[CMCEmail] Banff Mountain Film Festval - Coming Back to Redlands!

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Tue Mar 6 16:34:38 EST 2012

Climbers and Climbettes!
It's time again for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to return to Southern California. The San Gorgonio Wilderness Association hosts the Tour again this year at the really cool venue that is known as the Fox Event Center. If you live or work in the Inland Empire, then this stop of the BFFWT is very convenient for you. If you like to play in the San Gorgonio Wilderness, then the SGWA is the sponsor that you want to donate to. However, if Redlands is too far for you to travel on a Wednesday night, do a search on the "Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour" to find the screening nearest you. 
- Bob Oppermann
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A reminder about the Banff Film Festival March 28, Wednesday 6:30,  be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time you can come into the office at Mill Creek or on line at sgwa.org

Banff Mountain Film Festival Screens in Redlands March 28

REDLANDS, Calif. – Ice-climbing on Alaskan glaciers, trekking in the footsteps of Genghis Khan and a glimpse into the world of animal avalanche rescue are among the short films featured in the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour that returns to Redlands on March 28.

Hosted by the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association, the film festival begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Fox Event Center, 123 Cajon St., Redlands. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at www.sgwa.org or at the door.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is an international film competition focusing on mountain culture. It began in 1976 and is held in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. At the conclusion of the film festival a number of films are selected to go on tour.

"The SGWA hosts the Banff Mountain Film Festival to remind our neighbors and friends of the wonderful recreation opportunities in the local wilderness,” said SGWA board member Ted Schofield. “We invite everyone to the tour and the San Gorgonio Wilderness, our home away from home in the local mountains."

Hosting the festival also raises money and recruits new members for the organization, which operates the Barton Flats Visitor Center and interpretive sites in Horse Meadows and the Big Falls picnic area in Forest Falls; issues wilderness permits and sells Adventure Passes; provides volunteer foot and equestrian patrols of the San Gorgonio Wilderness for the Forest Service; and helps the Forest Service maintain wilderness trails.

Scheduled films include:
•    “All I Can: The Short Cut” – This winner of the Best Feature-length Mountain Film features stunning time-lapse sequences, great skiers and deep powder.
•    “Blue Obsession” – The beautiful and ever-changing icefalls of Alaskan glaciers provide the setting for unusual ice-climbing adventures.
•    “Seasons: Fall” – Deep canyons with steep, spring-fed creeks are a paddling paradise.
•    “On the Trail of Genghis Khan: The Last Frontier” – An adventurer and his dog follow the trail of Genghis Khan on a 6,200-mile trek across the Carpathian Mountains from Mongolia to Hungary.
•    “C.A.R.C.A.” – This film follows one man’s quest to revolutionize the world of animal avalanche rescue.
•    “Chasing Water” – This Best Short Mountain Film winner is the story of National Geographic photojournalist Pete McBride’s 2008 journey along the Colorado River.
•    “The Trail Collector” – The cameras follow a collector of trails.
•    “The Freedom Chair” – This winner of the Best Film on Mountain Sports follows Josh Dueck, an aspiring skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life. His dream is to tackle the backcountry and the wildest mountains in the world.
•    “Reel Rock: Sketchy Andy” – American climber Andy Lewis tackles slacklining, soloing the world’s longest high-lines and mastering heart-pounding aerial tricks.
•    “Ski Bums Never Die” – Find out what it takes to be a ski bum

San Gorgonio Wilderness Association
34701 Mill Creek Rd., Mentone, CA  92359
909-382-2906, Fax 909-794-1125 (shared)
sgwa at earthlink.net
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