One of the most visceral essay films ever made...unfurling a series of glistening images that should be seen only on the biggest of big screens.
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Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway, armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind, and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.

Played at

Claremont 5, 6.09.18 - 6.17.18
Royal, 6.01.18 - 6.07.18
Playhouse 7, 6.01.18 - 6.14.18
NoHo 7, 6.01.18 - 6.07.18
Rated PG
Runtime: 74 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Jennifer Peedom’s seventy-minute big-screen reverie Mountain inspires something that the biggest, purportedly most “awesome” movies of our era just can’t stir: awe. The subject of 'Mountain,' of course, is *mountains,* their fearsome majesty, overwhelming dead...