This Mountain Life – and Films

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Image from the film This Mountain Life

Image from the film This Mountain Life

A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains. A group of nuns inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God. A couple lives off the grid for nearly 50 years. All feel the pull so strongly that their lives must revolve around mountains. Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the snowy peaks of Canada.

Following the screening, filmmaker Grant Baldwin, along with Tania Halik and Barry Blanchard join in person.

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This Mountain Life

77 Mins

A mother-daughter team set out on a six-month ski traverse in the Coast Mountains. A group of nuns inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God. A couple lives off the grid for nearly 50 years. All feel the pull so strongly that their lives must revolve around mountains. Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the snowy peaks of Canada.

*in person attendance

Year: 
2018
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Grant Baldwin*
Producer: 
Jenny Rustemeyer
Production Company: 
Peg Leg Films

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