Banff Film Festival at MontBleu on Monday
The mountain is coming to MontBleu.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4. Doors open at 6 p.m.
David “Squirrel” Schlosser for the second year is the Tahoe liason for what is referred to as the world’s largest film festival, appearing at 350 cities in 32 countries.
“It won’t be 100 percent sports oriented,” Schlosser said about the 2 hour, 20 minute presentation. “Last year we leaned more toward sports and not as much culture. This year there will be a little more nonsports, and people enjoy that as well.”
From approximately 260 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning action, environmental, and adventure films and audience favorites are among the those chosen to travel the globe.
The films to be shown have not been announced, but North Shore’s Jeremy Jones will be seen in the movie “Deeper.”
“The people who choose to send films, they put a big effort into it,” Schlosser said. “(Witnessing) superhuman athletic feats or superhuman cultural thins is why people go time and time again.”
Schlosser presented the Banff Film Festival for 16 years at Davis, an event, he said, which sold out every year.
“People made it their annual mission to know when the Banff dates are coming around,” said Schlosser, who lives at the base of Lover’s Leap in Strawberry. His business, Custom Furniture, is the Tahoe event sponsor.
He said the sound system at MontBleu is superior to that of the Davis venue.
The screenings of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour in Canada and the USA are presented by National Geographic, The North Face, and Parks Canada; sponsored by Deuter, OR (Outdoor Research), Three Cups of Tea/Stones into Schools, Primaloft, Tom’s of Maine, ProBar; with support from MSR (Mountain Safety Research), Fernie Alpine Resort, Petzl, World Expeditions & Mountain Hard Wear.
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