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CMC Presents: Radical Reels

October 9, 10 & 11 at 7pm






Huck-it! Drop-it! Get stoked for this year’s presentation of the most outrageous films from the 38th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival. RADICAL REELS is dropping big at the American Mountaineering Center Foss Auditorium at 7pm on October 9, 10 & 11. Bike tough trails, paddle wild waters, ski steep slopes. The Radical Reels Tour runs every spring & fall and spans North America, bringing a variety of mountain sport films to a wide range of viewers from hard-core outdoor adventurers to weekend warriors. Grab your tickets and hang on to your seat for the best jaw-dropping mountain sport films on skiing, boarding, climbing, biking, kayaking and more – all brought to life on the big screen. This stop on the RADICAL REELS Tour is hosted by the Colorado Mountain Club.


Ghost Town - Radical Reels Tour 2014 Promo Clip from Banff Mountain Film Festival on Vimeo.

2014 Radical Reels Film Lineup



Arrival (special edit)

2013, Canada, 15 minutes

Filmmakers: Kyle Norbraten, Dylan Dunkerton and Curtis Robinson, the Coastal Crew

Featuring the talents of the next wave of mountain bike riders and photographers, Arrival showcases diverse styles, new lines, and new places.


Be the Trail

2013, Canada, 5 minutes

Filmmakers: Logan Tacoma, Michelle Peters, Morgan Edwards

A mountain biker has a radical vision. No longer can he just ride the trail - he must become the trail.


Beyond the Drop

2013, USA, 7 minutes

Filmmakers: Seth Pulford, Mark Anders, Rush Sturges

Six pro kayakers from around the world connect in the rainforests of Southern Mexico to explore the impossibly blue water of the Agua Azul. When it comes to running waterfalls, there's a lot more to it than just the drop.


Dream Lines IV

2014, Norway, 6 minutes

Filmmaker: Jokke Sommer

Some of the world's top wingsuit flyers take on wild new lines in France and Switzerland.


Ghost Town

2013, Canada, 6 minutes

Filmmakers: Switchback Entertainment

In the mid 1800's, BC's mountain towns boomed as prospectors flocked north during the great gold rush. Josh Daiek, Mike Henitiuk & Kieran Nikula arrive 150 years later in search of their own fortune.  


Nine Queens - Shades of Winter

Special Edit

2013, Austria, 4 minutes

Filmmakers: Sandra Lahnsteiner and The Distillery

What do you get when you invite the best female freestyle skiers and provide them with a 24-metre floating kicker in the shape of a castle to play with? The best-ever Nine Queens throwing down insane tricks, including things never done by girls before. 



2013, USA, 5 minutes

Filmmaker: Celin Serbo

Meet Pamela Shanti Pack. Tough as nails, she's the meanest crack climbing thug you've ever met. Just don't ask her to climb slab.


2013, Norway, 4 minutes

Filmmaker: Fredrik Sellergren, Paul Goransson, Is This It

World Wingsuit Champion Espen Fadnes on the future of wingsuiting and his transition to life as a professional extreme sports athlete. 


The Sensei (Reel Rock 8)

Radical Reels Night People's Choice Award - Sponsored by Bergans of Norway
2013, USA, 26 minutes
Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Brett Lowell, Peter Mortimer, Big UP Productions, Sender Films
East meets West and old meets new. Twenty-something world class boulderer, Daniel Woods, and 43-year old climbing veteran, Yuji Hirayam, team up for the expedition of a lifetime. But when Daniel-san travels to Japan to prove himself worthy of Hirayama's mentorship, the question becomes, who learns from whom?



2013, Norway, 16 minutes
Filmmakers: Filip Christensen, Even Sigstad, Field Productions
World-class skiers share their delight and uncertainty as they tackle big mountains and gnarly rail slides in spectacular Norwegian locations.

Walled In

2013, USA, 20 minutes
Filmmaker: Ben Stookesberry, Clear H20 Films
Why does Ben Stookesberry always pick the sketchiest lines on a river? This time, he's asking himself the same question as he and his cohorts push an exposed portage line down into the heart of a gorge. Is a kayak the way out or just a bad idea?