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The Dawn Wall - Portugal Premier

  • TOPO chiado Terraços do Carmo 1200-288 Portugal (map)
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Update: Introduction by the Legendary Portuguese Climber Francisco Ataide!

The decision to start Cine Society was taken in May 2017 while climbing the limestone of Portugal's coast. We are thus incredibly excited to be showing the Portuguese premier of Dawn Wall. This is a mind blowing documentary for both climbers and non climbers. 

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb The Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California.

The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention.

But for Tommy Caldwell, The Dawn Wall was much more than just a climb. It was the culmination of a lifetime defined by overcoming obstacles. At the age of 22, the climbing prodigy was taken hostage by rebels in Kyrgyzstan. Shortly after, he lost his index finger in an accident, but resolved to come back stronger. When his marriage fell apart, he escaped the pain by fixating on the extraordinary goal of free climbing The Dawn Wall.

Blurring the line between dedication and obsession, Caldwell and his partner Jorgeson spend six years meticulously plotting and practicing their route. On the final attempt, with the world watching, Caldwell is faced with a moment of truth. Should he abandon his partner to fulfill his ultimate dream, or risk his own success for the sake of their friendship?

Please note that this documentary will be shown in the original sound with no subtitles.

Earlier Event: October 18
Reservoir Dogs
Later Event: October 31
Into the wild