In 1970s America, the legends of free climbing start out as young outcasts who didn’t want any part of a respectable American dream. They wanted to create a world for themselves where the ultimate self-expression was a climb to nowhere. Up was down, poor was rich, and what everyone else found meaningless was worth dying for. With 16mm archival footage of their daring antics and vagabond lifestyles, as well as campfire interviews with John Bachar, Henry Barber, Ron Kauk, Lynn Hill and more, see how these young rock climbers created a Utopia out of risk and innocence.
27 mins, 41 secs| English| Documentary| 2014| United States
Oakley Anderson-Moore is from the small town of Ellensburg, Washington but spent half her childhood living in foreign countries from Brazil to the Philippines, and that mixed looking glass guides her style of storytelling. After graduating with highest distinction in Media:Film/Video and Theatre Arts at UC San Diego, Anderson-Moore worked as the L.A. street blogger for Nike’s/LinkTV’s Play City campaign, using multimedia to profile inspirational youth in Los Angeles from activists to skateboarders. She is a feature writer at Nofilmschool.com, where she writes about DIY filmmaking and has interviewed directors from Joel Potrykus to Kat Candler. Director Sally Potter (The Man Who Cried) called a work-in-progress scene from her feature film, Brave New Wild, “a fascinating glimpse into the obsessive culture of rock climbing…”
Director: Oakley Anderson-Moore
Producer: Alexander Reinhard
Winner Best Short Film Rainier Independent Film Festival, Winner Best Adventure Film Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival, Nominated Best Short Film Raindance Film Festival