WFF Adventure Film Series

Friday, May 18 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
Maury Young Arts Centre

FILMS • SPEAKERS • PHOTO COMPETITION

PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS

$15 plus GST


Friday, May 18, 7:00 p.m.

Film: IN THE STARLIGHT directed by Mathieu Le Lay preceded by THE ALCHEMISTS
Canadian Premiere
2017 | 51 mins | Unrated | France | Dir. Mathieu Le Lay

During the darkest hours of the night, while the rest of the world is sleeping, outdoor photographer Paul Zizka ventures out into the wilderness in search of the world’s starriest skies. His journey to photograph the celestial wonders takes him from his home amongst the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the wild, desert dunes of Namibia and remote ice caps of Greenland. Ever the adventurer, he must balance his work and passion for photography with his equal devotion as a family man. IN THE STARLIGHT is an intimate portrayal of Paul’s quest to capture the night skies, and what his time spent under the stars has taught him about life, love, adventure, and our place in the universe.

THE ALCHEMISTS
BC Premiere
2017 | 8 Mins | Unrated | Canada | Dir. Blake Jorgenson

THE ALCHEMISTS follows action sport photographer Blake Jorgenson through his home mountains of British Columbia as he talks about photography and creativity in the ever changing digital world that we live in.

Friday, May 18, 9:00 p.m.

Films: TRANSITION & SIAN JOURNALS

TRANSITION
World Premiere
2018 | 31 mins | Unrated | Canada | Dir. Nate Laverty

Follow the story of Noah Cohen, a professional surfer from a small town on Vancouver Island. When an injury threatens to take away all he’s ever known, he’s forced to consider a life without surfing and find the strength to overcome.

SIAN JOURNALS
World Premiere
49 mins | Unrated | Canada | A Deus Ex Machina Film

SIAN JOURNALS from Deus Ex Machina is a collection of never before seen stories documenting the people, places and adventures that occurred during the two years making the 2016 film “South To Sian.” The film addresses the challenges, the surfers, riders, bike builders, filmmakers and photographers who helped to shape the iconic surf film.


Saturday, May 19, 5:00 p.m.

Short Film Series
97 minutes | Unrated

Against the Grain (Canada) Dir. David I. Strasser | Trailer:
No Quarter (Canada) Dir. Max Berkowitz & Kevin Landry
In Constant Motion (Canada) Dir. Cameron Sylvester
Shots From Above (USA) Dir. Chris Burkard & Renan Ozturk
Escape (Canada) Dir. Anjali Nayar
Motive (Canada) Dir. Mind Spark Cinema
Dreamride 3 (Canada) Dir. Scott Secco

Saturday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

Film: DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY
Whistler Premiere
2017 | 96 mins | Unrated | USA | Dir. by Dave O’Leske

Hailed as one of the most influential climbers of all time, Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag”–one who abandons societal norms and material comforts in pursuit of a nomadic mountaineering lifestyle.

This rebel athlete’s lifetime of accomplishments set the bar for the entire sport. He shattered records with an unparalleled string of superhuman first ascents, bushwhacking trails and pioneering direct routes thought previously impassable.

Beckey burned bridges, eschewed fame and stayed unencumbered so his only obligation would remain conquering the next summit. He kept meticulous personal journals where he mused on everything from arcane geology to his romantic life, to the myriad sunrises he witnessed from vantages not seen by anyone else on Earth. An environmentalist before there was such a term, Beckey’s legacy includes 13 essential books that act as blueprints for new generations. He defiantly continued climbing until passing away in October 2017 at 94.


Sunday, May 20, 5:00 p.m.

Short Film Series
97 minutes | Unrated

Against the Grain (Canada) Dir. David I. Strasser | Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbn4ggU1V-8
No Quarter (Canada) Dir. Max Berkowitz & Kevin Landry | Trailer: https://www.scott-sports.com/ca/en/video/bike/no-quarter-trailer
In Constant Motion (Canada) Dir. Cameron Sylvester
Shots From Above (USA) Dir. Chris Burkard & Renan Ozturk
Escape (Canada) Dir. Anjali Nayar | Trailer: https://youtu.be/8gEdVz_WgeM
Motive (Canada) Dir. Mind Spark Cinema | Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTSwzYav5SU&feature=youtu.be
Dreamride 3 (Canada) Dir. Scott Secco

PROXIMITY
Western Canadian Premiere
2017 | 50 mins | Unrated | USA | Dir. by Taylor Steele

Proximity is a film that pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers. The film is directed by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Steele and produced by Teton Gravity Research (TGR) in association with Garage Productions. Proximity explores the delicate relationship between people, time, and place, showcasing surfing icons from different generations in diverse locations around the world.

PURCHASE ONLINE TICKETS

$15 plus GST