Banff Mountain Film Festival back in Duluth
The short films include documentary on local hiker Emily Ford.
The documentary film made last winter that followed Duluth hiker Emily Ford and her sled dog, Diggins, on their nearly 1,200-mile trek along Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail will be featured as part of the Banff International Film Festival tour that’s coming to Duluth in January.
After a one-year break due to COVID-19 concerns, the Banff festival, which features outdoor adventure films, is scheduled to show at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center’s Symphony Hall on Jan. 7 and 8. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
The festival, which premiered in Banff in late October, is now on its world tour with 40 short films. It's hosted in Duluth by the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club. Face masks are required. Proceeds go to help fund ski club programs.
In addition to the movies, which are different each night, the ski club is sponsoring many booths from outdoor company vendors. Tickets are $20 in advance (plus fees) and available through ticketmaster.com or in person at the DECC ticket office, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Breaking Trail," produced by Minneapolis-based Credo Nonfiction, portrays Emily Ford’s journey as she and Diggins hiked 69 days across Wisconsin (as chronicled each week of their adventure in the News Tribune) in both brutally cold and unseasonably warm conditions, but also in some very snowy conditions.
- They did it! Emily Ford, Diggins finish 1,136-mile trek across Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail
- Duluth woman solo hiking Ice Age Trail ... in winter
For more information on the festival or films, go to banffcentre.ca/banffmountainfestival/tour .
For more information on the Duluth Cross Country Ski Club, go to duluthxc.com .