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This Mountain Life
Thursday January 17th at 7 PMEvent Website
Grant Baldwin · Canada · 2018 · 78 mins · PG
Welcome to the high life: BC filmmaker Grant Baldwin’s portrait of the local mountain men and women who choose to breathe the thin, pure air of adventure and isolation is a stunning visual experience and a profound spiritual journey.
Chances are, you have never seen British Columbia quite like this before. Our province is 75% mountains, but few of us have ventured as far as the hardy folk Baldwin introduces here, such as: a mother and daughter who embark on a daunting six-month, 2,300 km trek through the Coast Mountain Range from Squamish to Skagway. These people share a very special connection with the natural world, placing them at the mercy of the elements and far from the comforts of civilization. Watching Baldwin’s film, we marvel at their daring and resolve, their ingenuity and endurance, and with them, we savour a taste of the sublime.
--Vancouver International Film Festival
"An astounding hymn to the natural world." Georgia Straight"An elegant if somewhat safe film, This Mountain Life is another reminder that much of Canada is largely comprised of rocks and trees." The TyreeCast Tania Halik, Martina Halik