Mixed Me­dia

The Banff Moun­tain Film Fest World Tour

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To cel­e­brate his six­ti­eth birth­day, pho­tog­ra­pher Ace Kvale took his dog, Genghis Khan, on a 60-day trek through the canyon­lands of Utah. Their ad­ven­ture is the sub­ject of the short film Ace and the Desert Dog ,one­ofa num­ber of films com­ing to Santa Fe as part of the Banff Moun­tain Film Fes­ti­val World Tour. From a theater seat, you can visit re­mote lo­ca­tions around the world such as Nepal, Iran, and the Arc­tic Cir­cle, fol­low­ing ad­ven­tur­ers, ex­plor­ers, and ex­treme sports en­thu­si­asts on chal­leng­ing moun­tain bike trails, cross-coun­try ski ad­ven­tures, rock- and moun­tain­climb­ing ex­cur­sions, and more. Now in its 41st year, the fes­ti­val, a pro­gram of the Banff Cen­tre for Arts and Cre­ativ­ity, brings true tales of ad­ven­ture to hun­dreds of com­mu­ni­ties around the world.

The pro­gram in­cludes a se­ries of shorts, among them Be­ing Hear ,a film on ecol­o­gist Gor­don Hemp­ton’s ef­forts to com­bat noise pol­lu­tion in far-flung re­gions of the world; Do­ing It Scared, a chron­i­cle of climber Paul Pritchard’s re­turn to the sport after par­tial par­a­lyza­tion; The Great

Siberian Tra­verse, a doc­u­men­tary of a 1,200-kilo­me­ter ski jour­ney through Rus­sia fol­low­ing the Trans-Siberian Rail­way; and When We

Were Knights, a story of BASE-jump­ing friends who dis­cover love while risk­ing death.

The fes­ti­val takes place on Mon­day and Tues­day evenings, March 6 and 7, at 7 p.m. at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.). Tick­ets are $18 per night, $32 for both nights when pur­chased to­gether, and are avail­able at www.tick­etssantafe.org or by call­ing 505-988-1234. — Michael Abatemarco

The Great Siberian Tra­verse

Ace and the Desert Dog

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