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Film : Mountain (U)
Thu, 21st June, 2018 @ 19:30pm - 21:00pmFREE- Donations on the NIght
Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers.
★★★★”A Truly amazing view from the top. The footage is spectacular in this Willem Dafoe-narrated documentary about what mountains mean to us and why we climb them” The Guardian
“This meditative film, narrated by Willem Dafoe, explores humanity’s fascination with conquering peaks while urging us to have more respect for these wild places.”
★★★★”One of the most visceral essay films ever made, with Peedom and her Sherpa altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk unfurling a series of glistening images that should be seen only on the biggest of big screens.” Rotten Tomatoes
Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind, and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.
‘Willem Dafoe’s narration elevates the film’
This is a fundraising event for Save the SpArC.
Tickets are free but please book your place in the usual way –
And please make a donation to the SpArC Fund on the night!