An evening that delves into compelling personal journeys of struggles, quests and adventure.

The Cinematheque, 7:30pm

SUE OAKEY-BAKER - Finding Jim – a story of adventure, love and survival
Susan Oakey-Baker will present the story of her compelling memoir, Finding Jim, in which she struggles to confront the realities of life after the death of her husband, renowned mountain guide Jim Haberl.
MARTYN WILLIAMS - Everest to Enlightenment
World Class explorer Martyn Williams takes us up Everest, from Pole to Pole and on intense journeys with remarkable Himalayan Yogis in the quest for the secrets of Enlightenment.

THE PILGRIMAGE (Canada, 25 minutes, 2012, dir. Tavi Parusel)
A backpack, good hiking boots and a sense of adventure can truly change lives.

MC Jack Christie
Wilderness bon vivant Jack Christie has been writing the Outside column in the Georgia Straight since 1986. Since the festival’s debut, Jack has appeared as both a master-of-ceremonies and a member of the film awards jury.
Profiles of “Spiritual Journeys” presenters Susan Oakey-Baker and Martyn Williams appear in his recently-published Outside column www.straight.com/life/576846/spiritual-journey-stars-vancouver-international-mountain-film-festival. 
For more information on Jack and his outdoors guide books, including the best-selling 52 Best Day Trips from Vancouver, The Whistler Book, and Best Weekend Getaways from Vancouver, visit www.jackchristie.com