REELROCK 14 Climbing Film Festival + ADAPTIVE
Saturday, February 15, 7:30 - 10:00 PM,
Location: 182 Nassau Street, Stewart Film Theater
Tickets: $10 General Admission Seating - GO ON SALE THE WEEK OFJANUARY 13th
Proceeds go to Peak Potential Climbing Program for children with disabilities
Outdoor Action presents The Reel Rock Film Tour, one of rock climbing's greatest celebrations, returns to campus a new collection of world premiere films. In The High Road, the powerful and bold Nina Williams tests herself on some of the highest, most difficult boulder problems ever climbed. In United States of Joe’s climbers collide with a conservative coal mining community in rural Utah, to surprising results. And in The Nose Speed Record, legends Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold battle Yosemite dirtbags Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright in a high stakes race for greatness.
The High Road
While the world’s best boulderers push standards close to the ground, Nina Williams’ sights are set higher. She is among the only women who climb elite-level problems that are 30, 40, even 50 feet tall -- with no rope. In this profile of an emerging star athlete, Nina Williams flexes her guns and tests her nerves well into the no-fall zone.
The Nose Speed Record
For decades, an elite handful of climbers have competed for the coveted speed record on the 3,000-foot Nose of El Capitan, risking big falls to shave mere seconds off the fastest time. When a record held by superstar Alex Honnold is broken by little-known climbers Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds, Honnold drafts fellow climbing legend Tommy Caldwell to establish a new mark that will stand the test of time. Honnold pushes for perfection while Caldwell, a family man, wrestles with the risk amid a series of accidents on the wall that lay bare the consequences of any mistake.
United States of Joe’s
In rural Utah, a valley of world-class bouldering is nestled among a conservative community of Mormons, cowboys and coal miners. When a ragged band of punk rock climbers shows up, the two cultures inevitably clash. After years of antagonism, a group of climbers work with locals to build a more harmonious future. But in this divided era, is that even possible?
Jim Ewing – a Sterling Rope engineer and below-the-knee amputee – enlists professional climber, Maureen Beck – born without her left hand – to attempt the first all-adaptive ascent of the über classic and deeply remote Lotus Flower Tower (5.10+) in Canada's Cirque of the Unclimbables. As their adventure unfolds, we see that the ability to adapt is universal and a common thread that unites us.
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour 2020 - EXPANDED TO 3 NIGHTS!
Don't miss this great Annual Event of Amazing mountain and adventure sports films!
Tickets go on sale in February
Thursday, April 23, Friday, April 24 & Saturday, April 25, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
McCosh Hall, Room 10
(new projection screen)
General Admission - Doors open at 6:30 PM, advance tickets on sale starting in February
Join the Princeton students, staff faculty, and local community for this campus favorite that combines awe-inspiring films and an intermission gear raffle! The spectacular action-packed films feature rock climbing, mountaineering, kayaking, mountain biking, extreme skiing and explorations of the natural world.
The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is an international film competition featuring the world's best footage on mountain subjects. The festival began in 1976 and is held annually on the first weekend in November in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Each year, the festival receives approximately 330 films in the film festival competition. An international film festival jury chooses the best films from the finalists and awards prizes in eight categories: Grand Prize, Climbing, Mountain Sports, Mountain Environment, Mountain Culture, Short Mountain Film, and Feature-Length Mountain Film. Audience members select the winner of the People's Choice Award.
Each night will feature different films; film descriptions for each night will be updated to this Web page.
Sponsored by the the Princeton University Outdoor Action Program.
Free parking is available in the West Garage after 5 PM.