Reaching New Heights - Mixed Films | Virtual

From the film Always Higher, photo by Mathieu Tranchida

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.

Is it possible to climb the hardest route on Mount Everest in Alpine style? Four Slovak climbers accept the challenge with no means of escape. 

 

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From the film Always Higher, photo by Mathieu Tranchida

Always Higher

11 Mins

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?

Year: 
2021
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Alexa Fay
Producer: 
Sophie Claivaz-Loranger
Production Company: 
La Boîte à Films
Has subtitles: 
Yes
From the film Like a River

Like a River

4 Mins

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.

Year: 
2021
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Jim Aikman
Producer: 
Graham Zimmerman, Jim Aikman
Production Company: 
Bedrock Film Works
Has subtitles: 
No
From the film Black Ice

REEL ROCK 15: Black Ice

44 Mins

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.

Year: 
2020
Country: 
United States
Director: 
Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer
Producer: 
Chris Dean, Zachary Barr
Production Company: 
REEL ROCK
Has subtitles: 
No
From the film Precious Leader Woman

Precious Leader Woman

46 Mins

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.

Premiere: 
World Premiere
Year: 
2021
Country: 
Canada
Director: 
Cassie De Colling
Producer: 
Hayley Morin, Mack Stannard
Has subtitles: 
No
Advisory: 
Coarse Language