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2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival Films

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Films for Tuesday, March 19:



USA, 2017, 2 minutes
A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from but which will he pick? 

Fast Horse

Canada, 2018, 14 minutes
Special Jury Award, 2019 Sundance Film Festival
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.

The Mirnavator

USA, 2017, 11 minutes
Ultra-runners overcome obstacles with every stride. Force of Nature Mirna Valerio never thought she would have to overcome the negative voices that believe she doesn't belong in the sport. 

Divided (Tour Edit)

Scotland, 2018, 39 minutes 
Follow Lee and Rickie in this raw and real portrayal of the places we go emotionally when under extreme duress while riding 190 kilometers a day from Banff to Mexico. 

Skier Vs. Drone

Canada, 2018, 4 minutes
It's the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn't worried. 

RJ Ripper 

USA, 2018, 19 minutes
The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar and his beat-up clunker. 

Reel Rock 12: Break on Through

USA, 2017, 26 minutes
Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, has moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

The Frenchy

USA, 2018, 13 minutes
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. 

Films for Wednesday, March 20:


Rogue Elements - Corbet’s Couloir

USA, 2017, 4 minutes
Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into the infamous Corbet's Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that's exactly what we did.

The Beaver Believers: Meet Sherri Tippie

USA, 2018, 12 minutes
Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser / Certified Live Beaver Trapper is working to restore the North American Beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West.

The Moment (Tour Edit)

Canada, 2018, 15 minutes
In the backwoods of British Columbia, small but dedicated crews of adventure seekers were quietly changing the course of a sport and carving their paths in history. The Moment captures the birth and success of the original free ride mountain bike movement.

Surviving the Outback (Tour Edit)

Australia, 2018, 44 minutes
Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometers 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!


USA, 2018, 11 minutes
Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. They have been the first ones to conquer the highest and hardest peaks. Despite their different temperaments, they make a great team. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other for a long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.

My Mom Vala

USA, 2017, 10 minutes
Vala lives in Reykjavik, Iceland and travels to Greenland for work and to immerse herself in rivers thick with migrating char. But for Vala’s 10-year old daughter, Mathilda, Greenland lives only in the stories that her mother tells and her own imagination.

How to Run 100 Miles

USA, 2018, 28 minutes
The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.

Far Out: Kai Jones

USA, 2018, 5 minutes
Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or order a sandwich at the pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks... right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs.

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