by Janelle Gleason on Sep 20, 2012
Not for fearers of height or the faint of heart, Radical Reels comes to the Rio Saturday, Sept. 22. Here’s a look at five of its top “faster, steeper, higher, deeper” films selected from the Banff Mountain Film Festival:
Best feature-length mountain film at the Banff Film Festival, All.I.Can is all about big mountains and steep slopes in a visually stunning contrast of nature and civilization. With avalanches, inventive animation and the award-winning creativity of Sherpas Cinema. The special Radical Reels cut features only footage not seen in the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.
“Are you the kind of person who mistakenly believes that your family and non-athletic friends want to watch hours of poorly edited fish-eye action video?” Get weird with the only non-documentary film on the bill as Dr. Spokescarrot introduces his Narsicamé treatment center for Technology Induced Braggart Disorder. A resource that should probably actually exist.
FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Watch these guys jump trains and wind through hundred-year-old forests and your ride up Bay St. will seem a lot easier.
Whitewater kayaking through massive boulders, down strictly vertical waterfalls in some of the most remote places from Mexico to Iceland. Breath taken by the scenery, held for the death drops.
REEL ROCK: RACE FOR THE NOSE
A vertical race up 3000 feet of granite on the Nose Route of El Capitan is a feat impossible to most, but for over 50 years the world’s most elite climbers have risked life and limb in Yosemite National Park to conquer this massive granite wall in less than three hours. Leaders are separated by mere seconds, but if you manage to get 3000 feet in the air using nothing but your body and live to tell the tale, you’ve definitely won something.
The RADICAL REELS TOUR comes to the Rio Theater on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7pm; tickets are $15 general, $12 students, available at UCSC Recreation, Pacific Edge and Family Cycling Center.