Once again, The Loft Cinema and Rocks and Ropes are joining forces to present the latest installment of the Reel Rock Film Tour, a nationally-touring festival featuring all-new films jam-packed with extreme climbing action, exciting prize raffles and more! Now in its ninth year, the new Reel Rock Film Tour 9 features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film, Valley Uprising: Yosemite’s Rock Climbing Revolution!
The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite. The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination. Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity - and the laws of the land. Narrated by Oscar-nominee Peter Sarsgaard, and featuring music by Bob Dylan, Animal Collective, The Causey Way and more! (Dir. by Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer & Nick Rosen, 2014, USA, 90 mins., Not Rated, Sender Films) Digital