PG, 87 minutes
In 1924, a British climbing mission, including the finest mountaineer of his time, George Mallory, made its way across Tibet with one purpose in mind — to reach the summit of the highest peak in the world. With them went mountaineer, photographer and filmmaker Capt. John Noel to record their journey and the summit attempt. Filming in the harshest conditions imaginable, Noel brilliantly succeeded in capturing the soul of a landscape and culture unknown to the western world. After disappearing for decades, the official record of Mallory/Irvine’s final tragic climb has been restored by the BFI to its full glory. Its moving footage brings back to life all the beauty, isolation and vulnerability of one of the most enduring chapters in the history of exploration.
Toronto’s Ensemble Polaris will present their new score in a world premiere performance.
General admission $20, $15 seniors and students.