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Posted: January 10, 2013

Mountain view: BANFF Mountain Film Festival Feb 10 & 11

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“Five Races” film still, courtesy BANFF Mountain Film Festival

TWO NIGHTS – Different film menus each night
February 10 at 7pm
February 11 at 7pm

BUY TICKETS in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at

$17 advance, $14 Student with proper ID
$20 day of show, $17 Student with proper ID / General Admission, all ages.

Hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain film festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will return for its twelfth year to Portland on Sunday, February 10 and Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7pm at the State Theatre in Portland. There will be different film menus each night. Complete menus for each night can be found on the attached press release. The Banff program, including the intermission, is approximately three hours.

This year’s selection of over two hours of magnificent cinematography each night tells powerful stories that reflect a wide range of mountain experiences and portraits from mountain sports to mountain culture and the environment. Some highlights …

Crossing the Ice (42) – awarded Grand Prize and also Best Adventure Film. Two Australian adventurers dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted.

In Gimp Monkeys (8′) – Three friends attempt the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan.

Reel Rock 7: Honnold 3.0 – awarded Best film on Climbing, follows Alex Honnold, known as the boldest soloist of his generation, but how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation?

1st Afghan Ski Challenge – Banff, Best Film Mountain Sports – In a quiet corner of this conflicted country, gutsy first-time skiers learn to ski through trial by fire!

Selected from 420 entries from over 20 countries, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental, and adventure mountain films with stops in 390 locations in all seven continents.

Tickets are available at:

• in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at

• Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) 87 Marginal Way in Portland (207.541.1919) and 301 Maine Mall Road, (next to Toys “R” Us), South Portland, 207.523.1961

• Nomads 100 Commercial Street (Thomas Building) also in Portland (207.347.7464)

• Arlberg Ski & Sport at Oak Hill Plaza, Scarborough (207.883.2878)

Tickets are $17 in advance ($14 for students with school ID) and at the door (if still available) beginning at 5pm night of the event for $20 (students $17).

For additional information and film descriptions and to see the awesome intro film, visit:

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