High adrenaline films surging with high energy and good vibes, crazy adventures and fearless athletes abound, one of Banff’s most popular programs continues from the Great Indoors.
This year’s line-up includes insane mountain running, gnarly mountain biking, extreme slacklining, cutting edge climbing and wild whitewater kayaking with a splash of fresh tracks and cold water surfing thrown in for good measure.
The Mountain Idol award will also be presented.
2 hours, 26 minutes – 8 Mixed Films – Mountain Sports
Nov 2 -8 - $20 CAD
Program subject to change.
Stay tuned for more details on how to access this online screening.
Radical Reels is sponsored locally by Dan Sparks and Associates, Backcountry Lodges of BC Association, and Buff, and is hosted by Bexx Ferri and Marty Schaffer.
Tempo. Movements in Mountains
Tempo: Movements in Mountains is a conceptual exploration of the connection Kyle Richardson finds between his athletic pursuits in Boulder's Flatirons, and his background as a musician. Experienced through three short movements, Kyle performs a live score in a visceral interpretation of his expression in the hills.
The Legend of Tommy G
Where in the world is Tommy G? The Belgian freerider has been a bit aloof lately and wild rumours have been spreading throughout the mountain bike world. Rumours about breaking the sound barrier, riding on water and detonating berms with the sickest of styles.
Four female highliners share about the art and sport of highlining and the wisdom each have gained from their time on the line.
Return to El Guayas
Award-winning filmmaker Ben Stookesberry joins up with Red Bull paddler Rafa Ortiz and long-time expedition kayaker Lane Jacobs to attempt the first descent of one of Colombia’s wildest rivers: El Rio Guayas. Ben, Lane, and Rafa reach the river with a perfect flow and perfect weather. In the middle of night two, rain pours down, leaving the team stranded in the most remote part of the canyon. With rumors of armed groups in mind, they paddle blindly into the now flooded unknown river.
This past spring, climber Hazel Findlay faced off with the immaculate 70-metre splitter, Concepción (5.13), located in the southwest desert near Moab, Utah. With a 15-metre crux of what Hazel describes as “purple and greens”– meaning .5 and .75 Camalots – Concepción pushed Hazel harder than she expected. Ironically success sometimes happens when “you just kind of let yourself climb.”
For years Kieren D’Souza has been planning a new speed record on the 53-kilometre route up Mt. Friendship, a peak towering above Manali, the town in Himachal Pradesh where D’Souza lives. Usually, teams rope up, carry ice axes, and take four or five days to reach the summit and get back to base camp. If something goes wrong, you’re on your own. Hoping to set a snowball in motion, Kieren sets off with the goal of inspiring Indians to experience mountains in a different way.
Earn Your Turn
Born in the French Alps, mountains flow through Julien “Pica” Herry’s veins. A modest pioneer of steeps and alpine terrain, his skills take him to places few have gone before. Earn Your Turn is the story of a simple, humble man who finds fulfillment in sharing his love and respect for mountains across the globe.
Far Far Est
Far Far Est is a proud Québecois short film about Charles and Olivier’s love for skiing and surfing on the North-American East coast. While they might not be dropping into the craziest ski lines you will see this year, the two explorers make sure to turn this trip into a real-life fairy tale.