Banff CENTRE Mountain Film festival world tour

January 17, 18, 19, 2020

Willson Auditorium

Bozeman, MT

Friday, January 17 ($17) - SOLD OUT. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, January 18 ($17) - SOLD OUT. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 19, ($14) - Doors open at 5 p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m.

Three nights of mountain culture films, selected from the Banff Centre's Mountain Film Festival.

All proceeds benefit Bridger Ski Foundation.


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Friday, January 17

The Flip

French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purest form. (G)

Opening the Earth: The Potato King

Julio Hancco is a guardian of biodiversity, critical to the survival of humanity. He represents a people, a culture, and way of life that is being lost to modernization. Will their culture survive? Or will it all be lost with the last Potato King? (G)

Camel Finds Water

Trevor found the hull of an abandoned fishing boat in a field. He brought it home and built it back to a sea-worthy state over the course of a summer. Then, he took it on its maiden voyage to British Columbia in search of waves. (PG)

Deer 139

Three women follow the 137 km migration path of a scruffy, pregnant mule deer doe and in the process, learn to see the world differently. (PG)


Billder tells the story of Bill McLane, a mountain bike trail builder. We'll find out what trails mean to him and how his work impacts his community. (PG)


It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence. In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story. (PG)

Circle of the Sun

Steep mountains, the ocean, the sun and the aurora borealis. One rotation of the sun high in the Arctic on skis equals one day of magic. (G)

Gone Tomorrow: Kentucky Ice Climbing

A bourbon-fueled ride deep into the bushy hollers of Appalachia with a crew of harmless misfits as they race to search out and climb new ice routes before they're gone.  (PG-13)

Hors Piste

The two best mountain rescue workers of the region are ready for their new mission. Despite their professionalism and their determination, it will not go as planned... (G)

Saturday, January 18


Four top freeskiers and a World Champion drone pilot are dropped at Chatter Creek, BC, for one week. Their instructions: charge as hard as you can everyday. (G)

The Long River Home

US veterans who were injured in war come together for another mission as they guide blind Navy veteran, Lonnie Bedwell, on a 14-day river trip in the Grand Canyon. (PG)

The Motivator

Filmmaker Aaron Hitchins turns his camera on the person who has motivated him to lead a life connected to the outdoors: his mother, Maureen. (G)

Surfer Dan

In a time when it can feel like you need to fly to the opposite side of the globe to find adventure and challenge, Surfer Dan proves that with dedication, grit and a little creativity you might already have all you need outside you own backdoor. (PG)

Spectre Expedition-Mission Antarctica

1000 miles, 200+ kgs, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain. Unsupported, using snow-kites to travel great distance, with massive loads at speeds up to 60 kmph this is the epic tale of Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun & Mark Sedon's daring dream to reach the summit of the most remote mountain on Earth; The Spectre, Antarctica. (PG-13)

A Nordic Skater

The story of a man who uses every sense he has to travel on thin ice while Nordic skating in the Oslo region of Norway. He tells the story of how the little known sport of Nordic skating came to play a big part in his life. (G)

The Imaginary Line

In an act of political solidarity, a team from Mexico and the U.S. assemble with the sole purpose of establishing a slackline that crosses the border between them. In a world that is constantly tearing us apart, they come together to cross an imaginary line and tell a different story. (G)


A short snowboarding documentary featuring three of the world’s best snowboarders riding some of the steepest terrain in Canada. (PG)

Reel Rock 14: High Road

Highball bouldering ace Nina Williams flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone. (PG)

Danny Daycare

In his latest film Danny MacAskill takes on some child care the only way he knows how... by taking them for a wee bike ride around Scotland! (G)

Sunday, January 19

Good Morning

Every day, skier Richard Permin falls into his mundane morning routine. Right after getting out of bed, he clicks on his skis and rides down the snow-covered rooftops of Avoriaz.(G)

Bayandalai-Lord of the Taiga

From inside his yurt deep within the heart of the Taiga, an elder of the Dukhas tribe muses about the significance of life and death in the largest forest on Earth. He is the last of the great reindeer herders of the Taiga. (G)

Life of Pie

When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago, it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned and they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized. Now they’re at the very heart and soul of the community.(PG)

Into the Canyon

Pete McBride and Kevin Fedarko tell a story of extreme physical hardship where the bonds of friendship are stretched and the timeless beauty of the Grand Canyon becomes meditation and ultimately a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world. ((PG)

Safe Haven

Founded on the belief that everyone is welcome, Memphis Roxopened a climbing gym to challenge stereotypes and be at the center of the city's revitalization. (G)

The Ladakh Project

Seven days, three rivers, one woman. This is the story of Nouria Newman's solo kayak adventure in the Indian Himalaya. (PG)


As a rancher growing up in the rugged northeast corner of the Navajo Nation with no electricity or running water, Eli Neztsosie learned through years of work what it meant to rely on discipline and endurance. Now he relies on those same skills, running long distances. (G)

Reel Rock 13: Up to Speed

When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that one of three combined events required to compete for a medal is... speed climbing. (PG)


A short coming of age film that celebrates childhood and the relationship between siblings. (G)


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