Banff Mountain Film Festival at Golden State Theatre
- When: Friday, March 4, 2011, 7 p.m.
- Where: Golden State Theatre, Monterey
- Cost: $17 - $20
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Outdoor, Film
Featuring top-notch short films set within some of the world's most remote and beautiful places, the Banff Mountain Film Festival always delivers heart-pounding action and some perspective about our rapidly changing globe. This year's edition includes Eastern Rises, a flick about extreme fly fishers who dodge hungry bears and hungrier flies within Russia's Far East, and The Last Paradise, which is a short stuffed with vintage New Zealand surfing and snowboarding footage that helps illustrate how the island nation became a thrill seeker's mecca. In addition, during Stones Into Schools, the best-selling author Greg Mortenson pops up in a 12 minute examination of his project to build schools within Afghanistan. Proceeds from the fest benefit the Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project. [ST]
7pm. Golden State Theatre, 417 Alvarado St., Monterey. $17/REI members who purchase advance tickets at REI; $20/REI members at the door and general public. 883-8048.