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

The Best of Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2020
Showing until: Sunday 21 February
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1hr 49 | Presenting the pinnacle of adventure films, showing a host of incredible journeys, and transporting you to the great outdoors whilst the world is on pause.

Love Child (12A)
Showing until: Sunday 21 February
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1hr 51 | A heart-breaking portrait of an Iranian couple forced to flee for their lives from Tehran where their secret affair and illegitimate child are both considered crimes.

Possessor (18)
Showing until: Sunday 21 February
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1hr 43 | Sci-fi thriller about a corporate agent who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of the company.

MLK/FBI (12)
Showing until: Sunday 21 February
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1hr 44 | Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard’s resonant film explores the US government’s surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cinema Blithe Spirit (12A)

1hr 36 | AD | Charles is struggling with writer’s block. His desperate search for inspiration leads him to a séance which inadvertently summons his deceased wife, creating difficulties in his second marriage.

Cinema Two By Two Overboard (U)

1hr 26 | Noah’s ark drifts on the open seas, with best friends Finny and Leah on board. After a series of unfortunate events, the two find themselves inadvertently washed overboard.

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