DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 1: “Travel”
Total Running Time - 82 minutes
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 12:30 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 2
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 7 PM - MOUNTAINEER MEDIA THEATER
BOUNCE, THIS IS NOT A FREESTYLE MOVIE
Guillaume Blanchet (CBFF 2012) (Canada, 2014, 4 mins)
For two years the filmmaker has been lucky enough to travel the world with a ball as a faithful companion. Cheers to the greatest game of all!
DUBAI: A SKIER'S JOURNEY
Jordan Manley, Daniel Irvine (Canada, 2012, 10 mins)
In 104 degree heat, in the largest sand desert on the planet, two ski-travellers go looking for the one of the world's strangest ski environments: Ski Dubai. In the midst of a city of dizzying ambition, this 'local hill' climbs 60 vertical meters out of a luxury shopping mall. Inside the frigid, air conditioned space, they find a dedicated ski community of desert-dwellers, growing in the unlikeliest of places.
Sarah Menzies (USA, 2013, 10 mins)
28 year-old French surfer Léa Brassy travels the world in search of waves. Léa grew up surfing the warm waters of southern France but in Catch It she heads north to the chilly waters of the Arctic Circle, taking a break from her nomadic lifestyle to enjoy the simple pleasure of Norway's Lofoten Islands.
THE FORTUNE WILD
Ben Gulliver (Canada, 2013, 22 mins)
In The Fortune Wild, a funny, whimsical surfing adventure, a small group of surfers set out to find their own kind of riches on the far-flung shores of Haida Gwaii, a chain of wave swept, lushly forested islands off the British Columbia mainland. Surfing, camping and foraging for food on the area's unspoiled beaches, the three surfers step away from the modern world and into a quieter, more attuned and more self-sufficient existence. Think Wes Anderson meets Nordfor Sola. A blast.
Doug Bell (USA, 2014, 8 mins)
Majestic red canyon walls. Emerald green waters. Brotherly bonds and the search for adventure. Our film team set out to share the rugged beauty that is Lees Ferry. With nothing more than pure love for our craft, the sport of fly fishing, and each other, Vermillion is what resulted.
ZAZ - THE STORY OF AN UNUSUAL ASCENT
Joachim Hellinger (CBFF 2013) (Germany, 2013, 27 mins)
This short was shown at CBFF 2013 as a work-in-progress. We now present the completed version which is one of our most inspiring, loved films. French singer ZAZ sang on a street corner in Montmartre, a cabaret ensemble, and even in a latin rock band. But ever since her breakthrough, she has given dozens of concerts in front of thousands of fans. But her dream is a concert on the top of Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 2: “Portraits”
Total Running Time - 89 minutes
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 10 AM - MOUNTAINEER MEDIA THEATER
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 10:30 AM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 2
LOVE IN THE TETONS
Amy Marquis and Dana Romanoff (in person) (USA, 2014, 9 mins)
Fifteen years ago, Juan Martines stepped off a bus in Grand Teton and saw the stars for the first time. This debut film in the National Park Experience series reveals the journey that led Juan to the Tetons, his wife, and his renewed vision of the American Dream.
FAMILIES ARE FOREVER
Vivian Kleiman (USA, 2013, 21 mins)
Tom and Wendy were devout Mormon parents living in a conservative community: attending church every Sunday, raising five children and knocking on doors to support California's Proposition 8. Then one day, Wendy read her 13-year-old son Jordon's diary and discovered he was gay. What happened next changed their lives forever.
ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee (CBFF 2013) (USA, 2014, 9 mins)
A portrait of Isle de Jean Charles, a tiny island deep in the bayou of Louisiana. The film explores the changes taking place on the island whose families are facing a future where rising seas, coastal erosion and storms are threatening to wash their home away.
Josh Izenberg (USA, 2013, 16 mins)
Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. John Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach, CA. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into Slomo, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.
THE QUESTIONS WE ASK
Kalum Ko (Canada, 2013, 4 mins)
In the spring of 2013, Canadian adventurer Bruce Kirkby crossed the Georgia Straight from Vancouver to Victoria on an inflatable standup paddleboard. In this award-winning short film, he contemplates the true meaning of adventure. "Very thought provoking. The film says more in a few minutes than most ever say in an hour" - Rob Beedle, Global Surf Network
Skip Armstrong (USA, 2014, 31 mins)
The journey planned is rarely the journey taken. The Nobody’s River expedition team had no idea how true this would be as they prepared to leave for a two month expedition in Mongolia and Russia. This film documents their journey along one of the few remaining free-flowing rivers of the world and through the complexities of love and loss. From their hilarious antics to deeply human struggles, these ladies shine a light on the soul of internal and external exploration.
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 3: “On The Spicy Side”
Total Running Time - 74 minutes
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 - 3 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 2
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 10 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 2
Griffin Hammond (USA, 2013, 33 mins)
Sriracha has earned a cult following, but the story of this spicy sauce is a mystery to most fans. Dedicated to Sriracha lovers, this fast-paced documentary travels around the globe to reveal its origin and the man behind the iconic “rooster sauce.”
TASHI AND THE MONK
Andrew Hinton, Johnny Burke (India, 2014, 39 mins)
At an orphanage in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas a former Buddhist monk struggles under the weight of his calling. With the arrival of Tashi, a wild five year old with a troubled past, the monk sees a spark from his own story, opening a well of compassion as he tries to reach her. Audience Choice Award, Mountainfilm in Telluride.
DOC SHORTS PROGRAM 4: “Fire And Water”
Total Running Time - 72 minutes
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 - 7:30 PM - MAJESTIC THEATRE 2
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 - 10 AM - MOUNTAINEER MEDIA THEATER
THE FIRE LINE: WILDFIRE IN COLORADO
Meghan Lyden and Tim Rasmussen (in person) (USA, 2014, 28 mins)
Four times in four years, wildfires raced through Colorado neighborhoods at the edge of dying forests, killing people and breaking records for destruction. And because more than 100,000 people in the last decade have moved into "red-zone" areas primed for conflagration by a century of fire suppression, no one is sure that the devastating fires of 2012 and 2013 will not be repeated.
Mike Douglas and Wendy Fisher (in person) (Canada, 2013, 10 mins)
Between 1996 and 2004, Crested Butte resident Wendy Fisher was the most dominant female big mountain freeskier in the world - then she had kids. Nearly a decade later, we revisit Wendy to see if she's still got 'it'. She does.
CLOTH PAPER DREAMS
Greg Davis (in person) (USA, 2013, 11 mins)
Journey to India’s Kumbh Mela, where every twelve years at the confluence of India’s three holiest rivers, untold millions converge to pray, commune and ultimately connect to something greater than themselves. Follow one man on his pilgrimage of faith, another on his journey of devotion, and a third on his quest for purpose.
Greg Davis' photographs will be on display throughout the weekend at the Piper Gallery located upstairs at the Center for the Arts.
GYRE: CREATING ART FROM A PLASTIC OCEAN
J.J. Kelley, Josh Thomas (CBFF 2012) (USA, 2013, 23 mins)
National Geographic journeys along the remote Alaskan coast...in search of garbage. The world shrinks as we all become connected through our litter, yet somehow we are still severed from the problem we've created - killing the life that depends on the sea. Now, in one of the most breathtaking places on the planet, a unique scientific expedition brings the problem into perspective, and art is the result.
SHORTS BEFORE FEATURES
Play at various times throughout the festival.
I AM RED
Peter McBride (CBFF 2013) (USA, 2013, 4 mins)
The Colorado River runs 1450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s. A video poem to highlight the beauty and challenges of this national icon, American River's Most Endangered River for 2013.
THE WORLD BEYOND THE WORLD
Paxson Woelber (in person) (USA, 2014, 4 mins)
Using text adapted from Robert Marshalls Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Brooks Range (1929) and images from Expedition Arguk (2013), The World Beyond the World celebrates that most ancient and sublime of human pleasures: moving through a mysterious, beautiful, and unknown landscape.
A TRIBUTE TO DISCOMFORT: CORY RICHARDS
Rob Finch, Catherine Yrisarri (USA, 2014, 4 mins)
Cory Richards (CBFF 2011), a National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete, is revealed in this stunning documentary that shows the passion of his work and the athleticism he brings to the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s work, into his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a larger, common humanity.
T.C. Johnstone (in person) (CBFF 2013, Rising From Ashes)
(USA, 2014, 4 mins. A teaser for the upcoming feature)
Two teachers start a journalism program at a California junior high school. The program is turned upside down when the students suddenly are invited into the world of celebrity at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.