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Join us for a legendary weekend this September!

On September 16-17, 2022, San Juan Citizens Alliance will once again team up with Rocky Mountain Wild to bring you the Durango stop of the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour, a program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

This event features two nights of award-winning adventure, environmental, exploration, and mountain culture films from around the world. Each night will feature different films, so you’ll want to attend both nights! On top of great films, there are opportunities to win gear, gift cards, classes, and epic adventures in the raffle and silent auction.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Alliance and Rocky Mountain Wild, and are used to help keep Wolf Creek pass wild!

When: September 16-17, Reception 6:00 pm, Films: 7:00 pm
Where: Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr., Durango, CO 81301
Tickets: $18 for one day or $31 for both. If you choose both nights, the $5 discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

COVID Considerations

Fort Lewis College’s Concert Hall is operating at normal capacity, with 100 percent of theater seats offered for sale at each event. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are no longer required. Masks are optional at the Concert Hall.

As they continue to hold live performances and public health conditions change, the Community Concert Hall will remain flexible and will adapt to any new applicable health protocols set forth by the CDC, Fort Lewis College, and San Juan Basin Public Health.

Film Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH

A Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit)

Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill Films

There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for. (2021, Canada, 5 minutes)

Can’t Beat This Place for Fun

Dawn Kish, John Tveten, Dawn Kish Photo and Film LLC

Fretwater Boatworks is keeping the tradition of wooden dory building alive! These beautiful boats honor the dreams of Grand Canyon pioneer Martin Litton and encourage advocacy to help preserve these wild places. (2020, USA, 14 minutes)

Precious Leader Woman

Cassie De Colling, Mack Stannard, Hayley Morin, Kiddo Films, Inc.

This is snowboarder Spencer O’Brien’s story from childhood to the world stage, coming full circle to embrace her identity and Indigenous heritage as she pushes forward, bringing her heart and soul t0 her next challenge, the backcountry. (2021, Canada, 47 minutes, Advisory: PG – Coarse language)

Jump to Zero

Drew Herder, Jaime Cantarovici, Adin Baird, Poptop Productions, Left of Creek

A story of three BASE jumpers finding new ways to follow their passion while reducing the impact on their environment. (2020, 8 minutes)

INSIDE – A Hole New Ski Experience

Stefan Ager, Andreas Gumpenberger, Lensecape Productions

After an amazing ski tour at the Grand Ferrand massive in France, where you can ski through stunning rock caves, a few skiers decide to take it to the next level in a huge cave in Slovenia. (2021, Austria, 11 minutes, Advisory: PG – Coarse language)

REEL ROCK 15: Action Directe

Zachary Barr, Josh Lowell, REEL ROCK

French powerhouse Melissa Le Nevé spends seven years battling challenging moves, inner doubt, and the burden of history to climb the most revered sport route on earth. (2021, Austria, 11 minutes, Advisory: Coarse language)

Breaking Trail

Jesse Roesler, James Mills, Jen Larson Roesler, Credo Nonfiction

Amidst Covid-19 surges and civil unrest, Emily Ford and sled dog Diggins set out to thru-hike the 1,900 km Ice Age Trail in winter. (2021, USA, 30 minutes)

Film Schedule

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH

Never in the Way

Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, Antill Films

Chicago-based bike messenger, Nico Deportago-Cabrera, sees city maps like a central nervous system where everything is connected. “The point,” he says, “is to never be in the way. If you’re never in the way, then you’re always right where you need to be.” (2020, Canada, 6 minutes)

Always Higher

Alexa Fay, Sophie Claivaz-Loranger, La Boîte à Films

Lysanne Richard is one of the world’s best international competition high divers. But the 39 year-old Canadian mother of three is ready to focus on personal projects of her own. First on the list is a 22 meter high dive in the dead of winter over a frozen lake, a feat that has never been done. But will it be enough? (2021, Canada, 12 minutes)

A Foreign Native (Tour Edit)

Jonas Abenstein, Karin Lechner, NINE&ONE, Red Bull Media House

A professional skier leaves his familiar world behind and spends close to a year in Iran. When military activity ramps up in January and Covid-19 hits in February of 2020, his journey takes a very different route. Learning Farsi and playing the Tanbur, he goes to explore the south of Iran with his new and old friends. (2021, Austria, 49 minutes)

Markus Eder’s The Ultimate Run

Christoph Thoreson, Daniel Schiessl, Tobi Reindl, Legs of Steel, Red Bull Media House

What if you could link every powder turn, every rail, every cliff drop, every comp run, and every kicker nailed into one ultimate run? Well, Markus Eder is doing just that! (2021, Austria, 10 minutes)

Izembek

Gerrit Vyn, Conservation Media at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

There has been pressure for nearly four decades to build a road through Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Gerrit Vyn explores the area to document its wildlife and wilderness, before it’s too late. (2020, USA, 14 minutes)

REEL ROCK 15: Deep Roots

Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Brett Lowell, Peter Mortimer, REEL ROCK

Lonnie Kauk’s personal journey to honor his Indigenous Yosemite roots, and to connect with his legendary father by repeating his iconic climbs. (2020, USA, 35 minutes, Advisory: Coarse language)

SPONSORSHIPS

A huge thank you to our generous international & local sponsors for making this event happen.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, check out this sponsorship packet and contact rane@sanjuancitizens.org.

INTERNATIONAL SPONSORS

NATIONAL SPONSORS

The Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola

Lowe Alpine

Kicking Horse Coffee

Oboz Footwear

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

World Expeditions

YETI Coolers

LOCAL SPONSORS

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