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Friday, June 2, 2023 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Two movies Concrete Theatre 45920 Main Street, Concrete
Tonight we’re showing two films, produced 43 years apart, that feature some of the most amazing climbing footage ever seen on the big screen. Join us for THE DAWN WALL (2018) and THE EIGER SANCTION (1975). Jeremy Akers will be on hand to provide an update on the Concrete Silos Climbing Wall. Tickets ( link below) are $10. Hot buttered popcorn, gourmet ice cream, beer, wine, and espresso are available.
Double Feature: Climbing Films Friday, June 2, 2023 7:00 p.m. Concrete Theatre 45920 Main Street, Concrete
THE DAWN WALL (2017) 1 hour, 40 minutes 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?
THE EIGER SANCTION (1975) Adventure/Mystery & thriller 2 hours, 9 minutes Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Jack Cassidy, Thayer David, and Reiner SchÖne. A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
The movie is unusual in that director Clint Eastwood performed all but one of the climbing scenes himself. Unfortunately, one member of the crew died attempting a stunt during the filming.
Yes, it’s 1975 — a different era in the movie industry. Some describe the film as a cheesy espionage story; others praised it for the suspense, gorgeous cinematography, spectacular climbing, and intrigue on a Swiss Mountain. We’ll let you decide which is more accurate!