Best of mountain film festival
1:52pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in What's on
Unmissable – Each year the very best films from Kendal Mountain Festival are hand-picked to travel the world on the Best Of Kendal World Film Tour.
The best of these action and adventure films feature at Theatr Mwldan Cardigan on Thursday 19 September at 7.30 in this eye-popping, adrenaline-pumping opportunity to experience the hottest collection. Kendal is one of the world’s major Mountain Film Festivals, an internationally accliamed event that attracts film premieres from around the world.
This programme of six films features the very best titles from the 2012 Kendal Mountain Festival, on tour in 2013. We present Wide Boyz, Capetown, The Old Breed, The Warrior, Chasing Water and Crossing The Ice. Audiences across the UK and around the world get to experience the essence and inspiration of Kendal with a selection of the hottest action sports films.
Tickets for Craghoppers Best of Kendal Film Tour on Thursday 19 September at 7.30pm at Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan are £12 (£10 concessions) and can be booked as usual by calling 01239 621200 or online at www.mwldan.co.uk. Smartphone users can book by visiting mwldan.ticketsolve.com/mobile.
Individual Film Details
Paul Diffley & Chris Alstrin | UK | 48’
Two English climbers explore the world of off-width crack climbing, completing a brutal two year training regime before attempting the first ascent of Century Crack – the worlds hardest off-width. The climbing is tough, painful and bloody.
Ben Barden & Rin Colombi | UK | 8’
A fascinating look at one of Cumbria’s oldest pastimes: Hound Trailing (canine athleticism at its best and no hunting involved!) Running in her first season, much is expected of the young dog, Capetown.
THE OLD BREED
Rufus Lusk & Freddie Wilkinson | USA | 24’
“Getting to the top matters”. So says 50-something Mark Richey as he prepares to climb Saser Kangri II; at 7,518 metres the world’s second highest unclimbed mountain. The limits of physical health and will power are pushed to the edge as we experience the monumental risks involved in being the first to climb a peak.
Skip Armstrong | USA | 9’
What are you willing to fight for? Growing up on the North Shore of Oahu, surfing was Christopher Peterson’s life. He fought for his place in the sport, but when his grandmother asked for his help he left the islands and surfing to experience another life thousands of miles from any ocean waves.
Pete McBride | USA | 18’
From source to sea, we follow the Colorado River in this intimate look at the watershed that traverses 1500 miles and drains seven States.
CROSSING THE ICE
Justin Jones | Australia | 44’
Two Australian adventurers dare to tackle the perilous journey across Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, completely unassisted. So far many have tried, but all have failed.