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FRI NOVEMBER 23 - FILM LINEUP

(in alphabetical order)

FAST HORSE
(2018, Canada, 14 Minutes)
Filmmaker: Director: Alexandra Lazarowich Producer: Niobe Thompson
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse language

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 secondhand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.


GRIZZLY COUNTRY
(2018, USA, 12 minutes)
Filmmaker: Director: Ben Moon Producers: Shannon Ethridge and Annie Nyborg
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse language

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.


ICE & PALMS
(2018, Germany, 32 minutes)
Filmmaker: Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse language; nudity

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.


REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH
(2017, USA, 26 minutes)
Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr
Classification: Parental Guidance - Coarse language

Margo Hayes, a little-known 19-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, she 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. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

 

ROGUE ELEMENTS: CORBET’S COULOIR
(2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones
Classification: General

Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into the infamous Corbet's Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that's exactly what we did.


THE MIRNAVATOR
(2017, USA, 11 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sarah Menzies
Classification: General

Ultra-runners overcome obstacles with every stride. Force of Nature Mirna Valerio never thought she would have to overcome the negative voices that believe she doesn't belong in the sport.


THE PASSAGE
(2018, USA, 25 minutes)
Filmmaker: Nathan Dappen and Neil Losin
Classification: General

In 1974 a small determined team built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. The Passage is a story about revisiting that journey, fathers and sons, and the wild places that define us.


SKIER VS. DRONE
(2018, Canada, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Mike Douglas
Classification: General

It's the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn't worried.

 

 

 

SAT NOVEMBER 24 - FILM LINEUP

(in alphabetical order)

DIVIDED (TOUR EDIT)
(2018, Scotland, 39 minutes)
Filmmaker: Lee Craigie & Mike Webster
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language

Follow Lee and Rickie in this raw and real portrayal of the places we go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometres a day from Banff to Mexico.

FAR OUT: KAI JONES
(2018, USA, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Classification: General

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
Classification: General

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.


THE FRENCHY
(2018, USA, 13 minutes)
Filmmaker: Michelle Smith
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse language

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.


THE MOMENT (TOUR EDIT)
(2018, Canada, 15 minutes)
Filmmaker: Darcy Hennessey Turenne
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse language

In the backwoods of British Columbia, three small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. The Moment captures the birth and success of the original free ride mountain bike movement.


SURFACE
(2018, USA, 7 minutes)
Filmmaker: John Rodosky
Classification: General

In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography.


SURVIVING THE OUTBACK (TOUR EDIT)
(2018, Australia, 44 minutes)
Filmmaker: Michael Atkinson
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse language

Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure he could pull it off either!