The world-famous Banff Mountain Film Festival in Canadas Banff National Park begins on October 29 and is well worth the cost of a plane ticket. For a teaser a bit closer to home, though, check out the Radical Reels Tour, which stops in Golden for a two-night engagement featuring nine action-packed films and shorts from last years festival.
They boil it down to the most high-adrenaline films from the festival in Banff, featuring all kinds of extreme mountain sports, says Sarah Gorecki, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Mountain Club. This year there are snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, skateboarding, BASE jumping and kayaking films that will just take your breath away.
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The program runs at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 Tenth Street in Golden. Last years screenings sold out, so pick up advance tickets, $10, at www.cmc.org/rad or at metro-area REI stores. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Mountain Clubs programs as it enters 2012, its centennial year.
Thu., Oct. 6, 7 p.m., 2011