Extreme flicks to hit the silver screen

Loved by All: The Story of Apa Sherpa will be screened at the International BANFF Mountain Film Festival. Having grown up in the remote Khumbu region of Nepal, Apa was forced to leave school and work as a porter at the age of 12. Although Apa Sherpa has climbed Mount Everest 21 times, he wouldnt wish this upon anyone.

The International BANFF Mountain Film Festival will be screened from Friday October 26 to Sunday November 4 at Ster-Kinekor cinemas.

Eleven extreme adventure short films will be featured, from skiers shredding the snowy streets of British Columbia, a solitary cyclist pedalling her way through 43 countries and French daredevils slicing through the air on surfboards atop a 600m-high zipline, to other displays of adrenalin-pumping athleticism in some of the world’s most stunning scenery such as volcanic fields, hidden lava caves, rivers of ice, massive waterfalls, bedrock gorges, glaciers and massive mountain peaks.

A highlight of the festival will be the screening of the winning film in the 2018 Cape Union Mart Adventure Film Challenge, Always Dream, by Hayden Brown.

The film showcases KwaZulu-Natal’s natural beauty and the athleticism of professional downhill mountain biker, Greg Minnaar.

He stars as a simple farmer who falls asleep and dreams about riding his bike from the top of the Drakensberg escarpment down into the bushveld below by negotiating the single track.

Tickets cost the same price as a standard Ster-Kinekor ticket. Book online at www.sterkinekor.com or call the Ster-Kinekor Ticketline on 082 16789. Visit https://www.banff.co.za or https://www.capeunionmart.co.za for details.