Calendar » Get Out

High Art

Movie fest takes viewers to the top of the world.

by

comment
1390869.t.jpg
Mile-high adrenaline rushes are on tap for this weekend’s Banff Mountain Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The annual showcase spotlights the best mountain-based, extreme-sports movies made during the past 12 months. The lineup includes everything from the ice-climbing saga Aweberg to Kids Who Rip, which features junior snowboarders. “We have one of the most enthusiastic audiences in the country,” says Christine Russell, president of On the Edge Films, which organizes the fest.

Sixteen movies screen at Playhouse Square tonight and tomorrow. Look out for audience fave Asiemut, a documentary about a Canadian couple’s six-month, five-thousand-mile cycling expedition across Asia. Also check out Anomaly, in which skiers and boarders perform a bunch of gravity-defying stunts, and the mountain-biking epic Roam. To honor the festival’s first decade, there’s a pre-show party tomorrow, featuring complimentary beer, brownies, and goody bags. “You’ve got films, food, drink, music,” says Russell. “Everything of interest to the outdoor enthusiast.”
Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.