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Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Stops in Lake Placid NY

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Last updated 1/25/2016 at 5am

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Join the Lake Placid Center for the Arts when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour bring the spirit of outdoor adventure to the Adirondacks. The film will be presented on Sunday, January 24 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at http://www.lakeplacidarts.org.

About Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a program of The Banff Centre, 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, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road.

With stops planned in about 350 communities and 32 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 2015/2016 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

From approximately 260 films entered into the annual festival, award-winning films and audience favorites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.

Some of the films include:

55 Hours in Mexico - Fly to Veracruz on a Friday, rent a car, climb the third-highest peak in North America, ski down and return to your desk Monday. How hard could it be?

Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta - An expedition into the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland in hopes of finding unique environments in which to climb. We follow award winning photographer Tim Kemple and ice climbers Klemen Premrl & Rahel Schelb while they discover new ways to push the boundaries of climbing ice.

Eclipse - The odds are low, the risks are high - photographer Reuben Krabbe is determined to capture a photo of a skier in front of the 2015 solar eclipse in Svalbard. But the weather's bad, the guide is sketchy, the pressure is massive, and the skiers just want to ski.

Operation Moffat - Operation Moffat takes inspiration and wit from the colorful climbing life of Britian's First Female Mountain Guide Gwen Moffat. Writer Claire Carter and Filmmaker Jen Randall scramble, swim and barefoot climb through Gwen's landscapes, grappling with her preference for mountains over people, adventure over security, wilderness over tick lists.

The Search for Freedom - The Search for Freedom is the story of the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. This is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes of some of the brightest pioneers, legends and cultural visionaries in the realm of outdoor sports.

About the LPCA

Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.

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