Mountains on Stage: Winter Edition 2023

Mountains on Stage is back at the Rio Theatre for its Winter 2023 edition on Wednesday, December 6.

Experience a great time full of adventure and inspiration with the best mountain movies of the year! Mountains on Stage is a film festival that aims to bring the mountains into cities with a selection of the world’s best films related to mountain sports.

Wednesday, December 6
Doors 6:00 pm | Event 7:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets available HERE


NUPTSE (Hugo Clouzeau, 66 mins) A grandiose film that traces the unfailing commitment of 4 climbers: Hélias Millerioux, Benjamin Guigonnet, Frédéric Degoulet and Robin Revest, to reach the summit of Nuptse, a 7,861 meters Himalayan giant. During 3 years the « moustache gang » attempts a new route up the South face of this mountain that never ceases to obsess them. This extrem climb in alpine-style will challenge their will but also their limits. This expedition was awarded a Piolet d’Or and is brilliantly captured by director Hugo Clouzeau thanks to incredible images that transport us in the heart of the face.

VIA SEDNA (Ramona Waldner, 45 mins) Sailing to Greenland to open up a route on a face over 1,000 meters high is the dream that climber Caro North and skipper Marta Guemes have set out to realize with an all-female expedition. After 2 years of preparation, a team of 8 women, skippers and climbers, is ready to set sail : departure from La Rochelle, France, to the turbulent Arctic Sea… But be warned: if opening a new route at the end of the world is full of unknowns, the journey to reach it is not a piece of cake either!

THE SILENT ESCAPE (Oswald Rodrigo Pereira, 29 mins) Polish skier Bartek Ziemski has a monumental goal: to ski 2 mythical peaks over 8,000 meters high, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri back to back. An incredible feat in the history of extreme skiing, since he wanted to ski these two 8,000 meters peaks without oxygen and without the help of sherpas, but also to descend to base camp without taking off his skis ! It’s a terrifying, captivating film about going beyond one’s limits, without forgetting the solidarity that can save lives at this altitude!

RISE (Fred Rousseau and Maxime Moulin, 21 mins) Humility is an essential quality for discovering the high mountains. That’s what skier Juliette Willmann tells us. After years alpine skiing and freeride competitions, she’s looking for new skills to tackle the legendary descents of the Chamonix valley, from the north face of Les Miages to the Couturier couloir on Aiguille Verte… A fast-paced apprenticeship for this gifted skier, and a gentle blend of wisdom and magnificent lines!

*Minors welcome! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Sorry, no Rio Theatre Groupons or passes accepted for this show.
*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are also available for purchase at the box office on the day of the show.

About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

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