Sedona News – The Climbing Film Tour visits Sedona Nov. 3-9 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre, presented by the Sedona International Film Festival. The tour is back for its fourth season with an awesome selection of short films celebrating the global climbing community.
Brace yourself for an even more thrilling and adrenaline-pumping experience, showcasing the most captivating Australian vertical adventures on the global stage. Get ready to be inspired by tales of courage, unsung heroes, and climbing icons, fueling your passion to conquer new heights and fulfill your wildest dreams. Join us for an exhilarating journey like no other!
The Climbing Film Tour is a unique platform for climbers and filmmakers around the world to share their stories with the community. Each year films are submitted and selected by the Vertical Life climbing team to go on tour with screenings in hundreds of locations around the world.
Films featured on the tour include:
A New Line: Lucy Sterling: Join Lucy Stirling, Olympic rock climber, on a personal quest to rediscover her passion for outdoor climbing. Taking a break from competition, Lucy embarks on a month-long road trip to the Blue Mountains, a renowned climbing destination. Through her journey, she seeks to redefine the meaning of climbing and find deeper emotional connections in nature and her own life. Experience Lucy’s compelling story as she strives to reignite her fire and pursue her outdoor climbing goals.
Transcendence: At age 21, Adrien Costa was a professional cyclist at the top of the professional circuit when he decided to leave the sport and pursue climbing. Six months later, he had an accident in the mountains that changed his life forever. The film follows his recovery from the accident and journey to the cutting edge of adaptive climbing, taking on an ambitious alpine climbing goal in Washington with a revered mentor.
If It’s Easy, It’s Not Fun: Liv Sansoz, climbing World champion, and Zeb Roche, paraglider and guide, invite filmmaker and photographer Aurelie Gonin on an adventure in Jordan’s Wadi-Rum desert. Together, they aim to conquer big walls, capture breathtaking photos, and tackle the challenging Jihad wall. Follow their captivating journey through mesmerizing landscapes, exhilarating climbs, and adrenaline-pumping paragliding flights. Experience the fusion of action, culture, and friendship in “If It’s Easy, It’s Not Fun,” an ode to the thrill of adventure.
Stirling Range Highline: Join a tight and passionate group of highliners as they visit the beautiful Stirling Ranges in Western Australia. This new film will showcase the logistics, camaraderie, fear, excitement and stoke of highlining in this epic location.
Electric Avenue: Right next to Aiguille du Midi, situated in a sea of mountains at an altitude of 3842m, stands proudly the 50m high granite monolith Gendarme des Cosmiques. For the past 30 years it hosted only 2 climbing routes, Digital Crack (8a) and Arête des Cosmiques (8a), but this changed on the 10th of August 2022.
The Climbing Film Tour will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Nov. 3-9. Showtimes will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3, 4 and 5 at 6:30 p.m.; and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 1 and 6, 8 and 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.