Movie Review for The Summit

The Summit  The Summit

Directed by: Nick Ryan

Rated: R

Run Time: 95 mins

Genre: Documentary

Opens October 11th


By Lisa Minzey of The Reel


Hey Phoenix Film Fans!  Opening this week as a Harkins Camelview exclusive is an award winning documentary that shines at the Boulder International Film Festival, British Film Institute Awards and this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  “The Summit” chronicles the story of an 2008 expedition to the famed K2, one of Earth’s most deadliest mountains and 2nd tallest, where 11 climbers perished in a most unfortunate way.

Twenty-four climbers from 15 expeditions set out in 2008 from the summit camp to conquer the K2, a climber’s ultimate challenge. The mountain is roughly 28,251 feet tall, nestled on the border between China and Pakistan. Statistics figure that 1 out of 4 climbers will die trying to conquer K2. During this expedition a piece of ice fell, cutting the fixed ropes which resulted in the deaths of 11 climbers.

Told through interviews, audio footage and reenactments that feel too realistic, this documentary features gorgeous cinematography to capture the essence of majesty, grandeur and danger of this mystical landscape. The interviews of the climbers that survive are remarkable, inspiring and incredible that these individuals would embark on such a life threatening adventure.  This is a film that should be experienced on the big screen so be sure to catch “The Summit” when it opens at Harkins Camelview starting Friday October 11,2013.