Outdoor Essentials is once again hosting the touring version of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
The event will be held at the Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge Sept. 26 starting at 6:30 p.m. and will feature nine selections from the annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival held last Oct. 27 – Nov. 4 in the Alberta town.
“Join us for our three-hour tour around the world,” said Sieghard and Jackie Weitzel from Outdoor Essentials in a press release. “From This Mountain Life, an incredible mother-daughter adventure in our own beautiful mountain backyard, to Boy Nomad, a glimpse into the life of a Mongolian family, this year’s film selection will be sure to make you laugh, sit at the edges of your seats and maybe even make you cry a little.”
The first half of the program will feature:
Rogue Elements: Corbet’s Couloir – extreme mountain biking in Jackson Hole, Wyoming;
Boy Nomad – the chronicle of a Mongolian family making their winter migration;
The Mirnavator – the saga of an African American woman overcoming external and internal obstacles to complete an ultra-running event; and
This Mountain Life – a segment of the traverse a mother and daughter duo made of the B.C. Coast Mountain range.
Following a 20-minute intermission and 10 minutes of door prize draws, the program will continue with:
Far out: Kai Jones – an 11-year-old kid with a penchant for ski tricks;
The Beaver Believers: Meet Sherri Tippie – one woman’s efforts to restore the beaver to watersheds of the American West;
Brotherhood of Skiing – a history of the organization founded in 1973 to create a welcoming space on the slopes for people of colour;
The Passage – a revisitation of an epic 1974 trek from Washington State to Alaska in homemade canoes; and
The Frenchy – profile of an 82-year-old “badass athlete” defying age and inspiring laughter.
Tickets are available at BV Outdoor Essentials on Main Street and proceeds will be donated to the Northwest Animal Shelter.
The 2018/2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is visiting approximately 550 communities in more than 40 countries worldwide.