Photographer Glen Denny to Host Q&A Session Following Screening of his Film at Clifton Center
MINI of Louisville Live at the Clifton Center will present a screening of El Capitan on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00pm. The special documentary presentation, which is part of the Wild and Woolly Film Series, has been made possible with the support of Quest Outdoors. As an added feature, it has just been confirmed that Glen Denny, the photographer who filmed El Capitan, will travel to Louisville for a short presentation before the film and a Q&A session immediately following the screening. Denny will also give a 70-minute slide show presentation and sign copies of his 2007 photographic book “Yosemite in the Sixties” on Thursday, February 16th at 7:00pm at Quest Outdoors, 2330 Frankfort Avenue.
Glen Denny made some of the early ascents of El Capitan in the 1960s, before moving on to the Cordillera Huayhuash and the Hindu Kush. His climbing films have won awards at many film festivals. His photography has appeared in numerous publications, culminating in his book Yosemite in the Sixties, which was published by Patagonia and received the National Outdoor Book Award and Banff Mountain Book Festival prizes for artistic merit. He currently lives in San Francisco, California.
El Capitan,a documentary directed by Fred Padula, captures one of the earliest ascents of “The Nose” on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, California. The award-winning film follows three climbers as they attempt the 3000-foot vertical ascent.
Yvon Chouinard, rock climber, environmentalist and owner of Patagonia, called El Capitan “The best climbing film I’ve ever seen, and Outside Magazine picked El Capitan as one of the Top 5 Classic Climbing films of all time.
The screening will be held in the Clifton Center’s Eifler Theatre, 2117 Payne Street, and a cash bar will open at 6:00pm and snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is free for members of the Friends of the Clifton Center and $5 for the general public. Tickets will be sold the day of the event beginning at 6:00pm at the Clifton Center box office.
For more information, please visit www.cliftoncenter.org or call (502) 896-8480.
Date: Feb 15, 2012
Starts: 7:00 PM | Ends: 7:00 PM
The Clifton Center
2117 Payne Street
Phone: (502) 896-8480