Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival Tour at Rochester Opera House on April 3

ROCHESTER, NH – The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will stop at the Rochester Opera House for one night only on Wednesday, April 3 as a fundraiser for Greater Seacoast Community Health.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and films begin at 7 p.m.

The Paintbrush Film Program will be shown, highlighting outdoor adventure, travel to exotic landscapes and action sports. The film lineup is as follows:

-Desert Wings: Paramotoring (using a motorized paraglider) over the deserts in the American Southwest.

-Soundscape: Share the experience of climbing a mountain via echo location, touch, and imagination with an adventure athlete who is fully blind.

-The Blackcountry Journal: An artistic expression showing the collaboration of black culture, skiing, and jazz.

-Georgia Astle: Flip the Switch: Canadian mountain biker Georgia Astle aspires to take her mountain biking skills to the next level.

-Canada Vertical: Explorers travel from Canada’s northernmost island to Canada’s southernmost park by skiing, canoeing, and biking in extreme conditions.

-Leo & Chester: Leo, a sought-after rock star with a promising career, turns his back on the industry to pursue a life with a herd of buffalo.

-Earthside: Follow a group of skiers on an expedition above the Arctic Circle as they find their trip’s success is contingent not on what they skied but the time they have together.

-Near the River: The potential impact of a proposed dam on the Zambezi River near the tourism town of Livingstone, Zambia.

-El Gavilán: Two Canadian mountain climbers attempt to climb a 900-foot limestone shipwreck in the Mexican desert.

Event proceeds assist local individuals and families in accessing quality, affordable primary and preventive health care services through Greater Seacoast’s network of community health centers: Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth and Families First Health & Support Center in Portsmouth.

“We’re honored to host this world class event as a fundraiser to help us further our mission of providing quality health care to everyone — regardless of ability to pay,” said Joann Neumann, Greater Seacoast’s Chief Development Officer. “We’re excited for film festival guests to join in viewing these amazing feats of adventure and outdoor exploration.”

Tickets are $28.50 each and include all ticket fees. Visit or call 603-335-1992 to learn more.

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About Greater Seacoast Community Health:

Goodwin Community Health in Somersworth and Families First in Portsmouth merged to create Greater Seacoast Community Health in 2018. They provide primary care, pediatrics, dental care, prenatal care, behavioral health counseling, substance use disorder treatment, mobile health services, the Strafford County Public Health Network, Women Infant and Children nutrition (WIC), social work services, a pharmacy, parenting classes, playgroups and home visiting. For more information, visit

The mission of Greater Seacoast Community Health is sponsored in part by our 2024 Partners in Good Health: Novocure; Bank of New Hampshire; Digital Prospectors; Rochester Opera House; Eastern Bank; Kennebunk Savings; Clark Insurance; Hannaford Supermarkets; Holy Rosary Credit Union; WJP Development, LLC; CGI Employee Benefits Group; Cornerstone Financial Planning; Dead River Company; D.F. Richard Energy; Garrison Family Dental; WellSense Health Plan; Wentworth-Douglass Hospital; Bangor Savings Bank; BrownLaw, PLLC; Palmer Gas & Oil; and Tobey & Merrill Insurance.

About the Rochester Opera House:

The historic Rochester Opera House, a not-for-profit organization, presents an annual performance season of shows for children, teens, adults, and seniors. Built within City Hall in 1908, this beautifully restored theater is the only remaining theater in the world with a unique mechanism that raises the orchestra floor at an incline for amphitheater seating and levels the floor for dancing.

About the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour:

Immediately following the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival, held annually in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada, a selection of the top films submitted to the Festival go on a tour around the world. Host organizations in each tour location help to choose a program that reflects the interests of their community, creating a unique celebration of adventure and adventurers at each stop. The World Tour spans the globe, reaching over 500,000 audience members.

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