Radical Reels film tour rocks Winston-Salem
The Great Outdoor Provision Co. in Winston-Salem, in conjunction with the Banff Mountain Centre, is sponsoring a special film event that will take place Saturday at Hanesbrands Theatre.
The 2015 Radical Reels film tour is a collection of the best, high-energy, high-impact films submitted to the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival competition. Each year, Radical Reels goes on tour to more than 65 locations throughout the US and Canada, showcasing US and Canada, showcasing such exhilarating activities as climbing, paddling, rafting, mountain biking, BASE jumping, skiing, snowboarding, and just about anything that involves adrenaline and high risk.
The Banff Mountain Film Festival, which was inaugurated in 1976, is an international film competition of short films and documentaries, and is held every year in Banff, Alberta concurrently with the Banff Mountain Book Festival. Immediately after the festival in November, a selection of the best films entered in the festival goes on tour, showcasing outdoor adventure, environmental conservation and sheer excitement.
“This marks the fifth year in a row that GOPC has hosted the film series in Winston-Salem,” says Don Pulsfort. “What these people do (in the film) – climbing, kayaking, skiing and SMX, which is a combination of mountain biking and snowboarding – who knew?! – is jaw-dropping and inspiring, inspiring in the sense to get out an experience all the great outdoors has to offer.
“This annual event is an awesome way for GOPC to connect with our customers and the local community to bring them high-adrenaline sports films they normally wouldn’t get a chance to see. We have people year after year ask us if we’re hosting the event again so it is something they look forward to.”
LOCAL DRAMA NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD
Find a Way, a heartfelt drama inspired by a true story and filmed entirely in Alamance County, is now available nationwide via Warner Word Entertainment, and can be found on Amazon, at Walmart, and Lifeway Christian Stores.
The film, which received a “5Dove” review, the highest possible rating from the Dove Foundation for being family-approved, faith-friendly and faith-based, was inspired by the story of Harry Cohen, the star quarterback from Walter Williams High School in Burlington whose tragic and untimely death had wide-reaching effects for his family and the community at large.
The film, which explores how people deal with loss and how they attempt to overcome their grief, stars Cranston Johnson Jr., Vonii Bristow, Heavenly Walker, Donald James Moore, Kathy Butler Sandvoss, Charis Jeffers and Cornelius Muller, also the executive producer and a screenwriter for the film.
Find a Way also marks the feature directorial debut of actor Burgess Jenkins (Remember the Titans, “Nashville,” “The Young and the Restless”), who runs the Carolina Actors Group. Indeed, many of Jenkins’ students appear in the film, as does his real-life wife, actress Ashlee Payne.
The official Find a Way website is:
http://www.corneliusmullerproductions. com/index.html !
The 2015 Radical Reels Tour will be presented 7:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 12 at Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 N. Spruce St., Winston-Salem. Tickets are $15 (plus handling charges). For advance tickets or more information, call 336.727.0906 or visit the official Great Outdoor Provision Co. website: http://greatoutdoorprovision.com/main/.