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Banff Films - Thurday Night April 26
Hustle and Snow
This ski action documentary follows a small group of athletes as they power through the winter while competing and trying to hold down their night jobs in Tahoe, California. A love of skiing transcends all aspects of their lives and provides the motivational energy that drives them. Join Miles Clark, Jason Dobbs, and Dave Gibbs as they sweat it out day after day on their skis, striving for exposure and recognition while maintaining good humour and a genuine love for life.
Conversing with Aotearoa:
In an age of technological integration and urban life, people turn to the natural world for a wilderness experience. What draws us to the remote corners of land and sea when we realize something in our lives is missing? In this animated documentary, New Zealanders attempt to fathom their deep, personal connection with their land.
Patagonia-A travel to the end of the world
Attempting the first unsupported traverse of the Southern Patagonia Icecap, Børge Ousland (appearing in person) and Thomas Ulrich start from the small village of Tortel in August 2003. After three days of paddling into the Patagonian fjords with two kayaks each, they reach the bottom of the Jorge Montt Glacier; from here they carry their equipment up and start skiing across the ice cap. This film is most of all about the spirit of adventure. Few expeditions have had to master so many different skills to reach their goal.
This film features some of the world’s best kayakers running mind-bending waterfalls and rapids in South America and Africa, with a section that highlights native African paddlers.
The Simplicity Factor
The Simplicity Factor is a segment from The Top 20 Classic Boulder Problems of North America. Featuring an all-female cast of athletes, it looks at bouldering's overall appeal while showcasing ascents of several famous boulder problems.
Ride of the Mergansers
The hooded merganser is a rare and reclusive duck found only in North America. Every spring, in the Great Lakes region, the wary hen lays and incubates her eggs in a nest high in the trees. Just 24 hours after hatching, the tiny ducklings must make the perilous leap to the ground below in order to begin life in the wild. Ride of the Mergansers brings this hidden drama to the screen.
Best of Jo:
The Best of Jo is a stop-action Lego film about a coffee-addicted guy named Jo. He is eager to try all the mountain sports available to him, such as climbing, skiing, and fishing.
First Ascent: Didier vs The Cobra
The elegant, granite Cobra crack in Squamish, British Columbia is perhaps the hardest crack climb in the world and Swiss climber Didier Berthod is among the world's best crack climbers. Far from the spotlight, Didier spends months in his epic quest to snag the first ascent.
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