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Outdoor Recreation Program Hosts 2006 Banff Film Festival World Tour

Feb. 16, 2006 – The 30th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will make an appearance at Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah thanks to the school’s Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP).

This is the 15th year that the ORP has hosted the world tour of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Dates for the Salt Lake City shows are Tuesday Feb. 21st and Wednesday Feb. 22nd. Show-time is 7:00 p.m. each night. Tickets are $7.00 and are available now at the Kingsbury Hall Box Office, Art-Tix locations, the ORP and at local retailer REI stores. Call 581-8516 for more information.

The prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival is presented by National Geographic and Dunham Bootmakers. It boasts the world’s best mountain films, videos and speakers. People are invited to experience the adventure of climbing, mountain expeditions, remote cultures, and the world’s last great wild places – all brought to life on the big screen.

Tentative Film List for the Salt Lake City Shows: (Subject to change)

Tuesday February 21, 2006
Grand Canyon Dreams
Charles, Edouard
Person as Projectile
Hockey Night in Ladakh
High Fly Summits
Middle Kaweah
R2S: Bug Out
The Hatch
Retrospective Red Bull

Wednesday February 22, 2006
Never Say Nevis
Balancing Point
Sur le fil des 4000
R2S: Parallelojams
Khumbu Mighty Mites
Lost People of Mtn. Village

Details about these films are available at the Banff Film Festival Web site at

The Outdoor Recreation Program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. A division of Campus Recreation Services and one of the oldest programs of its kind in the western United States, it was formally established in 1976 from a student organized group known as the Ute Alpine Club. The ORP has expanded over the years and now offers learning programs, seminars, trips and equipment rentals.

The ORP services and programs are available to all students, faculty, staff, alumni of the University of Utah, and members of the general public.

For more information visit the ORP Web site at