilm.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Paralyzed in a skiing accident in 2007, Caleb has defied the odds and continued to thrive in his chosen passions. Learning to kayak after his injury, Caleb is positive, inspiring and one epic human!

DamNation (special edit) Accordion

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(2014, USA, 52 min)
Filmmakers: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel, Matt Stoecker, Patagonia Inc – Lost Arrow Corporation
Website: www.damnationfilm.com
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language
Film Synopsis: DamNation explores the economic, environmental and cultural value of a river and goes behind the myths surrounding hydro energy, highlighting what can happen when low value, high cost dams come down.

Intermission

Touch Accordion

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© From the Film Touch

(2014, France, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Jean-Baptiste Chandelier
Website: www.jeanbaptistechandelier.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Touch is a colorful and spectacular flying tour of Santorini in Greece, the Aiguille du Midi above Chamonix and the Col du Galibier in France, with a bit of cheekiness added in, just for fun.

Into The Empty Quarter (special edit) Accordion

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© Alastair Humphreys

(2013, England, 20 min)
Filmmaker: Alastair Humphreys, Leon McCarron
Website: www.intotheemptyquarter.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Inspired by their hero Wilfred Thesiger, adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron attempt a trip into the Empty Quarter desert on the Arabian Peninsula. The 1,000-mile journey sometimes puts the cart before the camel, and then, all you can do is laugh along the way.

Happy Winter Accordion

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© Bjarne Salen

(2013, Sweden, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Bjarne Salén, EndlessFlowFilms
Website: www.endlessflow.net
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language
Film Synopsis: Being grateful makes you happier, and there is so much to be grateful for. Especially if you spend as much time in the mountains as Andreas Fransson did.

Africa Fusion (special edit) Accordion

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© From the Film Africa Fusion

(2014, South Africa, 20 min)
Filmmaker: Robert Breyer and Nic Good
Website: www.africafusion.co.za
Classification: General; coarse language, nudity
Film Synopsis: Climbers Alex Honnold (USA) and Hazel Findlay (UK) team up for a journey into the exotic landscapes of South Africa. Breathtaking scenery and some of the best climbing in the world await.

Danny MacAskill: The Ridge Accordion

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© From the Film Danny MacAskill: The Ridge

(2014, Scotland, 7 min)
Filmmakers: Stu Thomson
Website: www.cutmedia.com; www.dannymacaskill.co.uk
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: World-renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is back! Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge

Sunday, February 15th

Valley Uprising – The Golden Age Accordion

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© Glen Denny

Feature film won Grand Prize – sponsored by MEC (2014, USA, 28 min)
Filmmakers: Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Sender Films and Big Up Productions
Website: www.senderfilms.com
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language
Film Synopsis: Valley Uprising: The Golden Age takes us on a journey through an amazing period in the climbing history of Yosemite, from the counterculture lifestyle to the legendary big wall rivalry of pioneers Royal Robbins and Warren Harding.

ARCTIC SWELL – Surfing the Ends of the Earth Accordion

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© Burkard

(2014, USA, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Anton Lorimer, Chris Burkard
Website: www.chrisburkard.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Surfing photographer Chris Burkard loves capturing cold water surfers. He’s prepared to venture to the ends of the earth to snap that once in a lifetime shot.

Tashi and the Monk Accordion

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© Andrew Hinton

Best Film – Mountain Culture – sponsored by Helly Hansen
(2014, England, 40min)
Filmmakers: Andrew Hinton, Johnny Burke
Website: www.pilgrimfilms.com; www.jhamtsegatsal.org
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: There’s a brave social experiment taking place on a remote mountaintop in the foothills of the Himalaya. A former Buddhist monk is seeking to transform the lives of abandoned children through love and compassion. Tashi is especially vulnerable as she struggles to make friends, and learns that love can help heal even the saddest memories.

Intermission

Tumwater Solitude Accordion

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© Icicle TV Stills--8

(2014, USA, 6 min)
Filmmaker: Leah Hemberry, Shane Wilder
Website: www.icicle.tv.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: With peak flow levels in Washington's Tumwater Canyon, Sam Grafton sets out to kayak massive waves and Class V+ whitewater.

Delta Dawn Accordion

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© From the Film Delta Dawn

Best Short Mountain Film – sponsored by The North Face
(2014, USA, 16 min)
Filmmaker: Pete McBride
Website: www.petemcbride.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: During an experimental pulse flow in the spring of 2014, filmmaker Pete McBride packed up his stand-up paddle board and headed to the Colorado River Delta to investigate how we use and abuse Western water - and how restoration is possible.

Sculpted in Time: The Wise Man Accordion

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© 3 Sherpas Cinema

(2014, Canada, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Dave Mossop, Malcolm Sangster, Sherpas Cinema
Website: www.sherpascinema.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Eddie Hunter is 88 years old and has skied over 2,500 days during the past 79 years. Follow him as he continues to shred on the home town mountain he just can’t seem to get enough of.

Sufferfest 2: Desert Alpine Accordion

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© Cedar Wright

Radical Reels People’s Choice Award at the BMFF sponsored by Deuter
(2014, USA, 27 min)
Filmmakers: Cedar Wright
Website: www.cedarwright.com
Classification: Parental Guidance, coarse language
Film Synopsis: Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold are back! This time, a month riding their bikes and climbing desert towers in the American Southwest should be a piece of cake for these fast friends. Or will it?

Monday, February 16th This night’s programming will be live captioned

Mending the Line (special edit) Accordion

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© Uncage the Soul Productions

People’s Choice Award at the BMFF Festival – sponsored by Treksta
(2014, USA, 20 min)
Filmmakers: Steve Engman and John Waller, Uncage the Soul Productions
Website: www.uncagethesoul.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: In 1944, 20-year-old Frank Moore landed on the beaches of Normandy. Now, at the age of 90, he returns with his wife and son to heal the wounds of his past by fly-fishing the streams he once helped free.

Sun Dog Accordion

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© Ben Sturgulewski

(2014, USA, 5 min)
Filmmakers: Ben Sturgulewski
Website: www.sturgefilm.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: What could be better than riding gorgeous lines of untouched snow with your best friend at your side?

Cerro Torre - A Snowball's Chance in Hell (special edit) Accordion

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© Lincoln Else, Red Bull Content Pool

Full feature film won Best Film – Climbing – sponsored by the Alpine Club of Canada
(2013, Austria, 53 min)
Filmmakers: Philipp Manderla, Thomas Dirnhofer, Red Bull Media House GmbH
Website: www.cerrotorre-movie.com
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language, nudity
Film Synopsis: Storms are expected in Patagonia, but the drama that ensued during the big-budget filming of David Lama’s quest to free climb the infamous mountain brought a new level of controversy. Challenge, scandal, adventure, and transformation on a mountain often said to be the most difficult in the world.

Intermission

Wild Women - Faith Dickey Accordion

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© Wojtek Kozakiewicz

(2014, UK, 3 min)
Filmmakers: Lukasz Warzecha, Polished Project
Website: www.polishedproject.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Smile and laugh along with slack-liner Faith Dickey as she shows us just how fun life on the line can be.

And Then We Swam Accordion

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© From the Film And then We Swam

Best Film – Exploration and Adventure – sponsored by MSR
(2013, UK, 37min)
Filmmakers: Ben Finney and Robb Ellender
Website: www.benjaminfinney.com/andthenweswam
Classification: Parental Guidance; coarse language, nudity
Film Synopsis: Most adventurers who set out to cross the Indian Ocean have some rowing experience. For two blokes from the UK, that seemed like a minor detail, not a death wish.

Vasu Sojitra: Out on a Limb Accordion

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© Brian Mohr

(2014, USA, 7 min)
Filmmakers: Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Website: www.t-barfilms.com/projects; www.vasusojitra.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: Vasu Sojitra lost his right leg to a blood infection at nine months old, but that doesn't stop him from venturing deep into the backcountry to ski challenging lines – entirely unassisted.

Danny MacAskill: The Ridge Accordion

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© From the Film Danny MacAskill: The Ridge

(2014, Scotland, 7 min)
Filmmakers: Stu Thomson
Website: www.pongomediaproductions.com
Classification: General, no advisory
Film Synopsis: World-renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is back! Filmed on the stunning Isle of Skye in Scotland, MacAskill returns to his childhood haunt for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the infamous Cuillin Ridge.