Carbondale, CO – August 21, 2006 –ClimbingMagazine presents the Reel Rock Film Tour as a benefit for the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, a volunteer organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for ovarian cancer research and awareness programs. The event, September 7, will be hosted by Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre, with a pre-event wine tasting and appetizers at Grana. The show will be the world premier of two groundbreaking new climbing films by the top producers in the industry: Dosage Volume IV, by Josh Lowell, and First Ascent, by Peter Mortimer. 100 percent of proceeds will go to the HERA Foundation; tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Climbing Magazine; call 1-800-493-4569 for more information. Buy early, as the show will certainly sell out. This event is made possible by Climbing Magazine, The Crystal Theatre, , BJ Adams and Company Real Estate., Grana, Veramonte Winery Don and Jody Ensign and Colorad Audio Visual .
The pre-party is presented by Veramonte and is scheduled to begin at the Grana Courtyard, with wine tasting and appetizers from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Reel Rock premier will serve as an invite to the pre-party. A silent auction/raffle to benefit the HERA Foundation will precede the film premiers, with generous prizes donated by Black Diamond, Cloudveil, and Polartec.
The evening is dedicated to Bonnie Rayburn, Barb Ornitz, Dottie Fox, Mollie Campbell and all the women in the Roaring Fork Valley and their families touched by this disease.
About the Films
First AscentThe latest and greatest release from Sender Films (http://www.senderfilms.com) and director/producer Peter Mortimer, creators of the multi-award winning Return2Sender and Front Range Freaks.
First Ascent features today’s top rock climbers as they lay siege to steep faces and soaring alpine walls in pursuit of climbing’s pinnacle achievement – the First Ascent. Mortimer brings us on this globe-trotting journey to capture the hopes, fears, and truly radical feats of men and women on climbing’s cutting edge.
The film takes us from high Himalayan peaks to deep water soloing on the coast of Thailand, and from the sobering heights of the Black Canyon to Timmy “Urban Ape” O’Neill’s monkey business on the buildings of Hollywood. A preview segment from First Ascent premiered in January, 2006 at the Barry Corbett Film Festival in Jackson, WY to a crowd of over 1,000 audience members and won the festival’s Audience Award and its Grand Prize.
Dosage Vol 4Big Up's Dosage series is the definitive annual portrait of climbing's state-of-the-art. Volume IV follows the biggest names in sport climbing, trad climbing, and bouldering as they make historic ascents at spectacular locations around the world. Highlights include: Tommy Caldwell's marathon El Capitan linkup, free climbing both The Nose (5.14a) and Freerider (5.12d) in under 24 hours; Chris Sharma's first ascent of Dreamcatcher (5.14d) in Squamish, BC; Dave Graham's first ascent of Coup De Grace (5.15a) in Ticino, Switzerland; Lisa Rands’ first female ascents of scary grit routes in England's Peak District; Sharma and Graham opening a new level of hard bouldering in Hueco Tanks, Texas; and much more.
Director Josh Lowell is a leading creator of climbing films. His company, Big Up Productions (http://www.bigUPproductions.com), has released seven films, including the top-selling titles in the industry. Lowell has worked extensively with the legendary climber Chris Sharma for years. His Dosage Volume II was the winner of six international film festival awards and was featured in Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio.