Steamboat Springs A film festival that explores all the things Steamboat Springs residents are into will make its way to town this weekend.
Radical Reels Tour 2014 films
(Films might be added or changed)
2013, Canada, 15 minutes
Filmmakers: Kyle Norbraten, Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson, the Coastal Crew
Websites: www.thecoastalcrew.com; www.anthillfilms.com; www.secondbasefilms.com
Featuring the talents of the next wave of mountain bike riders and photographers, Arrival showcases diverse styles, new lines and new places.
• "Be the Trail"
2013, Canada, 5 minutes
Filmmakers: Logan Tacoma, Michelle Peters, Morgan Edwards
Focus: biking, humor
A mountain biker has a radical vision. No longer can he just ride the trail — he must become the trail.
• "Beyond the Drop"
2013, USA, 7 minutes
Filmmakers: Seth Pulford, Mark Anders, Rush Sturges
Six pro kayakers from around the world connect in the rainforests of Southern Mexico to explore the impossibly blue water of the Agua Azul. When it comes to running waterfalls, there's a lot more to it than just the drop.
• "Dream Lines IV"
2014, Norway, 6 minutes
Filmmaker: Jokke Sommer
Some of the world’s top wingsuit flyers take on wild new lines in France and Switzerland.
• "Ghost Town"
2013, Canada, 6 minutes
Filmmakers: Switchback Entertainment
Focus: skiing, history
In the mid-1800s, British Columbia's mountain towns boomed as prospectors flocked north during the great gold rush. Josh Daiek, Mike Henitiuk and Kieran Nikula arrive 150 years later in search of their own fortune.
• "Off-Width Outlaw"
2013, USA, 5 minutes
Filmmaker: Celin Serbo
Meet Pamela Shanti Pack. Tough as nails, she’s the meanest crack climbing thug you’ve ever met. Just don’t ask her to climb slab.
• "The Sensei (Reel Rock 8)"
2013, USA, 26 minutes
Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Brett Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Big UP Productions, Sender Films
East meets West and old meets new. Twenty-something world-class boulderer Daniel Woods and 43-year old climbing veteran Yuji Hirayama team up for the expedition of a lifetime. But when Daniel-san travels to Japan to prove himself worthy of Hirayama’s mentorship, the question becomes, who learns from whom?
2013, Norway, 16 minutes
Filmmakers: Filip Christensen, Even Sigstad, Field Productions
World-class skiers share their delight and uncertainty as they tackle big mountains and gnarly rail slides in spectacular Norwegian locations.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour will host several films ranging from eight to 25 minutes long at the Chief Theater starting at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Thanks to efforts of Bike Town USA, Alpine Bank and New Belgium Brewing Co., the festival will feature films about sports such as skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding and mountain biking as well as new sports, including snow-kiting and speed-riding.
The event costs $18 when tickets are purchased online at www.chieftheater.org or $20 at the door the day of the event. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The festival also will serve as a benefit for Bike Town USA, Routt County Riders and Friends of the Chief Foundation with 100 percent of the proceeds going back to programs in Steamboat Springs.
Bike Town USA Executive Director Doug Davis said he wanted to bring the festival to Steamboat because it’s well known and fits in with the community here.
“It’s a great community kind of festival (with) inspirational films from around the world. Eric Meyer and I thought we’d bring it to Steamboat Springs, and we were lucky enough to be selected.
“It’s a fun thing for the community, and everything we make will go back to Steamboat.”
He said because the films are short, it keeps the momentum going, making for an adrenaline-filled night.
Davis said he first attended a Banff Mountain Film Festival when he was in college and said it was an inspiration for him.
The films “are a great celebration of mountain life and culture. The quality of the product is amazing,” he said.
According to a news release, the Banff Mountain Film Festival has been sharing the efforts and talents of the world’s finest mountain filmmakers with a larger audience since 1986. Each year, the World Tour travels to 40 countries, reaching more than 390,000 people at more than 840 screenings with a selection of films about exploration, adventure, culture, environment and mountain sports.
For more information about the festival and to view clips of the films, visit http://vimeopro.com/bmffworldtour/2014-banff-mountain-film-festival-radical-reels-promotional-clips.
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