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Film Program B

Adventure 16-- 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival

Films are in no particular order and are subject to change without notice.

DreamRide (2016, Canada, 5 min)
Filmmaker:  Lacy Kemp (producer), Ryan Gibb (Director)
Website:  http://juicystudios.com
Classification:  General
Film Synopsis:
Enter a dream world where the trail never ends. Where the promise of joy and freedom exist around each bend. Take a magical trip through beautiful landscapes and join us on this DreamRide, a mountain bike adventure unlike any other.


The Perfect Flight (2016, USA, 5 min)
Filmmaker:  Joshua Izenberg
Website:  www.speculativefilms.com
Classification:  General
Film Synopsis:
When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.


Fast Forward (2016, USA, 8 min)
Filmmaker:  Anna Callaghan
Website:  www.talwegcreative.com
Classification:  General
Film Synopsis:
For bikepacker and ultra-long-distance racer Lael Wilcox, taking on the Arizona Trail – more than 1280 kilometres miles of desert singletrack – is a challenge unlike any other.


Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit) (2016, USA, 46 min)
Filmmaker:  Nicholas Edwards
Website:  http://www.seagypsiesmovie.com/
Classification:  PG – Coarse Language and Nudity
Film Synopsis:
The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting.  This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.


Trail Dog (2016, South Africa/France, 5 min)
Filmmaker:  Dean Leslie
Website:  www.theafricanattachment.com
Classification:  General
Film Synopsis:
In a small village in the south-east of France, a young man explores the mountains with his dogs. Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things – friendship.


Elk River (2016, USA, 27 min)
Filmmaker:  Jenny Nichols
Website:  www.elkriverfilm.com
Classification:  General
Film Synopsis:
A  modern band of explorers join their ungulate counterparts on a trek from Wyoming’s ranch lands over mountain passes and treacherous river crossings to the rugged beauty of Yellowstone’s high-alpine meadows. Along the way, they meet backcountry guides and cattle ranchers whose lives are intricately tied with the fate of the elk. 


Young Guns (2016, USA, 27 min)
Filmmaker:  Sender Films
Website:  www.reelrocktour.com
Classification:  General
Film Synopsis:
Meet the new faces of climbing: 14-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 15-year-old Kai Lightner. Pushed outside their comfort zone, Kai and Ashima learn some hard but important lessons that will carry them to even greater heights.

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