Fri, Jun 10 7:30 pm
Join us for a live introduction of the film and a brief post-show Q&A with director Freddie Wilkinson.
Directors: Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson, NR
Climbers/filmmakers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson retrace the steps of pioneering mountaineer and aerial photographer Bradford Washburn. Inspired by Washburn’s iconic images of Alaska, Ozturk and Wilkinson attempt the unprecedented traverse of the Moose’s Tooth massif. Brad Washburn was the greatest aerial mountain photographer of all time. Hanging out the open door of an airplane, he flew above unmapped mountain ranges capturing iconic images with which he could make maps, pursue scientific inquiries, discover first ascents, and inspire people. More than eighty years after Washburn first photographed Denali from the air, climbing buddies Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson look at some of Washburn’s images and have this crazy idea: rather than go up, their dream is to go sideways across the range’s most forbidding peaks, the Moose’s Tooth massif. It’s a decidedly new school way to explore the same landscape Washburn first discovered. “It’s this glory that the climbers were dedicated to pursuing, and through their eyes we can well understand the beauty of the quest.” —Calum Marsh, New York Times