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changlama


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I recently completed a documentary about the 1961 ascent of the Grand Wall of the Squamish Chief by Jim Baldwin and Ed Cooper entitled, "In the Shadow of the Chief", it will probably be showing at a few mountain film festivals over the next year so hopefully more people will get the chance to see it and learn a little about the history of climbing over here on the west coast of Canada. It you want to find out more about the film and where its showing next, you can visit www.fringfilmworks.com, or check out the review in the April issue of Gripped.


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Sorry about the typo, the website is;

www.fringefilmworks.com


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From the CBC website...

DOCS ON THE COAST - BRITISH COLUMBIA

Thursdays on CBC-TV at 7 p.m., June 10 to August 12

Thursday, July 8 at 7pm
IN THE SHADOW OF THE CHIEF
Ivan Hughes’ award winning film about two mountain climbers in 1961 who make the first straight-up-the-middle ascent of the previously unconquered Stawamus Chief Mountain in Squamish, B.C.


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Media Release
www.fringefilmworks.com
For immediate release – July 21, 2004



Wine Country Film Festival screening of award-winning Canadian mountain film,
In the Shadow of the Chief
Featuring Sonoma’s own, Ed Cooper

The award-winning documentary In the Shadow of the Chief will have its Northern California premiere on Thursday, August 12, on the Kunde Estate Winery, 10155 Sonoma Hwy (HWY 12), Kenwood, California. The evening starts at 6:30 pm and tickets are $10. The director and producer will be in attendance as will Sonoma resident and renowned photographer, Ed Cooper who is featured in the film.

In the Shadow of the Chief tells the story of a rain-soaked morning in May 1961 when, amidst the snow-capped mountains and verdant forests of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, two young climbers—Jim Baldwin and Ed Cooper—started up the ‘unclimbable’ Stawamus Chief. Within two weeks news of their attempt had spread and soon 12,000 cars crowded the base of the Chief with onlookers convinced they were about to witness a deadly fall. Braving relentless heat, mosquitoes and a barrage of reporters, it seemed at times doubtful that Ed and Jim would finish the climb.

Using never-before-seen archival footage, the film takes a unique look at a part of sport history and the spirit of the community that rallied behind them.

In the Shadow of the Chief, by first-time filmmakers Ivan Hughes and Angela Heck, premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in December 2003 where it received the People’s Choice for Best Film at the festival.

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival awarded it the Best Film Overall-Festival Grand Prize and the Best Canadian Mountain Film prizes. In delivering the award, festival juror Simon Yates (Touching the Void) called it “a clear winner and one of the best historical climbing films I have ever seen.”

It has been seen around the world at festivals in the United States, New Zealand and Slovakia and recently had its broadcast premiere on the CBC, Canada’s national broadcaster.

In the Shadow of the Chief is presented with the support of The District of Squamish, Gripped Magazine, the Alpine Club of Canada Helly Hansen Award and The Banff Centre.

For more information about the film, please see the web at http://www.fringefilmworks.com

For festival information please see: http://www.winecountryfilmfest.com


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bump - this film is a great piece of squamish history, I highly recommend.

Avail. on DVD at the co-op.


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