Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2020
The list is finally revealed! The films below will be showing at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, ON, on Jan. 20, 21 & 22, 2020, when Algonquin Outfitters presents the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at Huntsville’s Algonquin Theatre. While unlikely, please note that film selections may change at the last minute.
For more information on the event, how to buy tickets and more, please see our Event page listing:
You can see trailers and more information about the films on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour page: banffcentre.ca/2019-20-world-tour-films
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Monday, Jan. 20, 2020:
- French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purest form.
Bayandalai – Lord of the Taiga
- From inside his yurt deep within the heart of the Taiga, an elder of the Dukhas tribe muses about the significance of life and death in the largest forest on Earth. He is the last of the great reindeer herders of the Taiga
- Between 2011 and 2015, UK adventurer Sarah Outen traversed the globe by bike, kayak and rowing boat, travelling over 32,000 km by human power alone. The solo trip took its toll, and a violent storm on the Pacific takes Sarah to the physical and mental brink.
- The two best mountain rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned…
Gone Tomorrow: Kentucky Ice Climbing
- A bourbon-fueled ride deep into the bushy hollers of Appalachia with a crew of harmless misfits as they race to search out and climb new ice routes before they’re gone.
- Having seen the effects of climate change first-hand, Greg Hill sets out to climb 100 peaks without burning any fossil fuels. But the question is: will it make a difference?
REEL ROCK 13: Up to Speed
- When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that one of three combined events required to compete for a medal is… speed climbing.
Total film running time: 2 hours, 10 minutes, plus introductions & intermission. Showtime is 7:30 pm.
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Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020: SOLD OUT
- Four top freeskiers and a World Champion drone pilot are dropped at Chatter Creek, BC for one week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can every day.
The Running Pastor
- Sverri is a local Pastor and avid runner who uses his time on the trails to work through not only his own personal conflicts, but the conflicts of others he often is burdened with.
Circle of the Sun
- Steep mountains, the ocean, the sun and the aurora borealis. One rotation of the sun high in the Arctic on skis equals one day of magic.
Into the Canyon
- Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko tell a story of extreme physical hardship where the bonds of friendship are stretched and the timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon becomes meditation and ultimately a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.
A Nordic Skater
- The story of a man who uses every sense he has to travel on thin ice while Nordic skating in the Oslo region of Norway. He tells the story of how the little-known sport of Nordic skating came to play a big part in his life.
REEL ROCK 14: The High Road
- Highball bouldering ace Nina Williams flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone.
Opening the Earth: The Potato King
- Julio Hancco is a guardian of biodiversity, critical to the survival of humanity. He represents a people, a culture, and way of life that is being lost to modernization. Will their culture survive? Or will it all be lost with the last Potato King?
- It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence. In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story.
- In his latest film Danny MacAskill takes on child care the only way he knows how… by taking them for a wee bike ride around Scotland!
Total film running time: 2 hours, 12 minutes, plus introductions & intermission. Showtime is 7:30 pm.
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Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020:
- Every day, skier Richard Permin falls into his mundane morning routine. Right after getting out of bed, he clicks on his skis and rides down the snow-covered rooftops of Avoriaz.
- Billder tells the story of Bill McLane, a mountain bike trail builder. We’ll find out what trails mean to him and how his work impacts his community.
Camel Finds Water
- Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves.
- Three women follow the 137 km migration path of a scruffy, pregnant mule deer doe and in the process, learn to see the world differently.
- Founded on the belief that everyone is welcome, Memphis Rox opened a climbing gym to challenge stereotypes and be at the center of the city’s revitalization.
Spectre Expedition – Mission Antarctica
- 1000 miles, 200+ kgs, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain. Unsupported, using snow-kites to travel great distance, with massive loads at speeds up to 60 kmph this is the epic tale of Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun & Mark Sedon’s daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth; The Spectre, Antarctica.
The Imaginary Line
- In an act of political solidarity, a team from Mexico and the U.S.A assemble with the sole purpose of establishing a slackline that crosses the border between them. In a world that is constantly tearing us apart, they come together to cross an imaginary line and tell a different story.
- In a time when it can feel like you need to fly to the opposite side of the globe to find adventure and challenge, Surfer Dan proves that with dedication, grit and a little creativity you might already have all you need outside your own backdoor.
Total film running time: 2 hours, 13 minutes, plus introductions & intermission. Showtime is 7:30 pm.
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