For 19 years the Sierra County Arts Council has brought the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to The Yuba Theatre. This year’s Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features the best mountain films of the year, showcasing remarkable filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.
The 2017/2018 World Tour features a collection of exhilarating and provocative films that explore life in the mountains. They highlight remote cultures, intense expeditions into exotic landscapes and bring adrenaline-packed action sports into sharp focus. This 42th year of the tour is presented by National Geographic and sponsored by The North Face. Come experience world travel and thrilling mountain adventure in the comfortable, historic 186-seat Yuba Theatre; a favorite venue, as well as the smallest, on the World Tour.
“The best part of hosting the World Tour is being able to witness a community of film buffs and lovers of the outdoors come together to share stories, to be inspired to set out on new adventures, and to learn about the mountains they love,” say local organizers. “You will always connect with old friends and make new ones at the World Tour screenings. It’s amazing!”
Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 the show begins at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, April 8 the show begins at 2:00 p.m. Each screening will feature a different program. Arts Council volunteer, Cracker Eshleman, takes great time consulting with the Banff Road Warrior who tours with the films. Together they select a balance of quality films for each screening. Expect 2 1/2 hours of films at each screening, as well as an intermission with refreshments provided by Downieville High School students. The traditional door prize drawings donated by festival sponsors and local businesses adds a little fun to the festivities.
The festival is so popular that tickets for Saturday night sold out within a day of being available. But each screening shows different films and you may still purchase tickets locally at the Downieville Day Spa or on-line at www.brownpapertickets.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1(800) 838-3006.
For further information contact the Sierra County Arts Council by calling B.J. Jordan at (530) 289-3673 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at our website: www.sierracountyartscouncil.org where the complete program listing and relevant links are available. This festival is hosted by the Sierra County Arts Council, State-Local Partner with the California Arts Council.