The 9th Annual New Paltz Climbing Film Festival


Saturday, October 6, 2007 Julien J. Studley Theater 7:30 pm SUNY State College of New York at New Paltz

Arrive after 7 PM and hear Two Dollar Goat playing tunes new and old in the Bluegrass style with tight harmonies and a driving rhythm infused with a light-hearted approach to music. Also, while enjoying the music, see slides of the Gunks taken by local photographer and climbing guide, Matt Calardo.

THE REEL ROCK Film Tour brings high-octane climbing and adventure films to enthusiastic audiences across the world. In its inaugural year of 2006, REEL ROCK packed theaters in over 50 cities from Anchorage to New Paltz, entertained more than 10,000 people, and received rave reviews from audiences and local and national media.

The 2007 REEL ROCK Tour will be even bigger, with over 60 locations across the U.S., Canada, and Europe in September and October

REEL ROCK 2007 will feature Chris Sharma's King Lines, the groundbreaking new movie from Sender Films and BigUp Productions. Chris Sharma is the strongest and most famous rock climber in the world. For the past decade he has dominated his sport, and at 25 years old, the Santa Cruz, CA native is just hitting his stride.

King Lines documents Sharma's quest to be the first to climb the most difficult and outrageous rock formations around the world.

The opening act for King Lines is a highlight showing of Committed, a new film documenting the legendary British appetite for hard and dangerous rock climbing, by filmmakers Dave Brown and Paul Diffley of Hot Aches.

A video clip of Sharma's effort on Es Pontas can be seen at or This segment?which aired on NBC's Jeep World of Adventure Sports won the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Camerawork in April.

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