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Name: VIFF documentary: MERU (2015) **SOLD OUT**
Starts: Tue Sep 29, 2015
Meetup: 8:40pm Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway
Return: Tue Sep 29, 2015

Registration opens: Mon Sep 14, 2015
Event category: Other
Difficulty grade: A1  [?]
For members only: No
Screening used: No
Max participants: 8

Organizer: Oudina Cherfi
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Poster of MERU movie, location musicboxfilms.com

Winner! Sundance Film Festival 2015 - Audience Award, Documentary
“The best climbing movie of the year.” - Outside Magazine

In the high-stakes pursuit of big-wall climbing, the Shark's Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting 21,000 feet above the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the mountain's perversely stacked obstacles make it both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for some of the world's toughest climbers. In October 2008, renowned alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived in India to tackle Meru. Their planned seven-day trip quickly declined into a 20-day odyssey in sub-zero temperatures with depleting food rations. Despite making it to within 100 meters of the elusive summit, their journey, like everyone before them, was not a successful one. Heartbroken and defeated, the trio returned to their everyday lives, where the siren song of Meru continued to beckon. By September 2011, Anker had convinced his two lifelong friends to undertake the Shark's Fin once more, under even more extraordinary circumstances than their first attempt. MERU is the story of that journey, an expedition through nature's harshest elements and one's complicated inner demons, and ultimately on to impossible new heights. (C) Music Box Films

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
In Theaters: Aug 14, 2015 Limited
US Box Office: $1.1M
Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min.

 Music Box Films - Official Site

BCMC members, please sign up and bring as many friends as you'd like.  Consider getting your tickets in advance since it could be sold out.  Tickets can be purchased online at viff.org for a cost of $14 each (adult rate) plus a $2 ticket processing fee.  In addition, if you do not have a current VIFF membership (for each ticket holder) then you'll need to purchase that too... another $2 per person.  For example, two tickets + two VIFF memberships purchased online will cost $34.

Note: I (Paul) tried to get a VIFF Promo Code for club members as soon as I posted this to the BCMC event schedule... but unfortunately the VIFF marketing director didn't send it to me until Sept 22nd... after the Sept 29th show was SOLD OUT.

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