Spruce program - Live Show - Day Three

DAY THREE PROGRAM: SPRUCE

BANFF CENTRE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

NEVER IN THE WAY

FOCUS: Biking

FILM SYNOPSIS: Chicago-based bike messenger, Nico deportago-Cabrere sees city maps like a central nervous system…everything is connected. Roads, buses, people and cars all carrying bits of information around a giant organism and making live and breathe. The point Nico says is “to never be in the way”.

ALWAYS HIGHER

FOCUS: High diving

FILM SYNOPSIS: Lysanne Richard is one of the world’s best international competition high divers but the 39 year old Canadian mother of three is ready to focus on personal projects of her own. Will these projects be enough or will she try to make the challenge even more difficult by pushing her personal limits?

A FOREIGN NATIVE

FOCUS: Culture, skiing

FILM SYNOPSIS: A professional skier leaves his familiar world behind and spends close to a year in Iran. His journey takes a very different route when military activity and Covid hit in February 2020.

MARKUS EDER’S THE ULTIMATE RUN

FOCUS: Skiing

FILM SYNOPSIS: What if you could link every powder turn, every rail, every cliff drop, every comp run and every kicker nailed into one ultimate run? Well, Markus Eder did just that in “The Ultimate Run”.

IZEMBEK

FOCUS: Environment

FILM SYNOPSIS: 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 areas to document its wildlife and wilderness.

REEL ROCK 15: DEEP ROOTS

FOCUS: Climbing

ADVISORY: Coarse language

FILM SYNOPSIS: A film that tells many different stories on the people, places, families and climbing in the Yosemite valley.