February 2022 Newsletter
The World Tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival is seriously one of my favorite things to do in February. The Rio Theatre on Soquel Avenue in Santa Cruz, schedules 3 nights filled with films that are ripe with adventure, risk, and the wild. Each night will be playing a different program; Maple, Larch, and Spruce. Let's look at some of the films that will be playing during this year's Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Friday, February 25th, 2022- The Maple Program
A Dog’s Tale (Tour Edit) 2021, Canada, 5 minutes Filmmaker: Darren McCullough, Darcy Wittenburg, Anthill
Films Advisory: General There’s something primal about the feeling of the forest floor under your paws and smelling a thousand different smells all at once. The freedom of the trail is what we long for.
Take a look at the other films playing during the Maple Program: https://recreation.ucsc.edu/adventure/maple-program.pdf
Saturday, February 26th, 2022- The Larch Program
If You Give a Beach a Bottle 2021, USA, 5 minutes
Filmmaker: Max Romey
Advisory: General Inspired by a picture book, Max Romey heads to a remote beach on Alaska’s coastline in search of marine debris. What he finds is a different story altogether.
Take a look at the other films playing during the Larch Program:
Sunday, February 27th, 2022- The Spruce Program
Izembek 2020, USA, 14 minutes Filmmaker: Gerrit Vyn, Conservation Media at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Advisory: General There has been pressure for nearly four decades to build a road through Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge. Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Gerrit Vyn explores the area to document its wildlife and wilderness, before it’s too late.
Take a look at the other films playing during the Spruce Program: