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A couple of mountain climbers scaling a cliff.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour, RIT

Mark your calendars for the 2022/2023 Rochester-stop of the World Tour here at RIT on February 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2023.

Get off the beaten path and explore the edge of believable with captivating stories from the 47th Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival. Stand on the highest peaks, ski the steepest slopes, and be a part of the gripping adventures waiting for you in this year’s Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. From exploring remote landscapes to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films selected for the 2022/2023 World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze you. Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out!

Dates/Times/Location
February 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2023
Ingle Auditorium
Student Alumni Union, RIT
"SAU" on the RIT campus map:
SAU, RIT
Friday/Saturday, Feb 10th/11th
Doors: 6:30 p.m.
Showtime: 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 12th Matinee
Doors: 2:30 p.m.
Showtime 3 p.m.

Tickets
On sale now
RIT University Arenas Box Office
585-475-4121
www.rittickets.com
RIT Students: $12 advance/$14 door
RIT Staff/Fac/Alum: $16 advance/$18 door
Public: $19 advance/$21 door
15% discount on 3-day bundle.
Max 4 RIT discounted tickets/bundles per person.
Some fees may apply for phone or online purchases.

Programs
All films are captioned.
Sign language interpreters available by request.
Some films may not be suitable for younger audiences. Please see any advisories listed in the film programs below.

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

Friday, February 10th

Flow Accordion

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Taken from the film Flow.

(2021, France, 5 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret
Film Synopsis: An aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021, rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

The Fastest Girl in the VillageAccordion

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Taken from the film The Fastest Girl in the Village.

(2021, UK, 6 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Fraser Byrne, Tyrone Bradley, Yeow!
Film Synopsis: As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

Nuisance BearAccordion

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Taken from the film Nuisance Bear.

(2021, Canada, 14 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden, Will Miller, Documist
Film Synopsis: Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us?

Wild Waters (Tour Edit) Accordion

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Taken from the film Wild Waters (Tour Edit).

(2022, Switzerland, 45 min)
Advisory: Coarse language, sensitive subject matter
Filmmaker: David Arnaud, Red Bull Media House, MOVIO
Film Synopsis: Discover the incredible life of Nouria Newman, the most gifted kayaker of her generation.

Intermission

Creation Theory Accordion

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Taken from the film Creation Theory.

(2022, USA, 22 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski, Ben Moon, Justin Sweeney, SturgeFilm
Film Synopsis: Nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth of gravity and rhythm to their ultimate human creative expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage.

Reel Rock 16: Cenote Accordion

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Taken from the film Reel Rock 16: Cenote.

(2022, USA, 9 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Reed Rickert, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock
Film Synopsis: A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

Free to Run Accordion

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From the film Free to Run.

(2022, USA, 31 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Carrie Highman, Tim Highman, Dream Lens Media LLC
Film Synopsis: UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, struggles to find a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, while taking on her most challenging ultra-race yet.

Danny MacAskill’s Do A Wheelie Accordion

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From the film Danny MacAskill’s Do A Wheelie.

(2021, UK, 6 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Jonny Ashworth, Lisa Annette, Cut Media
Film Synopsis: Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.

Saturday, February 11th

Alta Accordion

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From the film Alta.

(2022, Switzerland, 5 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Etienne Mérel, Tim Harty, The Faction Collective
Film Synopsis: A team of high-performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.

Reel Rock 16: Bridge Boys Accordion

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From the film Reel Rock 16: Bridge Boys.

(2022, USA, 28 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock
Film Synopsis: A horizontal big-wall adventure on the longest, most ridiculous crack climb ever attempted.

Continuum Accordion

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From the film Continuum.

(2021, Canada, 2 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Harrison Mendel, Harrison Mendel Inc.
Film Synopsis: Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each re-entry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds toward a flow state of endless progression.

Before They Fall Accordion

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From the film Before They Fall.

(2021, Canada, 40 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Cam MacArthur, Momme Halbe, Ecologyst Films
Film Synopsis: A decades-long battle to protect old-growth forests in British Columbia escalates when conservation groups, First Nations, scientists, and land defenders block a logging company from accessing the last unprotected watershed on southern Vancouver Island.

Intermission

A Baffin Vacation Accordion

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From the film A Baffin Vacation.

(2022, Canada, 12 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Sarah McNair-Landry, Erik Boomer, Rush Sturges, River Roots
Film Synopsis: Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a 45-day expedition through Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.

Wood Hood Accordion

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From the film Wood Hood.

(2021, USA, 16 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Alexander Cullen, Andy Isaacson, Manny Almonte, Resonant Pictures
Film Synopsis: DeVaughn (15) from New York City craves a “quiet place” to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. On a weekend-long group camping trip, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that “quiet place”.

Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film (Tour Edit) Accordion

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From the film Doo Sar: A Karakoram
Ski Expedition Film (Tour Edit)
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(2021, Poland, 20 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Jakub Gzela, Andrzej Bargiel, Andrzej Bargiel Sport Promotion
Film Synopsis: Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski set off to the Karakoram for an adventure full of passion and love that has them freeriding at over 6,000 metres above sea level!

North Shore Betty Accordion

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From the film North Shore Betty.

(2021, USA & Canada, 12min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Travis Rummel, Darcy Hennessey Turenne, Felt Soul Media, Well Travelled Collective
Film Synopsis: Betty Birrell picked up mountain biking at age 45, in the misty forests above North Vancouver, after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, she is proof that you’re never too old to send.

Sunday, February 12th Matinee

Colors of Mexico Accordion

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From the film Colors of Mexico.

(2021, France, 5 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Kilian Bron, Commencal
Film Synopsis: Discover Mexico from the tops of its most active volcanoes to the steep and colorful streets of historic villages with rider Kilian Bron and his team.

Eco-Hack! Accordion

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From the film Eco-Hack!

(2022, USA, 17 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty, Speculative Films
Film Synopsis: Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning populations of ravens. Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

Fabric: A Documentary Series, Ep 4 Heritage (Tour Edit) Accordion

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From the film Fabric: A Documentary Series,
Ep 4 Heritage (Tour Edit)
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(2021, Canada, 10 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Robin Van Gyn, Justin Taylor Smith, Yulin Olliver, FBRC Media Ltd., Happy Okay Pictures
Film Synopsis: Embracing identity and tradition to empower future generations of Indigenous youth, Hawaiian surfer Mainei Kinimaka preserves ancestral tradition through stewardship of language and tradition.

Balkan Express Accordion

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Taken from the film Balkan Express.

(2022, Germany, 40 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Johannes Müller, Philipp Becker, El Flamingo GmbH
Film Synopsis: Freeskiers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle of Ice and Palms reunite for another adventure – a 2,500 kilometre journey by bike and ski, exploring the mountains of the Balkans.

Intermission

The Process Accordion

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From the film The Process.

(2021, UK, 15 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: Matt Pycroft, Matt Hardy, Coldhouse Collective
Film Synopsis: Climber Tom Randall is known for his commitment to training and outrageous challenges he sets himself. This time, he has set his mind on fell running and a link-up of 15 classic Lakeland rock climbs, 42 summits, and 142 kilometres in 24 hours.

Clean Mountains Accordion

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From the film Clean Mountains.

(2021, Netherlands, 19 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Geertjan Lassche, Jos de Putter, Dieptescherpte BV
Film Synopsis: During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya. A Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest and clean up the garbage left behind – restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

Sheri (Tour Edit) Accordion

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From the film Sheri (Tour Edit).

(2022, USA, 19 min)
Advisory: Coarse language
Filmmaker: James Q Martin, Emily L. Doig, Q Stories
Film Synopsis: Sheri Tingey started a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. This is a film about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company and about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them.

Walking on Clouds Accordion

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From the film Walking on Clouds.

(2021, Brazil, 7 min)
Advisory: None
Filmmaker: Renan Kamizi, João Juchem, GO Visuals
Film Synopsis: In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.