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Premier Post - SOUTH WALES, SURREY - Banff Film Festival

MarisP - on 04 Mar 2013

The 2013 UK and Ireland Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road and after 17 sell out screenings is heading to Porthcawl and then Llanelli on 7 and 8 March. The tour then heads to Dorking in Surrey on 14 March.

The Banff Tour, presented by Arc'teryx, features a brand new selection of the best climbing and adventure films from some of the world's best adventure filmmakers, all in HD on the big screen. Come and see why more than 250,000 people across the globe gather at their local screening each year to catch up with friends and get psyched for adventures in the year ahead.

As well as seeing amazing films, you can also win some GREAT PRIZES FROM ARC'TERYX (GoreTex Jacket), PATAGONIA, COTSWOLD OUTDOOR, KEEN, BLACK DIAMOND and SEA TO SUMMIT. There is a free CLIF BAR for everyone in the audience.

FILMS
Please note that the films shown at each venue varies so please check the film listings for your local screening. Check out the trailer and the full list of films at http://banff-uk.com/

GIMP MONKEYS - What has four legs, five arms, and three heads? The Gimp Monkeys! Three climbers are linked by their missing limbs, but it is their shared passion for climbing that pushes them towards an improbable goal - to achieve the first all-disabled ascent of Yosemite National Park's iconic El Capitan.

REEL ROCK: HONNOLD 3.0 - Alex Honnold has become known as the boldest solo climber of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition and self-preservation? Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet - the Yosemite Triple. He sets out to climb Mt Watkins, El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, 95% of it without ropes - all within a 24 hour period!

REEL ROCK: WIDE BOYZ - American "off-width" crack climbing has spawned a counter-culture of rough and tumble characters who aren't afraid to bleed their way up a route. Two British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, cross the Atlantic to test themselves on some of the gnarliest wide cracks in the US, including the first ascent of the world's hardest off-width known as Century Crack.

As well as the above films, there will be a selection of other award-winning films featuring an epic expedition to the South Pole, mountain biking, skiing and whitewater kayaking.

DATES AND VENUES

The remaining dates and venues include:

MARCH
7 - The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl/Bridgend
8 - The Ffwrnes, Llanelli
9 - Corn Exchange, Brighton (SOLD OUT)
14 - Dorking Halls, Dorking
15 - Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
16 - Plaza Cinema, Liverpool
20 - OPEN, Norwich
21 - City Hall, Salisbury
22 - Corn Exchange, Exeter
23 - Victoria Rooms, Bristol

April
5 - Hall for Cornwall, Truro
10 - Devere Hall, Cork
11 - The Set, Kilkenny
12 - Awesome Walls, Dublin
13 - Waterfront, Belfast

MORE INFORMATION
If you'd like to book tickets, find out more info, watch the 2013 Trailer - visit http://banff-uk.com/


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