A taste of mountain adventure at film festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to the Cresset
Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to the Cresset
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Attracting sold out audiences across the globe, Banff, the world’s most prestigious mountain film festival visits Peterborough’s Cresset on March 13 with a brand new selection of extraordinary short films from the world’s leading adventure film makers.

Exhilarating and thought provoking. Big Screen, Big Stories: Travel the world and experience a selection of inspirational and unforgettable adventures from the comfort of your theatre chair at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

The festival showcases a diverse collection of the best and latest films from the global mountain sports community.

The two and a half hour programme has been selected from over 370 films which were entered into the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival, held in the Canadian Rockies in November 2014.

Banff audiences will be taken on a journey around the world, as they get to know the remarkable characters behind the hair raising on-screen action sports.

The 2015 Tour Film Highlights include:

THE RIDGE

World renowned trials rider Danny MacAskill is back! He returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland for a new challenge: riding a mountain bike on the notorious death-defying Cuillin Ridgeline.

INTO THE EMPTY QUARTER

Inspired by the journey of one of Britain’s great explorers, Wilfred Thesiger, through the world’s largest sand desert: Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron attempt a journey of their own into the same Empty Quarter. Their trip is hastily-planned and low budget: unable to afford camels they instead hope to drag a homemade steel cart (filled with 300kg of supplies) more than 1,000 miles through the ferocious desert heat.

DRAWN

Four years, four cardinal points, four epic adventures. Acclaimed climber and artist Jeremy Collins embarks on four journeys, from the Venezuelan Amazon, to the China-Mongolian Border, to the northern reaches of Canada, and to Yosemite Valley in California.

This powerful adventure, with the death of a friend, the struggle of a tribe and the celebration of life, changes everything.

Tickets £13.50, concessions/groups of 8+ £11.50 available from the Cresset box office on 01733 265705.