Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
43rd year in Banff / 28th year in Santa Barbara
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / Arlington Theatre / 7:30 p.m.
Day 2 -- Program Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes
2018, USA, 5 minutes / Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or order a sandwich at the pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks… right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs.
2018, USA, 19 minutes / Filmmaker: Joey Schusler
The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar and his beat-up clunker.
2018, Canada, 14 minutes / Director: Alexandra Lazarowich. Producer: Niobe Thompson
Fast Horse follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.
HOW TO RUN 100 MILES
2018, USA, 28 minutes / Filmmaker: Brendan Leonard
The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.
SKIER VS. DRONE
2018, Canada, 4 minutes / Filmmaker: Mike Douglas
It's the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn't worried.
2018, USA, 24 minutes / Filmmaker: Cameron Maier
Since a 100 foot fall in 2002 that took his right leg and left him with spinal injuries, Colorado climber Craig DeMartino has led one hell of a life, including lauded First Disabled and In-A-Day Ascents on El Capitan. But his day-to-day life story is the one that should be making headlines.
BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING
2018, USA, 10 minutes / Directors: Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray. Producer: Faith E. Briggs
Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.
REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH
2017, USA, 26 minutes / Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr
Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is presented by Rab and Banff & Lake Louise Tourism and is sponsored by Deuter, Clif Bar & Company, Mountain House, Oboz Footwear, Buff, YETI Coolers, and Sierra Nevada Brewing with support from Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee, World Expeditions, The Lake Louise Ski Resort, and Mammut.
Each night - $18 general admission and $14 UCSB students & youth 18 and under / call 805-893-3535