Banff Films On Line!
For Banff Mountain Film Festival fans: we got great news from Chestnut Mountain Productions that the Banff Centre has released selected films that can be viewed on line during this time that so many of us are at home. Certainly the journey that these films take us on can be a welcome respite from the realities of the moment. Find the links below. Enjoy!
Dear Past Attendees of our Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival shows in Portland,
We hope this email finds you and your family healthy and safe. As many families are “shuttered in” to some extent,
we thought it might help if we brought you a bit of entertainment as well as offering suggestions for how you might
support your community to the extent that you can.
So first, we would like to take you on a film journey. I have been able to identify a number of past films that were
part of the Banff tours that are available from the filmmakers, at no fee, online. As so many of our film festival
attendees have experienced, film is a powerful escape. We hope you and your family can immerse yourselves in these
rich stories. Below is the film menu and links. In addition, the Banff Centre just released some selected films on
line. They have been added to our film menu below.
As you are aware, our Banff shows in Portland are possible through your support and that of our local partners and our sponsors. Therefore, we would like to give a shout out to them and encourage you to visit their web sites.
Our retail partners, EMS https://www.ems.com have online sales with curbside pickup available. Nomads
https://nomadsmaine.com has a website with a good reflection of their inventory. Call them and they’ll talk you
through it. Gift Cards and $7.50 flat rate shipping available. Need trekking poles, from EMS or visit Leki online,
http://www.leki.com/us/. Check out Rab outerwear and equipment https://rab.equipment/us/ . At the present time,
both EVO and Salt Pump are closed. Some of the shows and concerts at the State Theatre
https://statetheatreportland.com have been rescheduled, and tickets are available online.
Chestnut Mountain Productions is looking forward to returning to Portland on February 9 and 10, 2021. In the
meantime, please be safe, practice social distancing …. take a hike, enjoy the outdoors, create your own adventure,
and enjoy the films below.
Best wishes to you and your family,
Chestnut Mountain Productions
936 N. Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
WHERE THE WILD THINGS PLAY (2017, USA, 4 minutes)
Krystle Wright; www.krystlewright.com; Classification: General
There’s an ongoing discussion of why there aren’t more females in the adventure industry; whether it’s in big
mountain skiing, climbing, or whitewater kayaking. Well, it’s about time we found out Where the Wild Things Play!
THE LAST HONEY HUNTER (2017, Canada, 36 minutes) ; PG – Coarse language, Ben Knight, Felt Soul Media, Ben Ayers ;
Maule Dhan Rai is the last man in the remote Nepal village of Saadi who’s been visited in a dream by a wrathful
forest spirit called Rongkemi. If no one else in the village has the dream, a generations-old tradition may die.
THE FROZEN ROAD (2017, UK, 24 minutes)
Ben Page; www.anotherhorizon.org; Classification: General
Ben Page sought an adventure of perfect solitude in the Canadian Arctic. Yet the harsh truths of travelling in such
a formidable environment were a long way from the romanticisms of a Jack London book.
FAST HORSE (2018, Canada, 14 Minutes) Alexandra Lazarowich Producer: Niobe Thompson;
https://handfuloffilms.ca/about/; Parental Guidance – Coarse language
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) Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton General; 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.
SURVIVING THE OUTBACK (EDIT) (2018, Australia, 44 minutes) Michael Atkinson http://www.outbackmike.com.au/ : PG –
Coarse language Film Synopsis: Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole
month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike
wasn’t sure he could pull it off either!
SKIER VS. DRONE (2018, Canada, 4 minutes); Mike Douglas http://www.switchbackentertainment.com; General; It’s the
classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn’t worried.
THE FRENCHY (2018, USA, 13 minutes) Michelle Smith; Coarse language;
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.
Best Film – Snow Sports
(2015, Canada, 31 min); Anthony Bonello, Switchback Ent; PG: 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.
Danny Macaskill: Danny Daycare
(2019, 4 min)
In his latest film Danny Macaskill takes on some child care the only way he knows how… by taking them for a wee
bike ride around Scotland!
To see the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival added films, go to
Chestnut Mountain Productions | 936 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123