The Georgia Straight presents the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series

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      From November 7 to 10, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series takes over the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway) and the Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver).

      Highlights will include two ski shows with guest speakers, screenings of ski movies, and the Reel Rock 12 climbing films.

      Ski Show 1 features 81-year-old Sylvain Saudan, who was nicknamed "The Skier of the Impossible" when he first skiied down a 65-degree chute in the Alps. Two films by Whistler's Sherpas Cinemas (Tsirku and Imagination) will also be included in the program.

      In Ski Show 2, cinema fans can take in the world premieres of Apex Predators and Song for the Nomad, two ski films by director Ben Sturgulewski, as well as screenings of Curve of Time and Follow Through.

      The guest speakers for Ski Show 2 are mother-daughter duo Tania and Martina Halik, who will be presenting Coast Mountain Epic, a live multimedia presentation about their five-and-a-half-month-long ski traverse of the Coast Mountains of B.C. and Alaska.

      The Reel Rock 12 films will spotlight some of the world's up-and coming climbers like Margo Hayes, Brad Gobright, Chris Sharma, and Maureen Beck.

      Tickets for the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Fall Series are available online.

      Reel Rock 12