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Banff Mountain Film Festival Featured in Santa Barbara

Dates: Wednesday, February 27 and Thursday, February 28, 7:30 PM
Location: Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara

$15 : General Public
$12 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
$12 : Youth

A Santa Barbara institution, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a perennial A&L fan favorite. Featuring the world’s best films and videos on mountain subjects, the tour awes viewers with thrills and grandeur captured in exotic locations the world over. The show’s wide variety of film subjects – from extreme sports to mountain culture and environment – will amaze audiences. An entirely different program screens each evening.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is presented by National Geographic and The North Face and is sponsored by Deuter, Outdoor Research, PrimaLoft, MSR, Black Diamond and Dolby with support from Therm-a-Rest, Petzl, Kicking Horse Coffee, World Expeditions and Lake Louise Ski Area

Wednesday, February 27:

Industrial Revolutions
World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill
(Stu Thomson, United Kingdom, 2011)

Mountains in Motion – The Canadian Rockies (special edit)
Striking time-lapse photography of the Canadian Rockies
(Paul Zizka and Doug Urquhart, USA, 2012)

On Thin Sea Ice 2
Slide away with simple pleasures: skating, bathing and vodka!
(Tor Eckhoff, Norway, 2011)

Crossing the Ice
Australian adventurers journey across Antarctica
(Justin Jones, Australia, 2012)


1st Afghan Ski Challenge
Gutsy first-time skiers learn to ski through trial by fire
(Hans-Urs Bachmann, Switzerland, 2011)

Highlining with a full moon like no other!
(Mikey Schaefer, USA, 2011)

One of the last of a vanishing breed of mountain men
(Samuel Bricker, USA, 2012)

Reel Rock 7 – Honnold 3.0
Bold solo climber Alex Honnold prepares for the Yosemite Triple
(Lowell, Mortimer, Rosen and Lowther, USA, 2012)

Thursday, February 28:

Unicorn Sashimi
A sweet piece of swirling snow and musical poetry
(Stu Thomson, United Kingdom, 2011)

One Step Beyond
The whirlwind life of snowboarder and base jumper Géraldine Fasnacht
(Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, France, 2012)

Lily Shreds Trailside
Just try to keep up with this pup – we dare ya!
(Ross Downard, USA, 2011)


The Denali Experiment
A freeride skier and a big mountain snowboarder attempt to descend Denali
(Jimmy Chin, USA, 2011)

Last of the Great Unknown
Probing the remarkable secrets of the Grand Canyon
(Dan Ransom, USA, 2012)

Flow Hunters (special edit)
Exploring New Zealand’s white water with some top paddlers
(Jon Forder, New Zealand, 2012)

The Gimp Monkeys
Three friends attempt the first all-disabled ascent of El Capitan
(Mikey Schaefer, USA, 2012)

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