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MON JANUARY 14, 2019 - FILM LINEUP

CHOICES
(2017, USA, 2 minutes)
Filmmaker: Director: Tim Dacosta Producer: Caleb Weaver
Classification:    Parental Guidance - Coarse Language

A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from, but which will he pick?


SACRED STRIDES
(2018, USA, 12 minutes)
Filmmaker: Forest Woodward, Anna Callaghan, Marie Sullivan
Classification:    General

Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat. In March 2017, a group of Native American tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 1280 kilometres to Bears Ears to send a message of unity.


VIACRUXIS
(2018, Spain, 11 minutes)
Filmmaker: Ignasi López Fàbregas
Classification:    General

Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. They have been the first ones to conquer the highest and hardest peaks. Despite their different temperaments, they make a great team. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other for a long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.


THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE (TOUR EDIT)
(2018, Canada, 39 minutes)
Filmmaker: Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer
Classification: General

A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.


DREAMRIDE 3
(2018, Canada, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios
Classification:    General

Inspired by a Dr. Seuss narrative, this mountain bike film is sure to take you places like no other.


BOY NOMAD
(2018, Canada, 21 minutes)
Filmmaker: Niobe Thompson
Classification:    General

9-year old Janibek lives with his family in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. His first love is racing horses, but this winter, his father will bring him on the toughest journey in a nomad’s life: the winter migration.


FEEL OF VISION
(2018, USA, 26 minutes)
Filmmaker: Tucker Gragg, Austin Gardner
Classification:     Parental Guidance – Coarse Language

After losing his eyesight in a hunting accident in 1997, Lonnie Bedwell described his blindness as a wall that prevented him from moving forward, from living a full life. Kayaking acted as a door in the wall that opened up to the whole world. Today, Lonnie spends his time engaging fellow blind paddlers in the spray and foam of whitewater.


THE BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE (TOUR EDIT)
(2018, USA, 12 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sarah Koenigsberg
Classification: General

Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser /certified live beaver trapper working to restore the North American beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

 

 

 

TUES JANUARY 15, 2019 - FILM LINEUP

FAR OUT: TERRACE, BC
(2018, USA, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language

Three pro skiers head to Terrace, British Columbia to fly off jumps, smash pillows and search for perfect ski lines. Little did they know that a passionate local would lead them to even more fun, laughs and stoke in the backcountry.


LAND OF THE WIND
(2017, UK, 18 minutes)
Filmmaker: Laura Belinky
Classification: General

In Patagonia, further south than most people ever dare to venture, there's a land of infinite vastness and beauty. Fine art photographer Eliseo Miciu explores this mythical place, and also learns a bit more about himself.

BEAUTIFUL IDIOT
(2018, Canada, 14 minutes)
Filmmaker: Harrison Mendel & Robb Thompson
Classification: General

Take a wild ride through the mindset, motivations and outstanding athleticism of world class freeride mountain biker, Brett Rheeder.


LIV ALONG THE WAY
(2018, Canada, 22 minutes)
Filmmaker: Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello
Classification: General

Ever since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 of the 4000-metre peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.


RJ RIPPER
(2018, USA, 19 minutes)
Filmmaker: Joey Schusler
Classification: General

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.


LIFE OF GLIDE
(2017, USA, 16 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse Language

Big mountain rider Jeremy Jones dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "The Glide".


CRAIG’S REACTION
(2018, USA, 24 minutes)
Filmmaker: Cameron Maier
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language

Since a 100 foot fall in 2002 that took his right leg and left him with spinal injuries, Colorado climber Craig DeMartino has led one hell of a life, including lauded First Disabled and In-A-Day Ascents on El Capitan. But his day-to-day life story is the one that should be making headlines.


BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING
(2018, USA, 10 minutes)
Filmmaker: Directors: Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray Producer: Faith E. Briggs
Classification: General

Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.

 

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