9th Annual REEL ROCK Film Tour

Friday, September 12, 2014
Opening reception at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium | Film begins at 8 p.m.

FREE for all Lees-McRae students, faculty and staff
Open to the public | $8 suggested donation

Lees-McRae will host the 9th Annual REEL ROCK Film Tour which delivers the year's most exhilarating climbing and adventure films. The films are screened in more than one hundred cities around the world and Lees-McRae is your destination for all the fun! 

In its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.” 

The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.

The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an “extreme bohemian” lifestyle in the Valley, living on red wine and boiled potatoes, clashing with National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on Earth. The torch has been passed down across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.

Valley Uprising is the riveting, unforgettable tale of this bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity — and the laws of the land.

This event benefits the Catalyst Sports Adaptive Veterans Programs and the Lees-McRae Rock Climbing Team.

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Click here to view photos from the 2013 Screening