Tue, 29 Mar|
The Sanctity of Space (Festival Premiere)
The Sanctity of Space is the story of Brad Washburn, inspirational early climber and innovative photographer interwoven with a gruelling modern day climbing attempt. It celebrates nature, the human spirit and much more. Excellent.
Time & Location
29 Mar, 7:00 pm
Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
About the Event
This movie, with its high production values, has multiple threads and for anyone who loves, exploration, photography, adventure, climbing and history its a must.
Brad Washburn was the greatest aerial mountain photographer of all time and a pretty handy adventurer. Hanging out the open door of an airplane, he flew above unmapped mountain ranges - capturing iconic images with which he could make maps, pursue scientific inquiries, discover first ascents, and inspire people.
More than eighty years after Washburn first photographed Denali from the air, 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 Mooses Tooth massif.
Amidst the multiple challenges the climbers face Washburn’s own incredible story comes to life through stunning archivals and recreations. As a young man he turned down Amelia Earhart’s offer to join her on her around the world flight, then pulled off one of the gutsiest exploratory climbs in history - the epic first ascent of Mt. Lucania - but suffered his own fatal plane crash which left two women dead.
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 even space photography – with an unforgettable story spanning generations. It’s both a white-knuckle adventure tale, and a celebration of the spirit of exploration. A Festival Premiere.
The Sanctity of Space