Go Play: ‘Radical Reels’ at Colorado Mesa University Feb. 25 | PostIndependent.com

Go Play: ‘Radical Reels’ at Colorado Mesa University Feb. 25

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WHAT: “Radical Reels”

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 25; doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Colorado Mesa University Center Ballroom

COST: Students — $5 in advanced, $8 at the door; Adults — $8 in advanced, $10 at the door

INFO: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/op; 970-248-1428

Put up your skis, take off your hat and strap yourself to the seat, because “Radical Reels” is back in town. The Colorado Mesa Outdoor Program will host its 7th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival in the state-of-the-art Colorado Mesa University Center Ballroom, with two large screens and an adrenaline pumping sound system. This event is set for Tuesday, Feb. 25. The event starts at 6 p.m., and the program starts at 7.

Whether you are an experienced mountaineer, skier, snowboarder, kayaker or an armchair adventurer, this event is for everyone. Experience the courage, the passion, and the inspiration of mountain stories and the thrill of high-adrenaline vertical sports with this year’s tour.

Each November, the world’s best mountain films draw an international audience to the town of Banff, Canada, with more than 300 films submitted from 30 countries. The best films from each year’s festival go on a world tour, offering different themes (adventure sports, environment, mountain culture, heritage, etc.) and styles (action-filled shorts; longer, more comprehensive films; amateur and professional productions; etc.).

The Radical Reels Tour presentations incorporate all these elements, but the focus is on dynamic, high-adrenaline films featuring sports such as skiing, climbing, kayaking, BASE jumping, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Films in this year’s tour will take you to the ends of the earth and to adventures found in your own backyard. Eleven films, ranging from 4 minutes to 22 minutes, will feature a wide variety of stories, from kayaking and extreme mountain biking to bouldering and rock climbing, each celebrating the spirit of adventure and the mountain environment.

And perhaps the best part of the event is hanging out with people who love mountain culture. The doors will open an hour early and there will be a 15 minute admission halfway through the event. Plus, you can check out CMU’s new University Center, complete with amazing dining services and buzzing with action. Come early, stay late and practice the art of mingling and planning your own next adventure.

All proceeds help the CMU Outdoor Program, dedicated to connecting students to mountain environments and culture, local and abroad.

Check out http://www.coloradomesa.edu/op for more information and the tour trailer.

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