From the 75 films that will screen at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, organizers have chosen a Red Bull Media House production – “Cerro Torre – A Snowball’s Chance in Hell” – as the opening night feature to kick off the nine-day event.
The 39th edition of the festival, hosted by The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, will take place during the first “#NineEpicDays” of November, presenting the very best in mountain culture through film, photography and literature.
The opening night screening on November 1 will mark the North American premiere of “Cerro Torre – A Snowball’s Chance in Hell.” The spectacular feature follows one of the world’s finest climbers, David Lama, in an attempt to make the first free ascent of the southeast ridge of Cerro Torre in Patagonia, revealing not only his challenges but those of the filmmakers documenting the incredible project. Lama will be on hand to present the film and participate in an audience Q&A session.
Watch now the Cerro Torre trailer.