MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 7:30PM | ADMISSION: $15
Please note we cannot accept passes for this screening
Starting at 6:30pm we’ll have beer for sale on the patio and the Tacos Tapas food truck will be on site.
Get rreeaaddy for Reel Rock! This December, Reel Rock 13 blazes across the planet (and across the big screen at The Loft Cinema!) with a brand new collection of the year’s best climbing films, delivering jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor. From Olympic training centers to the frozen landscape of Antarctica, explore the cutting edge of climbing with Adam Ondra, Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cummins and many more!
This year’s line-up:
AGE OF ONDRA
Every so often an athlete comes along who redefines their sport. Adam Ondra, the 25-year-old Czech crusher, is exploring a new realm of human potential in climbing. Late last year, he established a benchmark for the sport; a 5.15d in Norway he dubbed Silence (as in, drop the mic). On the heels of this ascent, we follow Adam from his home in Czech Republic, across Europe to North America, as he innovates new training methods, establishes upper echelon first ascent and attempts to be the first person to send 5.15 on the first try. Age of Ondra is a rare, intimate journey with one of the greatest athletes at the peak of his powers.
UP TO SPEED
When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that one of three combined events required to compete for a medal is…speed climbing. Reel Rock correspondent Zachary Barr looks into this little-known and seldom practiced sub-discipline of the sport, and the role it will play in shaping climbing’s future. Barr’s journey from U.S. to France (the birthplace of modern speed climbing) to South Asia (it’s actually huge there) culminates at an international competition in Moscow, where speed demons race up a 15-meter wall in less than six seconds.
QUEEN MAUD LAND
A dream team of six elite climbers mount an expedition to one of the world’s last great climbing frontiers: the remote frozen towers of Antarctica. Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker tackle a new route on the 3,600-foot Ulvetanna; Savannah Cummins and Anna Pfaff summit Holtanna; and Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright make a harrowing and hilarious blitz of 13 different spires spread across the ice field, including one pitch that Honnold calls “the scariest I have ever led.” Queen Maud Land, the name of this icy region, showcases a stunning rarely-visited wilderness, and the suffering and vision needed to climb at the bottom of the world.
THE VALLEY OF THE MOON
Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon, is a vast landscape of sandstone walls in the desert of Jordan. Hoping to lure international climbers, two Israelis team up with a local Bedouin guide to establish an 1,800-foot route, eventually recruiting American climber Madaleine Sorkin to help achieve their dream. The Valley of the Moon explores the importance of climbing as a way to cross cultural barriers and build friendship on an adventure in one of the most breathtaking regions on Earth.
(Total program running time: approximately 120 mins.)