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Banff film festival world tour stops in Revelstoke

The festival starts Monday (Feb. 12) at the Roxy Theatre
(Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival)

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival (BCMFF) will be making another stop in Revelstoke next week, starting on Monday (Feb. 12).

The festival kicked off in Banff in late October, spanning a week into early November. With more than 80 live events, the festival brought films from around the world to the heart of the Rocky Mountains for a week of inspiring stories. In December, the BCMFF hit the road to showcase some of the best pieces from the festival. On Monday (Feb. 12), the festival will make its return to Revelstoke at the Roxy Theatre.

Each night of the festival will bring a carefully curated list of features, starting on Monday (Feb. 12) with the Fireweed program. Fireweed will cover a variety of unique stories, spanning from a mountain biker traversing the tough North American terrain, to a deaf climber from the UK overcoming barriers.

Night two of the BCMFF on Tuesday (Feb. 13) will be Arnica, which highlights several different mountain sports and the inspiring people doing them. Revelstokians can look forward to seeing local ski trio, The Blondes, in “How Did We Ge Here,” which examines the group’s friendship and skiing. From trail running to fishing, the common theme in the selection of films is not what they do but what the people in the film have overcome.

Day three of the festival on Wednesday (Feb. 14) will be Yarrow. Yarrow’s lineup features an eclectic list of sports that is matched only by the international locales. Those who are prone to claustrophobia might like to know that part of Yarrow’s list of features includes “Subterranean,” which catalogues hobby cavers in Canada as they explore some of the longest and deepest caves in the country.

Closing out the festival on Thursday (Feb. 15) will be Paintbrush. Like the nights before, Paintbrush includes films showcasing a variety of sports and activities, starting with Desert Wings, which highlights the sport of paramotoring. Other features on Paintbrush’s lineup don’t have any sports in them at all, like “Leo & Chester,” which explores the life of a musician who turned their back on the industry in favour of living with herd of buffalo.

Tickets for the shows are only available in-person and can be purchased at the Revelstoke Visitors Centre for $30 per night. The shows will be licensed and the doors for each night will open at 6 p.m., with the films scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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Zach Delaney

About the Author: Zach Delaney

I came to the Revelstoke Review from Ottawa, Ontario, where I earned a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University.
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