Friends of Scotchman Peaks will once again be present at Radical Reels, the adrenaline filled off-shoot of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour coming to North Idaho’s Panida Theater on Thursday night, October 13, 2011. Doors will open at 5:30pm with films starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are once again $12.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door and are available in Sandpoint, Idaho at Eichardts, The Outdoor Experience, Maps and More and Burger Express located on Highway 2. In Bonners Ferry tickets are available at Far North Outfitters. Any tickets left will be sold at the door of the Panida Theater the night of the show. In addition Jeff Rouleau and his crew from the North Idaho Mountain Sports Education Fund (www.nimsef.com) will be at the Panida presenting a raffle to provide local children the help needed to learn to ski and snowboard.
Nine new films are scheduled to run at this year’s Radical Reels including “Living the Dream”, Renana Ozturk real life tale of the life of the traveling vagabond who follows his passion of rock climbing by living on little, draining his bank account and doing the occasional dumpster dive just to be able to experience a bit more out of life. Now a bit more domesticated Renan shows us he is still living his dream every day. Legendary kayaker Steve Fischer will also take us to experience the power of the mighty Zambezi River in Africa on the kayak ride of their lives with the film “The Ultimate Ride: Steve Fischer”. Seven other films including skiing, bouldering, snowboarding and mountain biking will be presented as well as Colin Blackshear’s film “Second Nature” which examines the natural boundaries of a human with “test subjects” Noah Sakamoto, Patrick Rizzo and J.M. Duran as they wield skateboards and vintage suits to race down the roads of the High Sierras in California.
With so many action films being submitted each year to the Banff Mountain Film Festival held the first weekend of November the Banff Centre created the high action film fest of Radical Reels which is held annually in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The road show then takes place annually each spring and fall and is shown throughout the United States and Canada. For North Idaho and Eastern Washington the Panida Theater is the only venue that will show these high action films.