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2011/2012 Films

Banff Mountain Film Festival (2012 Season)

Mon, Feb 27, 2012 @ 7:30 PM, Arlington Theatre

Best of the 36th Annual
Banff Mountain Film Festival

Two nights, two spectacular programs

A Santa Barbara institution, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a perennial A&L fan favorite. Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations the world over. The show’s wide variety of film subjects – from extreme sports to mountain culture and the environment – will amaze audiences.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is presented by National Geographic, The North Face and Parks Canada and is sponsored by Deuter, Outdoor Research, PrimaLoft, Central Asia Institute, Tom’s of Maine and Therm-a-Rest, with support from MSR, Fernie Alpine Resort, Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee and World Expeditions


All.I.Can – The Short Cut
Stunning time-lapse sequences, creative visuals, great skiers and deep powder are highlights of this excerpt from the award-winning feature film that looks at snow sports and the environment.
(Dave Mossop and Eric Crossland, 2011)

Blue Obsession
The beautiful and ever-changing icefalls of Alaskan glaciers provide a stunning setting for some unusual ice-climbing adventures.
(Alan Gordon and Jordan Halland, 2011)

Hanuman Airlines
Two Nepali adventurers channel the Hindu God of Wind on their mission to launch a paraglider from Mount Everest’s summit and travel to an ocean they have never seen.
(Hamilton Pevec, 2011)

Experience Gasherbrum II in the middle of a deep, dark winter as seen from the raw, honest perspective of alpinist Cory Richard’s camera. This film deftly captures the interwoven roles of pain, fear and doubt – and reveals a harrowing descent that amplifies the climbers’ isolation and exposure.
(Anson Fogel, 2011)

One man’s quest to revolutionize the world of animal avalanche rescue.
(Adam Bailey, 2011)

DeepSea Under the Pole
An intrepid crew of scientists and explorers takes the ultimate plunge – scuba-diving beneath the North Pole in temperatures so low that a special heating device is required in their diving suits. Over a two-month period, they overcome incredible obstacles to give us a rare kaleidoscopic glimpse of the ice from below and the luminescent sea creatures they encounter.
(Thierry Robert, 2010)

(125 min./one intermission)

Alternate dates for this performance:
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 @ 7:30 PM
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