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The Dawn Wall

In January of 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. But for Tommy Caldwell, the Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing the Dawn Wall. 

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Monica Film Center ending Sep 20th

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Playhouse 7, 9.19.18 - 9.19.18
Claremont 5, 9.19.18 - 9.19.18
Rated NR
Runtime: 115 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer to Nail
Starting on December 27, 2014, noted rock climber Tommy Caldwell and partner Kevin Jorgeson began a never-before-attempted free climb up the “Dawn Wall” of Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan, that famous cliff face that has so long fascinated all who gaze upon its ...

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