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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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