Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Lux Cinema Banff Festival Screenings

October 28 – November 5, 2017
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SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 2017

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

CHARGED: The Eduardo Garcia Story

Saturday October 28, 7:00 pm
Saturday October 28, 9:30 pm
Rating: TBA

(USA, 2016, 87 min)
Director: Phillip Baribeau
Producer: Dennis Aig
Production Company: Charged, LLC
A successful chef and adventurer, Eduardo Garcia’s life was forever changed after he was shocked with 2400 volts of electricity in a back country freak accident while hiking in Montana. Garcia lost his left hand, ribs, muscle mass and nearly his life, but more important than what he lost was what he found.

Tickets: $15.00

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29, 2017

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Blood Road

Sunday October 29, 7:00 pm
Sunday October 29, 9:30 pm
Rating: TBA

(USA, 2016, 96 min)
Director: Nicholas Schrunk
Producer: Sandra Kuhn
Production Company: Red Bull Media House

Blood Road follows the journey of ultra endurance mountain bike athlete Rebecca Rusch* and her Vietnamese riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1900 arduous kilometresalong the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail through the dense jungles of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Their Goal: to reach the newly discovered crash site and final resting place of Rebecca’s father, a U.S. Air Force pilot shot down over Laos some 40 years earlier.

Tickets: $15.00

MONDAY OCTOBER 30, 2017

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Bonington – Mountaineer

Monday October 30, 7:00 pm
Monday October 30, 9:30 pm
Rating: TBA

(UK, 2017, 76 min)

Director: Brian Hall*
Producer: Keith Partridge*

Bonington: Mountaineer looks retrospectively at the poignant life of one of the world’s best known mountaineers – Sir Chris Bonington.  From his early rock climbing days in the UK through to visionary expeditions in the high peaks of the Himalaya, this is an intimate journey of friendship, love, risk and devastating loss.

Tickets: $15.00

TUESDAY OCTOBER 31, 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival

LA VALLEE DES LOUPS

Tuesday October 31, 7:00 pm
Tuesday October 31, 9:30 pm
Rating: TBA

(France , 2016, 90 min) subtitled
Director: Jean-Michel Bertrand
Producer: Jean-Pierre Bailly
Production Company:  MC4 Productions

This is a personal quest and the story of crazy gamble taken on by a passionate dreamer.  The goal is to encounter wolves in the wild, wolves who have finally returned to their natural habitat of the Alps. But will his encounters put the wolves at risk?

Tickets: $15.00

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Made In Canada

A selection of Canadian films in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday!  Films include; The Curve of Time, Hunting Giants, My Irnik, Eyes of Society, The Canoe

Wednesday November 1, 7:00 pm
Wednesday November 1, 9:30 pm
Rating: TBA

The Curve Of Time          

(Canada, 2017, 23 min)
Director: Jordan Manley
Producer: Mike Douglas
Production Company: Switchback Entertainment

Two veteran professional skiers contemplate the impact their love for adventure has on the very environment that sustains and fulfills them. As they peer into the future, they realize there is a more sustainable path ahead, but it won’t be easy.

Hunting Giants                

(Canada, 2017, 24 min)
ALBERTA PREMIERE
Directors and Producers: Sean Horlor and Steve Adams
Production Company: Nootka Street Film Co.

A wilderness explorer struggles to find the biggest tree in Canada outside a logging town on the brink of collapse. Meanwhile the local aboriginal community’s fight to save itself from extinction takes a surprising turn.

My Irnik                              

(Canada,  2017, 15 min)
Director: Francois Lebeau
Producer: Matthew Hood
Production Company: Hood Visuals

Set in the Canadian Arctic, Conor, a young father and a native of Montreal falls in love with the northern way of life and with a woman from there. Now, with a young family, he helps to pass on the native traditions and ancestral culture to his son, as he learns them himself.

Eyes of Society                 

(Canada,  2016, 9 min)
Directors and Producers:  Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford
Production Company: Braid Films

Filmmakers Allison Smith and Joseph Crawford capture Gwaii Haanas through the eyes of six artists, highlighting the imagery, emotion, and the artistic influence of natural spaces.

The Canoe                          

(Canada, 2017, 27 min)
Director and Producer: Goh Iromoto

“If it is love that binds people to places in this nation of rivers and in this river of nations then one enduring expression of that simple truth, is surely the canoe.” – James Raffan

Tickets: $15.00

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

Thursday November 2, 7:00 pm
Thursday November 2, 9:30 pm
Rating: TBA

(USA, 2017, 95 min)
Director: David O’Leske
Producer: Jason Reid
Production Company: Fred Beckey Film LLC

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original “Dirtbag”– one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle. Through the 1950s and 60s, Beckey’s accomplishments exceeded anyone in the sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails, and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable.

Tickets: $15.00

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2017

Mountain Film and Book Festival

Snow Show Repeat

Friday November 3, 8:00 pm
Rating: TBA

Faster, steeper, higher, deeper! A mix of six different snow and riding films to get your stoke on for the upcoming winter. Films include; ICE CALL – Backyards Project – Sam Favret, The Time Within, Depth Perception, Tsirku, Seeking Nirvana: Tales of Vienna and Numinous.

Tickets: $20.00

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2017

Mountain Film and Book Festival

Radical Reels Repeat

Saturday November 4, 2:00 pm
Saturday November 4, 8:00 pm
Rating: TBA

Join us for our high octane program filled with crazy athletes and uber-adrenaline! Films include; Surf the Line, Intersection: Micayla Gatto, Under an Arctic Sky, Why, Where the Wild Things Play, Imagination, Safety Third, Otemanu and Dreamwalkers – The Faroes Project.

Tickets: $20.00

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2017

Best of the Festival

Sunday November 5, 8:00 pm
Rating: TBA

Many of the winning films from the 2017 festival are re-screened.

Tickets: $20.00

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