Banff Mountain Film Festival Argentina 2009

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The best adventure film festival in the world, Banff Mountain Film Festival, arrives in Buenos Aires for the ninth time as part of its World Tour, with spectacular films about mountaineering, nature, and extreme sports, from countries like Norway, Germany, United States, and Canada, among others.

As a new feature this year, a series of conferences will be held before the movie screenings. Great Argentine adventurers and mountain men, like Sebastián Cura, Guillermo Glass and Christian Vitry (Expedición Dhaulagiri 2008), Alfredo Barragán (Expedición Atlantis, El desafío a los imposibles), and Humberto Vázquez, with Martin Iglesias, from Expedición Bicentenario 2010, will share their experiences, adventures and projects. On September 21, 22, andl 23, at 6.00 pm, with free entrance.

The program combines 13 films, featuring great stories of daring sporstmen, surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes. The last date, called "3ra Noche" is the National Festival of Adventure and Nature Cinema, presenting the best films in the field by Argentine directors.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival was created in 1976, in the Canadian town of Banff, when 450 people gathered to watch 10 movies. From then on the festival grew every year to screen the best pictures that capture the spirit of mountain and adventure culture. The Festival´s World Tour began 15 years ago, and it was presented for the first time in Argentina in 2001.

Dates: September 21, 22, and 23, 2009
Location: Hoyts Cinemas Dot Baires Shopping. Vedia 3632 (Saavedra)
Tickets on sale at the venue. $ 25 Pesos for 1 night, $ 65 Pesos for the 3 nights.

For more information and complete program, visit the Banff Mountain Film Festival's website.

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