FILM EXTRA # 2: TOUCHING THE VOID: KEITH PARTRIDGE: FEB 10th – ELIE CHURCH HALL @ 7:30!

5 02 2012

PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE!

Fri Feb 10th Touching the Void ELIE CHURCH HALL @ 7.30

UK 2003 Dir: Kevin McDonald
Cert 15 106 mins
Brendan McKay, Nicholas Aaron, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates

Bringing to life Joe Simpson’s book of the same name, Touching the Void details the near-death experience he endured during a 1985 attempt to climb the only mountain in the Peruvian Andes that had not been scaled–the 21,000-foot Siula Grande. With his partner Simon Yates, Simpson successfully reached the peak after a three-day climb. During the descent, however, he fell and shattered several bones in his right leg. Yates attempted to lower Simpson down the mountain 300 feet at a time, but the process was slow and painful for both men. With no food or water, they would both surely die–which left Yates with a painful choice to make–cutting Simpson loose, thus ensuring at least his own survival. This was only the be-ginning of Simpson’s mind-boggling odyssey.
As part of our FILM EXTRA Programme supported by Fife Council, before the screening of the main feature the film’s lead cameraman, Keith Partridge, will be giving an illustrated talk about filming in extreme conditions.

 

Find out More about Keith at http://www.adventurecamera.co.uk

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