All Day Films – Program A

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Image from the film The Ario Dream

Image from the film The Ario Dream

Remote cultures, epic journeys, and tales of adventure from the far reaches of the globe are showcased in a diverse selection of unique films – including many North American and World premieres. Choose between Program A and/or B. 

Half-day tickets are available for Program A and B on November 3 and 4 in the Rolston Recital Hall venue only. $35 per half day. Full day tickets are $60 per day.

Book this event as part of the Festival Passport and save $2 per ticket.

Related Films

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Brotherhood of Skiing

10 Mins

Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Colin Arisman, Tyler Wilkinson-Ray
Producer: 
Faith E. Briggs
Production Company: 
Wild Confluence Media & The Wilder Studio
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How to Run 100 Miles

28 Mins

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.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Brendan Leonard
Producer: 
Brendan Leonard
Production Company: 
Semi-Rad Media
Image from the film Blue Heart

Blue Heart

43 Mins

The Balkan Peninsula is home to the last wild rivers in Europe. However, a deluge of hydropower development threatens to destroy the culture and ecology of this forgotten region.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Britton Caillouette
Producer: 
David Burden, Tim Lynch
Production Company: 
Farm League and Patagonia

BREAK, 20 minutes

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RJ Ripper

19 Mins

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.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Joey Schusler
Producer: 
Joey Schusler
Production Company: 
Joey Schusler Films
Image from the film The Ario Dream

The Ario Dream

42 Mins

This is a gripping account of expedition-style cave exploration and at the apex are the cave divers, pushing into the unknown in deep sumps where rescue is not an option. The tension, as each diver disappears into the blackness, is genuine...

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
ALBERTA PREMIERE
Year: 
2017
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Paul Diffley*
Producer: 
Paul Diffley*
Production Company: 
Hot Aches Productions

LUNCH BREAK

Image from the film Carving Landscapes

Carving Landscapes

5 Mins

Through the inspiring legacy of Mary Vaux we will venture onto the Illecillewaet Glacier, reenacting her research and her mountain travel in the restriction of Victorian dresses.

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
WORLD PREMIERE
Year: 
2018
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Agathe Bernard*
Producer: 
Agathe Bernard*
Image from the film Tierra del Viento (Land of the Wind)

Tierra del Viento (Land of the Wind)

18 Mins

In Patagonia, further South than most people ever dare to venture, there's a land of infinite vastness and beauty. Fine-art photographer Eliseo Miciu explores this mythical place, and also learns a bit more about himself.

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Laura Belinky
Producer: 
Laura Belinky, Theo Ribeiro
Production Company: 
Wild River Films
Image from the film The Passage

The Passage

25 Mins

In 1974 a small determined team built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. The Passage is a story about revisiting that journey, fathers and sons, and the wild places that define us.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Nate Dappen
Producer: 
Nate Dappen
Production Company: 
Day's Edge Productions
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Inwards

12 Mins

For two decades he made up some the worlds hardest first ascents, some of them even barefoot. 70-year-old saxonian climbing pioneer Bernd Arnold bridges between success in climbing and inner experiences. From the roots of childhood to distant mountain regions and friendship he draws a line back home to the present.

Premiere: 
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Germany
Director: 
Ulf Wogenstein
Producer: 
Ulf Wogenstein
Production Company: 
Wogenstein Pictures

BREAK, 20 minutes

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GRIZZLY COUNTRY

11 Mins

After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Ben Moon
Producer: 
Annie Nyborg, Shannon Ethridge
Production Company: 
Moonhouse LLC
Image from the film The Botanist

The Botanist

20 Mins

After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Social Soviet Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raimberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.

Premiere: 
ALBERTA PREMIERE
Year: 
2016
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis, Maude Plante-Husaruk
Producer: 
Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis, Maude Plante-Husaruk
Image from the film The Serengeti Rules

The Serengeti Rules

84 Mins

Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life.

Premiere: 
ALBERTA PREMIERE
Year: 
2018
Country: 
United Kingdom
Director: 
Nicolas Brown
Producer: 
David Allen
Production Company: 
HHMI Tangled Bank Studios & Passion Planet