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Banff Films 2023

Friday, April 14 & Saturday, April 15
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
McCosh Hall, Room 10
General seating, doors open at 6:45

Parking

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

Friday Night Films

From the film Creation Theory, photo by Ben Sturgulewski

Creation Theory

22 Mins
In Creation Theory, nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth of gravity and rhythm, to their ultimate human creative expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage.

From the film Do a Wheelie, Danny MacAskill, Dave Mackinson & Adidas Five Ten

Danny MacAskill's Do A Wheelie

5 Mins
Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.
 

From the film The Fastest Girl in the Village

The Fastest Girl in the Village

6 Mins
As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

From the film Flow, photo by Maxime Moulin

Flow

4 Mins
Flow is an aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021 – with doses of unreality, serenity, powerful skiing, and above all, the pleasure of rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

From the film Free to Run, photo by Carrie Highman

Free to Run

31 Mins
When the Taliban takes over Afghanistan threatening the basic human rights of women across the country, UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, must ?ght to ?nd a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, in the midst of taking on the longest and hardest ultra trail race of her life.
 

From the film Nuisance Bear

Nuisance Bear

14 Mins
Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us? Through a shift in perspective Nuisance Bear reveals an obstacle course of tourist paparazzi and wildlife officers whom bears must navigate during their annual migration.
 

From the film Reel Rock 16: Cenote

Reel Rock: Cenote

9 Mins
A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

From the film Wild Waters, photo by Carl Zoch, Red Bull Content Pool

Wild Waters (Tour Edit)

45 Mins
Adventurer, competitor, daughter, friend, pioneer, hero, and badass human are all words used to describe French kayaker, Nouria Newman. In Wild Waters, we follow Nouria as she prepares to become the first female to run a 100-foot (30 m) waterfall; we watch her grow from a young, keen Olympic hopeful to one of the greatest kayakers of all times - male or female. However, running some of the world’s hardest whitewater isn't Nouria's biggest life challenge. Realizing that the expectations placed upon her as both an athlete and as a woman weight heavily on her decisions and ambitions, she pushes back to make her own path. It is this central aspect of her life – this refusal to conform to others’ expectations – where Nouria is able to use kayaking as a way to transform into her truest self, and become a once-in-a-generation kayaker.

Saturday Night Films

From from the film Alta

Alta

4 Mins
A team of high performance riders travels to Alta, Utah for a spring freeskiing session that delivers all styles and conditions of skiing.
 

From the film A Baffin Vacation, photo by Erik Boomer

A Baffin Vacation

12 Mins
Erik Boomer and Sarah McNair-Landry set off on a bold multi-sport 45-day expedition traveling through the remote landscape of Baffin Island in search of stunning cliffs to climb and unexplored rivers to kayak.
 

From the film Before They Fall, photo by Momme Halbe
 

Before They Fall

39 Mins
A decades-long battle to protect the remaining old-growth forests of British Columbia escalates when conservation groups , First Nations, scientists, and land defenders block a logging company from accessing the last unprotected ancient watershed on southern Vancouver Island.
 

From the film Continuum, photo by Robb Thompson

Continuum

2 Mins
Everything is connected. Each ride is an extension of the one before and each reentry is a transition to the next launch. Each experience builds on one another toward a flow state of endless progression.
 

From the film Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film, photo by Bartek Pawlikowski

Doo Sar: A Karakoram Ski Expedition Film (Tour Edit)

20 Mins
Andrzej Bargiel and Jedrek Baranowski set off to the Karakoram for an adventure full of passion and love that has them freeriding at over 6,000 m above sea level!
 

From the film North Shore Betty, photo by Travis Rummel

North Shore Betty

12 Mins
The misty forests above North Vancouver, British Columbia are hallowed ground for mountain biking, a place so harrowing it’s influenced every aspect of the sport for over 30 years. It’s also where Betty Birrell, at age 45, picked up mountain biking after a career as a mountaineer and professional windsurfer. Three decades later, the single mother is a role model for her son, her friends and anyone she’s met along the way – and proof that you’re never too old to send.
 

From the film Reel Rock 16: Bridge Boys, photo by Ray Wood

Reel Rock: Bridge Boys

27 Mins
A horizontal big-wall adventure on the longest, most ridiculous crack climb ever attempted.
 

From the film Wood Hood
 

Wood Hood

16 Mins
DeVaughn is a 15-year-old kid from New York City who loves skateboarding and craves a "quiet place" to escape the chaos of his home, the city, and kids that steal from him. The film follows a weekend-long group camping trip, and as we weave between the city and the woods, a place that is unfamiliar and historically inaccessible to many, we witness the joy and growth that is possible when kids have an opportunity to find that "quiet place".