Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2012/13
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, 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, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.
With stops planned in about 400 communities and 35 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 2012/2013 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.
From approximately 350 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favourites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.
Join The Alpine Club of Canada (Toronto Section) when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Toronto, at the Bloor Hot Docs Theatre on Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 23 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, March 24 at 2:30pm.
Toronto will feature films such as:
Crossing the Ice
In Crossing the Ice, two good-humoured adventurers dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted. Many have tried - all have failed.
Wild Bill's Run
In 1972, American folk hero Wild Bill Cooper led a ragtag crew of adventurers on a most unlikely expedition over the top of the world, with goal of snowmobiling from Minnesota to Moscow. Filled with humour and misadventure, this amazing story is not like anything you have ever seen!
NDIZOTHEKA (it is possible)
From opposite corners of the earth, two men are united by a common dream; to be the first to paraglide from Mount Mulanje, Malawi's highest peak. Things go well until they discover that one has taken on a little more than he has bargained for – and the other has never learned to paraglide. In the end, their commitment to each other and to ideas not yet realized dissolves borders and creates opportunities neither anticipated. This delightful adventure will have you dancing out the door to the pulse of possibilities!
For tickets and information visit www.TorontoBanffFilmFest.com