The Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020

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Sheffield Adventure Film Festival is an annual three-day weekend event bringing together the best of outdoor and adventure filmmaking from all around the world. Each year the festival presents the pinnacle of adventure films, showing a host of incredible journeys – both physical and spiritual. This year’s programme is no exception, and whilst the world is on pause we’re privileged to be able transport you to the great outdoors, via these inspirational filmmakers and stories.


The Life Of Pie – Directed by  Travis Rummel, Ben Knight (USA)
In 2002, mountain bikers and entrepreneurs Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to Fruita, Colorado, in search of cheap rent, world-class single track, and free time to ride. Over 15 years later, the two unconventional women have helped reshape one of the state’s most conservative towns, uniting the community through advocacy, inclusivity, and damn good pizza.

Out On A Limb – Directed by James Dann (UK)
Geoff, Dan and Isaac are three wheelchair users who embark on a mission to conquer the Swiss Alps and prove that having a disability won’t tame their sense of adventure.

Safe Haven – Directed by Davis Goslin (USA)
Founded on the belief that everyone is welcome, the Memphis Rox climbing gym is at the centre of Memphis’ revitalisation.

Floe State Of Mind – Directed by Ben Gerrish (UK)
Floe State of Mind follows cold water swimmer Gilly McArthur as she takes an axe to an icy tarn and breaks a channel for a solitary swim. 

Run The Line – Directed by Beau Miles (Australia)
Beau Miles lives next to the old Warragul-Noojee Railway line, which snaked for 43km through the foothills of Mt. Baw Baw, and ran from 1892-1954. You can still see the line now as strange scars across paddocks and bold cuttings through the sides of hills. Overgrown, private, exposed, or hard to find, Beau aims to re-run the train line, picking up and finding the stations of yesteryear.

Allein – Directed by Franz Walter (Greenland / Germany)
At age 50, alpinist and mountain guide Robert Jasper is heading out to Greenland for a solo expedition…

The Imaginary Line – Directed by Kylor Melton (USA)
“In a world that is constantly trying to tear us apart, we are here to come together, to cross those imaginary lines that divide us…”
During the longest government shutdown in American history, a team from Mexico and a team from the USA establish a highline across the border between the two countries…

The Home For Broken Toys – Directed by Holly Butcher (UK)
Every weekend through the winter, a group of middle-aged men, who dub themselves the East German Ladies Swimming Team, plunge into the freezing waters of a pond in central London. This charming film follows the team through one season to explore their motivations for braving the extreme cold, a decision which seems alien to the filmmaker. The reasons she discovers are by turns comedic, poignant, and profound.

 

 

Duration

Approx 109 mins

Here Are The Young Men (15)
Showing until: Monday 31 May
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1hr 36 | A fresh and shocking Irish thriller featuring an all-star cast, Here Are The Young Men is an unflinching examination of toxic masculinity, written and directed by Eoin Macken.

Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
Showing until: Sunday 30 May
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1hr 21 | A story of two of the greatest writers of the past century examined in a dialogue that stretches from their early days of friendship to their final, unsparing critiques of each other.  Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland brings the two forces together in a unique and fascinating tête-à-tête.

Sequin In A Blue Room (18)
Showing until: Sunday 16 May
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1hr 20 | Sequin is exploring his sexuality through an obsession with anonymous hook-ups, until he finds his way into the mysterious ‘Blue Room’. There, Sequin connects with a captivating stranger, but they’re separated suddenly. Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on a mission to track him down.

A Common Crime (12A)
Showing until: Friday 14 May
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1hr 36 | One night, Kevin, the adolescent son of Cecilia’s housekeeper, knocks on her door. Cecilia lives alone with her young child and is too afraid to let Kevin in. The next day, his body is found in a river. The neighbourhood accuses the police of having hounded the teenager and social unrest rocks the town.

Malmkrog (12A)
Showing until: Friday 14 May
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3hr 21 | Set in a country house in Transylvannia, the guests who come to the mansion of aristocratic landowner Nikolai are hand-picked. As they converse, dine, and play parlour games tensions mount and debate becomes heated as they discuss the politics of the day.

Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF)
Showing until: Friday 14 May
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1hr 44 | Women Over 50 Film Festival showcases films by and about older women. This virtual ‘Best of The Fest’ is packed with award winning films about witches, warriors, and women who roar!

On Stage Live Stream: Byron Wallen’s Four Corners Album Portrait Tour

Byron Wallen will play music from his latest album ‘Portrait: Reflections on Belonging’, featuring his dazzling Four Corners band, led by himself on trumpet and conches.

On Stage Live Stream: The Greatest Play in the History of the World

A universal love story that celebrates the human race in all its glorious messiness, confusion and joy.

On Stage Live stream: Madame Ovary
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This is the live stream to watch at home – to buy tickets to attend the in-person event at Storyhouse…

Rose (15)
Showing until: Friday 30 April
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1hr 26 | Gripped by a violent, terrifying illness, Rose lives in seclusion with her husband, but the arrival of a stranger shatters the fragile refuge they have built.

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