[NYCkayaker] Reel Paddling Film Festival on Tues 7 May
Sun May 5 14:55:25 EDT 2013
The Reel Paddling Film Festival hosted by AMC is this Tuesday. Come see
some great films!
Majorie S. Deane Little Theater (at the Westside YMCA)
10 West 64th St. (at Central Park West)
New York, NY
Tuesday, May 7, 2013,
7-9:30 pm; Doors open at 6:30 pm
$18 in advance; $20 at the door
Click *here <https://www.ticketriver.com/event/6045>* for advance ticket
Here’s a small sampling of the great movies scheduled:
*Currents: The Grand Canyon*
A journey through the Grand Canyon is a once in a lifetime trip for many.
However, the Colorado River as we know it may not exist if it wasn’t for
conservation initiatives undertaken over the years. Take a journey through
the Grand Canyon with those who have fought to preserve this national
*Director and Producer: Mike McKay*
*Rock the Boat - Saving America's Wildest River - BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM*
In the artificial landscape that is Los Angeles, where even palm trees are
imported, nothing epitomizes man’s shortsighted efforts to reshape the face
of the earth more
then the L.A.River. But when an unassuming boater insists on seeing it as a
river again, a local controversy takes on national proportions.
*Director and Producer: Thea Mercouffer*
*Tierra del Fuego – BEST SEA KAYAKING FILM*
A British couple tries to become the first to sea kayak 1,000 miles around
the remote and windswept island of Tierra del Fuego. Shipping delays, a
stolen kayak, endless red tape, incessant winds and tendonitis
threaten their safety and success. Share the highs and lows of this
challenging world-first adventure while meeting some of the interesting
people who survive in this harsh environment.
*Director and Producer: Justine Curgenven*
Quebec Connection showcases some of the best destinations for class V
paddlers in eastern Canada. These paddlers put a lot of time and energy
into promoting whitewater kayaking and share their love for the sport,
giving a taste of what can be done in kayaks around Quebec.
*Director and Producer: Emrick Blanchette*
*Go Ganges! - BEST ADVENTURE TRAVEL FILM*
Two friends on a quest to travel the ultimate river by any means possible.
In a fish out of water tale, Emmy-nominated and awardwinning filmmakers
Josh Thomas and J.J. Kelley take their survival skills to a natural wonder,
which hosts a population of 400-million. Enduring the impossible,
they attempt to travel the length of the planet’s most populated, holy and
*Director: Josh Thomas*
*Producer: J.J. Kelley*
*Huck – BEST WHITEWATER PADDLING FILM*
Waterfall kayaking has emerged as a dominant subset of whitewater paddling,
thrilling audiences and pushing athletes to constantly attempt higher
falls. It is consistently glorified and frequently misunderstood by all but
the small group of kayakers who make waterfalls their lives. Evan Garcia
explores what it means to kayak off of big waterfalls, considering both the
risks and rewards of a life driven by freefall.
*Director: Andy Maser*
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