SHERIDAN, WY— The Banff Mountain Film Festical World Tour will return to Sheridan at the WYO Theater, hosted by the Wyoming Wilderness Association.
Immediately following the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, held annually in November in the Canadian Rockies, a selection of the top films goes on a tour around the world. Host organizations in each location help to choose a program that reflects the interests of their community, creating a unique celebration of adventure in over 400 communities and 40 countries.
The 2018/2019 World Tour features an exhilarating collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.
The film festival will be held at Sheridan’s WYO Theater on Tuesday, April 23rd, beginning at 6:30 P.M.
The films shown at Sheridan’s festival will include:
- Sacred Strides: Bears Ears National Monument is one of the most talked-about public lands under threat. In March 2017, a group of Native American tribes put their differences aside and came together to run 1280 kilometers to Bears Ears to send a message of unity.
- The Passage: In 1974 a small determined team built their own canoes, launched them into the Pacific, and became some the first people in modern history to canoe from Washington to Alaska up the Inside Passage. The Passage is a story about revisiting that journey, fathers and sons, and the wild places that define us.
- Grizzly Country: After serving in the Vietnam War, author and eco-warrior Doug Peacock spent years alone in the Wyoming and Montana wilderness observing grizzly bears. This time in the wild changed the course of his life. With the protection of Yellowstone grizzlies now under threat, Peacock reflects on the importance of habitat and why he continues to fight for wild causes (PG – coarse language).
- Surviving the Outback: Could you survive alone across hundreds of kilometers of remote outback for a whole month, trekking and sailing on a makeshift raft, with nothing but a time capsule of antique stuff from 1932? Mike wasn’t sure he could pull it off either (PG – coarse language).
For more information visit www.wildwyo.org or call 307 672-2751