Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
43rd year in Banff / 28th year in Santa Barbara
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 / Arlington Theatre / 7:30 p.m.
Day 1 -- Program Length: 2 hours, 3 minutes
ROGUE ELEMENTS: CORBET’S COULOIR
2017, USA, 4 minutes / Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones
Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into the infamous Corbet's Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that's exactly what we did.
LAND OF THE WIND
2017, United Kingdom, 18 minutes / Filmmaker: Laura Belinky
In Patagonia, further South than most people ever dare to venture, there's a land of infinite vastness and beauty. Fine-art photographer Eliseo Miciu explores this mythical place, and also learns a bit more about himself.
2017, USA, 11 minutes / Filmmaker: Sarah Menzies
Ultra-runners overcome obstacles with every stride. Force of Nature Mirna Valerio never thought she would have to overcome the negative voices that believe she doesn't belong in the sport.
ICE & PALMS
2018, Germany, 32 minutes / Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck
Bikepacking, summiting mountains and skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km and 35,000 vertical meters self-propelled across the Alps.
2018, Canada, 15 minutes / Filmmaker: Darcy Tennessey Turenne
In the backwoods of British Columbia, three small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. The Moment captures the birth and success of the original free ride mountain bike movement.
LIV ALONG THE WAY
2018, Canada, 22 minutes / Filmmaker: Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello
Ever since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 of the 4000-meter peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.
2018, USA, 7 minutes / Filmmaker: John Rodosky
In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography.
2018, USA, 14 minutes / Filmmaker: Michelle Smith
Jacques is an 82-year-old, badass athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival and his ability to counter aging through laughter