Afternoon Films – Program A

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Image from the film The Passage

Image from the film The Passage

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

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.

Premiere: 
ALBERTA PREMIERE
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.

Premiere: 
CANADIAN PREMIERE
Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Nate Dappen
Producer: 
Nate Dappen
Production Company: 
Day's Edge Productions
Image from the film Inwards

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

Image from the film GRIZZLY COUNTRY

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.

*in person attendance

Premiere: 
WORLD PREMIERE
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