Venue: Plaza Theatre
Time : 7pm -9:00pm
Beginning with a sure to be spectacular live presentation by Kris Holm entitled "One Tired Guy" the opening of the Calgary International Mountain Film Festival features bike themed movies, from adrenaline to the daily if unconventional commute, read on for the adrenaline filled details!
Kris Holm started riding a unicycle in 1986, and in the past 10 years has become the best-known ambassador of the remarkable sport of mountain unicycling. Kris shares film clips, photos and stories from a decade of adventures and film making in places such as Bhutan, Mongolia, Mexico and closer to home. He'll also highlight the new generation of riders that are pushing standards today in this surprisingly diverse sport.
Life Cycles tells a spectacular story of the bike, from its creation to its eventual demise. A visually stunning journey, with thought provoking narration, Life Cycles uses Ultra HD to document the many stories surrounding the mountain bike and its culture. The sound track is incredibly soulful and gritty. Ryan Gibb and Derek Frankowski paint with the camera using time lapse, textures and movement. Ride along into breath taking natural settings, as we battle the elements, showcase the progression of riding, take a road trip, fix the bike, and show the destruction and eventual creation of trails.
North Shore Morning Commute:
Situated at the base of Mt. Fromme in North Vancouver is the home of North Shore Bike Shop owner MAtt Juhasz. Just like the rest of us, Matt has to wake up early for his daily commute to work. But in stead of hopping on a bus or even on a road bike, Matt jumps onto his mountain bike and catches a little bit of dirt along the way
Kris Holm: One Tired Guy - A Story On One Wheel