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Banff Films 2019

Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
McCosh Hall, Room 10
General seating, doors open at 6:30

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

Friday Night - Films will be a subset of this list

Title (Running Time)

  • Choices (3)
  • Boy Nomad (21)
  • Beaver Believers (12)
  • Divided (39)
    • INTERMISSION
  • Brotherhood of Skiing (10)
  • For the Love of Running (6)
  • Break on Through (26)
  • Skier vs Drone (4)

Saturday Night - Films will be a subset of this list

Title, Running Time

  • Rogue Elements (4)
  • Grizzly Country (12)
  • The Moment (15)
  • This Mountain Life (39)
    • INTERMISSION
  • Brothers of Climbing (7)
  • Fast Horse (14)
  • Surface (7)
  • The Frenchy (14)
  • Far Out: Kai Jones (5)

Friday - Films will be a subset of this list

 

THE BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE

(2018, USA, 12 minutes)

Filmmaker: Sarah Koenigsberg

Website: https://www.thebeaverbelievers.com/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser / Certified Live Beaver Trapper is working to restore the North American Beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

 

 

BOY NOMAD

(2018, Canada, 21 minutes)

Filmmaker: Niobe Thompson

Website: http://www.boynomad.ca/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: 9-year old Janibek lives with his family in Mongolia's Altai Mountains. His first love is racing horses, but this winter, his father will bring him on the toughest journey in a nomad's life: the winter migration.

 

 

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING

(2018, USA, 10 minutes)

Filmmaker: Directors: Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray Producer: Faith E. Briggs

Website: http://www.wildconfluence.com/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.

 

 

CHOICES

(2017, USA, 2 minutes)

Filmmaker: Director: Tim Dacosta Producer: Caleb Weaver

Website: https://www.lightbulbmediacolorado.com/ Classification: Parental Guidance: coarse language

Film Synopsis: A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from but which will he pick?

 

 

DIVIDED

(2018, Scotland, 39 minutes)

Filmmaker: Lee Craigie & Mike Webster

Website: http://theadventuresyndicate.com/ Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: Follow Lee and Rickie in this raw and real portrayal of the places we go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometres a day from Banff to Mexico.

 

 

FOR THE LOVE OF MARY

(2018, USA, 6 minutes)

Filmmaker: Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton

Website: https://www.sharptailmedia.com/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: When 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler dons his lucky ancient green running shorts, he's not just running to the summit of Mt. Washington, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: The memory of his late wife of 68 years.

 

 

REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH

(2017, USA, 26 minutes)

Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr Website: https://reelrocktour.com/films/

Classification: Parental Guidance: Coarse language

Film Synopsis: Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, she has 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.

 

 

ROGUE ELEMENTS: CORBET'S COULOIR

(2017, USA, 4 minutes)

Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones

Website: https://www.tetongravity.com/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into the infamous Corbet's Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that's exactly what we did.

 

 

SKIER VS. DRONE

(2018, Canada, 4 minutes)

Filmmaker: Mike Douglas

Website: http://www.switchbackentertainment.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: It's the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn't worried.

 

 

Saturday - Films will be a subset of this list

BROTHERS OF CLIMBING

(2018, USA, 7 minutes)

Filmmaker: Duncan Sullivan

Website: boccrew.com

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: How can you be what you can't see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, "I literally typed,'Are there black climbers?' in Google ... someone said,'black people don't climb.'"

 

 

CRAIG'S REACTION

(2018, USA, 24 minutes)

Filmmaker: Cameron Maier

Website: https://www.bearcammedia.com/ Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: 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.

 

 

FAR OUT: KAI JONES

(2018, USA, 5 minutes)

Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research

Website: https://www.tetongravity.com/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: 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.

 

 

FAST HORSE

(2018, Canada, 14 Minutes)

Filmmaker: Director: Alexandra Lazarowich Producer: Niobe Thompson Website: https://handfuloffilms.ca/about/

Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: 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.

 

 

THE FRENCHY

(2018, USA, 13 minutes)

Filmmaker: Michelle Smith

Website: http://www.michellescreative.com/ Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: Jacques is an 82-year-old, badass athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival and his ability to counter aging through laughter.

 

 

GRIZZLY COUNTRY

(2018, USA, 12 minutes)

Filmmaker: Director: Ben Moon Producers: Shannon Ethridge and Annie Nyborg

Website: https://www.grizzlycountryfilm.com/ Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.

 

 

THE MOMENT (EDIT)

(2018, Canada, 15 minutes)

Filmmaker: Darcy Tennessey Turenne

Website: https://www.thisisthemomentmovie.com/ Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language

Film Synopsis: In the backwoods of British Columbia, three small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. The Moment captures the birth and success of the original free ride mountain bike movement.

 

 

THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: COAST RANGE TRAVERSE SEGMENT

(2018, Canada, 39 minutes)

Filmmaker: Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer

Website: https://mountainlifefilm.com/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

 

 

RJ RIPPER

(2018, USA, 19 minutes)

Filmmaker: Joey Schusler

Website: Http://joeyschusler.com/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: 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.

 

 

SURFACE

(2018, USA, 7 minutes)

Filmmaker: John Rodosky

Website: https://roam.media/surface-ben-thouard-tahiti/

Classification: General

Film Synopsis: In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography.