Sunday, December 08, 2013

AIFF 2013: Mt. Rescue And 1st US Everest Climb

Post film talk
Two strong docs on mountaineering.

High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 - had film from the original climb and a repeat climb 50 years later.  It included extensive interviews with some of the original climbers and put the climb into the context of history and the changes the mountain has seen since then.  It showed the almost Disneyland line of climbers on the ropes today, going to the top.

Mt. Rescue was similar in structure (as was Icebound opening night) in recreating the original rescue and interviews with the rescuers today.
But what made this special was what you get a film festival.  The daughter of one of the rescuers and another of the rescuers were both there to talk and answer questions afterward.

The surfing film looked pretty full, I'm waiting for the start of Detroit Unleaded. 

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