The 2013 Radical Reels film tour, featuring some of the most action-packed films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival, will make two stops in the Puget Sound region.
The Olympia showing will be March 8, followed by a presentation March 11 in Seattle.
Now in its 10th year, the tour – touted as films that go faster, steeper, higher, deeper – is made up of short, action-packed films about climbing, paddling, mountain biking, BASE (building, antenna, span, Earth) jumping, skiing, snowboarding and other adrenaline sports.
This year’s film selection includes “Being There,” a skiing movie from Norway; “Endless Roads” about a group of female longboarders who travel across Spain; “Reel Rock 7: La Dura Dura,” looks at Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra as they attempt the hardest sports climb up Spain’s La Dura Dura in their own style; and “Whitewater Grand Prix – Big Water Enduro” that follows some of the world’s best whitewater kayakers as they race down whitewater in Chile.
Each year the film festival offers Radical Reels Night, which is a crowd favorite. The tour now stops at more than 50 locations across the United States and Canada.
Olympia show: 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theater, 206 E. 5th Ave. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 for general audience, with a $2 discount for members of the Mountaineers or Olympia Film Society, plus students or military with identification. You can get tickets in advance at The Alpine Experience or at the door the night of the show. The stop is hosted by The Olympia Branch of the Mountaineers Organization in partnership with the Olympia Film Society. For more information, go to olympiamountaineers.org.
Seattle show: Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. at The Mountaineers Seattle Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. Tickets are $22 for general admission or $17 for Mountaineer members. Advance tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com/event/330625. For more information, go to mountaineers.org.