BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour
The next best thing to traveling to a distant corner of the world for an extreme outdoor adventure might just be checking out the Banff Mountain Film Festival. This fundraiser for Goodwin Community Health is at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH for one-night-only on February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The festival offers thrill seekers lots of adrenaline pumping action, a window to world culture, and virtual exploration of mountain life across the globe.
For the 16th year in a row, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to the Seacoast while helping local families gain access to quality, affordable health care through Goodwin Community Health. This year’s film line-up is packed with breathtaking snow and ice adventure films, exotic and seldom seen wildlife and landscapes, and spectacular paddling and climbing voyages in remote world locations.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 400 communities and 35 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.
Tickets for the show usually sell out so it is suggested to get them early. Tickets are $25 at the Music Hall box office and are also available by phone or online for an additional $4 charge. For tickets and details contact The Music Hall Box Office at 603-436-2400 or visit http://www.themusichall.org/.
The 2013 Portsmouth stop of the World Tour will feature the following films:
Strength in Numbers
The world of mountain biking has many communities. And while different riders follow different lines, they all end up in the same place. Tire to ground, foot to pedal, hand to bar - people drawn together by trails of dirt.
Some of the world’s best paddlers experience adventure and risk as they explore New Zealand’s white water.
Crossing the Ice
Winner of the grand prize! Australian adventurers, James Castrission and Justin Jones, dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted – just two men dragging their food and shelter across 1140 kilometres of barren ice. Many have tried - all have failed.
This sweet piece of visual and musical poetry builds to a climax of Taiko drumming and swirling snow that will envelope you!
Build them and they will live. That is the simple message in this short documentary that looks at the issue of wildlife and highways, and some of the pioneering solutions that exist to prevent road kill and reconnect landscapes. After seeing this film, you’ll never drive down a highway the same way again.
1st Afghan Ski Challenge
In a quiet corner of this conflicted country, gutsy first-time skiers learn to ski through trial by fire! Racing with a true spirit of camaraderie, they take part in the first-ever downhill racing competition in Afghanistan.
Reel Rock 7: Honnold 3.0
Alex Honnold is a bit of an enigma. He’s become known as the boldest soloist of his generation, but how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet – the Yosemite Triple.
On Thin Sea Ice 2
Slide away with simple pleasures: skating, bathing, and a little vodka!
Screenings of The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in the USA are presented by National Geographic and The North Face; sponsored by Deuter, Outdoor Research, PrimaLoft, MSR, Black Diamond, and Dolby; with support from Therm-a-Rest, Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee, World Expeditions, and The Lake Louise Ski Area.