Film preview

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Film preview / 04.11.2011

  Seven sensational ski movies screened to a packed audience at the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s annual Snow Show. A pretty ambitious program spanning almost three hours delivered the season’s first big dose of white powder with steep downhill descents, inspiring stories of courage, a nod to environmental protection and a romance that alpine passion made possible.   With content for skiers and snowboarders alike the selection of films this year was a good assortment of farce, fantasy and fun that promises to coax even the most sedentary spud off...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Africa, Film Festival, Film preview / 26.10.2011

The latest installment of the random tandem adventure travel series by Dominic Gill and Encompass Films premieres this week at the Adventure Film Festival in the United Kingdom. “Take A Seat Egypt” peddles across the North African Sarah Desert to bring the story of this most ancient civilization as it makes the transition to democracy through non-violent revolution. In his third feature film Gill once again rides a tandem bicycle over 3,000 miles in the scorching sun while allowing random strangers to take the back seat and come along on the ride.
Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Film preview, Manic Media Monday / 17.10.2011

  Last week the Banff Mountain Film Festival published its list of alpine inspired movies scheduled to be screened late this month in Alberta. A whopping 71 titles will be shown over nine days at the Canadian Rockies’ Banff Center. With adventure filmmakers, authors, athletes and activists en route from around the world to attend, the 2011 festival promises to be an exciting event to kick off another great winter season.
Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Film Festival, Film preview, Fun Film Friday, Interview, Mountain Film, Podcast / 08.07.2011

  If you haven’t figured it out yet, a big part of this program is trying to figure out what makes people happy. Personally I believe happiness isn’t just something that happens. I think we all try to create things in our lives that bring us joy. But as Benjamin Frankly once said The Constitution guarantees all Americans the right to pursue happiness but it’s up to each of us catch it. I learned that quote from my friend Los Angeles filmmaker Roko Belic. At the 2011 Mountain Film Festival in Telluride Colorado he shared with me his latest project a movie he calls Happy.
Adventure Media Review, Film preview, Skiing, Skiing / 23.05.2011

 

  Sweetgrass Productions’ Nick Waggoner posts another installment of the advance screening series “On the Road With Solitaire.” Episode IV: Low Tide laments the drudgeries of film production in poor snow conditions though the bitter cold Andes Mountains of South America. “Argentine women, though some may think they’re a God send are more practically the devil’s handy work,” opines the narrator “Or moral landmines on the road to anywhere other than drink, party, dance, ski repeat.”
Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Environmental Justice, Film preview, National Parks, PBS / 18.05.2011

Travel is an event of transformation. In 1961 a long bus ride from Washington D.C. to New Orleans changed the world forever. But the PBS American Experience documentary “The Freedom Riders” will likely do little to alter your perspective of a journey upon the open road. Instead I hope that it will open your awareness to the fear and vulnerability a conspicuous minority will face even today while traveling and exposed to the hostility of an entitled majority.