Film Review

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Africa, Bikes, Cycling, Film Review / 02.12.2013

I had the pleasure of meeting director T.C. Johnstone back in October at the Adventure Film Festival in Boulder Colorado. He was among several speakers who presented the details of their most recent projects that focus on using athletics and international travel as vehicles for social change. Squarely in line with several of the Joy Trip Project’s primary mission parameters I was eager to see his incredible film that demonstrates the recovery and reconciliation of the 1994 Rwandan genocide through the power of bicycles. Rising From Ashes is a...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review / 20.11.2013

When it comes to adventure really all you need is a peek into the lives to those on the cutting edge. Typically films in the action sports genre create a reality TV inspired false sense of narrative, a convoluted concoction that tells an incomplete story that is simply in fact untrue. But in the latest project by Chuck Fryberger and Kyle Berkompas the audience is exposed to a tiny piece of the experience enjoyed by climbers who don’t always summit but who are constantly striving to reach their...

Adventure Media Review, Film Review, Highlining, Life Out Loud, Slacklining / 28.10.2013

Perhaps one of the most critical questions that most any adventurer will ask themselves is, why? Once you get past the ego and obsession to achieve glory for having accomplished some amazing feat of athletic skill or daring everyone who risks the fortunes of life at some point will have to reconcile within their hearts and minds the purpose for which they dedicated even the least significant moments of their time on Earth and put everything on the line. In this short from Highliners Film http://www.highlinersfilm.com we get...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review, Life Out Loud / 04.10.2013

Like most mountaineering tragedies the horrible events that occurred on K2 in August of 2008 left behind far more questions than answers. The Summit a new documentary that hits movie theaters on October 4th puts into perspective the cumulative circumstances that led to the deaths of 11 climbers on the second highest peak in the world. Described by one survivor in the film as “a day in a million” conditions for a successful bid to the summit were indeed perfect. But after a long siege of this Himalayan giant,...

Adventure Media Review, Climbing, Film Review, Reel Rock Film Tour / 19.09.2013

[caption id="attachment_283228" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Courtesy of REEL Rock[/caption] The 8th annual REEL Rock Film Tour, which kicks off tonight in Boulder, includes stories that push beyond the state-of-the-art climbing and that showcase a historic look into the sport’s not so distant past. Sender Films adventure movie makers Josh Lowell, Peter Mortimer, and Nick Rosen will roll out four new exciting documentaries that will nurture fans’ highest aspirations to ascend big walls and high alpine summits around the world. “We always have our eye on something bigger and better. It’s a...

Art, Film Review / 10.09.2013

When you keep a watchful eye on the world of adventure it's easy to get a little tunnel vision. I know that I often loose perspective on those things outside of the outdoor space and the alternative dreams of moment expressed through the human body. Every once in a while it's nice to get a reminder of those things that might offer a pleasant distraction from the adrenaline-charged exploits of big wall rock climbers, down hill mountain bikers and class-4 whitewater kayakers. This short film by Matthew Paul...