Sedona Film Festival hosts world-wide traveling tour at Performing Arts Center
Sedona AZ (March 3, 2016) – The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning to Sedona. For the second year, the Sedona International Film Festival is bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to red rock country. This year’s World Tour features the best mountain films this year, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.
The tour will make a stop in Sedona on one night only: Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.
The Banff Centre’s Banff Mountain Film Festival is the 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 450 communities and 40 countries across the globe.
“Like every year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival brings exciting program to the screen, allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring our world outside,” said Patrick Schweiss, director of the tour host Sedona Film Festival.
The 2016 World Tour features a collection of exhilarating and provocative films that explore life in the mountains. They highlight remote cultures, intense expeditions into exotic landscapes and bring adrenaline-packed action sports into sharp focus. You will experience an evening of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival, and audiences across Canada, the United States, and internationally from Scotland to South Africa to China, Lebanon, Chile, New Zealand and Antarctica get to enjoy it all, too.
Award-winning films and audience favorites from the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival are among the films chosen to travel the globe.
Sedona’s tour stop will feature films such as:
- Eclipse — 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.
- Reel Rock 10 — Long considered impossible, coveted by many and attempted by a few, the Fitz Traverse has fueled the imaginations of climbers in Patagonia for decades. Tracing the iconic skyline of Cerro Fitz Roy and its six satellite peaks, it spans four miles and 13,000 feet across snow and ice-covered rock, with epic route finding and endless rapelling. Seizing their chance during a rare extended weather window, Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold went big. The pair completed the first ascent in a five-day push during February 2014.
- Nature Rx — Is life a little too mundane or overwhelming? Feeling tired, irritable or stressed out? Maybe Nature Rx is just the ticket.
- Denali — There’s no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they’ve supported you through your darkest times. A collaboration between Ben Knight, Skip Armstrong and Ben Moon.
- Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta — Join award-winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb for an expedition to Iceland’s Vatnajökull Glacier to discover new ways to push the boundaries of climbing ice.
- Salween Spring — Travis Winn has been running rivers in China for 15 years. He’s explored first descents, but also watched rivers disappear behind dams. Now he’s founded a rafting company to bring Chinese to see their rivers before they’re gone. Salween Spring is Travis’s meditation on change, personal struggle, and kayaking along China’s frontier.
- Women’s Speed Ascent — 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.
- Plus some additional surprises and award-winners!
Join the Sedona International Film Festival and film and adventure enthusiasts when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Sedona, at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road) on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Sedona is made possible by a generous grant from the Leo & Rhea Fay Fruhman Foundation.
Tickets are $20 general admission; $17 for film festival members and students. For tickets and information visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org or call 928-282-1177.
Screenings of The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the USA are presented by National Geographic and The North Face; sponsored by Deuter, Bergans of Norway, Icebreaker, Treksta, and Clif Bar & Company; with support from Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee, World Expeditions, and The Lake Louise Ski Area, Mammut, and Banff Lake Louise Tourism.