Reel Rock 17

Reel Rock Film Festival 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Library Hall
Reel Rock returns to Bud with three brand-new climbing films filled with jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor.

Don't miss three heart-stopping new films featuring the year’s biggest climbing and  adventure stories: a wild expedition on Nameless Tower in Pakistan; a new cutting-edge route in a massive limestone cave in France; and a journey to Palestine’s West Bank to explore the power of climbing to change lives.

$5 at the door

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This year's REEL ROCK lineup:

Burning the Flame | Featuring Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher
Locations: Nameless Tower, Pakistan

Big wall free climbing masters Babsi and Jacopo seek their greatest challenge yet: a free ascent of Eternal Flame, an elusive 3,000-ft. route up the legendary Nameless Tower in Pakistan’s Karakoram range. Facing extreme conditions and 5.13 trad climbing at high altitude, a two-year quest comes down to one short weather window. Captured with drones and on-mountain cameras in one of the most stunning places on earth, Burning the Flame  transports viewers to a place normally off-limits to all but the world’s best climbers.  

DNA | Featuring Seb Bouin
Location: Verdon Gorge, France

29-year-old French sport climber Seb Bouin has been quietly working his way through the elite grades, culminating in his attempt to establish a long pitch out an overhanging cave in the Verdon Gorge of France. His proposed line is so futuristic, the moves so improbable, that if Seb can put it all together it may be the most difficult route ever climbed.

Resistance Climbing | Featuring Andrew Bisharat
Location: Palestine

In the strife-torn hills of Palestine, a diverse crew of Bedouins, dirtbags and urban professionals embraces climbing as a much-needed respite from the burdens of the Israeli occupation. American writer & climber Andrew Bisharat visits the West Bank to explore his own roots and the power of climbing to transform lives.