You hear that? It’s the whistle of crisp snow under skis. The deafening roar of untamed whitewater. The hefty crunch of dirt beneath pressurised rubber. That’s right, the Radical Reels Film Festival is back for another year of gravity-charged, white-knuckle action.
Radical Reels describes itself as “the action packed, adrenaline-inducing younger brother of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.”
Highlights of this year’s tour include the mad-cap Flying Frenchies, rock climber Sonnie Trotter, and two teenagers who have taken the bouldering community – and the Radical Reels People’s Choice Award – by storm.
They’ve crammed 9 blood-and-sweat-encrusted films into a 110 minute program that’s sure to have whole theatres of action fanatics wincing, gasping and cheering as one.
“Radical Reels is a showcase of just how far humans can push the limits of risk, of speed, of fitness, and of camera grip in some truly remote and spectacular environments.”
Jemima Robinson, Festival Director
Excited? I’m foaming at the mouth. Dates, tickets and the absolutely bonkers trailer below.
Perth: 17-20 October – State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
Darwin: 25 October – Deckchair Cinema
Sydney: 9 & 10 November – Seymour Centre
Sydney East: 13 November – Randwick Ritz Cinema
Sydney North: 14 November – Hayden Orpheum
Newcastle: 9 November – Tower Cinemas
Avoca Beach: 10 November – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Brisbane: 14-17 November – Brisbane Powerhouse
Townsville: 16 November – Riverway Arts Centre
Cairns: 17-18 November – CoCA
Adelaide: 21 November – Capri Theatre
Gold Coast: 22 November – Gold Coast Arts Centre
Wollongong: 23 November – Anita’s Theatre
Noosa: 23 November – The J
Canberra: 24, 25, 26 November – NFSA
Melbourne City: 28 November – Village Crown Cinemas
Melbourne St Kilda: 29 November – Astor Theatre
Hobart: – 30 November – Village Cinema
Launceston: 2 December – The Tramsheds