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June 16, 2013 816.701.3669
Get a Taste of High-Altitude Adventure
With the Film Series Where the Air Is Thin
(Kansas City, Missouri) - In honor of its screening this month of the new documentary about Sherpa mountaineer Nawang Gombu, the Kansas City Public Library is showing movies about mountain climbing.
The Where the Air Is Thin series screens on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. throughout July 2013 in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Admission is free.
Two American climbers (Michael Biehn and Matt Craven) talk their way onto an international team attempting to scale K2, the world's second highest mountain. But a series of accidents leaves one of them to make the toughest decision of his life. Filmed in Kashmir, Pakistan.
104 minutes | Rated: R
Vertical Limit (2000)
When his sister is trapped on K2, a young climber (Chris O'Donnell) organizes a rescue effort. With Robin Tunney, Scott Glenn, and Bill Paxton. Bond veteran Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale) directs.
124 minutes | Rated: PG-13
North Face (2008)
In 1936 a team of German climbers, spurred on by Hitler's propaganda machine, race to conquer the north face of the Eiger, one of the Alps' most intimidating peaks. The result is one of the most grueling films ever about mountaineering.
126 minutes | Not rated
Touching the Void (2003)
This documentary employs hair-raising re-enactments to tell the true story of two climbers whose vacation climb in the Andes pushed them to their physical, mental, and moral limits. 106 minutes | Rated: R
Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th & Baltimore.