Banff Mountain Film Festival Mar 11

Coming March 11, 2017, Rocky Mountain Wild will team up again with San Juan Citizens Alliance for Durango’s stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The event will showcase outstanding adventure, environmental, exploration, and mountain culture films from around the world. All proceeds of the event will benefit Rocky Mountain Wild and San Juan Citizens Alliance!

When: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6 pm reception, films 7-9 pm
Where: Community Concert Hall at FLC, 1000 Rim Dr, Durango, CO 81301

Tickets are now available through the ticket office of the Community Concert Hall.

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The Event:

On top of great films, you’ll have an opportunity to win gear, gift cards, classes, and epic adventures at the raffle and silent auction. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Films:

Wee Day Out
Photo Credit: Fred Murray
Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out
Filmmaker: Stu Thomson
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 humor. (2016, UK, 6 min)
Doing It Scared
Photo Credit: Matthew Newton
Doing It Scared
Filmmaker: Catherine Pettman
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. (2016, Australia, 11 min)
Photo Credit: Bruno Long
Filmmaker: Lacy Kemp (producer), Ryann Gibb (Director)
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. (2016, Canada, 5 min)
Fast Forward
Photo credit: Nick Carman
Fast Forward
Filmmaker: Anna Callaghan
For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other. (2016, USA, 8 min)
Four Mums in a Boat
Photo credit: Ben Duffy
Four Mums in a Boat (Tour Edit)
Filmmaker: Simon Tucker
When four middle-aged working British mums announce they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds. (2015, UK, 30 min)
Max Your Days
Photo credit: Leo Hoorn
Max Your Days
Filmmaker: Malcolm Sangster
Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless! (2016, Canada, 4 min)
© Metronomic
Metronomic (Tour Edit)
Filmmaker: Vladimir Cellier
Best Film – Mountain Sports – 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. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment. (2016, France, 5 min)
Packing It Out
Photo Credit: Luke Kantola
Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild
Filmmaker: Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola
Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail. (2016, USA, 4 min)
Photo Credit: Keith Ladzinski
Filmmaker: Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski
PG – Coarse Language
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. (2016, USA, 15 min)
Ruin and Rose
Photo Credit: Matchstick Productions
Ruin and Rose (Tour Edit)
Filmmaker: Ben Sturgulewski
Follow these talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska. (2016, USA, 7 min)
Super Salmon
Photo Credit: Ryan Peterson
The Super Salmon
Filmmaker: Ryan Peterson
Special Jury Mention – 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival
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. (2016, USA, 25 min)
Trail Dog
Photo Credit: The African Attachment
Trail Dog
Filmmaker: Dean Leslie
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. (2016, South Africa/France, 5 min)


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