Sep 11 2009
Getting Extremely Radical at the Auditorium
Friday, 11 September 2009

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            It's not often one can get an adrenaline rush sitting in an auditorium, but if that's going to happen, it'll probably be tonight at the Gerald C. Wilson, when nine films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are screened.

            Paul Price is a "Road Warrior" for the film festival, and has brought this collection of films to scores of cities around North America. Listen to the story to hear about the films featured in the "Radical Reels" screening tonight (Friday) at 8 p.m. at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Tickets are available in advance at Orion's, or at the door, starting at 7 p.m.

 

--          (Radical 1                   44 sec              "And this tour, we have two ... all seven continents.")

 

            Yes, including Antarctica, Price says. He describes this year's Radical Reels films as more extreme than ever:

 

--          (Radical 2                   36 sec              "Deeper, Higher, Steeper, Faster ... some of these activities.")

 

            He said there is a film about speed skiing shot in Alaska, something called slack-lining, which is sort of like back-woods high-wire-walking, and base-jumping, where people parachute from stationary objects, rather than airplanes.

            Price said the Banff Mountain Film Festival attracted 263 entries from 37 different countries:

 

--          (Radical 3                   36 sec              "And then a pre-screening ... Award in documentary.")

 

            Price said the film festival grew out of the Banff Center's "mountain culture" curriculum:

 

--          (Radical 4                   23 sec              "It's a non-profit educational ... at the Banff Center.")

 

            The Banff Center is located in Banff, Alberta, Canada.