Mountain film festival returning to Grand Junction

An annual film festival exploring life in the mountains is scheduled to return to Grand Junction.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 at the Avalon Theater,  645 Main St, For tickets or more information, call 261-1052 or visit www.monumentalevents.com.

The Grand Junction Rotary Club will once again bring the festival to Grand Junction and expand the screenings to two nights.

“As we did last year, the Rotary Club of Grand Junction will bring an exciting program to the screen, allowing everyone to experience these awe-inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring our world outside,” said Barbara Bowman, a spokeswoman for the club.

Each night of the festival will feature different lineups, with the Feb. 26 lineup geared toward families, Bowman said.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features a collection of  films  that highlight remote cultures, intense expeditions into exotic landscapes and adrenaline-packed action sports.

“The best part of hosting the world tour is being able to witness a community of film buffs and lovers of the outdoors come together to share stories, be inspired to set out on new adventures and learn about the mountains they love,” Bowman said.

Local sponsors of the upcoming film festival will include KREX, Family Health West and Bray Real Estate. Beneficiaries of proceeds this year will include Family Health West, Colorado Canyons Association, Colorado Mesa University International Student Program and the Colorado National Monument Association.