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BANFF Mountain Film Festival

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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One event on February 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm


Arcadian Shop and the Banff Centre present the 43rd Annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour on Friday, February 15 & Saturday, February 16.
Theater doors open at 5:30pm, films begin at 7.


Every October a film & book Festival is held in Banff, Alberta. These films focus on Mountain Sports and culture. The winning films are taken on a world wide tour. Arcadian Shop has been lucky enough to host a stop on the tour for the past 28 years.

Duffin Theater
Lenox Memorial High School
197 East Street, Lenox, MA 01240
Tickets: $16
Net proceeds to benefit the Lenox Education Enrichment Fund
Refreshments provided by the Lenox Crew Team at intermission
Dinner available from 5:30 to 6:30
All sales final. No refunds or exchanges on tickets.

Friday 2/15 Films

Far Out: Kai Jones
5 min
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.

Beaver Believers: Meet Sherri Tippie
12 min
Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser / Certified Live Beaver Trapper is working to restore the North American Beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

For the Love of Mary
6 min
When 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler dons his lucky ancient green running shorts, he’s not 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.

Surviving the Outback
44 min
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!


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

Boy Nomad
21 min
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.

11 min
Marcel and Andrezj are a pair of legendary mountaineers. In order to achieve the summit of an unclimbed peak they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other’s company for a very long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.

Break on Through
26 min
Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, 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.

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

Total time: 2 hr, 16 min

Saturday 2/16 Films

Rouge Elements: Corbet’s Couloir
4 min
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.

Fast Horse
14 min
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 second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.

Grizzly Country
12 min
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.
This Mountain Life: Coast Range Traverse
39 min A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.


RJ Ripper
19 min
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.
Brotherhood of Skiing
10 min Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.

The Passage
25 min
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.

The Frenchy
13 min
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.

Total time: 2 hr, 16 min


February 15
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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