- May 17, 2005
- Reaction score
- Ottawa, Canada
"Finding Traction" is on youtube right now.
That's how the list has been described, but it's not...it's a list of all Banff films from any year that are available for free, so it's not including everything from this year (the 2019 festival and 2020 tour). For instance, Brian's rec of Deer139 isn't on the list. Good stuff to watch, nonetheless.FWIW, All of the Banff Mountain Film Festival films for this past year are available for free here:
That's how the list has been described, but it's not...it's a list of all Banff films from any year that are available for free, so it's not including everything from this year (the 2019 festival and 2020 tour). For instance, Brian's rec of Deer139 isn't on the list. Good stuff to watch, nonetheless.
Just saw an ad for "Barbarian Utopia," which seems to focus heavily on interviewing AT thru-hikers.
80% of reviewers on Amazon give it four or five stars.
Bought it and it was pretty enjoyable. Considering buying it was 2x the rental fee, if at some point I have scouts and leaders watch it or I watch it again, it will be worth buying.i
There is no shortage of AT documentaries following this formula on youtube for free. Many with superior production quality.
Max Lowe, the son of Alex Lowe, has made a magnificent movie, Torn.
Alex Lowe, of course, died in an avalanche where his partner Conrad Anker survived. Anker went on to marry Max Lowe's mother, Jennifer. This movie is an exploration of many painful issues not typically discussed on the climbing world (although a notable exception is Maria Coffey's "Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow: The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure"), and it does so in a personal way that pulled this viewer in.
Available on Disney+
I thought Torn was really good. Definitely and interesting and unique documentary. Conrad Anker seems like such a decent kindhearted guy. Thanks for recommending this.