The VIMFF presents
The online screening of Pete McBride’s film Into the Canyon
Director: Pete McBride
Duration: 82 minutes
Before the film starts, we’ll also introduce it with a short clip from Pete McBride. Afterwards, we’ll invite viewers to watch a pre-recorded Q&A with Pete to learn more about his inspiration behind the film.
Dates: May 29-31 / 2020
Show Times: 12:00pm PDT on Friday May 29 ending at 11:59pm PDT on Sunday May 31
The film will be accessible for streaming (not download) for 60 hours and everyone that buys a ticket will receive a link to log in and enjoy the film at any time during this time frame.
Funds will support both the filmmaker and the VIMFF. If there are multiple people viewing the film on one screen, we ask that you consider donating an extra few dollars to this show.
For those experiencing hardship because of the COVID-19 crisis, we want to make this film accessible to everyone, so we have created the discount code “COVID” for $4 off. Proceeds will be split between the Festival and the filmmaker.
In 2016 filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through hike of the Canyon. McBride and Fedarko took a sectional approach, achieving a feat that many adventurers have taken decades to complete. Others have lost their lives trying. But their quest was more than just an endurance test – it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes.
Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 100-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park. The threat is made stark when they encounter an organization of Navajo women fighting a billion dollar proposed tram project to be built on sacred ground.
Directed by Pete McBride and produced by the award-winning team at Insignia Films, INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.
Native Coloradan Pete McBride has spent two decades studying the world with a camera. A self- taught photographer, filmmaker, writer, and public speaker, he has traveled on assignment to over 75 countries for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Esquire, Microsoft, The Nature Conservancy and many more. After a decade documenting remote expeditions from Everest to Antarctica, Pete decided to focus his cameras closer to home on a subject closer to his heart – his backyard river, the Colorado. Four years and 1500 river miles later, McBride produced a book, three award-winning short documentaries and hosted a PBS TV program.