Banff Mountain Film Festival (2012 Season)
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 @ 7:30 PM,
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
TUE, FEB 28
Reel Rock: Origins – Obe & Ashima
There’s a 9-year-old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Guided by her coach and former bouldering star Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for her peers. A trip to the bouldering mecca of Hueco Tanks provides a glimpse of the past for Obe and the start of amazing new adventures for Ashima.
(Josh Lowell, 2011)
Ski Bums Never Die
What does it take to be a ski bum? An unending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski boots? A lifelong quest for deep snow? Find out with this unusual and inspiring band of skiers in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.
(Eric Crosland, 2011)
On the Trail of Genghis Khan – The Last Frontier
On an epic journey of truly historic proportions, Australian Tim Cope, his band of horses and his dog Tigon travel 10,000 km over land from Mongolia to Hungary, following the footsteps of legendary warrior and nomad Genghis Khan. Cope visits distant parts of the world rarely seen, places on the cusp of modernity yet proud of nomadic traditions. The Last Frontier captures the culmination of his stunning three-year journey: the crossing of the Carpathian Mountains.
(Tim Cope, 2011)
“Kadoma” is the nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who is known for exploring some of Africa’s wildest rivers. In December 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.
(Ben Stookesbury, 2011)
The Freedom Chair
Josh Dueck was an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good. Despite his comeback and success in the world of competitive sit-skiing, he wasn't content. Dueck's dream is to tackle the backcountry and the steepest and wildest mountains in the world – and with his infectious outlook, he may just catch his dream.
(Mike Douglas, 2011)
(129 min./one intermission)