Wild horses, climbing and rafting at Tahoe Banff Mountain Film Festival tour stop
If you go
What: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
When: 7 p.m. Monday, March 28
Where: MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa
Tickets: $20 plus
The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival features more than a week of events in the scenic central Canadian town highlighting the adventures of authors, photographers and filmmakers around the globe. Lake Tahoe’s South Shore will get a 2-hour-and-20-minute dose of the festival this Monday, March 28. That’s how long the organizer of the local stop of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, David “Squirrel” Schlosser, has to play with, and he intends to use every minute.
“This year we finally made it to the festival itself and it was just delightful,” Schlosser said Wednesday.
He recommended people experience the Banff in person, while also saying the world tour does a good job of providing a slice of what the main event has to offer.
Due to the high profile of the Banff film festival, the world tour stops are able to attract a high quality of film, Schlosser said. He has his choice of 30 films for the tour stop, but typically doesn’t decide which films will be shown until the days leading up to the event. Some films shown at the tour stop are special edits provided specifically for the film festival, others are full films. Schlosser mentioned climbing and rafting as being among the pursuits that will be highlighted in this year’s offerings.
One film he said is likely to be shown is “Unbranded,” which documents a horseback expedition across North America. The film won the People’s Choice Award at the main festival in Banff.
“Four men and 16 wild mustangs set off on a 5,000 kilometer journey across the American West from Mexico to Canada,” according to a description of the film from the Banff Centre. “In the spirit of true adventure, whiskey is drunk, tempers fly, tragedy strikes, and the bonds of friendship hold fast. But can the journey help save the plight of the wild horses roaming on public lands? Only time will tell.”
The tour stop will start promptly at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa, located at 55 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 the day of the show.
More information is available at http://www.montbleuresort.com.
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