March 9, 2016--Banff Film Festival


Wed., March 9, 7pm--San Diego Natural History Museum

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

55 Hours in Mexico
(2015, USA, 9 min)
Filmmakers:  Joey Schusler, Karl Thompson, Thomas Woodson
Website:  www.joeyschusler.com
Classification:  Parental Guidance; coarse language

Film Synopsis: Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?


Project Mina (special edit)
(2014, UK, 17 min)
Filmmaker:  Jen Randall
Website:  www.lightshedpictures.com
Classification:  General; no advisory
Film Synopsis: A rare, intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the life of pro climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk during a season on the world cup bouldering circuit. 


Darklight (special edit)
(2015, USA, 5 min)
Filmmaker:  Rachel Franks, Matt O’Connor, Zac Ramras, Mike Brown
Website:  www.sweetgrass-productions.com
Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis: In 2014, the award winning film Afterglow followed skiers down impossibly lit, virgin powder slopes in the dead of night.  Get ready for the sequel, this time on two wheels. 


Best Film – Snow Sports – sponsored by Bergans of Norway
(2015, Canada, 31 min)
Filmmaker:  Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment
Website:  www.switchbackentertainment.com
Classification:  Parental Guidance; coarse language

Film Synopsis: The odds are low, the risks are high – photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weather’s bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive and the skiers just want to ski.    


Sounds of Paragliding
(2014, France, 4 min)
Filmmaker:  Shams
Website:  www.shams.fr
Classification:  General; no advisory

Film Synopsis: Listen to nature's harmony while aerobatic paragliding pilot Théo de Blic dances to the sounds of the sky.


Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta
(2015, USA, 17 min)
Filmmakers:  Chris MacAskill, Anton Lorimer
Website:  www.Smugmug.com
Classification:  Parental Guidance; coarse language

Film Synopsis: Join award-winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb for an expedition to Iceland’s Vatnajökull Glacier to discover new ways to push the boundaries of climbing ice.    


Voyagers Without Trace (special edit)
(2015, USA, 46 min)
Filmmaker:  Ian McCluskey
Website:  www.nwdocumentary.org
Classification:  General; coarse language

Film Synopsis: In 1938, three Parisians pushed off from a Wyoming riverbank to attempt the first kayak exploration of the notoriously wild Green and Colorado rivers—and they recorded their journey, creating the first colour adventure film. The reels went unseen for 75 years, until Ian McCluskey spotted the trio on a roadside marker, sending him on his own adventure to discover more.