A showing of seven fabulous films showcasing what we believe to be the best of this years’ Kendal Mountain Film Festival films. The screening will take place at the Victoria Hall in Settle.
Date: Thursday 16th July 2020
Time: Doors open 6.45pm. Screening at 7.30pm
Where: Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, BD24 9DZ
Access: Wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Booking: Tickets can be purchased online. www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk or phone 01729 825718
They say it takes a village to raise a child… But it takes an extraordinary village to raise a pair of Olympians. In 2016 brothers Gary and Paul O’Donovan became the world’s unlikeliest Olympic heroes when they won Ireland’s first ever rowing medal. Hailing from tiny Skibeereen, west Cork, this is the uplifting and comedic underdog story of how a rural community took on the elite sport of rowing.
“Deep Water” is a captivating exploration of fear, mentorship, and deep water soloing in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam with psicobloc pioneer Tim Emmett and competition climber Kyra Condie. Watch as Kyra learns from the master, tackles the fear of climbing high above the water, and then succeeds on one of the hardest deep water solos in Vietnam, The “Lightning Crack”.
What drives us to step beyond the bounds of what we know even when the stakes are high, possibly fatal? French Skydiver Remi Angeli must face his fears in order to explore new expressions of movement while BASE jumping in Mexico. On the other side of his fear he discovers life in its purist form. *National Geographic Wild To Inspire Short Film Competition Winner 2019.
Every weekend through the winter, a group of middle-aged men, who dub themselves the East German Ladies Swimming Team, plunge into the freezing waters of a pond in central London. ‘The Home for Broken Toys’ follows the team through one season to explore their motivations for braving the extreme cold each week, a decision which seems alien to the filmmaker. The reasons she discovers are by turns comedic, poignant, and profound.
A story about Pizza and Bikes, and how the combination really can fix anything!
Every year we get a little older. One day you turn 50. How you choose to celebrate is up to you. Alpinist and mountain guide Robert Jasper is heading out to Greenland for a solo expedition.He leaves the small village of Kulusuk with his sea kayak. After twelve days of paddling and carrying heavy loads Robert reaches his basecamp at the foot of Molar Spire. Calmly, concentrated and all by himself he begins the ascent of this 500m rock face.
In 2018, Courtney Dauwalter battled for two days and 205 miles on the steep, dry Tahoe Rim Trail. Lack of sleep, race mishaps and a relentless competitor pursued her as she was pushing her limits, running towards the overall victory. You can learn a lot about yourself when a race goes well, but you can learn even more when it all goes sideways.