For the first time in the state, the famous Banff Mountain Film Festival’s Radical Reels Tour is coming to Maine for a one-night-only show Sunday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the downtown Bayview Street Cinema.

Faster, steeper, higher, deeper — the Banff Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour offers the steepest and deepest in high-adrenaline outdoor sport films. Viewers can hurtle down steep untouched powder, feel the cold spray of stomach-dropping kayak first descents, fly high with the world’s wildest BASE jumpers and much more in extreme mountain sports.

Growing out of the famous Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, Radical Reels screens the best in action sports filmmaking, audience-tested and programmed for maximum excitement. Radical Reels kicked off in the winter of 2004 in a limited number of special locations and now visits more than 50 cities in the United States and Canada.

The Midcoast landing of the tour is hosted by Maine Sport Outfitters of Rockport, which brings the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School every February. Tickets are $15, $10 for students; Radical Reels is not recommended for young children. Advance tickets are available from Maine Sport on Route 1, (236-7120 or

For more information on the Radical Reels tour, visit Following are synopses of the short films on the 2011 tour.

In the three-minute documentary spoof “Cross Country Snowboarding” from Canada, the world’s most dedicated Nordic snowboarders battle the winter elements as they fight prejudice from skiers and regular snowboarders alike.

From the crew that brought us “The Collective,” “Roam” and “Seasons,” “Follow Me” (Canada, 21 min.) examines why we love to ride. Whether it is back yard sessions, ripping local trails, bike parks, road trips or heli drops, it’s all about sharing the ride.

The latest standard setting flick from the legendary crew at Teton Gravity Research, “Light the Wick” (USA, 25 min.) is about sparking the flame and watching the world’s most talented and well-rounded skiers and riders blast off.

Renan Ozturk had been a traveling vagabond following his passion for rock climbing — sleeping outside in wild places, hitching rides, and draining his bank account. These days, he is a little more domesticated, but still doing what he loves in “Living the Dream” (USA, 3 min.).

“OSeven” (France, 6 min.) is a charming multi-sport nod to Sigmund Freud’s theory that “happiness is a child’s dream fulfilled in maturity.”

Described as an exploration of the abstract and the extreme by its filmmakers, “Second Nature” (USA, 6 min.) follows three vintage suit clad skateboarders as they test the limits of the human body on the roads of California’s High Sierras.

“The Storming” (USA, 18 min.) is a progressive snowboarding feast for the senses featuring Sammy Luebke, Kazu Kukobu, Torstein Horgmo and a cast of chicks who rip.

A previously unexplored wonderland of boulders and crags, nestled at an elevation of 4200 meters under the Tuzgle volcano in Argentina, is discovered by Swiss climber Nina Caprez and her climbing companions in “Tuzgle” (France, 13 min.).

Renowned kayaker Steve Fisher brings together a brotherhood of big-water pros to experience the ride of their lives on Africa’s Zambezi River in “The Ultimate Ride: Steve Fisher” (USA, 19 min.)

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to