The 2006 Alpinist Film Festival Special Screening
Jackson-based Alpinist Magazine continued its record of selling out every night of The Alpinist Film Festival when it hosted a special screening of The Reel Rock Film Tour before a full house on September 14, 2006. The Wyoming premiere of First Ascent (by Peter Mortimer and Sender Films) and Dosage Volume IV (by Josh Lowell and Big Up Productions) animated the audience with painful fingerlocks, breathtaking ascents and, of course, enormous falls. The event raised over $1,400 for Jackson's own 1 Percent for the Tetons.
Date: September 14, 2006
Venue: Mainstage Theater, Jackson, Wyoming
The 2006 Special Screening Lineup
United States/2006/75 minutes
Director: Peter Mortimer
Producer: Sender Films
First Ascent features today's top rock climbers as they lay siege to steep faces and soaring alpine walls in pursuit of climbing's pinnacle achievement--the First Ascent. Mortimer brings us on this globetrotting journey to capture the hopes, fears and radical feats of men and women on climbing's cutting edge. The creation of the film is documented in an eight-page article, "Verite Bites," in Issue 17 of Alpinist.
The film takes us from Himalayan summits to deep-water soloing on the coast of Thailand, and from the sobering heights of the Black Canyon to Timmy "Urban Ape" O'Neill's monkey business on the buildings of Hollywood. A preview segment from First Ascent premiered in January, 2006, at The Barry Corbet Film Festival in front of a capacity crowd of 900 people at the Walk Festival Hall in Teton Village, Wyoming, and won the festival's People's Choice Award and its Grand Prize.
Dosage, Volume IV
BigUp's Dosage series is the definitive annual portrait of climbing's state-of-the-art. Volume IV follows the biggest names in trad climbing, sport climbing and bouldering as they make historic ascents at spectacular locations around the world. Highlights include Tommy Caldwell's marathon El Capitan linkup, free climbing both The Nose (5.14a) and Freerider (5.12d) in under 24 hours (featured in a ten-page article, "Long Time Coming," in Alpinist, Issue 15); Chris Sharma's first ascent of Dreamcatcher (5.14d) in Squamish, BC; Lisa Rands' first female ascents of scary grit routes in England's Peak District; and much more.