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BANFF Film Festival Tickets


The Nomads tradition of selling BANFF tickets continues this year! Your favorite mid-winter film festival is back Sunday February, 7th — Monday, February 8th. Visit Nomads to purchase your tickets.

Tickets are $17 in advance (students $14 with school ID); buy in advance and save.

 

Portland, Maine
FILM MENU
For Sunday, February 7, 2016

55 Hours in Mexico
(2015, USA, 9 min)
Filmmakers: Joey Schusler, Karl Thompson, Thomas Woodson
www.joeyschusler.com
Parental Guidance: coarse language

Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?

Denali
(2015, USA, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Ben Moon, Ben Knight
www.benmoon.com
Parental Guidance: no advisory

There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times.

Unbranded (special edit)
People’s Choice Award
(2015, USA, 46 min)
Filmmakers: Dennis Aig, Phillip Baribeau
www.unbrandedthefilm.com
Parental Guidance: coarse language

Four men and 16 wild mustangs set off on a 5000 kilometre journey across the American West from Mexico to Canada. In the spirit of true adventure, whiskey is drunk, tempers fly, tragedy strikes, and the bonds of friendship hold fast. But can the journey help save the plight of the wild horses roaming on public lands? Only time will tell.

Paddle for the North (special edit)
(2015, New Zealand, 27 min)
Filmmaker: Alexander Behse, Simon Lucas
www.paddleforthenorth.org
Parental Guidance: coarse language

On an adventure of a lifetime, six young guys paddle to some of the most remote rivers in North America. It’s a 1,500 km, 63- day mission to truly discover the secrets of the north and to show the world why some places are worth preserving before they are changed forever.

Curiosity
(2014, USA, 13 min)
Filmmakers: Aimee Tetreault, Renan Ozturk, Tim Kemple
www.camp4collective.com
Parental Guidance: no advisory

How does curiosity inspire ultra-marathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc? Their artistry gives them lots in common with local artist Andy Parkin.

Pretty Faces (special edit)
(2014, USA, 11 min)
Filmmaker: Lynsey Dyer
www.unicornpicnic.com
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

Celebrate women who thrive in the snow! Follow her as she chases snow, from the time she needs to be lifted onto the chairlift to her first Alaskan dream line and beyond.

Women’s Speed Ascent
(2015, USA, 4 min)
Filmmakers: Keith Ladzinski, Chris Alstrin
www.3stringspro.com
Parental Guidance: Coarse language

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter knew that the women’s speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Cap was theirs for the taking. Crushing the old record after just a few days of attempts, Mayan and Libby put their names in the record book of the infamous route in the Yosemite National Park

Builder (special edit)
(2015, Canada, 9 min)
Filmmakers: Julian Coffey, Scott Secco
www.pinkbike.com/builder
Parental Guidance: coarse language

Some people grow up and leave childish things behind. Others just take their childhood dreams and turn them up to 11 as they age. Building trails and tricks for your mountain bike never gets old, no matter your age.

Portland, Maine
FILM MENU
For Monday, Feb 8, 2016

unReal (special edit)
(2015, USA, 12min)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
www.tetongravity.com
Classification: General; no advisory

Imagine a world where you ride the perfect trail perfectly, and sometime snow isn’t the only stuff that falls from the sky. When you spend all of your time at work dreaming about mountain biking, which life is real?

The Last Dragons
(2014, USA, 10 min)
Filmmakers: Jeremy Monroe, David Herasimtschuk
www.freshwatersillustrated.org
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander as mythical as it is real. And in many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.

The Search for Freedom (special edit)
(2015, Canada, 44 min)
Filmmakers: Jon Long, Laura Zeman
www.jonlongfilms.com
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

The Search for Freedom is the story of the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. This is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes of some of the brightest pioneers, legends and cultural visionaries in the realm of outdoor sports.

Eclipse
Best Film – Snow Sports
(2015, Canada, 31 min)
Filmmakers: Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment
www.switchbackentertainment.com
Parental Guidance: coarse language

The odds are low, the risks are high – photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weather’s bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive and the skiers just want to ski.

Kroger’s Canteen
(2015, South Africa, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Greg Fell, Dean Leslie
www.theafricanattachment.com
Parental Guidance: General; coarse language

In 2014, Kilian Jornet won the Hardrock 100 mile race through the San Juan’s of Colorado. Along the way he stopped at Kroger’s Canteen – an aid station perched on a tiny ledge, 13,100 feet above sea level. This is a story about that aid station, about the people who make it happen, and about the spirit one can only find at the Hardrock 100.

Salween Spring
(2015, USA, 9 min)
Filmmaker: Will Stauffer-Norris
www.willstauffernorris.com
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

Travis Winn has been running rivers in China for 15 years. He has explored first descents, but has also watched rivers disappear behind dams. Now he has founded a rafting company to bring Chinese to see their rivers before they are gone. Salween Spring is Travis’s meditation on change, personal struggle, and kayaking along China’s frontier.

Paradise Waits (special edit)
(2015, USA, 7 min)
Filmmakers: Teton Gravity Research
www.tetongravity.com
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

How do you celebrate winter when snow finally falls? Freeskier Tim Durtschi takes tram laps at Jackson Hole and big mountain skier Angel Collinson rips up some Alaskan lines.

Note: Film menu and order of films subject to change.
The Banff program, including the intermission is approximately three hours.

BANFF Film Festival Tickets


The Nomads tradition of selling BANFF tickets continues this year! Your favorite mid-winter film festival is back Sunday February, 7th — Monday, February 8th. Visit Nomads to purchase your tickets.

Tickets are $17 in advance (students $14 with school ID); buy in advance and save.

 

Portland, Maine
FILM MENU
For Sunday, February 7, 2016

55 Hours in Mexico
(2015, USA, 9 min)
Filmmakers: Joey Schusler, Karl Thompson, Thomas Woodson
www.joeyschusler.com
Parental Guidance: coarse language

Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?

Denali
(2015, USA, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Ben Moon, Ben Knight
www.benmoon.com
Parental Guidance: no advisory

There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times.

Unbranded (special edit)
People’s Choice Award
(2015, USA, 46 min)
Filmmakers: Dennis Aig, Phillip Baribeau
www.unbrandedthefilm.com
Parental Guidance: coarse language

Four men and 16 wild mustangs set off on a 5000 kilometre journey across the American West from Mexico to Canada. In the spirit of true adventure, whiskey is drunk, tempers fly, tragedy strikes, and the bonds of friendship hold fast. But can the journey help save the plight of the wild horses roaming on public lands? Only time will tell.

Paddle for the North (special edit)
(2015, New Zealand, 27 min)
Filmmaker: Alexander Behse, Simon Lucas
www.paddleforthenorth.org
Parental Guidance: coarse language

On an adventure of a lifetime, six young guys paddle to some of the most remote rivers in North America. It’s a 1,500 km, 63- day mission to truly discover the secrets of the north and to show the world why some places are worth preserving before they are changed forever.

Curiosity
(2014, USA, 13 min)
Filmmakers: Aimee Tetreault, Renan Ozturk, Tim Kemple
www.camp4collective.com
Parental Guidance: no advisory

How does curiosity inspire ultra-marathoners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc? Their artistry gives them lots in common with local artist Andy Parkin.

Pretty Faces (special edit)
(2014, USA, 11 min)
Filmmaker: Lynsey Dyer
www.unicornpicnic.com
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

Celebrate women who thrive in the snow! Follow her as she chases snow, from the time she needs to be lifted onto the chairlift to her first Alaskan dream line and beyond.

Women’s Speed Ascent
(2015, USA, 4 min)
Filmmakers: Keith Ladzinski, Chris Alstrin
www.3stringspro.com
Parental Guidance: Coarse language

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter knew that the women’s speed record for the ascent of The Nose on El Cap was theirs for the taking. Crushing the old record after just a few days of attempts, Mayan and Libby put their names in the record book of the infamous route in the Yosemite National Park

Builder (special edit)
(2015, Canada, 9 min)
Filmmakers: Julian Coffey, Scott Secco
www.pinkbike.com/builder
Parental Guidance: coarse language

Some people grow up and leave childish things behind. Others just take their childhood dreams and turn them up to 11 as they age. Building trails and tricks for your mountain bike never gets old, no matter your age.

Portland, Maine
FILM MENU
For Monday, Feb 8, 2016

unReal (special edit)
(2015, USA, 12min)
Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research
www.tetongravity.com
Classification: General; no advisory

Imagine a world where you ride the perfect trail perfectly, and sometime snow isn’t the only stuff that falls from the sky. When you spend all of your time at work dreaming about mountain biking, which life is real?

The Last Dragons
(2014, USA, 10 min)
Filmmakers: Jeremy Monroe, David Herasimtschuk
www.freshwatersillustrated.org
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

An intimate glimpse at North America’s Eastern Hellbender, an ancient salamander as mythical as it is real. And in many waters, myths are all that remain of these sentinel stream-dwellers.

The Search for Freedom (special edit)
(2015, Canada, 44 min)
Filmmakers: Jon Long, Laura Zeman
www.jonlongfilms.com
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

The Search for Freedom is the story of the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. This is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes of some of the brightest pioneers, legends and cultural visionaries in the realm of outdoor sports.

Eclipse
Best Film – Snow Sports
(2015, Canada, 31 min)
Filmmakers: Anthony Bonello, Switchback Entertainment
www.switchbackentertainment.com
Parental Guidance: coarse language

The odds are low, the risks are high – photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weather’s bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive and the skiers just want to ski.

Kroger’s Canteen
(2015, South Africa, 8 min)
Filmmakers: Greg Fell, Dean Leslie
www.theafricanattachment.com
Parental Guidance: General; coarse language

In 2014, Kilian Jornet won the Hardrock 100 mile race through the San Juan’s of Colorado. Along the way he stopped at Kroger’s Canteen – an aid station perched on a tiny ledge, 13,100 feet above sea level. This is a story about that aid station, about the people who make it happen, and about the spirit one can only find at the Hardrock 100.

Salween Spring
(2015, USA, 9 min)
Filmmaker: Will Stauffer-Norris
www.willstauffernorris.com
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

Travis Winn has been running rivers in China for 15 years. He has explored first descents, but has also watched rivers disappear behind dams. Now he has founded a rafting company to bring Chinese to see their rivers before they are gone. Salween Spring is Travis’s meditation on change, personal struggle, and kayaking along China’s frontier.

Paradise Waits (special edit)
(2015, USA, 7 min)
Filmmakers: Teton Gravity Research
www.tetongravity.com
Parental Guidance: General; no advisory

How do you celebrate winter when snow finally falls? Freeskier Tim Durtschi takes tram laps at Jackson Hole and big mountain skier Angel Collinson rips up some Alaskan lines.

Note: Film menu and order of films subject to change.
The Banff program, including the intermission is approximately three hours.