Reaching New Heights - Mixed Films | Live
Meet a Quebec high diver eager to fulfill a crazy dream; learn how to live life like a river if you’re a climber/artist; and experience the journey of a team of African American ice climbers as they try the craft for the first time; and follow a story from childhood to the world stage as an snowboarder from a remote village in northern British Columbia comes full circle to embrace her indigenous identity.
This program features four films including:
Always Higher, Like a River, Reel Rock 15: Black Ice, and Precious Leader Woman.
Film details below.
Attending In Person
Like a River: Jim Aikman, Director/Producer
Precious Leader Woman: Cassie De Colling, Spencer O'Brien
Program subject to change.
Note: This event was previously Brette Harrington and Films. As Brette is no longer able to attend, her presentation is replaced by the film Precious Leader Woman. All other films remain the same.
Lysanne Richard is one of the world’s best international competition high divers. But the 39 year-old Canadian mother of three is ready to focus on personal projects of her own. First on the list is a 22 meter high dive in the dead of winter over a frozen lake, a feat that has never been done. But will it be enough?
Like a River
Artist and climber Jeremy Collins has had a long and loving relationship with the desert canyons of the American southwest. In this short film, he describes his passion for three canyons as he creates a new mural that combines them on paper.
REEL ROCK 15: Black Ice
A crew of aspiring ice climbers from the Memphis Rox gym travels to the frozen wilds of Montana, where mentors Manoah Ainuu, Conrad Anker and Fred Campbell share their love of winter adventure in the mountains.
Precious Leader Woman
Hailing from the remote village of Alert Bay, British Columbia snowboarder Spencer O’Brien dedicated her life to becoming a world champion. But, being driven to win came at a cost. Snowboarding at the elite level was taking Spencer further from her Indigenous heritage than she realized. Precious Leader Woman tells Spencer’s story from childhood to the world stage, to coming full circle to embrace her identity as she pushes forward bringing her heart and soul to her next challenge, the backcountry.