This event, held on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Grand County High School auditorium starting at 7 p.m., comprises the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Moab and benefits the Utah Avalanche Center-Moab and Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation.
The Utah Avalanche Center-Moab provides mountain weather and avalanche forecasting for the La Sal Mountains. Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation of Price, Utah provides wildlife rehabilitation services for Southeastern Utah with over half their patients coming from Grand and San Juan Counties. They excel in raptor rehabilitation and are a national leader in golden eagle rehabilitation.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour returns to Moab for the 15th straight year in 2018. For the fourth year in a row, the event will span two nights (Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13) and feature a completely different film line-up each night. We always screen the year’s best films on mountain sport, adventure, and culture.
Tickets are $10 advance at Back of Beyond Bookstore, Canyon Voyages, Pagan Mountaineering and Poison Spider Bikes, or $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
For more information, call Dave Early at 435-259-4859.
The Fledglings (2016, USA, 26 min) Filmmaker: Cedar Wright
Classification: Parental Guidance—Coarse Language Focus: Paragliding, adventure
Film Synopsis: As longtime professional climbers who eat, sleep and live the sport, Cedar Wright and Matt Segal are used to being competent, comfortable, and at the top of their game. But when they take up paragliding, it’s a different game entirely.
Give Me Five (2016, France, 11 min) Filmmaker: Arnaud Longobardi
Film Synopsis: Join a madcap group of French free-falling flyers as they try to perform the aerial stunt of a lifetime in the Chamonix Valley.
La Liste (Tour Edit) (2016, France, 14 min) Filmmaker: Guido Perrini
Film Synopsis: In his search to become a better freerider, Swiss ski phenom Jérémie Heitz compiles a list of the most interesting peaks to ride in the Alps. In this special edit, he tackles three of the most extreme descents on the list, following in the paths forged by his heroes.
Locked In (2016, Canada, 24 min) Filmmaker: Reel Water Productions
Classification: PG, coarse language
Film Synopsis: Deep in Papua New Guinea’s rainforest, a team of kayakers attempts a very committing 13-day first descent in one of the most remote corners of the world.
Not2Bad (Tour Edit) (2016, Canada, 7 min) Filmmaker: Anthill Films
Film Synopsis: Anthill Films—the crew behind unReal and NotBad—bring you more wild shenanigans and unbelievable bike riding in Spain.
Sonnie Trotter vs the Totem Pole (2016, USA, 8 min) Filmmaker: Cameron Maier
Film Synopsis: Canadian climbers Sonnie Trotter and Will Stanhope head down under to take a stab at the first continuous, all free ascent of the Ewbank Route on The Totem Pole.
Tight Loose: The Tordrillos Foot-Powered Mission (2016, USA, 9 min) Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
Website: www.tetongravity.com Classification: General
Film Synopsis: Ian McIntosh, Dane Tudor, and Griffin Post flew deep into the Tordrillo Mountains for a month-long winter camping trip in the Alaskan wilderness. Their goal: to climb and ski massive spine lines.
The Trail to Kazbegi (2015, USA, 16 min) Filmmaker: Joey Schusler
Classification: PG, Coarse language
Film Synopsis: What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days? A self-supported mountain-bike mission through the highest reaches of the Caucasus Mountains.