Climber to make first public appearance since his ascent of Yosemite’s Dawn Wall in January
April 16, 2015 (Carbondale, CO) - 5Point Film Festival announces that professional climber, Tommy Caldwell, will be attending the April 23-26, 5Point Film Festival located in the heart of Carbondale, Colorado, in his first public appearance since his first free ascent of the Dawn Wall in January.
“In successfully finishing a 7-year long commitment to free climb Yosemite’s Dawn Wall, Tommy Caldwell embodies 5Point,” comments Sarah Wood, executive director for the 5Point Film Festival. “He is one of the most humble, committed athletes, pushing his boundaries in the vertical world, and has an incredible life story to share. We are thrilled to bring Caldwell to the Carbondale community.”
At 5Point, Caldwell will be part of a historic presentation including Lynn Hill and other notable Yosemite Valley climbers. He will also be on stage for a special presentation and screening of a working cut of A Line Across the Sky; a film that documents Tommy and Alex Honnold’s first ascent of the Fitz Traverse, in Patagonia, Argentina.
TOMMY CALDWELL’s 5 Point Film Festival Schedule:
Friday, April 24, Backbone Media POV-2pm A Moderated Discussion Asking “How Does Media Impact Adventure”
Friday, April 24, Program II-7PM FILM: “A Line Across the Sky:” a short-film documenting the first ascent of the Fitz Traverse (***part of a program of 12 films-- $26 early bird pricing, $28 week of event)
Sunday, April 26, Program VI-2PM YOSEMITE SUNDAY: A special 5Point live presentation with Tommy Caldwell and Lynn Hill, celebrating Yosemite Valley and featuring clips from the Dawn Wall (***program to follow a community brunch -- $12, or $17 for both).
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About Tommy Caldwell Tommy’s dad taught him to embrace fear and doubt and turn them into inspiration. Given this attitude, Tommy has established some of the hardest routes in the country and free climbed 13 routes on El Capitan in Yosemite. He believes difficult journeys, with little chance for success, teach him the most. This attitude is no better exemplified than by his first free ascent of Dawn Wall in January of 2015, and his first ascent of the Fitz Traverse in Patagonia in February of 2014. More at: http://tommyandbecca.blogspot.com/
ABOUT 5POINT FILM Established in 2008, 5Point Film is on a mission to inspire adventure of all kinds, to connect generations through shared experience, to engage passion with a conscience, and to educate through film. Creating various events, including an annual four-day film festival in Carbondale, CO and several events across the country, 5Point Film continues to deliver a unique film experience by drawing in passionate athletes, artists, filmmakers, films, and the community around short documentary films. 5Point also hosts various film events around the country, facilitates the 5Point Film Fund, and organizes the Dream Project a student scholarship program for high school students. Visit www.5pointfilm.org for more information.