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Banff Mountain Film Festival

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: National Geographic (Downtown, DC)
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 8 2007  6:40 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Dec 22 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 5 2007 12:59 pm
Event Duration:2 1/2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Organizer(s):
Lori Bowes
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:13
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 0 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

The Banff Film Festival, based out of Canada, showcases mesmerizing outdoors films that are hard to catch outside of film festivals.

Thursday, February 8 at 7 p.m.
First Ascent: Thailand (USA/2006/8 min) With sea below, and no rope, climbers make breathtaking ascents.
Tyrol—Land in the Mountains (Austria/2001/ 10 min) Georg Riha's images of the Tyrolean Alps are complemented by Philip Glass' music.
Exploring The Mother of Waters (Australia/2006/45 min) The first complete navigation of the Mekong River, from its source in Tibet to the South China Sea.
Aweberg (Canada/2006/26 min) Special Jury Mention. Top ice climbers Will Gadd and Ben Firth take on icebergs.
Conversing with Aotearoa/New Zealand (USA/2006/15 min) New Zealanders reflect on their personal connection with their land.
Cayesh—The Calling (USA/2006/17 min) A one-day ascent of a new route, filmed entirely by the climbers.
Ride of the Mergansers (USA/2004/11 min) The dramatic and heart-warming story of the hooded merganser, a rare and reclusive duck found only in North America.

These films will probably sell out, so you would be wise to purchase your ticket online at the National Geographic site.

National Geographic:
Naan & Beyond:

Required Items to Bring:
$ for dinner beforehand if desired
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Ticket for the event that you have pre-purchased

How to Get There:
Event Directions:National Geographic is 4 blocks north of the White House.

The Grosvenor Auditorium
National Geographic Society Headquarters
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Because it can get crowded and chaotic around the National Geographic, please meet the group by 6:40 at Naan and Beyond at 1710 L St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036. This is a small restaraunt, just around the corner from the National Geographic and it will be easier to find one another there. Come before 6:40 if you would like to order food, but ordering food is not necessary.

Nearest metro stations are Farragut North (on the red line) and McPherson Square (orangle/blue).

Meet the group at Naan & Beyond at 1710 L St. NW (3 blocks north of the White House). You don't have to buy food if you don't want. Come between 6-6:15 if you would like to grab some Indian food before the show.
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