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Outdoor Recreation Program Hosts 2008 Banff Film Festival World Tour


February 14, 2008-The 32nd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival will return to Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah February 19-20. Shows start at 7 p.m. each night. This is the 17th year the U’s Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) has brought the film festival to campus.

Last year’s films were a big hit and tickets for this year’s festival are on sale now to the general public. Two weeks later, the Banff Radical Reels Tour will be held Wednesday March 6, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for both events are on sale now for $7.50 for each showing at the ORP building and at Kingsbury Hall.¬†Call 801-581-8516 for more information.

The prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival is presented by National Geographic and New Balance. 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. To view an introductory video about the Banff Mountain Film Festival, please visit the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gV6ThtY25Q

To view an introductory video of the Radical Reels Tour visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l9PluvYCwM

Tentative Film List for the Salt Lake City Shows:

Tuesday February 19, 2008

Balance, Endless Knot

Intermission

Wings On Your Feet, Badgered, Committed: To Grit, It’s Fantastic, Trial & Error,

Ain’t Got No Friends on a Powder Day


Wednesday February 20, 2008

Entropy, Climber, 20 Seconds of Joy

Intermission

King Lines: Es Pontas, Inner Balance, In-Flux, Cross Country w/ Snakes, Great Day for Climbing

Details about these films are available at the Banff Mountain Film Festival Web site at: http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/tour/.

The Outdoor Recreation Program is 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 http://www.utah.edu/campusrec/orp_crs/orp.htm.