Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 4/6

For the 12th year, we’re bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to Jamestown.  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.

Jamestown will feature such films as Eclipse, The Last Dragons, Operation Moffat, The Important Places, and Unbranded.  High risks and low odds are just part of the job when you’re out to capture the photo of a lifetime in Eclipse. The Last Dragons is an intimate glimpse at an ancient salamander that is rumored to still live in the stream waters of North America.  Inspired by the colorful life of Britain’s first female mountain guide, two young climbers explore what it would mean to follow in her footsteps in Operation Moffat.  A father passes his love of the outdoors to his son, but it takes one last trip to the Grand Canyon to get him to understand The Important Places.  Four young men and a pack of wild horses make their way across the American West in Unbranded.

“As we do every year, we bring an exciting program to the screen, allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring our world outside,” said Jane Johnson, Exhibits and Public Programs Coordinator at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown.

The 2015/2016 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.

The most prestigious mountain festival in the world, The Banff Centre’s Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrates its 40th year in 2015 by continuing to bring the best action, environmental, and adventure films to audiences in Banff and in 40 countries across the globe.

Join the Roger Tory Peterson Institute when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on April 6th at 7:00pm.

Local sponsorship for this event is provided by Jamestown Up Close.

For tickets and information contact the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts at (716) 484-7070 or www.reglenna.com.  

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About the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival:

Immediately following the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, held annually in November in Banff, Canada, a selection of the top films submitted to the Festival go on a tour around the world. Host organizations in each tour location help to choose a program that reflects the interests of their community, creating a unique celebration of adventure and adventurers at each stop. The World Tour spans the globe, reaching over 430,000 audience members. 

About The Banff Centre:

The Banff Centre is the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet, with the mission of inspiring creativity. Over 8,000 artists, leaders, and researchers from across Canada and around the world participate in programs at The Banff Centre every year. Through its multidisciplinary programming, The Banff Centre provides them with the support they need to create, to develop solutions, and to make the impossible possible. 

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.