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Banff Film Festival World Tour

Thursday, April 11 | 7:30 PM

Friday, April 12 | 7:30 PM

Laxson Auditorium

Buy Tickets: $18 Adult | $16 Senior | $10 Youth & Chico State Student

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“Those seeking the adrenaline of adventure need only venture inside Laxson Auditorium for two nights of outdoor thrill films.” - Chico Enterprise-Record

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Combine amazing photography, adrenaline fueled athleticism, nature at its most beautiful, and the human spirit and you have captured the engaging films featured at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This popular event returns to Laxson Auditorium with two evenings of films devoted to outdoor adventures; each evening featuring different exhilarating and thought-provoking films from around the globe. Film selections will be announced in March at chicoperformances.com.



Thursday


ROGUE ELEMENTS: CORBET’S COULOIR
(2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones
Website: www.tetongravity.com
Film Synopsis: Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be, even in the best of conditions. Riding down slopes in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that's exactly what they did.


BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING
(2018, USA, 10 minutes)
Directors: Colin Arisman, and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Producer: Faith E. Briggs
Website: www.wildconfluence.com
Film Synopsis: Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles, and a party to the mountain.


FAST HORSE
(2018, Canada, 14 Minutes)
Director: Alexandra Lazarowich
Producer: Niobe Thompson
Website: www.handfuloffilms.ca/about
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.


DIVIDED
(2018, Scotland, 39 minutes)
Filmmaker: Lee Craigie & Mike Webster
Website: www.theadventuresyndicate.com
Film Synopsis: Follow Lee and Rickie in this raw and real portrayal of the places they go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometres a day from Banff to Mexico.


INTERMISSION



CHOICES
(2017, USA, 2 minutes)
Director: Tim Dacosta
Producer: Caleb Weaver
Website: www.lightbulbmediacolorado.com
Film Synopsis: A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from but which will he pick?


ICE & PALMS
(2018, Germany, 32 MINUTES)
Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck
Website: www.eisundpalmen.de
Film Synopsis: Bikepacking, summiting mountains and skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km and 35,000 vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps.


THE BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE
(2018, USA, 12 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sarah Koenigsberg
Website: www.thebeaverbelievers.com
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.


SKIER VS. DRONE
(2018, Canada, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Mike Douglas
Website: www.switchbackentertainment.com
Film Synopsis: It's the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn't worried.




Friday


FAR OUT: KAI JONES
(2018, USA, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Website: www.tetongravity.com
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.


FOR THE LOVE OF MARY
(2018, USA, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton
Website: www.sharptailmedia.com
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.


GRIZZLY COUNTRY
(2018, USA, 12 minutes)
Director: Ben Moon
Producers: Shannon Ethridge and Annie Nyborg
Website: www.grizzlycountryfilm.com
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.


THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: COAST RANGE TRAVERSE SEGMENT
(2018, Canada, 39 minutes)
Filmmaker: Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer
Website: www.mountainlifefilm.com
Film Synopsis: A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.


INTERMISSION



RJ RIPPER
(2018, USA, 19 minutes)
Filmmaker: Joey Schusler
Website: www.joeyschusler.com
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.


REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH
(2017, USA, 26 minutes)
Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr
Website: www.reelrocktour.com/films
Film Synopsis: Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, 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. Pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.


SURFACE
(2018, USA, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: John Rodosky
Website: www.roam.media/surface-ben-thouard-tahiti
Film Synopsis: In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography.


THE FRENCHY
(2018, USA, 13 minutes)
Filmmaker: Michelle Smith
Website: www.michellescreative.com
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.


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