State Theatre Portland
Banff Mountain Film Festival - Wednesday

Banff Mountain Film Festival - Wednesday

Wed, February 13, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

State Theatre

Portland, ME

$19 Advance / $22 Day of Show - Seated General Admission

This event is all ages

Student Prices - $16 Advance / $19 Day of Show - In person at box office ONLY

Buy tickets in person at the Port City Music Hall box office (504 Congress Street) Wednesday-Friday 10AM-5PM, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, or online right here. State Theatre box office will open one hour before doors night of show.

Banff Mountain Film Festival
Banff Mountain Film Festival
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is the largest and the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. The World Tour showcases award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 300 films entered from over 35 countries with stops planned at 790 locations in all seven continents.

Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action mountain sports, the tour is an exhilarating exploration and celebration of the spirit of adventure.

Exhilarating and thought provoking, this is a must-see for mountain enthusiasts and those with a spirit of adventure. Through the big screen, audiences can visit remote cultures and the world’s last great wild places as well as experiencing footage of adrenaline packed action sports.

Note: there are different film menus each evening. Visit our website after January 1, 2019 to see the menus or contact us at to be placed on our Banff email list and notified with the film menu when it is released.

Visit www. for the film menu after Jan 1


Filmmaker: Teton Gravity Research, Todd Jones
General; Film Synopsis: Anyone who has ever skied or snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into the infamous Corbet's Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that's exactly what we did.

FAST HORSE (2018, Canada, 14 Minutes) Alexandra Lazarowich Producer: Niobe Thompson;
Parental Guidance – Coarse language
FAST HORSE follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman, Allison Red Crow, struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.

THE BEAVER BELIEVERS: MEET SHERRI TIPPIE (2018, USA, 12 minutes) Sarah Koenigsberg;
General; Sherri Tippie, a hairdresser / Certified Live Beaver Trapper, is working to restore the North American Beaver, the most industrious, ingenious, furry little engineer, to the watersheds of the American West

SURVIVING THE OUTBACK (EDIT) (2018, Australia, 44 minutes) Michael Atkinson : PG – Coarse language Film Synopsis: Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometres of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure he could pull it off either!
SURFACE (2018, USA, 7 minutes) John Rodosky; General
In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben Thouard is driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography.

VIACRUXIS (2018, SPAIN, 11 minutes); Ignasi López Fàbregas
General; Marcel and Andrezj are a legendary pair of mountaineers. They have been the first ones to conquer the highest and hardest peaks. Despite their different temperaments, they make a great team. Now they face the biggest challenge: reaching the virgin summit of the highest mountain. In order to achieve this, they will have to overcome formidable obstacles, suffer hardships and stand each other for a long time. But Andrezj is no longer willing to continue in Marcel’s shadow.

LIV ALONG THE WAY (2018, Canada, 22 minutes) Mike Douglas and Anthony Bonello;
Ever since she first summited Mont Blanc as a teen, Liv Sansoz knew she would make her life in the mountains. In 2017, at 40 years old, Liv set out from her base in Chamonix, France to attempt to climb all 82 of the 4000-metre peaks in the European Alps in a single year. As she’s learned several times throughout her life, things don’t always go as planned.

FOR THE LOVE OF MARY (2018, USA, 6 minutes) Simon Perkins and Kirk Horton
General; When 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler dons his lucky ancient green running shorts, he's not just running to the summit of Mt. Washington, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: The memory of his late wife of 68 years.

SKIER VS. DRONE (2018, Canada, 4 minutes); Mike Douglas ;
General; It's the classic battle of man vs. machine but Olympic Bronze Medalist ski racer, Victor Muffat-Jeandet isn't worried.


DREAMRIDE 3 (2018, Canada, 6 minutes)
Filmmaker: Mike Hopkins, Juicy Studios
General; Film Synopsis: Inspired by a Dr. Seuss narrative, this mountain bike film is sure to take you places like no other.

BOY NOMAD (2018, Canada, 21 minutes) Niobe Thompson
General; 9-year old Janibek lives with his family in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. His first love is racing horses, but this winter, his father will bring him on the toughest journey in a nomad’s life: the winter migration.

FAR OUT: KAI JONES (2018, USA, 5 minutes) Teton Gravity Research
General Film; Eleven year old Kai Jones isn’t old enough to go to the movies alone or order a sandwich at the pub, but in the mountains age doesn’t matter. He is following in his family’s ski tracks… right into backflips and tricks off of cliffs.

THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE: COAST RANGE TRAVERSE SEGMENT (2018, Canada, 39 minutes) Grand Baldwin, Jen Rustemeyer;
General; A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada

CHOICES (2017, USA, 2 minutes) Tim Dacosta
Producer: Caleb Weaver
Parental Guidance: coarse language
Film Synopsis: A mountain biker has an amazing menu of rides to choose from but which will he pick?

BROTHERHOOD OF SKIING (2018, USA, 10 minutes) Colin Arisman and Tyler Wilkinson-Ray Producer: Faith E. Briggs
General; Film Synopsis: Since 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain.

HOW TO RUN 100 MILES (2018, USA, 27 minutes) Brendan Leonard; , PG – Coarse language Film; The odds were stacked against Jayson Sime early in life: poverty, homelessness, dyslexia, bullying. But he learned to fight. In 2017, he entered his first 100-mile mountain ultramarathon, betting on his lifelong resilience to carry him to the finish line.

THE FRENCHY (2018, USA, 13 minutes) Michelle Smith; Coarse language; Jacques is an 82-year-old, badass athlete, but the real story is how he inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival and his ability to counter aging through laughter.
Venue Information:
State Theatre
609 Congress St
Portland, ME, 04101