PRESS RELEASE: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Durango on March 11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3/3/2017

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Durango next week and it is sure to get your adrenaline pumping! This year’s screenings featuring the world’s best mountain sport, culture, and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.

The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.

Join Rocky Mountain Wild and San Juan Citizens Alliance when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Durango at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College on March 11, 6:00 pm.

This year’s line up features the film “Four Mums in a Boat.” On December 15, 2015, 27 crews paddled out from La Gomera, the start line of the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in an attempt to row over 3,000 miles to Antigua. Among the crews were some of the toughest endurance athletes in the world. Also on the starting line were four mums from Yorkshire, all women in their mid-40s and 50s, who have absolutely no endurance or adventure experience to speak of, but do have the goal of breaking a world record by becoming the oldest rowers to cross the Atlantic. In order to break the record, they will have to battle Hurricane Alex, sharks, exhaustion, sleep deprivation, and seasickness.

Danny MacAskill, the Scottish trials legend who became one of the biggest mountain bike YouTube stars, is out again on his bike for the film “Wee Day Out.” Danny explores the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that is sure to get your blood pumping. Tricks include a leap onto a single train track, turning a hay bale into a giant unicycle, riding over a cottage, and disappearing into a 6-foot puddle.

Also in the line up is something completely new: “Metronomic,” winner of 10 Film Festival awards including Best Film – Mountain Sports at the 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high-energy symphony devoted to risk while suspended above the gorge!

Advance tickets are sold at the Community Concert Hall, 1000 Rim Drive in Durango or online at https://durangoconcerts.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=946447. Tickets will also be available at the door. Be aware that tickets do sell out, so it’s best to get them early.

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Media Contact

For local information, such as the films shown in a local program, name of a local venue, time of show, please contact:

Erika Brown, San Juan Citizens Alliance, 970-259-3583 Ext 3, erika@sanjuancitizens.org

Chris Talbot-Heindl, Rocky Mountain Wild, 720-577-5575, chris@rockymountainwild.org

 

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