Special Film Screening: El Capitan

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Nevada Theatre Film Series
and SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival present:

a film by Fred Padula
1978; 1 hr

el-cap-poster-665Widely regarded as one of the best climbing films ever made, El Capitan has been unavailable for years.  The original 16 mm film, faded and scratched over the past 40 years, was no longer good enough to show and to share.  But a major digital restoration effort has resulted in a “new” version—not merely as good as the original film—but much better. Over 86,000 frames, one frame at a time, had to be digitally cleaned and repaired.  Now you can experience this spectacular film on the big screen!

Originally filmed in 1968 when climbing Yosemite Valley’s 3,000-foot wall was in its infancy, and finally finished ten years later in 1978, El Capitan has become a climbing classic.  The night’s program also includes a new short film, 40 Years Later, which features recent interviews with two of the climbers featured in El Capitan.  Filmmaker Fred Padula will be at the screening to provide the story of this film’s unique and colorful history.

This showing is a benefit for SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival, which runs Jan. 14-18, 2016.

When: Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Time: 7 pm

Location: The Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City

Tickets: $10, available at the door starting at 6:30pm

More Info: https://www.sierracinemas.com/nevada



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