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Banff Mountain Film Festival


Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Reg Lenna Center for the Arts
Jamestown, NY

VIP/Premium ticketholder event, 3rd on 3rd Gallery, 5:30pm

RTPI was pleased to present the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour for the 15th year!

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 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, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. Host organizations in each tour location help to choose a program that reflects the interests of their community, creating a unique celebration of adventure and adventurers at each stop.

With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival.

Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2018/2019 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

From approximately 400 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.

Some of the films in RTPI’s screening included:

THE BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE (2018, USA, 12 minutes) Filmmaker: Sarah Koenigsberg Website: https://www.thebeaverbelievers.com/ Classification: General Film Synopsis: 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.

FAST HORSE (2018, Canada, 14 Minutes) Filmmaker: Director: Alexandra Lazarowich* Producer: Niobe Thompson Website: https://handfuloffilms.ca/about/ Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language Film Synopsis: 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.

FOR THE LOVE OF MARY (2018, USA, 6 minutes) Filmmaker: Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton Website: https://www.sharptailmedia.com/ Classification: General Film Synopsis: 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 PASSAGE (2018, USA, 25 minutes) Filmmaker: Nathan Dappen and Neil Losin Website: www.daysedge.com Classification: General Film Synopsis: 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.

REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH (2017, USA, 26 minutes) Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr Website: https://reelrocktour.com/films/ Classification: Parental Guidance: Coarse language Film Synopsis: 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.

SKIER VS. DRONE (2018, Canada, 4 minutes) Filmmaker: Mike Douglas Website: http://www.switchbackentertainment.com Classification: General
Film Synopsis: It’s the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn’t worried.



We look forward to seeing you at next year’s screening!

RTPI would like to express our gratitude to the generous sponsors who helped us bring the BANFF Mountain Film Festival to Jamestown in 2018 and 2019!  These include Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, Summit Wealth Management, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation, Great Lakes Consulting Group – UBS Financial Services, Gary N. Johnson Insurance Agency and Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company.  Interested in becoming a sponsor for one of our film screenings?  Contact us at 716-665-2473, ext. 226 or [email protected] for more information.