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Banff Centre 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 2018/2019 Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Centre 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 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2019
Ingle Auditorium
Student Alumni Union, RIT
"SAU" in section F-6 of the RIT campus map:
Campus Map
Doors Open: 6:30pm
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
Max 4 RIT discounted tickets/bundles per person.
Some fees may apply for phone or online purchases.
 
Sign language interpreters available by request.
 

Programs

All films are 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 8th

FAR OUT: KAI JONES Accordion

(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.

FOR THE LOVE OF MARYAccordion

(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.

LIFE OF GLIDE Accordion

(2017, USA, 16 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Website: www.tetongravity.com
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse language
Film Synopsis: Big mountain rider Jeremy Jones dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "The Glide".

DIVIDED Accordion

(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.

Intermission and Prize Draw

FAST HORSE Accordion

(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.

THE MOMENT (EDIT) Accordion

(2018, Canada, 15 minutes)
Filmmaker: Darcy Tennessey Turenne
Website: https://www.thisisthemomentmovie.com/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: In the backwoods of British Columbia, three small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. The Moment captures the birth and success of the original free ride mountain bike movement.

REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH Accordion

(2017, USA, 26 minutes)
Filmmakers: 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 Accordion

(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.

Saturday, February 9th

ROGUE ELEMENTS: CORBET’S COULOIR Accordion

(2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Filmmakers: 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.

GRIZZLY COUNTRY Accordion

(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.

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING Accordion

(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.

SURVIVING THE OUTBACK (EDIT) Accordion

(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!

Intermission and Prize Draw

RJ RIPPER Accordion

(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.

THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: COAST RANGE TRAVERSE SEGMENT Accordion

(2018, Canada, 39 minutes)
Filmmaker: Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer
Website: https://mountainlifefilm.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

CHOICES Accordion

(2017, USA, 2 minutes)
Filmmaker: Director: Tim Dacosta Producer: Caleb Weaver
Website: https://www.lightbulbmediacolorado.com/
Classification: Parental Guidance: coarse language
Film Synopsis: A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from but which will he pick?

Sunday, February 10th

DREAMRIDE 3 Accordion

(2018, Canada, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios
Website: https://juicystudios.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Inspired by a Dr. Seuss narrative, this mountain bike film is sure to take you places like no other.

CRAIG’S REACTION Accordion

(2018, USA, 24 minutes)
Filmmaker: Cameron Maier
Website: https://www.bearcammedia.com/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: Since a 100 foot fall in 2002 that took his right leg and left him with spinal injuries, Colorado climber Craig DeMartino has led one hell of a life, including lauded First Disabled and In-A-Day Ascents on El Capitan. But his day-to-day life story is the one that should be making headlines.

THE BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE Accordion

(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.

THE PASSAGE Accordion

(2018, USA, 25 minutes)
Filmmakers: 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.

Intermission and Prize Draw

FAR OUT: TERRACE BC Accordion

(2018, USA, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Website: https://www.tetongravity.com/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: Three pro skiers head to Terrace, British Columbia to fly off jumps, smash pillows and search for perfect ski lines. Little did they know that a passionate local would lead them to even more fun, laughs and stoke in the backcountry.

ICE & PALMS Accordion

(2018, Germany, 32 MINUTES)
Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck
Website: https://eisundpalmen.de/
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language; Nudity
Film Synopsis: Bikepacking, summiting mountains and skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km and 35,000 vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps.

THE MIRNAVATOR Accordion

(2017, USA, 11 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sarah Menzies
Website: http://www.themirnavator.com/
Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Ultra-runners overcome obstacles with every stride. Force of Nature Mirna Valerio never thought she would have to overcome the negative voices that believe she doesn't belong in the sport.

THE FRENCHY - AVAILABLE IN CANADA AND USA ONLY Accordion

(2018, USA, 13 minutes)
Filmmakers: 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.

Prize-draw Information here