5/24/10 - Chris Malloy's film strikes so deeply into the heart of Patagonia's wildnerness, we come to feel at home there.180 South: Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way, he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life, and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature – and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.
5/22: San Diego, CA, at La Paloma Theater, doors at 6:30 p.m. Special guest to be announced
5/25: Santa Monica, CA, at Eli Broad Theater, doors 7 p.m. Special guest to be announced
5/26: Portland, OR, at the Hollywood Theater, doors at 7 p.m. Special guest to be announced
5/28: San Francisco, CA, at the Victoria Theater, doors at 7 p.m. Special guest to be announced
For showtimes and ticket info, visit woodshed.com.
Q & A after the film with cast from the film (the Malloys, Jeff Johnson, and more)
DVD available through Magnolia Pictures, June 8. Soundtrack available on Brushfire Records, June 22.
Made possible in part by the generous support of Kashi and Patagonia