Dawn Wall Wins Best Mountain Film at Banff Film Fest 2018
Dawn Wall takes the award for best feature-length mountain film at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2018.
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 900-metre 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.
This was certainly the most awkward day of my life. Voice shot on live tv. I’m at the Banff Film Fest now showing the film. If you want to get together for a intimate fireside chat come to the Harvie theater this afternoon at 6pm. And thanks to my friends @clifbar supporting this incredible film festival and providing the venue for this afternoon. Here is the info. Talk: Stories from the Dawn Wall with Tommy Caldwell. Time:6pm-7pm Day: Saturday Nov 3 Location: at the fire pit and Clif Chairs in-front of the Eric Harvie Theater
It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles.
“Make no mistake, this film provides a gargantuan serving of the doing, but the true success, and story, of this multi-layered epic is its main protagonist and the trilogy of challenges that come his way — equal parts body, mind and heart — and the deeply human way he deals with them,” said jury member Jim Herrington.