The 2020 Gunks Climbing Film Fest Goes Virtual
Looking to keep the stoke going over the cold winter months? The GCC is happy to announce an online release of our 2020 Gunks Climbing Film Festival, for 3 1/2 days starting February 26th (7pm Friday night through Monday night until midnight). For those who missed our sold-out event in October 2020, we are offering screenings of both Dominic Azoto’s “A Day with the Bank Manager” and Chris Vultaggio’s “Conserve.” With a local focus, this film festival offers a rare glimpse into Gunks Legend Rich Romano’s prolific years of first ascents along our ridgeline, and also tackles some strong local concerns of climber impact.
The cost is $10 for GCC members and $15 for non-members, which gives you 77-hrs of viewing access to both films. Additional viewer tickets are available for $5 as an add-on to a regular ticket, not sold separately. But we encourage all viewers to purchase tickets to help support the GCC and projects in the Gunks.
If you’re a current GCC member, watch for an email with your discount code. Not a member? Use this link* to join or renew your Access Fund/GCC membership at a special event discounted rate of $35 for membership in both organizations (make sure you specify the GCC as your local climbing organization). If you join before Friday 2/26, wait until we send you the discount code, then buy your tickets for only $10 each! The membership discount ends at midnight, Thursday 2/25. *(Sorry, discount membership rate has now expired. But you can join/renew at the regular rate here.)
Help support the GCC and enjoy some local filmmaking with this year’s festival.
Swami Belts. Lichen. Wobs. Ground-up FA’s on Gunks rock that’s equally beautiful and unprotectable. The Bank. These words can only bring to mind one person, the venerable Rich Romano. Dive into a seldom-seen side of Gunks legend Rich Romano in Dom Azoto’s biopic “A Day with the Bank Manager.”
As a follow-up, Chris Vultaggio offers a hard look at climber impact on our sacred cliffs with “Conserve” – and what we can do to help mitigate the damage starting now. Presented by Patagonia, this piece is a must-watch for all of those who care about our climbing access.