Mountainfilm: Annual Winter Film Event, 12/26

Telluride Mountainfilm presents two special screenings,a Telluride premiere, of the award-winning film “Valley Uprising,” a thrilling documentary from Sender Films about the history of climbing in Yosemite National Park. Sheridan Opera House, Friday, December 26, 4 p.m.(doors, 3:30 p.m.) and 7:30 p.m. (doors and cash bar, 6:30 p.m.) Tickets online $15 and $20 at the door. Purchase ticket now.

Poster image courtesy Peter Mortimer

Poster image courtesy Peter Mortimer

From the producer’s website:

The American Dream: a phrase that evokes images of new cars, well-trimmed lawns, and stock-indexed retirement plans.

But apart from these material ambitions sits a very different kind of American Dream – one that strives to cast aside the safety and comfort of modern life, and seek life-affirming adventure in the great outdoors.

And nowhere has this dream manifested more strongly than in Yosemite National Park, where – in the spirit of John Muir and Jack Kerouac – generations of beatniks and madmen have dropped out of society to take up a life of rock climbing on these massive granite walls.

In the shady campgrounds of the valley floor, the climbers carved out a counterculture lifestyle of dumpster-diving and wild parties that clashed with the conservative values of the National Park Service. And up on the walls, generation after generation has pushed the limits of climbing, vying amongst each other for supremacy on Yosemite’s cliffs.

“Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold rock climbing tradition in Yosemite Valley: half century of struggle against the laws of gravity – and the laws of the land.

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The screening is a benefit screening for Telluride Mountainfilm. There will be a live auction at both of the screenings. If you cannot attend but would like to support Mountainfilm’s nonprofit mission, please donate here. Any and all contributions are most welcome.

For a preview of “Valley Uprising,” watch the trailer:


Please note: Contains adult language and themes. May not be suitable for young children.

About Mountainfilm:

Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining.


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