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Banff Mountain Film Festival to stop in Boulder

Downstream from Lees Ferry and below the Navajo Reservation, water flows serenely through Marble Canyon in the upper Grand Canyon. In the last 1960s, Sierra Club Director David Brower defeated a proposed dam here. His media campaign financed full-page ads including: “Now Only You Can Save Grand Canyon From Being Flooded ... For Profit”—in national newspapers. Exploratory drill holes from the aborted project can still be found in the Redwall Limestone. (Photo Courtesy of The Banff Center)
Downstream from Lees Ferry and below the Navajo Reservation, water flows serenely through Marble Canyon in the upper Grand Canyon. In the last 1960s, Sierra Club Director David Brower defeated a proposed dam here. His media campaign financed full-page ads including: “Now Only You Can Save Grand Canyon From Being Flooded … For Profit”—in national newspapers. Exploratory drill holes from the aborted project can still be found in the Redwall Limestone. (Photo Courtesy of The Banff Center)

The Banff Mountain Film Festival will be making two of its nearly 400 world tour stops at the Fox Theater in Boulder during the last week of February.

On Feb. 26 and 27, adventure film audiences will be able to watch 20 productions. The festival will be hosted by The Access Fund, a Boulder-based national climbing advocacy group aiming to preserve U.S. climbing areas. All proceeds will directly benefit the organization.

“[Banff] is one of the premiere film festivals in the world,” said Mason Daly, developmental officer at The Access Fund. “It brings together the community, lets us laugh, lets us cry and lets us embrace everything that is the outdoors.”

Tickets are $15, plus a $2.50 surcharge. Doors open at 6 p.m., and screenings start at 7 p.m. both nights. Click here to see the full film schedule.

Contact CU Independent Copy Editor Lars Gesing at lars.gesing@colorado.edu.

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