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Movie night, “The Alpinist” at the Irish Film Institute
September 24, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tickets now sold out
Film starts 6.30pm at Irish Film Institute – get there in plenty of time
Meet at IFI bar afterwards for a social drink sponsored by Inspiration (Thanks Cathy!)
You will be seated in groups of 6 (bring proof of vaccination & photo ID)
Tickets €12.50 each, €10 students with ID
Contact Cathy McG to co-ordinate tickets on or b4 19th Sept
firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 8567909
THE ALPINIST is an intimate documentary of a visionary climber who follows the path of his own
passion, despite the heaviest of possible consequences.
As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, far from the limelight.
On remote alpine faces, the free-spirited 23-year-old makes some of the boldest solo ascents in history. Yet, he draws scant attention.
With no cameras, no rope, and no margin for error, Marc-André’s approach is the essence of solo adventure.
Intrigued by these quiet accomplishments, veteran filmmaker Peter Mortimer (The Dawn Wall) sets out to make a film about Marc-André.
But the Canadian soloist is an elusive subject: nomadic and publicity shy, he doesn’t own a phone or car, and is reluctant to let the film crew in on his pure vision of climbing. As Peter struggles to keep up,
Marc-André’s climbs grow bigger and more daring.
Elite climbers are amazed by his accomplishments, while others worry that he is risking too much. Then, Marc-André embarks on a historic adventure in Patagonia that will redefine what is possible in solo climbing.