Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is on its way here, with two nights of the best mountain films ready for viewing at the Roxy Theatre on September 23-24.
This year’s tour to 285 communities and 30 countries features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental, and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2009/2010 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival in Banff.
The Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier are bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour’s spirit of outdoor adventure here to the Roxy Theatre on Thursday, September 23, and Friday, September 24, with a start time of 7 pm sharp. The films Revelstokians will be able to see include films such as Take a Seat and Africa Revolutions Tour (scroll to the bottom to see the complete list as well as a link to see film trailers).
In 2006, Dominic Gill set out from the northern coast of Alaska with a tandem bike, a camera, and a heavy trailer. The destination was the southernmost tip of South America, but the goal was to find strangers to help peddle the 220lb bike. Recipient of a Special Jury Mention at the 2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival, Take a Seat, is a gripping, touching, and downright funny tale of extraordinary characters and incidents encountered over Gill’s two year journey across two continents.
To make Africa Revolutions Tour, six professional kayakers teamed up with the founder of the Sun Catchers Project, Rita Riewerts. As the boys take on everything from the crocodile-infested White Nile in Uganda to big-water first descents in Madagascar, Rita journeys alongside bringing solar ovens to orphanages, hospitals and communities along the way.
Here is the line up of films for Revelstoke.
Thursday Night Films: Deep/Shinsetsu, Finding Farley, INTERMISSION, Kranked: Revolve, Pick-up sticks, Hunlen, Africa Revolutions Tour and The Ultimate Skiing Showdown.
Friday Night Films: Mont Blanc Speed Flying, Take a Seat, INTERMISSION, Signatures: Canvas of Snow, Mustang: A Journey of Transformation, First Ascent: Alone on the Wall, Project Megawoosh
Check out the movie trailers at http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainfestival/worldtour/#2
For tickets and information please contact Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier at 250-837-2010.