Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour Returns to Jamestown on April 9th

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The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is pleased to host the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour again in 2019. This year marks the 15th screening of this event in Jamestown.

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.
With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Traveling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2018/2019 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

“Ice & Palms” by Max Kroneck.

From approximately 400 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe. Host organizations in each tour location help to choose a program that reflects the interests of their community, creating a unique celebration of adventure and adventurers at each stop. The World Tour reaches over 500,000 audience members.

Join the Roger Tory Peterson Institute when Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Jamestown, at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts at 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Jamestown will feature films such as:

  • FAST HORSE (2018, Canada, 14 Minutes) FAST HORSE follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow struggles to build a team with second-hand horses and a new jockey, Cody Big Tobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.
  • FOR THE LOVE OF MARY (2018, USA, 6 minutes) When 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler dons his lucky ancient green running shorts, he’s not just running to the summit of Mt. Washington, Etzweiler carries something else special with him: The memory of his late wife of 68 years.
  • ICE & PALMS (2018, Germany, 32 MINUTES) Bikepacking, summiting mountains and skiing some iconic lines along the way, friends Max and Jochen have one dream – 5 weeks, 1,800 km and 35,000 vertical metres self-propelled across the Alps.
  • REEL ROCK 12: BREAK ON THROUGH (2017, USA, 26 minutes) Margo Hayes, a little-known 19 year old from Boulder, Colorado, has moved to Europe to train and climb with the goal of succeeding on two of the most iconic 5.15s in France and Spain. But by pushing her body and mind to the absolute limit, she risks injury and failure in her quest to be the first.

For tickets and information contact the Reg Lenna Box office at 716-484-7070 or visit For details on this and other events, visit RTPI’s website at This year’s screening is sponsored by Summit Wealth Management, Inc., Jamestown Up Close, Gary N. Johnson Insurance Agency, Chautauqua Patrons Insurance Company, and UBS.