The Banff Mountain Film Fest World Tour
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