Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Reel Deal 

A famed Canadian film festival brings the outdoors inside at the Allen.

2070532.t.jpg
Punk-rock skiers, a wolf-chasing world champ, and one annoyed cartoon critter star in some of the 16 high-altitude movies for this weekend's Banff Mountain Film Festival at Playhouse Square. Touted as Canada's "extreme Sundance" film fest, the 32nd annual movie marathon is now being simultaneously screened in more than 480 theaters on every continent. The fest spotlights snow-sports epics like Ain't Got No Friends on a Powder Day. Couch potatoes can channel their adventurous sides with quirky outdoor romps like Cross-Country With the Snakes. And in Searching for the Coast Wolves, ex-long-distance runner Gudrun Pflueger spends six years researching British Columbia's mysterious canines. "This is a chance to see films you won't be able to watch anywhere else," says Christine Russell, the tour's organizer. "It's pretty awesome stuff — from faraway places shot with stunning photography to cutting-edge sports like unicycling and speed-flying." The film fest starts at 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Allen Theatre, 1407 Euclid Avenue. Tickets are $25 to $40. Call 216-556-0016 or visit www.playhousesquare.org.
April 12-13, 6 p.m., 2008

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of Highlights

More by Marge Perko

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation