*Banff Film Festival!

Location: Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern

Banff Film Festival!
Don’t forget that the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is returning for its 19th year to Suffern on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm at the Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Avenue, Route 59 and Washington Avenue. There will be a different exciting film menu shown each evening.

Don’t forget to book a reservation with a local restaurant before the show!

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Festival tickets are $26 in advance (Students, $22 with school ID)

Tickets are available online at: https://chestnutmountain-productions.ticketleap.com/banff-mtn-film-festival-suffern/dates

Friday, February 24, 2023

Willow Program

2021, France, 5 min; Filmmaker: Maxime Moulin, Sam Favret

An aerial and symphonic journey with skier Sam Favret, in the heart of a closed resort during the winter of 2021, rediscovering a playground in its wild state.

The Fastest Girl in the Village
2021, UK, 6 ‘ Filmmaker: Fraser Byrne, Tyrone Bradley, Yeow!

As a girl growing up in Lesotho, Khothalang Leuta never imagined she could become a bike racer. From teaching herself how to ride a bike to becoming “faster than the boys”, see what can be accomplished when opportunity is provided.

Nuisance Bear
2021, Canada, 14 ‘ Jack Weisman, Gabriela Osio Vanden, Will Miller, Documist

Churchill, Manitoba, is famous as an international destination for photographing polar bears. We’ve seen the majestic images and classic wildlife series captured here, but what do these bears see of us?


2022, Switzerland, 45 ‘ David Arnaud, Red Bull Media House, MOVIO
Coarse language, sensitive subject matter

Discover the incredible life of Nouria Newman, the most gifted kayaker of her generation.


Creation Theory
2022, USA, 22’ Ben Sturgulewski, Ben Moon, Justin Sweeney, SturgeFilm; Advisory: Coarse language.

Nature’s raw elements converge in the Westfjords of Iceland, taking us on a journey from the interstellar birth of gravity and rhythm to their ultimate human creative expression: surfer on wave, snowboarder on peak, and musician on stage.


REEL ROCK 16: Cenote

2022, USA, 9 ‘ Reed Rickert, Zachary Barr, Reel Rock

A young papaya farmer discovers the pure joy of climbing

in the crystalline limestone sinkholes of Mexico’s

Yucatán Peninsula.


Free to Run
2022, USA, 31 ‘ Carrie Highman, Tim Highman, Dream Lens Media LLC Coarse language;

UN human rights attorney and mountain runner, Stephanie Case, struggles to find a way forward for the Afghan women of her NGO, Free to Run, while taking on her most challenging ultra-race yet.

Danny MacAskill’s Do A Wheelie
2021, UK, 6 ‘ Jonny Ashworth, Lisa Annette, Cut Media.

Join Danny MacAskill and a host of friends as he pushes the boundaries of the humble wheelie and learns a thing or two from friends old and new.


Saturday, February 25, 2023

Aspen Program

Colors of Mexico
2021, France, 5 ‘  Filmmaker: Pierre Henni, Kilian Bron, Commencal

Discover Mexico from the tops of its most active volcanoes to the steep and colorful streets of historic villages with rider Kilian Bron and his team.

2022, USA, 17 ‘ Josh Izenberg, Brett Marty, Speculative Films; Coarse language;

Biologist Tim Shields has watched desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert plummet since the 1990s. The latest threat? Ballooning populations of ravens. Tim quits traditional observational biology in exchange for direct intervention.

Fabric: A Documentary Series,
Ep 4 Heritage (Tour Edit); 2021, Canada, 10 ‘

Robin Van Gyn, Justin Taylor Smith, Yulin Olliver, FBRC Media Ltd., Happy Okay Pictures Embracing identity and tradition to empower future generations of Indigenous youth, Hawaiian surfer; Mainei Kinimaka preserves ancestral tradition through stewardship of language and tradition.

Balkan Express
2022, Germany, 40 ‘Jochen Mesle, Max Kroneck, Johannes Müller,; Philipp Becker, El Flamingo GmbH Coarse language;

Freeskiers Max Kroneck and Jochen Mesle of Ice and Palms reunite for another adventure – a 2,500 kilometre journey by bike and ski, exploring the mountains of the Balkans.

The Process
2021, UK, 15’; Matt Pycroft, Matt Hardy, Coldhouse Collective; Coarse language;

Climber Tom Randall is known for his commitment to training and outrageous challenges he sets himself. This time, he has set his mind on fell running and a link-up of 15 classic Lakeland rock climbs, 42 summits, and 142 kilometres in 24 hours.

Clean Mountains
2021, Netherlands, 19’; Geertjan Lassche, Jos de Putter, Dieptescherpte BV

During the pandemic there were no foreign climbers in the Himalaya. A Sherpa family decides to climb Mount Everest and clean up the garbage left behind – restoring the holiness of the mountain and calming the gods.

Sheri (Tour Edit)
2022, USA, 19’;  James Q Martin, Emily L. Doig, Q Stories; Coarse language

Sheri Tingey started a company at age 50 that has revolutionized the outdoor industry. This is a film about the hurdles she overcame to launch the company and about the ways she hid from view so that people would judge the boats, not her role in creating them.

Walking on Clouds

2021, Brazil, 7 ‘ Renan Kamizi, João Juchem, GO Visuals

In the city of Praia Grande, Santa Catarina, Brazil, Rafael Bridi attempts the highest highline record in the world by setting his line above the clouds.