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VIMFF: Best of: Climbing

VIMFF: Best of: Climbing

The Rio is pleased to host Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival again this year.

For full information on the festival go to vimff.org

All pre-sales are through VIMFF directly but some tickets may be available on the day of the shows at The Rio also.


Journey from rotten sea cliffs to the summit of El Capitan and everywhere in between.

 
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Mon, Feb 12, Rio Theatre
Matinee – Doors 1:30pm Show 2:00pm
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Films

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Hold Fast

FESTIVAL PREMIERE
Director: Jim Aikman
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 55 min

As a professional climber, Conrad Anker has encountered more than a few brushes with mortality. Following a recent heart attack, Conrad heads to Yosemite Valley with friend and cancer survivor Alex Wildman as they attempt to summit El Capitan together.

 

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The Land Of Maybe

WORLD PREMIERE
Director: Will Lascelles
Origin: New Zealand
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 22 min

Three of the world’s best rock climbers head to the remote country of the Faroe Islands to attempt a first ascent on the world’s highest sea cliff.

 

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Above The Fray

Director: Graham Zimmerman
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min

Beth Rodden is one of the greatest climbers in history. ‘Above the Fray’ tells her story from being kidnapped by terrorists to discovering a new-found community of mothers and the ability to open up to a balanced life defined by love rather than fear.

 

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Stumped

Director: Taylor Keating & Cedar Wright
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 25 min

“I don’t want to be known as just a one-armed climber,” says Maureen Beck, “I just want to be a good climber.”

 

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