Each year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival rolls through Santa Cruz on a World Tour designed to “ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel.” Boasting exhilarating films from around the world, the festival takes audiences on journeys into whitewater rapids, the highest mountain peaks, rarely-seen remote locations and more, to provide vicarious white-knuckle thrills from action and adventure athletes. This year’s films are showing in 400 communities around the world, including the Rio Theatre.
INFO: 7 p.m. Feb. 22-25. Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz. $22. 423-8209. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 to find out how you could win four tickets to the festival.