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BANFF Mountain Film Festival

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Let’s say you’re suffering from scratches from your mountain hike last weekend. Your first instinct is to reach for the Noxzema and a bottle of Yoo-Hoo (the Yoo-Hoo is to cool your insides, natch). But the folks at Olympia Mountaineers Club maintain that art is also important for healing — and not just scratches. The art of film. Especially the BANFF Mountain Film festival. The two-day festival features the best in "mountain" film from all over the world, from white water to heli-kayaking, summiting a high peak to mastering fresh powder. Go heal yourself through the adventures and misadventures of others.

[Capitol Theater, Saturday, Dec. 6 7 and Sunday, Dec. 7 6 p.m., $10-$12, $20 for both nights, 206 Fifth Ave., Olympia, 360.754.5378]


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