A selection of the best films from this year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival
is on a worldwide tour that comes to the Bijou Community Cinema in
Worcester, Mass., at 7:00 p.m. Feb. 22.
The acclaimed annual film competition of the Banff Centre in Alberta,
Canada, launches dozens of breathtaking films from around the globe that
capture the spirit of the mountains.
Viewers experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions,
mountain sports, remote cultures and the world’s last great wild places —
all brought to life on the big screen. And viewers are automatically
entered in a raffle for great prizes from World Tour sponsors.
The selection of films for Worcester (subject to change) is below.
In conjunction with the Worcester screening of the Banff Mountain Film
Festival World Tour, the Bijou Community Cinema will host an Outdoor
Activities Expo featuring local organizations dedicated to environmental
appreciation through hiking, skiing, biking and more.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; $2 discount with student ID.
Tickets are available at the Bijou, 508-797-0900.
The next stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is Feb. 24-25
in Somerville, Mass. See www.paulnager.com
For more information:
Bijou Community Cinema 508-797-0900 www.bijoucinema.org
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The films to be shown in Worcester, presented by Paul Nager and Chunky
"Front Range Freaks: Biscuit" (USA, 3 min.) — A small dog with an appetite
for big climbs makes her way up difficult rock faces.
"Exploring the Heights" (USA, 47 min.) — Dr. Charles Houston brings us
moving stories from early expeditions to the world’s highest mountains,
including the first ascent of Nanda Devi in 1936, the first visit by
westerners to the south side of Everest in 1950, and two amazing trips to
K2, including the tragic and heroic 1953 attempt.
"Unlimited Winter" (Canada, 5 min.) — An unusual look at cross-country
skiing, both traditional and modern, featuring Olympic medalist Beckie Scott.
"High Life" (USA, 20 min.) — Progressive big-mountain skiing from Sage
Cattabriga-Alosa, over-the-head powder in Utah, ski mountaineering huge
couloirs in the Dolomites, and Victoria Jelouse boarding spectacular lines
in northern British Columbia.
"Edge Dancing — A Journey Across Siberia" (USA, 13 min.) — Two young
kayaker-photographers from enemy nations come to depend on each other at
the extreme edges of the disintegrating Soviet Union.
"Falling" (USA, 6 min.) — Waterfall kayaking captures the awe,
exhilaration and harmony of some very special places.
"Janica Kostelic" (USA, 23 min.) — Left jobless and penniless by
Yugoslavia’s civil war in 1991, self-taught ski coach Ante Kostelic and his
children live out of their car in the Austrian Alps and tackle back-country
slopes. They arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah, with no expectations of what
will happen when they take on the titans of Olympian alpine skiing.