Mountain Roots Film Fest features 90 per cent local work

The inaugural Revelstoke Mountain Roots Film Festival (Feb. 11–13) will screen over 20 submissions for their first ever offering, and 90 per cent of them are local.

Florina Beglinger’s film Extreme Tobogganing features the big airs

The inaugural Revelstoke Mountain Roots Film Festival (Feb. 11–13) will screen over 20 submissions for their first ever offering, and 90 per cent of them are local.

Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier Executive Director Neills Kristensen says the films range in length from two minutes to 93 minutes.

Festival-goers will get a first look at a new film by Francois Desroisers featuring Revelstokian Greg Hill’s successful journey to scale two million feet in a year, entitled Greg Hill & His 2 Million Vertical Feet.

Another notable entry is Dany Papineau’s 2 Frogs in the West, a film about a your French-Canadian girl who quits college and travels to Western Canada for adventure, meeting other lost souls like herself on the way.

Tickets and weekend passes go on sale on Feb. 2 and are available at the Friends of Mount Revelstoke and Glacier office, located next to the Revelstoke Post Office.

Check out www.mountainroots.ca for more info.

The Revelstoke Times Review will include a section previewing the Revelstoke Mountain Roots Film Festival in our Feb. 9 issue.