SANCTITY OF SPACE (12A)
Fri 11 Mar 2022 - Fri 18 Mar 2022
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Renan OzturkFreddie Wilkinson
2021 | 102 mins | UK
Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Lured by a black and white photograph, three renowned climbers pursue the ultimate adventure and show us why humans must explore.
More than eighty years after Brad Washburn first photographed Denali in Alaska, climbing buddies Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson look at some of Washburn’s images and have this crazy idea: rather than go up, their dream is to go sideways — across the range’s most forbidding peaks, the Moose’s Tooth massif. It’s a decidedly new school way to explore the same landscape Washburn first discovered.
As they pioneer the route over the course of two expeditions, enduring freezing bivies, cut ropes, and rockfall along the way, their desire to be the first to complete the audacious line grows into an obsession.
Filmed over a period of five years, The Sanctity Of Space brings together visual elements of the highest order – from Washburn and Adams’s stunning large format black and white photographs to state-of-the-art helicopter cinematography to space photography – with an unforgettable story spanning generations. It’s both a white-knuckle adventure tale, and a celebration of the spirit of exploration.