Dundee Mountain Film Festival 2008, Friday

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FRIDAY EVENING 28th November BONAR HALL Tickets £10.00 This evening’s programme is presented in association with Tiso. The first three films in this evening’s screening are from The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

19.00 KING LINES: ES PONTAS Film USA, 2007, 13 min Produced and Directed by Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer This is spectacular footage of Chris Sharma’s challenging ascent of the Es Pontas arch in Mallorca, Spain, and deep water soloing at its best. This short is an excerpt from the film which received the Alpine Club of Canada Award for the Best Film on Climbing (Banff Mountain Film Festival 2007).

19.20 THE WESTERN LANDS: HOY Film UK, 2007, 9 min Produced and Directed by Grant Gee Writer Jim Perrin attempts to climb the Old Man of Hoy on his 60th birthday. This is a poetic documentary of love, loss, and landscape in the dying of the light. Best Short Mountain Film (Banff Mountain Film Festival 2007). Contains suggestive language.

19.30 GREAT DAY FOR CLIMBING Films USA, 2007, 7 min Produced and Directed by Stephen Burgess A sleepy climber has trouble distinguishing dream from reality as his climbing buddy bursts into song at the most inopportune moments, and who are these guys dancing in his driveway?

19.40 DON’T DIE Film UK, 2008, 20 min Produced and Directed by Joe French A home grown film on Dave MacLeod ‘s current work on the North Face of Ben Nevis, which proves equally challenging for both climber and cameraman!

20.15 TRAINING DAY Film UK, 2008, 8 min Produced and Directed by Claire MacLeod Dave MacLeod is training for a new traditional route at his limit. The only way to test his confidence is on very hard moves with the protection removed. So he decides to solo a sport climb (graded 8c) in Spain that is very close to his physical limit of climbing.

20.30 to 21.00 BREAK Exhibitions and refreshments

21.00 to 22.00 DAVE MACLEOD ‘DON’T DIE’ To climb a ground breaking new route on the North Face of Ben Nevis takes something a bit extra. That's why climbers hold the famous routes of the past on the mountain in such high regard and the stories of their first ascents as legends. Dave MacLeod is trying to open a new chapter of world class climbs on the North Face. But the stakes are pretty high and these new routes come at a huge price of grinding effort and risk. With footage and images from the first ascent of ‘Don't Die’ XI, 11 and his current E11 project Echo Wall, Dave explains in his lecture exactly what's involved in making these routes happen.


Venues: Tower Lecture Theatre and Bonar Hall, Park Place, DMFF website mail@dundeemountainfilm.org.uk 01382 730699

Tickets from:

Tiso 22/24 Whitehall Street, Dundee, DD1 4AF Tel 01382 221153 Blacks Camping and Leisure, 47/49 Commercial Street, Dundee, DD1 3DG Tel: 01382 229424 Avertical World, 7/11 Blinshall Street, Dundee, DD1 5DF Tel 01382 201901 Craigdon Mountain Sports, 25/29 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EZ Tel 01738 631006 Tiso 26 Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen, AB1 1AU Tel 01224 634 934 By post (see application form on web site) and at the door during the Festival, subject to availability

Dundee Mountain Film Festival (DMFF) Society is a registered Scottish charity No SC029267, and is a Member of the International Alliance for Mountain Film. Anyone wishing to support the Festival is invited to contact the Festival at the address above. There will be a prize draw raffle offering fantastic prizes on Friday and Saturday evenings, and voting for the People’s Choice Film Award.

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