Opening Weekend – Film Program #5 – Free Solo & Films

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Image from the film Free Solo

Image from the film Free Solo

Celebrate the 2018 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival on Opening Weekend with five unique and diverse film programs packed with adventures from around the world.   

Featuring Free Solo, plus other films.

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

Related Films

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Ingrained

7 Mins

Growing up as a ranch kid in tiny Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Mark Carter was raised on small-town realities like fixing a fence, branding cattle and herding steers across the sage-strewn acreage. Not exactly a typical candidate for a professional snowboarder.

Premiere: 
CANADIAN PREMIERE
Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Jimmy Chin & WRKSHRT
Producer: 
Shannon Ethridge
Production Company: 
WRKSHRT
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Eighth Wonder

8 Mins

Set in the world's biggest, rowdiest salmon fishery of Bristol Bay, Alaska, this is the humourous story of a woman who quits her mid-career job as a scientist to become a commercial fisherman and her unlikely mentorship within a gang of young party dudes.

Premiere: 
WORLD PREMIERE
Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Ryan Peterson
Producer: 
Ryan Peterson
Production Company: 
Alaskanist Stories/Yeti Presents

Life of Glide

16 Mins

Big Mountain rider Jeremy Jones dissects his lifelong passion for the simple and sacred feeling he calls, "The Glide".

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Jeremy Jones
Producer: 
Tim Manning
Production Company: 
Teton Gravity Research
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Brothers of Climbing

7 Mins

How can you be what you can’t see? Mikhail Martin, co-founder of Brothers of Climbing said, “I literally typed, ‘Are there black climbers?’ in Google … someone said, ‘black people don’t climb.'”

Year: 
2017
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Duncan Sullivan
Producer: 
Luke Boelitz
Production Company: 
Cause+Effect

BREAK, 20 minutes

Image from the film Free Solo

Free Solo

119 Mins

From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (MERU) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock...the 900-metre El Capitan in Yosemite National Park...without a rope.

Year: 
2018
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Producer: 
Evan Hayes
Production Company: 
Lonely Films