Bay Area Climbers Coalition is excited to announce that we are co-presenting a screening of The Dawn Wall with SF DocFest, on Sunday, June 10 at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco. Grab your tickets online and join us to watch the film documenting Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgensen’s historic climb of El Capitan!
“In the middle of Yosemite National Park towers El Capitan, a huge block of granite whose smoothest side, the Dawn Wall, is said to be the most difficult rock climb in the world. Tommy Caldwell didn’t see inhospitable terrain, but rather a puzzle almost a kilometer tall. In The Dawn Wall, we follow him and Kevin Jorgeson in their historic ascent to the summit. It’s a bizarre climb that takes them weeks, after several earlier attempts over the years. They sleep in special tents suspended from the sheer vertical wall, and climb using handholds and footholds no thicker than a credit card. To top it all off, Caldwell is also missing his index finger. Flashbacks to the preparations and excerpts from the climbers’ private lives make it clear that Caldwell has had many obstacles to overcome in his life.”
SF DocFest is one of the three annual film festivals presented by SF Indiefest, a 501c3 non-profit organization that has been operating since 1998. See the entire San Francisco Documentary Festival schedule here.