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REEL ROCK Film Tour - 2012


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Climbers, adventurers and movie lovers will be flocking to The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA for the seventh annual REEL ROCK Film Tour on Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 7:00PM. Sponsored by The Boston Rock Gym, New England’s premier indoor rock gym, REI and Metro Rock, the REEL ROCK film will once again supply the finest in climbing and adventure films to audiences in over 300 stops around the globe. Adventure enthusiast and climbing junkies won’t want miss its only stop in the Boston area, for one night only!

REEL ROCK is continuing to captivate audiences by taking them to the boundary of what they thought was possible. From the world’s longest free solos, to the most demanding sport climbs and crazed offwidth antics, these heart pounding tales of superhuman skill and determination will leave viewers dangling from the edges of their seats and craving more. REEL ROCK shows, nationally sponsored by The North Face, Windstopper, GORE-TEX, Petzl, Climbing Magazine, Revo, Evolv, Clif Bar, Sterling Rope, and Goal0, are lively community events where locals gather to experience the best in adventure filmmaking. Attendees will also have a chance to win prize giveaways, catch appearances by pro climbers and raise funds for non-profits, which are always a part of REEL ROCK festivities. For ticket information and tour calendar please visit www.reelrocktour.com.

Location: The Regent Theater, 7 Medford Street Arlington, MA

Date: Thursday, September 27th, 2012 at 7:00PM

Cost: $14 per person when purchased the day of the event at The Regent Theatre’s Box Office (includes theatre’s ticketing fee). Tickets available for sale prior to event at: Boston Rock Gym 78 Olympia Ave Woburn, MA 01801

For more information, press passes or to schedule an interview with the filmmakers or athletes, contact Dana Richardson, press@reelrocktour.com.

FILMS

WIDE BOYS: American offwidth climbing has spawned a counter-culture of rough and tumble characters who aren't afraid to bleed their way up a route. So when two proper British lads, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, crossed the pond to eat up the gnarliest wide cracks in the west -- including the first ascent of the world's hardest offwidth known as Century Crack -- it came as quite a shock.

THE DURA DURA: Chris Sharma has been the "king" of sport climbing for 15 years, and has created a mecca for hard routes near his home in Catalunya, Spain. Now, the Czech wunderkind, 19 year old Adam Ondra, has come to Sharma's home turf to take the torch. Sharma and Ondra battle to establish the world's first 5.15c, while Sasha DiGiulian and Daila Ojeda shred women's standards with strong ascents of their own.

THE SHARK’S FIN: Legendary alpinist Conrad Anker nurtured a 20 year obsession with The Shark's Fin, a spectacular unclimbed granite buttress on the 6,310 meter Mt. Meru, in India. In 2008 Anker, with Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk, endured a grueling 18 day push to within hundreds of feet of the summit, only to be turned back. Three years later, the trio makes tough decision to return, despite Anker's deep family ties, and Ozturk's ski accident just six months before the trip, which resulted in a fractured skull, a broken neck, and serious doubts about going back.

HONNOLD 3.0: Alex Honnold has become known as the boldest soloist of his generation. In this dangerous game, how does he balance pure ambition with self-preservation? From highball boulder first ascents to 5.13 free solos, from far-flung trad climbing adventures, to speed records on The Nose, Honnold wrestles with this question in preparation for his biggest adventure yet - the Yosemite Triple. In under 19 hours he climbs Mt. Watkins, El Cap, and Half Dome, 95% of it free solo.

The Boston Rock Gym is located at 78 Olympia Avenue Woburn, MA 01801. Hours are Monday-Friday: 12PM to 10PM, Saturday: 10AM to 10PM and Sunday: 10AM to 6PM. For more information call (781) 935-7325 or visit www.bostonrockgym.com.

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