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Holly Elliot, with the Banff Mt. Film Festival, and Cindy Edwards, with the Hames Center, talk about tonight’s Banff Mt. Film Festival World Tour (7PM Tue Feb 11, Sitka Performing Arts Center, $15/$10 Old Harbor Books and the Hames Center). Elliot has been with the festival for 16 years — it’s most senior “road warrior.” She says the films are selected from over three hundred submitted to the festival.
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Banff Mt. World Tour combines joy, inspiration, pain
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