Ten films from around the world will be screened when the 6th Annual Canadian Sport Film Festival returns in February.
“The Crash Reel” will headline the festival, profiling snowboarder Kevin Pearce and his attempted comeback from brain a injury — a film named one of the best documentaries of 2012 by the Tribeca Film Festival. “Tailwind: Prairie Harvest” is also a hot pick, as the theatrical premiere of Steve Langston and friends’ 1,200 kilometre bike tour of Manitoba highlights local food growers and the biodiversity of the province.
“As always, this year’s program features a strong line-up of outstanding films,” said Russell Field, executive director of CSFF. “But we are thrilled this year to present such a strong roster of films never before seen in Manitoba, including the award-winning The Crash Reel, and to be returning to The Forks for our innovative free event, eight short films screened outdoors on a screen made of snow. Only in Winnipeg.”
The festival runs February 7 at the Park Theatre and February 8 at The Forks.
Tickets are $10 for adults in advance or $15 at the door. Students and seniors are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. To purchase tickets and view trailers for the films, visit SportFilmFestival.ca.