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Outdoor Recreation Program Hosts 2009 Banff Film Festival World Tour

February 5, 2009-The 33rd annual Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will return to Kingsbury Hall on the campus of the University of Utah February 23, 24, and 25. The tour will feature amazing big-screen stories as the audience journeys to exotic locations, paddles the wildest waters and climbs the highest peaks. Shows start at 7 p.m. each night.
This is the 18th year the U’s Outdoor Recreation Program (ORP) has brought the film festival to campus.

The following week on Tuesday March 3, also at 7 p.m., the Banff Radical Reels Tour comes to Kingsbury Hall where the best and most adrenaline filled films of the Banff Film Festival will be screened.

The Radical Reels Tour presentations focus on dynamic, high-adrenaline films featuring sports such as skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding, and mountain biking. These activities continue to be included on the World Tour, but the Radical Reels Tour is for audiences who prefer action films.

Different films will be screened each night. Tickets for both events are on sale now for $8 for each showing at the ORP building, Kingsbury Hall, and the Salt Lake City REI store. Call 801-581-8516 for more information.

To view an introductory video about the Banff Mountain Film Festival, please visit the following link:

To view an introductory video of the Radical Reels Tour visit:

Film list for the Salt Lake City shows:

Monday, Feb. 23

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Wednesday, Feb. 25

The Red Helmet

The Sharp End: E Europe

If You’re Not Falling

Mtn. Town: Cowboy/Goddess


Mtn. Town: Grasshopper/Soldier

Red Gold

99 Days on Ice

Journey to the Center

Committed 2: Grit Kids

Dosage V: Meltdown


The Last Frontier- PNG

Silent Snow

The Cable Car


Unbearable Lightness of Skiing

The Sharp End: Lisa Rands


Patagonian Winter

The Fine Line

Under the Influence


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

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