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February 19, 2007

Shot from film <i>Mountains without Barriers</i>

From the film Mountains Without Barriers, © Serac Adventure Films
Photo courtesy of The Banff Centre

Banff Mountain Film Festival benefits UCSC recreation programs

Join UC Santa Cruz Recreation when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Santa Cruz, at the Rio Theatre February 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and February 25 at 2 p.m. for a family matinee. A portion of the proceeds support UCSC Recreation programs.

Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road, with stops planned in more than 250 communities and 25 countries across the globe.

This year's tour features a collection of the most inspiring and thought-provoking action, environmental, and adventure mountain films. Traveling from remote landscapes and cultures to up close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2006-07 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival in Banff. The festival is sponsored locally by Seagate, Pacific Edge, Bugaboo, Good Times, and UCSC Recreation.

Tickets are $10/students and seniors, $12/general in advance; tickets are $2 more at the door, if not sold out. For tickets and information, contact UCSC Recreation at (831) 459-2807 or check the web site at Ticket are also available at Bugaboo, (831) 429-6300; Pacific Edge, (831) 454-9254; and the UCSC Ticket Office, (831) 459-2159,

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