Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018
Wednesday January 24th 2018 – 2nd night
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Huntsville on January 23 & 24th 2018!
For 21 years, 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.
This year’s screenings 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 Banff Mountain Film Festival is 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.
The 2018 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.
At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.
Join Algonquin Outfitters when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Huntsville, at the Algonquin Theatre on Tuesday January 23rd and Wednesday January 24th 2018 at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm). Our shows typically sell out so be sure to get your tickets online early.
- Date: Tuesday January 23rd and Wednesday January 24th 2018 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 are nicely sized to fit in a Christmas stocking, so if you need a last minute gift for the outdoor adventurer on your list, 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. Consider yourselves warned!
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 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.
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.
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