Saturday, October 2 | Maury Young Arts Centre
7:00pm – Theatre Doors | 7:30pm – SHOWTIME
Age restrictions: 19+
Additional Information: vaccine passports and government issued ID required for entry into the venue.
The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back for another season with an evening of thought-provoking outdoor adventure and mountain culture films. This year, films have been hand picked for adventure seeking Whistlerites highlighting the resilience, self confidence and sense of community that outdoor sports can inspire across all walks of life.
|Par for the Course
Mirna Valerio, a 250lb African American woman from Brooklyn, takes on Broken Arrow Sky Race in Squaw Valley, California.
Before exit restrictions and bans on contact dominate the news in March 2020, the Mountain Tribe Crew embarks on a ski touring adventure in the Ötztal Alps.
It is often said that the hardest part of any adventure is getting out the door. Planning and packing are tedious and time consuming. But the moment you cross over the threshold into the great outdoors, everything seems to just fall into place… Said no parent ever.
Crux follows Harvey, a recovering addict who uses rock climbing to work through his ongoing struggle with mental health. Life can be beautiful. Life can be messy. Add in the struggles of addiction and life can often become overwhelming. As trauma, depression, heartbreak and declining mental health were woven into Harvey Wright’s internal fabric, so was rock climbing.
Venture Out is a story of overcoming odds, the power of resilience, and ultimately, the ever-lasting effects of LGBTQ community-building. The Venture Out Project, founded by Perry Cohen, is a non-profit organization that brings LGBTQ folks together outdoors on wilderness trips.