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Banff Mountain Film Festival Sunday at LPCA

January 27, 2012
Lake Placid News

LAKE?PLACID?- The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be returning for its 13th year to the Lake Placid Center for the Arts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29.

Tickets will be available through High Peaks Cyclery, 2733 Main St., Lake Placid through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by calling 518-523-3764 and at the Lake Placid?Center for the Arts at 518-523-2512.

Film list

"On Assignment:

Jimmy Chin"

USA, 2010, 6 minutes

Directed and produced by Renan Ozturk

Classification: General


A brief portrait of a passionate athlete who has melded climbing and photography. Jimmy Chin believes that "the most honest photos happen when both the subject and the photographer are just in the moment, and the rest of the world has just fallen away."


"Best Film on Exploration and Adventure"

USA, 2011, 42 minutes

Directed and produced by Ben Stookesbury


Parental guidance -

coarse language


"Kadoma" is the nickname for Hendri Coetzee, a legendary South African kayaker who is known for exploring some of Africa's wildest rivers.

In December 2010, American pro kayakers Chris Korbulic and Ben Stookesbury followed Coetzee into the Democratic Republic of Congo for a first descent of the dangerous Lukuga River. Seven weeks into the expedition, tragedy struck.


Canada, 2011, 8 minutes

Directed and produced by Adam Bailey

Classification: General


One man's quest to revolutionize the world of animal avalanche rescue.

"Hanuman Airlines"

USA, 2011, 26 minutes

Directed by: Hamilton Pevec

Produced by: Kimberly Phinney, David Arrufat, Wildes Antoninoli


Classification: General

Focus: Paragliding, climbing, exploration

Two Nepali adventurers channel the Hindu God of Wind on their mission to launch a paraglider from Mount Everest's summit and travel to an ocean they have never seen.

"Ski Bums Never Die"

Canada, 2011, 4 minutes

Directed by Eric Crosland

Produced by Mike Douglas

Classification: General


What does it take to be a ski bum? An unending dedication to powder skiing? The ability to do anything in your ski boots? A lifelong quest for deep snow? Find out with this unusual and inspiring band of skiers in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

"Chasing Water"

"Best Short Mountain Film"

USA, 2011, 18 minutes

Directed by Peter McBride

Produced by Anson Fogel

Classification: Classification: General


Pete McBride grew up on a ranch in Western Colorado, a child of the Colorado River. After a life spent visiting other countries to tell stories as a National Geographic photojournalist, in 2008 Pete decided to follow the water from his family's ranch to see where it ends up. This is the story of Pete's journey, and a story about the lifeblood of the American West.

"Reel Rock: Origins

- Obe & Ashima"

USA, 2011, 23 minutes

Directed and produced by Josh Lowell

Classification: Parental guidance - coarse language


There's a 9-year-old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Guided by her coach and former bouldering star Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for her peers. A trip to the bouldering mecca of Hueco Tanks provides a glimpse of the past for Obe and the start of amazing new adventures for Ashima.



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