Thursday, September 17
Showtime: 7:30 PM
Chautauqua AuditoriumSold Out
In its landmark 10th year, REEL ROCK is kicking off the 2015 world tour at Chautauqua Auditorium. This year’s REEL ROCK Film Tour features exclusive premieres of short films by REEL ROCK co-founders Sender Films and Big UP Productions that tell the stories of the most exciting vertical action from the past year. From big walls to big moves, and featuring athletes Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, Ashima Shiraishi, Daniel Woods and more, this year’s tour boasts an eclectic program that will get you psyched!
Don’t miss this festive community event featuring thrilling action films, appearances by athletes, and a vendor village complete with a beer garden and fun giveaways from the sponsors held from 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM before each screening.
Film Line Up:
“A Line Across the Sky” (35 mins)
The Fitz Roy Traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism: a gnarly journey across seven jagged summits and 13,000 vertical feet of climbing. Who knew it could be so much? Join Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold on the inspiring — and at times hilarious — quest that earned the Piolet D’Or.
“Dean Potter Tribute” (6 mins)
Dean Potter was the most iconic vertical adventurer of a generation. He has been an integral part of the Reel Rock family since year one, starring in such classics as “First Ascent,” “Fly or Die,” “Race for the Nose,” and “Valley Uprising.” Following his tragic death in May, the tour will include a stirring tribute to our friend and collaborator.
“High and Mighty” (20 mins)
High ball bouldering – – where a fall could lead to serious injury – – is not for the faint of heart. Add to the equation a level of difficulty at climbing’s cutting edge, and things can get downright out of control. Follow Daniel Woods’ epic battle to conquer fear and climb the high ball test-piece the process.
“Showdown at Horseshoe Hell” (20 mins)
24 hours of Horseshoe Hell (24HHH) is the wildest event in the climbing world; a mash-up of ultramarthon and burning man where elite climbers and gumbies alike go for broke in a sun up-to-sun up orgy of lactic acid and beer. But all fun aside, the competition is real: can the team of Nic Berry and Mason Earle stand up against the all-powerful Alex Honnold?
“Dawn Wall: First Look” (15 mins)
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s epic final push to free climb the dawn wall was a truly historic feat. It marked the greatest climbing achievement of a generation and captured the world’s imagination. As our team works on a major feature film about the event slated for next year, Reel Rock 10 will include an exclusive look at the drama playing out at the crux of the route.