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Banff Mountain Film Festival to bring nail-biting night of adventure to Christchurch Regent Centre

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THE Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Christchurch with a show that promises audiences a thrilling night of adventure.

A collection of seven short and inspirational films, based on professional explorers and ordinary, albeit brave, people, will be shown at the Regent Centre on Saturday 11th September.

The programme, put together by the world’s to adventure film-makers, promises extreme expeditions, fearless characters and astounding cinematography from the wildest corners of the


FKT (Fastest Known Time) by Brice Ferre is appearing at the festival
FKT (Fastest Known Time) by Brice Ferre is appearing at the festival

Tour director Nell Teasdale said: “We can’t wait to get these epic adventure films back where they belong – up on the big screen!

“With mind-blowing stories of human endeavour from rarely-seen parts of the world, Banff events have a thrilling atmosphere – and we guarantee audiences will leave inspired to have an adventure of their own.”

The films were chosen from hundreds of entries to the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canada.

One is Running the Roof, an award-winning debut by London filmmakers Ben Crocker and Alexis Tymon which stars three friends who run across Tajikistan. With one of the last truly wild landscapes on earth, the country has remote, high altitude terrain and extreme temperature swings.

Another is K2: The Impossible Descent, featuring the nail-biting accomplishment of Polish ski-mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel, who makes his way down from the summit of the Savage Mountain solo with no extra oxygen. K2 holds a mythical place in the hearts of climbers, and one in four do not return from it.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences back into theatres to celebrate the spirit of adventure and the great outdoors through these award-winning films,” added Nell.

Visit www.banff-uk.com or www.regentcentre.co.uk

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