The Banff Mountain Film Festival at U of M Willey Hall
This year's Minnesota edition includes films in the categories of mountain culture, mountain environment, climbing, mountain sports, exploration, and adventure in feature and short length.
A major work in the exploration category is Crossing the Ditch, a documentary about the expedition of the same name, in which two men traveled the Tasman Sea by kayak from New South Wales to New Zealand.
Among several films about mountaineering is Tibet: Murder in the Snow which incorporates documentary footage and reenactments to tell the story of several climbers who witnessed the murder of a nun by Chinese border police who opened fire on several villagers near the Nangba Pass.
Expedition Grizzly is a National Geographic special that focuses on Casey Anderson, who had a more positive, less extreme approach to studying and living amongst bears than Timothy Treadwell, the subject of Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man. Anderson discusses many things most people don't realize are issues with bears.
Daredevils: The Human Bird is a Channel 4 web series focusing on risk-takers who fly across the vast gulfs between mountain peaks using nothing more than wingsuits.
To order tickets and get more information on the Banff World Tour, visit the Midwest Mountaineering website.