MDFF: Accidental Climber / Chasing the Jet St
Director: Steven Orbitt
Runtime: 1 hour 7 mins
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere
Previous Festivals: Manchester International Film Festival
Featuring a Q&A with mountaineer Jim Geiger!
ACCIDENTAL CLIMBER tells the story of Jim Geiger, a retired forest ranger and amateur mountaineer from Sacramento, CA who at 68 years old, attempts to become the oldest American and first great grandfather to summit Mt. Everest. What ensued was the worst disaster in mountaineering history, leaving sixteen climbers dead in a tragic avalanche and forever changing Jim's life.
CHASING THE JET STREAM
Director: Claudio Von Planta
Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes
Premiere Status: Melbourne Premiere
CHASING THE JET STREAM follows the pioneering adventure of Marc Hauser, a Swiss entrepreneur and motivational speaker who wants to become the first skydiver in the world jumping into a hurricane force jet stream at 8,000 to 10,000 meters altitude. With this record, Marc wants to bring attention to the nascent technology of airborne wind energy systems, which can harness high-altitude wind power. This new technology has the potential to defuse the global energy
Plus short film:
LITTLE MISS SUMO
Director: Matthew Kay
Runtime: 18 mins
Premiere: Australian Premiere
Previous Festivals: Tribecca
Female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori confronts obstacles both inside and outside the ring in an attempt to change Japan's national sport forever.
Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.
Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior
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