Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour – New York CitySymphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th St. New York, NY Saturday – Tuesday, March 2-5, 2019, 7:30PM
(Save the Dates, February 29 – March 3, 2020)
March 2 and 4, 2019
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.
FAST HORSE (2018, Canada, 14 Minutes) Alexandra Lazarowich Producer: Niobe Thompson; https://handfuloffilms.ca/about/ ; Parental Guidance – Coarse language. 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 BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE (2018, USA, 12 minutes) Sarah Koenigsberg; https://www.thebeaverbelievers.com/ General; 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
SURVIVING THE OUTBACK (EDIT) (2018, Australia, 44 minutes) Michael Atkinson http://www.outbackmike.com.au/ : PG – Coarse language Film Synopsis: Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure he could pull it off either!
SURFACE (2018, USA, 7 minutes) John Rodosky https://roam.media/surface-ben-thouard-tahiti/; General In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography.
VIACRUXIS (2018, SPAIN, 11 minutes); Ignasi López Fàbregas https://www.facebook.com/viacruxishortfilm/General; Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. They have been the first ones to conquer the highest and hardest peaks. Despite their different temperaments, they make a great team. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other for a long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.
LIV ALONG THE WAY (2018, Canada, 22 minutes) Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello; http://www.switchbackentertainment.com/ Ever since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 of the 4000-metre peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.
FOR THE LOVE OF MARY (2018, USA, 6 minutes) Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton https://www.sharptailmedia.com/ General; 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.
SKIER VS. DRONE (2018, Canada, 4 minutes); Mike Douglas http://www.switchbackentertainment.com ; General; It’s the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn’t worried.
March 3 and 5, 2019
DREAMRIDE 3 (2018, Canada, 6 minutes) Filmmaker: Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios Website: https://juicystudios.com/ Classification: General; Film Synopsis: Inspired by a Dr. Seuss narrative, this mountain bike film is sure to take you places like no other.
BOY NOMAD (2018, Canada, 21 minutes) Niobe Thompson http://www.boynomad.ca/ General; 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.
FAR OUT: KAI JONES (2018, USA, 5 minutes) Teton Gravity Research; https://www.tetongravity.com/ General Film; 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.
THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: COAST RANGE TRAVERSE SEGMENT (2018, Canada, 39 minutes) Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer; https://mountainlifefilm.com/ General; A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada
CHOICES (2017, USA, 2 minutes) Tim Dacosta Producer: Caleb Weaver https://www.lightbulbmediacolorado.com/ Parental Guidance: coarse language Film Synopsis: A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from but which will he pick?
BROTHERS OF CLIMBING (2018, USA, 7 minutes) Filmmaker: Duncan Sullivan; 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.
HOW TO RUN 100 MILES (2018, USA, 27 minutes) Brendan Leonard; https://Semi-rad.com , http://righttoshine.com/ PG – Coarse language Film; The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.
THE FRENCHY -(2018, USA, 13 minutes) Michelle Smith; http://www.michellescreative.com/ PG – Coarse language; 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.