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Climbing Blind

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BEST CLIMBING FILM

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
Director: Alastair Lee
Origin: UK
Duration: 57 minutes

Jesse Dufton was born with 20% central vision. At four years of age Jesse was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas’ cells. At aged 20 Jesse could no longer read, by the time he was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2 % field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancee Molly. As his sight degenerates his climbing continues to make remarkable progress. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a ‘non-sight’ lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland.

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Alastair Lee

Alastair Lee is a director and camera man specialising in the outdoor world. Twenty years in the industry he is a veteran of expeditions to the likes of Baffin Island, the Venezuelan jungle and Antarctica. Producing award winning films and TV commercials with stunning photography his special talent for combining the spectacular with the human have made him one of the leading forces in his industry with over 100 international awards to his name.

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Jan 25 - Feb 23, 2023

Evening Show

Adult: $25 | Youth/Senior: $23

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Adult: $15 | Youth/Senior: $13

Workshop

Adult: $35 | Youth/Senior: $33

Prices increase on Feb 24.

Show tickets increase by $2. Workshops increase by $5. Film Workshop Series increases by $10.

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  • MULTI-SHOW OFFER: Get 10% off when you add 2 or more different in-person show or workshop tickets to your cart. Must be the same ticket type to qualify e.g. 2 adult tickets. Discount automatically applied in cart. Cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts.
  • OFFER: Purchase all 3 workshops in the Film Workshop Series for a discount: $90 adult / $80 youth/senior. These workshops will be held consecutively on Sat Feb 25 at Delbrook Community Centre. Discount is automatically applied when all 3 are added to cart.

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Early Bird

Dec 1 – Jan 24, 2023

Online Film Pass: $75

Regular

Jan 25 – March 12, 2023

Single Show: $18
Feature Film: $10
Online Film Pass: $90

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  • OFFER: Get access to an additional 60+ mountain films with 30% off the VIMFF 2023 Online Film Pass when you purchase a ticket to an in-person show or workshop (Save $27).
  • We want to make the films accessible to everyone, so for those experiencing hardship due to their current economic situation, we have created a discount code to give $2 off single online show tickets, $1 off feature film tickets and $5 off the Online Film Pass. Apply the coupon code, “vimff23” at checkout to receive this discount.
  • Tickets sales close on Mar 12 at 11:59pm (PDT) and you will have until Mar 26 at 11:59pm (PDT) to view the films.