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

Cinema Sheffield Adventure Film Festival on Tour 2022
Movie Theatre

1hr 42 | A selection of the most popular films from this year’s festival, including the most exciting voices and athletes from the worlds of climbing, biking, running and the water.

Cinema Fire of Love (PG)
Movie Theatre

1hr 33 | Fire of Love tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.

On Stage Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan – Mad Honey
Storyhouse Theatre

Join bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan as they discuss their new novel MAD HONEY – a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

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Activities Forgotten Voices – Workshop
Garret Theatre

Ever wanted to write a play about your family? Don’t know where to start? This writing workshop will help begin the journey. 

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On Stage Angel by Henry Naylor
Garret Theatre

In 2014 Kurdish families were fleeing Kobane to avoid the inevitable ISIS onslaught; Rehana stayed to fight and defend her town. Now, this legendary story comes to the stage in Henry Naylor’s award winning play.

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On Stage DREAM – Ballet Cymru
Storyhouse Theatre

Working with Award-Winning instrumentalist and composer Frank Moon, Ballet Cymru have created a magical, gender bending world of fairies, lovers, and bewitching enchantment.

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On Stage Cowboy Junkies
Storyhouse Theatre

Sometimes revolutions begin quietly. Cowboy Junkies combine folk, blues and rock in a way that’s never been heard before. 

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Activities ….But it’s special to ME!’
Garret Bar

During this fun, interactive session, children will learn about the value of their voice, they’ll be given a platform and an opportunity to be heard talking and listening.

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Activities I’m not a stick, why can’t you see?
Storytelling Room

This session explores the power of spoken word. Together, we explore the classic Julia Donaldson tale of Stick Man and creative alternative adventures for stick man and his family.

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Cinema The Feast (18)

1 hr 33 | When a wealthy family and their guests gather for a dinner party in the remote Welsh countryside, they have little idea of what awaits them.

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