the DAWN WALL
film screening • 6PM-10PM • $18
We're doing a film screening of THE DAWN WALL at my studio on December 13th where we will be raising money to support those affected by the fires here in California. In addition to donating proceeds from the film, we will be raffling off prints and more to help raise as much as we can for CA fire relief. Please join us that night or find a way to support those in need!
- Chris Burkard
In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.
The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.
But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall.
Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?
“It changed my idea of what we are physically capable of.”
See you there.
dec 13TH 2018 • DOORS @ 6:00PM
non refundable • limited space • likely to sell out
• FOOD FROM THE PARING KNIFE • DRINKS FROM WHALEBIRD • GO GREEN WITH KLEAN KANTEEN •
“While the climbing scenes are white-knuckle exciting, the filmmakers understand that thrills alone don't make for a good climbing documentary. We have to care about the climbers before they set one foot on the rock.”
- Rob T.
”As the most genuine of crowd-pleasers, it will have you rooting instantly for the two hardworking, charismatic athletes. You'll start to root for the filmmaking, too.”