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Torn

VIMFF FS Torn x
BC Premiere
92 mins |
United States |
2021
DIRECTOR:
Max Lowe
LANGUAGE: English
Online Restrictions: Only available in Canada

Synopsis

On Oct. 5, 1999, legendary climber Alex Lowe was tragically lost in a deadly avalanche on the Himalayan peak, Mount Shishapangma. Miraculously surviving the avalanche was Alex’s best friend and climbing partner, the renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker who went on to marry Alex’s widow and help raise his three sons.

Filmmaker, photographer and National Geographic Explorer, Max Lowe, turns the lens on his own family in the film Torn. As the body of his father is uncovered 17 years after his death, this story gives a profoundly intimate look at the Lowe-Anker family. Max captures their intense personal journey toward understanding Alex as a man, not a myth and the emotionally and physically harrowing trek to Shishapangma, where they will finally put him to rest.

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Director

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Before he could walk, Max’s parents Alex and Jennifer Lowe, were packing him along on far flung adventures across the globe. A curiosity for distant places and the people who inhabit them was impressed upon Max and his brothers as they were treated to a wayward atypical upbringing. Now known for his ability to depict those human stories drawn from close to him in Montana as well as in the most untouched reaches of the world, Max excels at capturing story through his search for human narratives unheard. From his backyard in the Northern Rocky Mountains to now countless countries landscapes and cultures across the globe, Max has been witness to stories spanning the gap of human experience. It was from his travels and experiences therein that stemmed his drive to begin a career as a storyteller, bringing the world as he observed and experienced it to life in film and photo, and he continues to travel to the far reaches of the globe in pursuit of his own story and others.
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IN-PERSON

EARLY BIRD: Oct 18 – 24

Youth (16 and under): $17
Senior (65+): $17
Adult: $20

REGULAR: Oct 25 – Nov 11

Youth (16 and under): $20
Senior (65+): $20
Adult: $23

DOOR: Nov 12 – 20

Youth (16 and under): $22
Senior (65+): $22
Adult: $25

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  • Door tickets are first come, first serve and guest may have to wait until 10 min prior to show start to see if a seat becomes available.
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ONLINE

EARLY BIRD: Oct 18 – 24

Online show: $15
Online Fall Series Pass: $45

REGULAR: Oct 25 – Nov 21

Online show: $17
Online Fall Series Pass: $50

  • The Online Fall Series Pass gives you access to watch all 23 films that will be screened as part of the 5 shows during the VIMFF Fall Series.
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  • For those experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have created a discount code to reduce the price of a single show ticket to $13. Apply the coupon code, COVID at checkout to receive this discount.
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