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Banff Films 2017

Don't Miss this Annual Event
Tickets $10 for Princeton students with PUID, $15 non-students and are available online or at the Frist Ticket Office.

Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall, Room 10

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Free parking is available in the West Garage after 5 PM.

Friday Night

Title, Running Time

  • Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out (6’)
  • Devotion: Libby Peter (5’)
  • Dog Power (canicross) (25’)
  • Four Mums In A Boat (Tour Edit) (30’)
  • Iran: A Skier’s Journey (12’)
  • Max Your Days (4’)
  • Packing it Out (4’)
  • Poumaka (15’)
  • The Super Salmon (25’)

Saturday Night

Title, Running Time

  • Ace and the Desert Dog (9’) 
  • Doing It Scared (11’)
  • Fast Forward (8’)
  • For The Love (Tour Edit) (14’)
  • Metronomic (Tour Edit) (5’)
  • Ruin and Rose (Tour Edit) (7’) 
  • Sea Gypsies (Tour Edit) (46’)
  • Young Guns (27’)

Friday Night

Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out

(2016, UK, 6 min)

Filmmaker:  Stu Thomson


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour.


Devotion: Libby Peter

(2016, UK, 5 min)

Filmmaker:  Matt Pycroft


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Libby Peter, one of the UK's most respected climbers, reflects on how climbing has shaped her life, from childhood through becoming a British Mountain Guide and a mother.

Dog Power

(2016, USA, 25 min)

Filmmakers:  Kale Casey, Jordan Schevene


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Get a fascinating view of the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond between dogs and their humans. Both share a passion for living, working and playing together outside in different forms of the sled-dog and musher relationship.

Four Mums in a Boat

(2015, UK, 30 min)

Filmmaker:  Simon Tucker


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: When four middle-aged working British mums announced they wanted to row the Atlantic Ocean, their families thought they had lost their minds.

Iran: A Skier's Journey

(2016, Canada, 12 min)

Filmmaker:  Jordan Manley


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Cautioned not to travel to Iran, skiers Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots decide to go, regardless. They find comfort, bedazzlement, and a surprisingly cool ski culture.

Max Your Days

(2016, Canada, 4 min)

Filmmaker:  Malcolm Sangster


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless! 

Packing It Out

(2016, USA, 4 min)

Filmmaker:  Colin Arisman and Luke Kantola


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Crest Trail. 


(2016, USA, 15 min)

Filmmaker:  Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski


Classification:  PG – Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: With hopes of summiting the elusive Poumaka Tower, American bouldering champion, Angie Payne, leaves everything she knows behind as she ventures deep into the French Polynesian jungle with veteran climber and explorer, Mike Libecki.

The Super Salmon

(2016, USA, 25 min)

Filmmaker:  Ryan Peterson


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Those who plan to construct a hydroelectric mega-dam on Alaska’s Susitna River say it wouldn’t affect the salmon runs because of its location – upstream of where fish usually swim. Tell that to the Super Salmon.



Ace and the Desert Dog

(2015, USA, 9 min)

Filmmaker: Brendan Leonard, Semi-Rad Media


Classification:       General

Film Synopsis: For his 60th birthday, adventure photographer Ace Kvale and his dog, Genghis Khan, set out on a 60-day trek in Utah’s canyon country.

Doing It Scared

(2016, Australia, 11 min)

Filmmaker:  Catherine Pettman


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.

Fast Forward

(2016, USA, 8 min)

Filmmaker:  Anna Callaghan


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres miles of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other.

For The Love

(2016, USA, 14 min)

Filmmaker:  Todd Wells


Classification: PG – Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: When you want to make first descents, you have to push the limits of what’s possible and what’s known as you explore the most difficult and remote whitewater in the world. 


(2016, France, 5 min)

Filmmaker:  Vladimir Cellier


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment.

Ruin and Rose

(2016, USA, 7 min)

Filmmaker:  Ben Sturgulewski


Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Follow these talented freeskiers as they tackle very different terrain in search of gorgeous jumps in Whistler and big lines in Alaska.

Sea Gypsies

(2016, USA, 46 min)

Filmmaker:  Nicholas Edwards


Classification:  PG – Coarse Language and Nudity

Film Synopsis: The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting.  This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.



Young Guns

(2016, USA, 27 min)

Filmmaker:  Sender Films


Classification:  General

Film Synopsis: Meet the new faces of climbing: 14-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 15-year-old Kai Lightner. Pushed outside their comfort zone, Kai and Ashima learn some hard but important lessons that will carry them to even greater heights.