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Genre: Adventure

This Mountain Life

This Mountain Life

The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few people ever venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw
of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it.
After months of preparation, Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a 6 month, 2300 km journey from Squamish, BC to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness. There are others who share a passion for the mountain life: a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer is buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid for nearly 50 years.
What is it that leads these adventurous people to sacrifice everything – comfort, family, personal safety – for a life in the mountains?
The latest documentary feature from the team behind JUST EAT IT: A FOOD WASTE STORY and THE CLEAN BIN PROJECT is shot in remarkable cinematic detail; a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.

“Ravishingly shot . . . a love letter to the outdoors.” (POV Magazine)


Saturday, December 15 – Filmmakers in attendance for Q&A!
Doors 1:15 pm | Movie 1:45 pm
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

Sunday, December 16
Doors 1:00 pm | Movie 1:30 pm – Please note: No Q&A with this screening.
Advance tickets $10.50 HERE | $12.50 at the door

*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.


THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE (Grant Baldwin, 2018 / 77 mins / PG) A daughter and her 60-year-old mother’s arduous 2,300-kilometre trek to Alaska is the thread that binds these intimate portraits together.

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