78 Victoria Street West
Due to popular demand, Auckland will host four screenings at SkyCity Theatre this year.
Tickets: $19 NZAC members ■ $29 Non-members ■ $48 for 2 screenings.
BLUE PROGRAMME – 1st half
The Trail to Kazbegi
(2015, USA, 16 min)
Filmmaker: Joey Schusler
What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days? A self-supported mountain-bike mission through the highest reaches of the Caucasus Mountains.
(2016, Hong Kong, 42 min)
Filmmaker: Lloyd Belcher
Film Synopsis: Growing up in a remote mountain village in Nepal, Mira always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she and other Nepali girls face, which has prepared her perfectly for the sport of running.
Metronomic (Tour Edit)
(2016, France, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Vladimir Cellier
Film Synopsis: High above the Gorges du Verdon, a skillful blend of artists and high-level balancing athletes play a high energy symphony devoted to risk. It’s a hymn that melds visual performance and contemplative poetry into pure entertainment.
BLUE PROGRAMME – 2nd half
La Liste (Tour Edit)
(2016, France, 14 min)
Filmmaker: Guido Perrini
Film Synopsis: In his search to become a better freerider, Swiss ski phenom Jérémie Heitz compiles a list of the most interesting peaks to ride in the Alps. In this special edit, he tackles three of the most extreme descents on the list, following in the paths forged by his heroes.
The Perfect Flight
(2016, USA, 5 min)
Filmmaker: Joshua Izenberg
Film Synopsis: When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed hawk chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.
(2016, Canada, 24 min)
Filmmaker: Reel Water Productions
Deep in Papua New Guinea’s rainforest, a team of kayakers attempt a very committing 13-day first descent in one of the most remote corners of the world.
Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out
(2016, UK, 6 min)
Filmmaker: Stu Thomson
Film Synopsis: Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour.
Main photo copyright © 2016 from the film Metronomic. Please note film programme will vary from city to city.