Monthly Archives: October 2015
The McCall Film Society presents, Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia, multiple award winning documentary film, Wednesday, November 11th at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. From the top of the world to the end of the line, the film traces the extraordinary life and climbs of legendary alpinist Jeff Lowe – narrated by New York Times best selling author Jon Krakauer, produced by Connie Self, directed by Jim Aikman.
Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia, is the story of the legendary athlete’s rise to the top of his sport and his devastating fall from grace that precipitated perhaps the boldest solo mountain climb in history; twenty years later, Jeff embraces a debilitating disease with the same vision, courage and grace that he brought to his climbing.
Jeff helped make climbing what it is today – through technical innovation and inspired teaching and special events. Jeff made more than a thousand visionary first ascents, including the never repeated “Metanoia” on the North Face of the Eiger, where he experienced a spiritual transformation that continues to this day. Jeff’s story inspires us all, as he brings the creativity and strength that characterized his brilliant climbing career to the challenges that he faces today: life in a wheelchair and his own mortality. Jeff does the best he can with what he’s got from where he is right now. This film is a must see for anyone who has ever faced a challenge.
A Question and Answer session will follow the film with Connie Self, the producer of the film and a former resident of Valley County.
Special thanks to Home Town Sports, McCall Public Library and individual sponsors for their financial support in bringing the film and the producer to McCall. We will pass the hat at the showing to cover costs and support the public distribution of the film.
Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting next Thursday, November 5 until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.
The McCall Film Society presents the feature film, “God’s Slave” along with the awarding winning short, “Winter Light”, Wednesday, October 14th at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave. A gripping drama, “God’s Slave” follows an Arab terrorist and an Israeli secret agent as they embark on a collision course of clashing religious and political views. Preceding the feature film, we will be showing the short film, “Winter Light” which was a winner at the LA Short Festival , Raindance Film Festival in London and is up for consideration for an Academy Award.
Our feature film, “God’s Slave” is based on the actual events of a 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires still making headlines today, “God’s Slave” follows Ahmed, an Islamic terrorist now assigned to execute a suicide bombing at a synagogue, and David, the Israeli special agent who will stop at nothing to prevent the attack. But neither man is defined solely by their extremist views. With time running out before the attack, David zeros in on Ahmed as a suspect, his investigation culminating in unexpected consequences.
“Winter Light” is a 30 min short, filmed in Montana, directed by Julian Higgins and based on a short story by the New York Times best selling author James Lee Burke. The film is about an aging college professor played by Raymond J. Barry of Justify fame, who confronts two hunters trespassing on his property. He begins an escalating battle of wills that tests his faith in everything he holds dear. “Winter Light” is a modern-day revisionist Western set in the frozen wilderness of Montana.
After the showings, Clare Dreyer, who lives in McCall and was the primary hair and makeup artist for the film will answer your questions.
Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting next Thursday, October 8th until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free.