Get off the beaten path and explore the edge of the believable with the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. See exhilarating stories on the big screen at The Historic Gayety Theatre, on September 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm. Explore exotic locations, stand on the highest peaks and be part of the gripping tales that make this year’s World Tour.
The 2018/2019 World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival to more than 40 countries around the world. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s world tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.
Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00 pm EST
The Historic Gayety Theatre
161 Hurontario St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 2M1
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ROGUE ELEMENTS: CORBET’S COULOIR
(2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones
Film Synopsis: 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.
(2018, USA, 19 minutes)
Filmmaker: Joey Schusler
Film Synopsis: 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.
THE BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE
(2018, USA, 12 minutes)
Filmmaker: Sarah Koenigsberg
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.
THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: COAST RANGE TRAVERSE SEGMENT
(2018, Canada, 39 minutes)
Filmmaker: Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer
Film Synopsis: A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the
Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
FOR THE LOVE OF MARY
(2018, USA, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton
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.
BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING
(2018, USA, 10 minutes)
Filmmaker: Directors: Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Producer: Faith E. Briggs
Film Synopsis: Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers
by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.
REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH
(2017, USA, 26 minutes)
Filmmaker: Peter Mortimer, Matty Hong, Nick Rosen, Zachary Barr
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.
(2018, USA, 13 minutes)
Filmmaker: Michelle Smith
Classification: Parental Guidance – Coarse Language
Film Synopsis: 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.
FAR OUT: KAI JONES
(2018, USA, 5 minutes)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Film Synopsis: 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.