2005 Barry Corbet Film Festival

2005 Barry Corbet Film Festival Press Archives

2005 Featured Non-Profit: The Khumbu Climbing School

The 2005 Barry Corbet Film Festival Highlights
Dates: March 24-26, 2005
Venue: Mainstage Theater, Jackson, Wyoming
Attendance: Over 1,000

The 2005 Barry Corbet Film Festival Lineup


Ski The Outer Limits
United States/1968/28 minutes
Directors: Barry Corbet & Roger Brown
Producer: Summit Films

Ski the Outer Limits is the poetic exploration of man's "conquest of the useless," his quest to expand the limits of his abilities. Ski The Outer Limits is widely recognized as the all-time classic of winter sports films and has received numerous first-place film festival awards. One of the first ski movies to ask the simple question, "Why?", it includes vintage footage of Jackson Hole, including Tom Leroi's front flip into Corbet's Couloir--a mere year after the first descent.

Switzerland/2000/13 minutes
Director: Dominique Perret
Producer: Dominique Perret/Vertical Zoo

Filmed in the Lyngen Mountains of Norway and in the Swiss Alps, Timeless features Dominique Perret, voted "Best Freeride Skier of the Century" at the 2000 Board Awards in Paris, as he goes in search of the roots of the sport. Timeless presents a perfect connection between the old and the new as it underscores how little the spirit of skiing has changed.

Secret Island
Germany/1995/16 min
Director: Joachim Hellinger
Producer: HelliVentures Film Productions

Two snowboarders discover a cryptic map that contains rumors of a secret island where the perfect ride goes on forever. As they go in search of it, a phenomenon is about to occur in a village in a parallel universe that brings their experiences together for a brief moment in time. Will they find the best run of their lives--or their greatest nightmare?

Fall Line
United States/1978/12 minutes
Director: Robert Carmichael and Greg Lowe
Producer: Robert Carmichael

Almost every American over thirty has seen part of Fall Line--a film-snip of a horrendous fall down a couloir, shown for several years as an opening for ABC TV's American Sportsman. That ignominious screamer was Jackson local Steve Shea in Fall Line, the action film that introduced extreme skiing to America. In 1978 and 1979 alpinist Steve Shea knocked off notable descents in the Tetons, including the second and third of the Grand Teton. Fall Line recreates his impressive familiarity with the range, with an artistic license only Jackson locals can truly appreciate.


Brokedown Melody
United States/2004/55 minutes
Directors: Chris & Emmet Malloy
Producer: Woodshed Films

The future of surfing will come from places you least expect, runs the byline, and Brokedown Melody rediscovers the deepest meaning of surfing on serendipitous shores. From South America to Polynesia to Jamaica, the Malloy brothers trace the influences of surfing on local cultures while capturing the liquid artistry of luminaries such as Kelly Slater, Gerry Lopez and Jack Johnson. Presented in person by Chris Malloy.

Sacred Wave
Germany/1999/27 min
Director: Joachim Hellinger
Producer: Moving Adventures

Robbie Sieger dreamed of the ocean ever since he was a boy. He left Germany at sixteen, moved to Hawaii, and began living the dream. A beautiful and moving tribute to a lifestyle that Jackson skiers and climbers will recognize on the deepest levels.


El Capitan
United States/1978/60 minutes
Director: Fred Padula
Producer: Fred Padula

The greatest climbing film of all time, El Capitan captures one of the earliest ascents of the Nose route in a poetic rendering that is as fresh today as it was thirty years ago. Hilarious, terrifying, prosaic and lyrical, El Capitan is one of the all-time greats of outdoor sports. Presented in person by Fred Padula.

United States/2005/43 minutes
Director: Peter Mortimer
Producer: Peter Mortimer & Timmy O'Neill

The director of Front Range Freaks and Scary Faces brings his lens to Indian Creek, where the adventures of a band of crack climbers is narrated by the hilarious Timmy O'Neill. First free ascents, aerial slack lining and adrenaline all coupled with an intense perspective on the joys, frustrations and beauty of desert climbing.

United States/2005/12 minutes
Director: Heinz Zak
Producer: Heinz Zak

The nascent sport of slacklining involves walking thin ribbons of webbing, sometimes over horrifying drops. For climbing provocateur Dean Potter, such activities are all part of his routine.