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Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018

For over two decades, Algonquin Outfitters has been bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to Huntsville, in the form of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Once again, we are proud to feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.

The World Tour is a program of the Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival, the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe, with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.

Mark your calendar for January 23rd and January 24th, 2018, and don’t miss the incredible film lineup we have planned for the two evenings. Tickets are on sale now: adults: $20 + tax, students: $10 + tax. As usual, tickets are available through the box office of our fantastic venue, the Algonquin Theatre.

2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Film Information

  • Date: Tuesday January 24th and Wednesday January 25th 2017 at 7:30pm
  • Tickets: Adults: $20 + tx, Students $10 +tx
  • Venue: Algonquin Theatre, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, ON P1H 1A1

How to buy tickets

  • Online: use Visa or Master Card to purchase tickets online.
  • By phone: Please call 705-789-4975 or toll free, 1-877-989-4975, use Visa or Master Card.
  • In Person: At the theatre box office, 37 Main Street East, Huntsville, check hours here.

Don’t forget that Algonquin Theatre tickets make a great gift for your outdoor adventure friends too, they are just a mouse click away.


About the films

Unfortunately, we can’t show all the films available on the tour and the selection process is challenging: there are so many good ones to choose from! Each night will feature a completely different set of films, covering a wide range of subject matter, with no particular overall theme. Both evenings will show a little over two hours worth of films, and follow a similar format: in the first half of the evening, you can expect one or two short films, followed by one or two longer features. After intermission (and door prizes) we’ll show a number of shorter films. There is a very slim chance that minor changes will happen in the list between now and January. We do consider this a “family friendly” show but a few films may have “coarse language” warnings. All films listed are classified “General Audience” unless noted otherwise. Consider yourselves warned!


Films showing Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Please note that the selections are listed below in alphabetical order, not the order you will see them. Film selections may change at the last minute.

Ascend
As a young adult, Jon Wilson lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life.

Edges
At the ripe old age of 90, Yvonne Dowlen has been ice skating for as long as she can remember. Edges is a celebration of a life lived well.

Into Twin Galaxies – A Greenland Epic
Three National Geographic “Adventurers of the Year “ embark on a remarkable kayaking mission in Greenland. Kite skiing over 1000 kilometres of the Greenland Ice Cap, they tow their white water kayaks to reach the most northern river ever paddled. Classification: PG – Coarse language

Imagination: Tom Wallisch
Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the back seat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips and roof drops, improbable rail slides and huge airs. Well what if your imagination came to life?

Johanna
For freediver Johanna Nordblad diving under the ice provides a surreal, calming environment that helps heal her injuries.

La Casita Wip
Two girls from Ecuador have a dream of building their own dirt jumping track in their backyard. So they get to work.

Mammoth
In the remote Russian Arctic, an aging scientist and his son are trying to recreate the Ice Age. They call their experiment Pleistocene Park – a perfect home for woolly mammoths, resurrected by modern genetics. But the mammoths are only a means to a bigger end: defusing a carbon timebomb frozen in the permafrost to slow the effects of global warming. Classification: PG – Coarse language & Nudity

Sky Migrations
Each fall our skies fill with the wings of migrating raptors, a migration that relies on two hemispheres worth of wild and healthy ecosystems. Join ecologist and filmmaker, Charles Post, as he shines a light on the network of backcountry scientists and sentinels at the front lines of raptor conservation. Classification: PG – Coarse language

Surf the Line
For The Flying Frenchies, thinking out of the box isn’t a choice – it’s a way of life.


Films showing Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Please note that the selections are listed below in alphabetical order, not the order you will see them. Film selections may change at the last minute.

DugOut (Tour Edit)
Ben and James decide to travel to the Ecuadorian Amazon, live with an indigenous community, learn from them how to build a canoe from scratch, then take that canoe on a journey…what could go wrong? Classification: PG – Coarse language; nudity

The Frozen Road
Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet, as he came to realize, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.

Intersection: Micayla Gatto
Mountain biker Micayla Gatto takes the viewer into her world as a painter and as an athlete, riding through beautifully created masterpieces where colours come to life and reality blends with art.

Kilian
Kilian Jornet is considered the greatest mountain runner ever. But he doesn’t consider himself a runner. Join Kilian in his new backyard in Norway as he attempts to ski and run in a single day the Seven Summits of Romsdalen, a 77 kilometre route with 9000 metres of elevation gain.

Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa
Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, but he wouldn’t wish this upon anybody. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. For Nepal’s rural people, the income earned as a high altitude porter conflicts with the dreams made possible only through education and knowledge.

Stumped
Maureen Beck has never let the fact that she is missing her lower left arm hold her back from climbing. She doesn’t want to be considered a good one-armed climber, or a good female climber…she just wants to be a plain good climber. Classification: 14A – Coarse language & Violence

Where The Wild Things Play
There’s an ongoing dialogue of asking why aren’t there more females in the adventure industry? Whether it’s in big mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well it’s about time we found out Where The Wild Things Play.

Why
Iceland. A cold, rugged and forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over massive waterfalls toward the sea. A crew of French kayakers travel here to ask the question, “Why? Why do we do this?” Classification: PG – Nudity

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