April 2, 1995

Best Of Banff Films Coming To Spokane

-Rich Landers

Wildlife lovers and outdoor adrenaline junkies will find plenty to get their juices flowing when the Best of the Banff Mountain Film Festival tour comes to Spokane, Friday, 7 p.m., at The Met.

The three-hour road-tour program will feature the best of last year’s rock climbing, whitewater kayaking, adventure and wildlife films judged at the famous Canadian festival last fall.

Tickets cost $10 at the show door or $9 in advance from Mountain Gear or G&B; Select-a-Seat.

Here’s a sampling of the films to be shown:

“Rock ‘n’ Road,” a 48-minute flick featuring climber Charlie Fowler, rock gymnast Tiffany Levine and Xaver Bongard, Switzerland’s premier big-wall climber, on a road trip that includes the first clean ascent of The Shield on El Capitan.

“L’esprit de la Coupe Icare,” a short French flick on hangliding and hang gliding.

“I Really Wanna Know,” five minutes of crash-and-burn video covering wild rafting and kayaking on the Ottawa River. (Everybody lives.)

“He Dances for His Cormorants,” a half-hour feature on the cormorant as it has been used for thousands of years as a fishing tool in China’s lakes.

The film was the People’s Choice award winner and Best Film on Mountain Culture at the Banff Film Fest. It’s a story of an egg and secrets passed through generations.

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