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Banff Mountain Film Festival - Yellow

Fri 17 Sept 2021, 7.30pm

Please Note:
RE-SCHEDULED TO FRI 17 SEPT 2021
(Originally 23 Oct 2020 then 14 May 2021).

E-Tickets:
All customers should now have received e-tickets for this event.
(Please check your emails).
These will be scanned in from your phone on entry to the venue.
If you haven't received your e-tickets please email the Reading Arts Box Office - boxoffice@reading.gov.uk 
A downloadable version of your e-ticket is also available from your Reading Arts account. 

SEE IT SAFELY...
Please note that this concert is scheduled to go ahead without social distancing and you will be seated next to other people.
However, certain Covid safety proceedures will remain in place for the wellbeing of customers, staff and performers - please click HERE to see the latest theatre safety measures. 

Embark on a thrilling night of adventure with a brand-new collection of short films from the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival! The Banff Mountain Film Festival joins the world’s best adventure film-makers and explorers as they push themselves to the limits in the most remote and stunning corners of the globe. Witness epic human-powered feats, life-affirming challenges and mind-blowing cinematography – all on the big screen!

An adrenaline-fuelled, not-to-be missed event with free prize giveaways that is guaranteed to ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel!

Featuring a brand-new collection of the world's best adventure films, the screening will include all new 2021 films, called the Yellow Film Programme.

Running The Roof
45 minutes
Three friends from the UK and Canada are desperate to ditch their desks and go on an adventure. One night, after a few too many drinks, they place a bet. They spin a globe and wherever their finger lands, they will run. Tajikistan. This is not a story about finish lines or medals, but about what happens when you trust in nothing but your own two feet to carry you across one of the last truly wild landscapes on earth.

Return to El Guayas
32 minutes
Ben Stookesberry, Rafa Ortiz and Lane Jacobs attempt the first descent of one of Colombia’s wildest rivers: El Rio Guayas. Paddling into the unknown, the team face rumours of armed groups in an unstable security situation, and raging rapids from torrential rain. Navigating by satellite imagery, this is an expedition deep into South American jungle, with roadless beauty, powerful white-water and extreme adventure.

K2: The Impossible Descent
23 minutes
K2, the Savage Mountain, holds a mythical place in the hearts of climbers – one in four do not return from it. On 22 July 2018, Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel makes ‘the impossible descent’ from its summit. He does it solo, and without supplemental oxygen. The mountaineering community is stunned and mainstream press takes notice. Join Andrzej across knife-edge ridges, above 1,000m cliffs and down 75-degree slopes in a nail-biting accomplishment of one of mountaineering’s most coveted firsts.

Accomplice: The Time Machine
6 minutes
Brothers and freeride mountain bikers Cam and Tyler McCaul embark on a high-adrenaline game of follow the leader on the outrageously rocky slopes of Utah. As well as thrilling biking, Accomplice is a homage to our two-wheeled sidekick, and celebrates how the bicycle is more than just a mode of transportation – it’s a vehicle for the human spirit.

Charge 2
4 minutes
Team Charge are back – and more charged than ever! Five top freeskiers and one world champion drone pilot have a week in British Columbia with the instructions: charge as hard as you can every day. With unique angles, high flying trickery and impressive jumps between tight treelines, Charge 2 ups the level of difficulty on the original film… high energy and epic powder guaranteed.

FKT
11 minutes
At 1,788 metres, Mount Brunswick is the highest peak of the North Shore Mountains in British Columbia – a rugged, spectacular climb that takes regular hikers seven to eight hours complete. Enter trail runner Jeanelle Hazlett, who’s attempting to set a Fastest Known Time (FKT) record on the mountain. A ferocious challenge… and on the knife-edge ridge, one wrong step could mean serious injury or death.
 

Banff Mountain Film Festival