If you and your family are looking for something subdued to do this weekend but that will also have you at the edge of your seat, head over to Cinker Pictures. They will be hosting Best of Banff China Extreme Sports Day, an entire weekend of documentaries focusing on outdoor sports, the environment, mountain and ocean culture, and other short films dissecting the various ways people connect with nature.
Films like The Asgard Project, a stunning project documenting the first free ascent of the North Tower of Mount Asgard in the Arctic, and Four Mums in a Boat, about four middle aged working British mums rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, and more will be screened throughout the weekend.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival originated in 1976, in Alberta, Canada, and has since become a traveling exhibition of international films focused on exploring nature in all of its unique forms.
In 2010, Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour was first introduced into China, resulting in the founding of Banff China. As the first professional outdoor film and lifestyle promotion agency in China, Banff China has aided in the development of the Chinese outdoor documentary industry, with the aim of trying to influence more people in China to embrace an outdoor, environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Screenings are on Fri (1.30pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm, and 10pm ), Sat (1.30pm, 4pm, 7.30pm, and 10pm), and Sun (12.30pm), and tickets are RMB 150 per person. Check out the Cinker Pictures website for more details and add them on WeChat (cinker-cinema-space) to purchase your tickets in advance.