Opening Weekend – Film Program #5 – Free Solo & Films
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.
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.
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.
Brothers of Climbing
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.'”
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.